Art Courses

2024 Federation Retreat

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Federation Retreat 2024 - Bamfield Wait List

Cost: Free

2024 Federation Retreat at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

DATES: Sunday - Friday, September 8-13th 


The Federation Retreat is the largest educational and social event of the year, hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists. 


The 2024 Retreat takes place in beautiful Bamfield, British Columbia. Based at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, you'll experience some of the most breathtaking plein air painting locations the West Coast has to offer.


In the company of our Master Instructors you'll spend your days creating, painting and developing your skills, while painting en plein air. In the evenings, you'll have the opportunity to join your peers for a variety of fun socially distant social events or take the time to relax and explore your surroundings.


We look forward to you joining us!


  • 4 days of instruction with the chance to paint with each Master Instructor
  • All evening social activities
  • 3 meals and all snacks daily - for the duration of your stay either in a socially distant communal setting
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 1 goodie bag per artist registrant


If you don't want to make your booking yet, but receive all updates and information on our Retreat you can sign up for our waitlist. The waitlist is to determine initial interest with no obligation to book. Click "Sign Up"- button below!

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