Art Courses

Federation Retreat

Below is a list of courses for which you can enroll. To see more information about course status or to register for the course/workshop, click on the course title.

Federation Retreat 2020 - Flying U Waitlist

Cost: Free


This is the early waitlist for the Federation Retreat 2020 at the Flying U Ranch at 70 Mile House.




For 2020 prices differ depending on your preferred level of accommodations, shared, semi-private and private lodgings are available. 




The ranch is a remote, rustic retreat, with minimal creature comforts. Perfect for the adventurer artist, ready to get back to nature! View the website here to see if this retreat is right for you.




This waitlist is to determine initial interest with no obligation to book once room bookings become available. Artists who register will be contacted on a first come first served basis, and will have first pick of the private accommodations which go quickly, so if these interest you, get your name down early!




We hope you'll join us for this amazing plein air experience in 2020!


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Federation Retreat 2020

Cost: By Donation

September 20th - 25th, 2020

at Flying U Ranch at 70 Mile House


50% deposits are currently being taken for this retreat until March 31st. Full fees to participate are depending on accomodation (private/shared, bathroom/no bathroom etc.). Please phone the office at 604.681.2744 to book!


Read on for more information.


The Federation Retreat is the largest educational and social event of the year,

Mike Svob, SFCA
Maria Josenhans
Kit Bell
Kit Bell
Ann Willsie

                          Ann Willsie


hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

The 2020 Retreat takes place at the Flying U Ranch at 70 Mile House, British Columbia. Located at the Cariboo region of BC, 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:

Mike Svob, SFCA

Maria Josenhans,

Kit Bell, AFCA, and 

Ann Willsie, AFCA


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 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
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 1 swag bag per artist registrant

‚ÄčA 50% deposit is due at time of registration with the balance due by March 31st, 2020.


Cancellation / Refunds:

  • Early Bird discount (10 %) until December 20th 2019!
  • 100% refund is available until January 15th 2020 at noon.
  • Before March 31st we will be providing a 50% refund on payments made to date.
  •  After March 31st we will not be providing refunds.
  • Registrations are transferable - you can gift your spot to a friend!

For the latest Federation Retreat news, visit our retreat-dedicated website here.


Registrations fill quickly, so register soon to avoid disappointment.


Registrations full? Be sure to add your name to the waitlist, spots do sometimes open up last minute.

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