Art Courses

Details for "Federation Retreat, 2019"

September 3rd - 8th, 2019

at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre


50% deposits are currently being taken for this retreat until March 31st. Full fees to participate are $1,575.00. Read on for more information.


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

Brent Lynch, SFCA
Charlie Easton, SFCA
Sue Cowan, SFCA

hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

The 2019 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:

Charlie Easton, SFCA

Brent Lynch, SFCA and

Sue Cowan, SFCA,

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 OPUS swag bag per artist registrant

​All inclusive - $1,575.00​


​A 50% deposit  of $787.50 (as reflected below) is due at time of registration with the balance due by March 31st, 2019.





The Federation of Canadian Artists is pleased to recognize OPUS Framing and Art Supplies as the Official Sponsor of the Federation Retreat 2019.




Cancellation / Refunds:

  • 100% refund is available within 2 days of your initial registration
  • Before January 31st we will provide an 80% refund on payments made to date. 
  • 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. If not, you'll be first in line to hear about the 2020 Federation Retreat. 

Course Cost & Status

Spots Available:
FULL (36 of 36 spots taken)
Waitlist Spots:
29 of 30 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-10-31 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-06-30 23:59:00
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