Art Courses

Details for "2022 Federation Retreat"

August 28th - September 2nd, 2022

at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre


ALL SPOTS TAKEN! Please sign up for the wait list at the bottom of the page. We will contact you once a spot becomes available.


PLEASE  NOTE: You must be FULLY VACCINATED to attend the retreat! Proof will be required to access the event.


50% deposits are currently being taken for this retreat until May 2nd. Full fees to participate are $2,190.00. Read on for more information.


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

Gaye Adams, SFCA
Charlie Easton, SFCA
2022_Mike Svob_Retreat
Mike Svob, SFCA

hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

The 2022 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.


Buchanan lodge will be our home base for the 2022 retreat. Each room is shared occupancy, two to a room. If you'd like to stay with a friend, be sure to email with your room share request, after making your booking.


In the company of our Master Instructors:

Charlie Easton, SFCA

Gaye Adams, SFCA and

Mike Svob, 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 goodie bag per artist registrant

‚ÄčAll inclusive - $2,190


‚ÄčA 50% deposit of $1,095 (as reflected below) is due at time of registration with the balance due by May 2nd, 2022.

Cancellation / Refunds:

  • 100% refund is available until March 7th 2022 at noon.
  • Before May 2nd we will be providing a 50% refund on the full retreat fee.
  •  After May 2nd 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 webpage here.


Cost & Status

Spots Available:
FULL (42 of 42 spots taken)
Waitlist Spots:
34 of 40 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2022-01-27 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2022-03-08 23:59:00
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