Art Courses

Details for "2024 Federation Retreat"

September 8th - 13th, 2024

at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre


50% deposits are currently being taken for this retreat until April 30, 2024. Full fees to participate are $2,400. Read on for more information.


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

Brent Lynch
Brent Lynch, SFCA
Charlie Easton, SFCA
Maria Josenhans
Maria Josenhans, SFCA

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.


Buchanan lodge will be our home base for the 2024 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:

Brent Lynch, SFCA

Charlie Easton, SFCA and

Maria Josenhans, 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 - $2,400


‚ÄčA 50% deposit of $1,200 (as reflected below) is due at time of registration with the balance due by April 30th, 2024.


  • 100% refund is available until February 15th, 2024 at noon.
  • Before April 30th we will be providing a 50% refund on the full retreat fee.
  • After April 30th 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:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2023-12-14 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2024-04-30 23:59:00

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