Art Courses

2018 Plein Air Retreat

Plein Air Retreat 2018


WHEN: July 29 - August 3, 2018

WHERE: Manning Park Resort, Manning Park, B.C







The Federation of Canadian Artists’ Plein-Air Retreat is back for 2018! Enjoy four full days of plein-air painting in the beautiful E.C. Manning Provincial Park, located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains. You will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned instructors, share experiences in incredible locations, and connect with like-minded individuals over their passion for art.


This year’s package includes:

  • 4 full days for plein-air painting with four renowned instructors 
  • Painting demonstrations by FCA Signature artists
  • Social events
  • Accommodation
  • Outdoor activities
  • Resort amenities including heated swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room and excercise room
  • and much more



Perry Haddock -

John Pryce -

Deborah Tilby -

Jack Turpin -




E.C. Manning Park is situated within easy, scenic driving distance from both Metro Vancouver and the Okanagan.  The 70,000 hectar Provincal Park represents the transition zone between coastal rainforest and semi-arid desert,  acting as home to soaring cedars, snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes, meadows, a huge variety of bird and animal species, and stunning, diverse flora and fauna. The historic, scenic and accessible diversity in the park are prime factors that make Manning Park a favourite setting for many professional artists.    


A variety of accommodations are available to meet the needs of all guests, ranging from hostel-style, to private cabins, to hotel suites. 




To see and learn more about E.C. Manning Park, visit






Registration is NOW OPEN. Please phone the FCA office between 10am and 4pm PST any day of the week. Its important to enroll you in the workshop and also select the accomodation that best suits your needs.




                     or email to ask us to phone you back.




Due to the long-term planning associated with this retreat the deadline for refunds will need to be more strict than our workshops are usually:

 > 100% refund is available within 2 days of registration.

 > Before March 31 2018 we will be providing a 50% refund on payments made to date.

 > After March 31 2018 we will not be providing refunds.


Note that registrations are transferable.

You can gift your spot to a friend.