Oyama Lake Art Retreat 2024


A five day art retreat in the woods led by Yulia Tsinko. All art supplies included as well as daily activities such as yoga, sunset pontoon cruise, marshmallow bonfire and outdoor movie night.


Dates: June 2-7, 2024

OYAMA ART RETREAT with Yulia Tsinko is a fun and unique way to add more creativity to your life! Do you want to spend a few days by a lake painting some landscapes? Did you want to try different painting mediums? Do you want to just relax and have fun while doing something creative? We’ve got you covered! Whether you are an experienced artist or a complete beginner, you’ll feel right at home=)

The retreat will take place in a gorgeous mountain lake setting of the charmingly rustic Oyama Lake Eco Lodge. We’ll spend most of our mornings and afternoons making art either inside or outside. We’ll explore acrylic, watercolor, oil and ink painting, natural materials collage, as well as playing in your sketchbooks. On top of that, you’ll have a yoga class, a sunset cruise, an outdoor movie under the stars and a farewell bonfire marshmallow bar to look forward to!

Level of instruction will be targeted to the level of the participants. Whether you are a seasoned artist looking to expand on your knowledge or a complete beginner, you’ll be right at home, challenged just the right amount and guaranteed to walk away with some new found friends, some new found art skills, lots of painting studies and sketches, a few finished paintings, a deepened understanding of the natural world that surrounds us and a lifetime of memories.

All art supplies are included, but if you want to bring a special sketchbook to fill with memories please feel free to do so (if not, I’ll have some available for you=). Also, if you want to know how to use the art supplies that you already have, please feel free to bring them along as well.

Accommodation and meals are not included but snacks, soft drinks and unlimited brewed coffee will be available during the workshop. Please reserve your accommodations if you are staying overnight. Cabins # 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, “cottage”, “tiny house” and Glamp site #1 are reserved specifically for the workshop* and will show up as unavailable on the website. If you would like to cut down on costs sharing a cabin with another artist(s) is an option. Camping is also an option should you have the equipment!

Phone: 250-862-1013

Email: [email protected]

*Just for this workshop, if your cabin doesn’t have a fridge, you’ll have a bag of ice/day. If you are flying in, please let us know and we can also find a cooler for you.

Our tentative plan (weather-dependent):

Sunday, June 2

6 pm – Meet and Greet over some snacks and bevies

Monday, June 3

9 am – noon – Intro + walking tour

noon-1pm – lunch break

1-4 pm – Our first art session!

Tuesday, June 4

9 am – noon – Art session

noon-1pm – lunch break

1-4 pm – Art session

6-9 pm – Sunset Cruise (the actual day of the cruise will depend on the weather)

Wednesday, June 5

9 am – noon – Art session

noon-1pm – lunch break

1-4 pm – Art session

7-9 pm Outdoor movie with popcorn (the actual day of the movie will depend on the weather)

Thursday, June 6

9 am – noon – Yoga

noon-1pm – lunch break

1-4 pm – Art session

4-6 pm – break

6-9 pm – Farewell bonfire with a marshmallow bar

Friday, June 7

Checkout and trip back home.

Cancellation policy.

You’ll be able to get a full refund on the retreat if you cancel within 30 days of the start date and 75% of your fees if you cancel within 7 days of the retreat. A 5% banking/admin fee applies to all refunds. For the accommodation refunds, Oyama Lake Lodge policy would apply.


Published on: January 14, 2024  -  Filed under: