Kim Myers Smith - Painting Spring in New England

Glastonbury, CT, USA

AR
May 15 - 19, 2022
Group size: 1 - 14
Kim Myers Smith - Painting Spring in New England
Glastonbury, CT, USA


$NaN
May 15 - 19, 2022
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

We will be embracing the beautiful change of season in picturesque Glastonbury, Ct. at The Connecticut River Valley Inn and Artists Rising Creativity Retreats. Join us for 5 days of artful nourishment, chef prepared meals on our beautiful historic property in the historic town of Glastonbury, CT with direct river access.  Guests will have 24/7 access to the studio and the grounds, with opportunities to kayak, bike, paddleboards and add-on excursions.  Enjoy unlimited laughter and friendship with kindred spirits while we learn Painting Spring in New England from Kim Myers Smith.

Painting Spring in New England

Painting with rich, buttery oil paints you will paint all things spring like flowers and birds. You will enjoy learning a loose painting technique with expressive brushstrokes so you can add to your painting “tool box” of skills to achieve a more vibrant and expressive painting. Suitable for all levels.

About Kim Myers Smith

Kim Myers Smith, a Lancaster County, PA native, was born with the love of art in her soul. She earned her BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University and has owned TCG Design in East Petersburg for more than 30  years. Even though she is in a creative business, something was always missing.

After the last of her three children became more independent, she felt drawn to pursue her love of painting. Now she paints every day, rising  before the sun. Committing to this daily practice fits perfectly into her busy life. Over the past several years, Kim  has developed a consistent style in her painting. Yet her subject matter is diverse – from florals and landscapes to  birds and fruit –with a holiday ornament or summer crab mixed in to celebrate a special moment in time. 


About her work: 

Kim finds that painting with the buttery richness of oil paint is fluid and magical. She favors clean colors and  intensional  brushstrokes to keep her paintings bright and inviting. Kim wants her paintings to inspire your eyes  to dance across the canvas and leave you feeling calm and happy. Her style is impressionistic with a touch of her  graphic design background shining through. Quite simply, she strives to delight and make the world more beautiful, one painting at a time.

What’s included

  • Workshop Tuition
  • Guest Rooms
    Guest room ammenities include Towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hair dryers, in room coffeemaker, mini fridge, t.v., internet, lap desks, yoga mats
  • Welcome Reception
    Light appetizers and refreshments
  • All Meals and Snacks
    Includes 4 nights of dinner, lunch and breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer
  • Transportation
    Taxis and rental cars available at airport
  • Optional Excusions
    See below for fun and inspiring add-on excursions
  • Art Supplies
    Your instructor will reach out with details on needed materials and supplies.
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

Single Room
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A room all to myself! Your room may include a shared bathroom and you may be assigned to a room in our Main property or at our Sister Farmhouse. 


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Single Room Retreat Fee              $2295

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%    $253

Supplies fee                                         $75

TOTAL Retreat Fee                               $2623


If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

$2,623
Deposit: $450
Double Room (Artist)
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Price is per person. Double Occupancy. Our rooms are @325sf, you each have your own "sleeping nook" with fun and cozy privacy curtains and your own closet for personal items. 


We assign all students  to rooms based on giving everyone a great space. You may be assigned to a room in our Main property or at our Sister Farmhouse. Our sister Farmhouse has 3 private rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen/living/dining area.


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Single Room Retreat Fee                    $1950

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%          $215

  Supplies fee                                            $75  

TOTAL Retreat Fee                                       $2240


If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

$2,240
Deposit: $450
Day Student
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For participants who don't need overnight lodging. Price is per person and includes lunch only. Doesn't include 24/7 after hours studio use after end of workshop.


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 6.45%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Single Room Retreat Fee                     $895

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%           $58

Supplies fee                                              $75 

TOTAL Retreat Fee                                       $1028


There are no prepay discounts for the Day Student rate

$1,028
Deposit: $450
Double Room (Non-Artist)
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Do you have a loved one who you want to join you but WILL NOT be taking any classes? Use this add-on. This fee includes everything that the full rate includes EXCEPT for the classroom time.


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Extra Guest                                           $1200

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%         $132

TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $1332


There are no pre-pay discounts for this choice

$1,332
Deposit: $450

Available options

Pre-Retreat Room Night $200 plus $22 Tax
$222
Post-Retreat Room Night$200 plus $22 Tax
$222
Extra Dinner $50 plus $3.22 Tax
$53
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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

5pm Welcome Reception - meet your fellow students reception with appetizers and refreshments.


Room check ins begin at 3pm

Your Organizer


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Artists Rising
I've always loved art I've always liked to create I've always liked the hosptality industry I've always loved the water I've always liked to transform spaces I've always loved gardens and gardening I am a die-hard New Englander So we bought a beautiful historic property in the center of a very historic town, Glastonbury with direct river access... Spent years rennovating... Transformed this tired property into a showpiece of Art, design and gardens... Made a home and business reflecting my design style... Have been operatin