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Creative Worship Retreat

~ Plein Air Art ~

September 24-26, 2021

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What is Plein Air Art?

Plein Air is French for open-air or outdoor. The Camp at Findley's Creative Worship Retreat will feature instruction in: oil, water color, colored pencils, charcoal sketching, acrylics, and pencil in the beautiful outdoor setting of Findley Lake.

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Creative Worship Retreat

The Plein Air Art retreat is a 3-day, all-inclusive escape into God's beautiful creation.  Lodging, meals, activities, and art instruction from local plein air artists are included in your registration. Enjoy painting, sketching, hikes, waterfront time, worship and fun! 

The Camp at Findley's first Creative Worship Retreat will feature instruction in Plein Air Art on the shores of Findley Lake, the woods of the Camp and everywhere in between.  In addition to casual instruction by local plein air artists, the retreat will also include nature walks, devotions, worship sessions, waterfront time, meals, and lodging.

Things to Know

  • The Plein Air Art Creative Worship Retreat is open to participants of all abilities, beginner to advanced.  We encourage you to bring your own professional grade paints, pencils, charcoals, easels and other tools ~OR~ purchase a supplies package on our registration page.

  • The retreat is open to adults age 18 and older, come as a couple, as a group or as a single participant and get to know your fellow artists!

  • The all-inclusive cost of the retreat is $250 per person, includes meals, lodging, instruction and activities.  Supply Packages can be purchased for an additional charge.

  • Lodging options include Gregory Lodge or Showers Hall - indicate your preferred building on the registration page.  Both locations feature dormitory style lodging, with two twin beds per room, a group lounge area and men's and women's restrooms on the hall.  Family members have the option of rooming together or separately, please indicate your preference on the registration page. 

Retreat Schedule (subject to change)

Friday September 24, 2021

Check-in 4:00PM

Dinner 5:30PM

Ice Breakers 6:30PM

Nature Walk 7:30PM

Worship Service 9:00PM

Saturday September 25. 2021

Breakfast 8:15AM

Group Devotions 9:00AM

Morning Plein Air instruction 9:30AM

Lunch 12:00PM

Waterfront 1:00PM

Afternoon Plein Air instruction 3:00PM

Dinner 5:30PM

Free Paint Time 6:30PM

Worship Service 9:00PM

Sunday September 26, 2021

Sunrise Plein Air instruction 6:30AM

Breakfast 8:15AM

Group Devotions 9:00AM

Morning Plein Air instruction 9:30AM

Lunch 12:00PM

Checkout 1:00PM

Free Paint Time until Sunset

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Local Instructors

Wendy Neckers

Jack Paluh

Kathe Umlauf