Secret Homestead Art Retreat

Secret Homestead Art Retreat

In a Stunning Location…. in The Hunter Valley Wine Region

Exclusive to those seeking to be BOLD and Creative

We have been inundated with requests for a local retreat, and we are so excited to be bringing you the “Secret Homestead Art Retreat”.  This retreat will be held at a picturesque acreage property of East Gresford, NSW. This retreat is exclusively limited to 10 artists, staying 2 nights and painting for 2.5 days.  The King Rooms are available as single occupancy or we can organised a sharing option. We encourage women to bring along their daughters or friends and share one of the stunning King rooms. For these room rates, discounts will apply, but get in fast!

You can register your interest initially by clicking the Register My Interest button and dropping us an email with your details and preferred room type – Single King room or Twin Share King room or we are now ready to take bookings right here on the page – just scroll down.  We have tried to make it as easy as possible by offering different payment options  as you can see below.  When you get to the checkout there is also an option to pay with AFTERPAY – making it easier still to spread thee cost

This retreat has been designed for the busy woman or mums who need to get a breath of fresh air and lose themselves in creating. Meet like minded women, eat delicious food, get lost in the beautiful surrounds and paint something you can take home with you to remember the great time you had, bringing a little happiness to your home. So jump in with us and unwind in the most beautiful surroundings and let’s paint something magical together. This fully inclusive package includes: accomodation, all meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner


This course is suitable for beginners to advanced level and part of the “Blooms series of creative workshops”.  if you have completed the Blooms introduction one day workshop this is a follow on from this but it is also suitable for those creatives looking to jump into something more Bold and exciting with lots of juicy colours and texture to bring your floral arrangements on canvas to the next level!!!  We will be working on at least two canvases so you stay in flow whilst painting. So while one dries you can work on the second piece, and we aim to have at least one completed painting finished for you take home on Sunday afternoon.


Students arrive Friday afternoon and enjoy a afternoon tea and meet the group.  Orientation of the property and your rooms Inspiration gathering located in the grounds of the property located in the picturesque Hunter Valley. The retreat is 30 minutes from Maitland and within 10 minutes drive of the Vineyards and Patterson

2 nights accommodation – Two room options.   King Single occupancy and King Twin Share with ensuite Swimming Pool Amenities include wifi, air conditioning, access to a fully functional kitchen, and various areas throughout the property to wind down, read a book and have some time to yourself.



Materials List:

A full materials list will be provided on request and sent on a separate email once we have you booked in

Canvases x2, Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, PolyFoam Brushes,  Acrylic Brushes various sizes and a notepad.

1/2 Day of Inspiration gathering and mark making to create your own icons and symbols.

2.5  Days of painting in Acrylics and mixed media on Canvas


About Your Tutor

Lorna has an easy teaching style and you will learn how to embrace new techniques, tools and mediums with an enthusiasm which is contagious.

I love to paint and have a passion for colour and love seeing my students get excited when they create something magical or learn something new

I have taught thousands of students face to face and online in Australia and overseas and can’t wait to experience this new retreat with you in 2020!

There are No Mistakes – Only Endless Possibilities in this amazing Fun Art Retreat where Vibrant and Juicy Colours are used and lifetime connections are made.

What other’s say about Lorna

Watercolour Workshop “Wow, what a beautiful studio and a talented Artist. I could not have chosen a better person to teach me water colours. Lorna is so talented and I am already planning to do one of her resin workshops. If you want to learn the skills you need to get your ideas out of your head and onto paper or canvas, lessons with Lorna would be the the perfect choice! I’m confident that Lorna will impress anyone with her skills and her personality is as beautiful as her artwork. I’ll be back, for sure!” Sharon Sear, Jan 2020


Blooms Workshop Absolutely loved the Blooms workshop and my initial anxiety easily melted by Lorna’s mastery of the subject, her relaxed teaching style, and workshop setup. I learnt so much about products and their application, and quickly gained confidence working big on a 90cm square canvas. Lorna helped me to see my hurdles and show ways to jump them. A very special day! Pamela Priday, Jan 2020


Intuitive Painting Acrylics Lorna is a knowledgeable, generous and engaging teacher. I have done two of her Intuitative Workshops and can thoroughly recommend her process. Loved every minute. ❤️❤️ Gail Gregory, Jul 2019


Next Available: Fri 29-Sun 31 May 2020

2.5 Days


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Deposit $250
This is your deposit for our Secret Homestead Art Retreat in The Hunter Valley. You will be required to pay the balance 4 weeks prior to the commencement date
$ 250.00
Twin Share Total
This is the total amount for a Twin Share room. No further payment required
$ 1,100.00
3 available
King Room Single Total
This is the ticket type for a King Single Room on your own and this is the total amount including food and tutor fees. You will still be required to bring your own materials
$ 1,250.00
2 available
Twin Share Balance $850
If you have already paid your $250 Deposit this is the ticket type to pay the remainder of your ticket if sharing a Twin King Room
$ 850.00
King Single Balance
If you have paid a $250 Deposit this is the balance remaining which will be required 4 weeks prior to commencement date
$ 1,000.00
2 available