Stunning Private Lodge, Expert Painting Tuition, Personal Chef Experience, Wine Tasting, Starlit Picnic + more

4 days 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon), 8 guests, Oil Paint, Space Art, Suitable for Beginner (I can't even draw a stick figure), to Intermediate Artists, Age 21+ Event, $2600 - $1790 per guest

The magic stars here! This November dive into a wonder-filled four-day retreat under the star lit skies of Arizona with acclaimed artist Cathrin Machin. Create magical star filled artworks that capture the essence of the cosmos. Whether you're a seasoned artist or an absolute beginner, enjoy learning easy to follow techniques that have incredible results.

From galactic artworks, to starlit tours, this journey promises not just artistic revolution but a deep, soulful connection with 8 fellow artists. Set against the serene backdrop of sparkling stars, settle in a peaceful private lodge, enjoy delicious meals cooked for you by your very own personal chef.

During the day, you'll learn to paint the universe using mesmerising techniques that are easy for anyone to master with one-on-one & group tuition. In the evening experience stunning star tours, and starlit picnics with wine tasting. You'll leave the event with beautiful space paintings you can be proud of, the skills and confidence to make more, and new life long friends you'll make along the way

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Space painting doesn't need to be difficult. With the right techniques anyone can do it.

My name is Cat, I've been a full-time space artist for almost a decade. My clients include billionaires, celebrities, and even space agencies.

Over these years, I've created a set of techniques that will have you painting mesmerising images of space in no time... even if you cant draw a stick figure.

My gentle teaching style is judgement free and easy to follow. A bit like Bob Ross but space.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

✔️Space Art Classes, Art classes, individual tuition, and group demonstrations with artist Cathrin Machin
✔️3 nights of accommodation in a stunning lodge with private, exclusive use of the entire estate.
✔️Stunning Dark Skies Enjoy a breath-taking star-scape in some of the darkest skies in the USA.
✔️Personal Chef Dining Experience includes brunch & dinner, prepared by your very own personal chef & registered dietitian who carefully prepares the most delicious meals that fit your specific dietary needs.
✔️24-hour snack bar with delicious cakes, cookies, fruit, vegetables, coffee, and tea.

✔️Spa water and filtered tap water available at all times throughout the workshop.
✔️Wine service with every evening meal.
✔️ Night Sky Tour with amazing tales from ancient civilizations around the world.
✔️ Delicious Coffee, ready to greet you for the perfect start every morning.
✔️ Pre and Post Workshop Zoom Classes - get a head start on the workshop and join our follow-up with the instructors to re-cap the painting methods.

NOT INCLUDED

✖️ Airfare or travel to and from the event location
✖️ Travel insurance
✖️ Tips for the staff
✖️ Painting Materials (a list will be sent to you 3 months before the event)
✖️ Extra costs you might incur on your own

  • WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

    If you think space is badass, this is the workshop for you. Whether you've never picked up a paint brush before, or if you've been painting for a few years, this workshop will be easy-going and fun. Allowing you to learn the secrets to creating beautiful space art in a stunning location. We've scheduled this over a weekend to allow you to take minimal time off work.

  • WHAT ARE WE PAINTING?

    We'll be using oil paint to create galaxies, nebulae and starlit landscapes. Imagine Bob Ross but space, where happy little accidents create happy little nebulae. Each day we'll practice techniques using fast drying mediums meaning everything should be good to take home by the end of the workshop.

  • Where Is Show Low, Arizona?

    Show Low, is in east central Arizona. It can be accessed from Tucson and Phoenix Airports, both take around 3 - 3.5 hours drive. There is also a Regional Airport in Show Low too. We'll host a meeting with all the participants 3 months prior, to coordinate transport and carpooling. Accessing the darkest skies takes a bit of a drive - but we promise it's worth it.

  • PRIVATE LODGE

    Located in a gorgeous dark sky location, your comfy accommodation awaits. You'll arrive to a freshly made room set in a large private lodge that for 4 days and 3 nights, will be your home away from home.

    Choose to have a private room or share with a friend or partner for a significant discount. We've taken care of making sure you feel comfortable and pampered, so you can focus on learning.

  • PERSONAL CHEF

    Enjoy mouth watering and decedent meals by Chef Harrison. As a registered dietitian he can cater your specific dietary requirements too.

    Both brunch and dinner will be provided. Feel free to explore the local town and enjoy many of the amazing restaurants for lunch.

  • WINE TASTING & SNACK BAR

    Savoir the incredible hand-picked wine in our wine tasting experience and enjoy daily wine service with evening meal. And not to forget, the snack bar is open 24 hours - we've got your snacks covered!

    Fresh Fruit, Cookies, Spa Water, Tea and Coffee will be available around the clock whenever you need.

  • DAY 1 Nov 8th - Friday

    We kick the event off at 4pm. We'll start with introductions, get you settled into your room, have our welcome party, and evening meal. Then we'll jump right into a mini painting session, painting backgrounds for artworks we'll finish on the following days.

  • DAY 2 Nov 9th - Saturday

    We always start with a relaxing morning. You'll be greeted with coffee and a delicious brunch, then we'll head into our morning painting session, looking at new techniques. There's then time to relax before we go into our second painting session. Followed by a group dinner and wine tasting under the stars (weather permitting).

  • DAY 3 Nov 10th - Sunday

    We'll be doing all the wonderful usual events during the day, but in the evening we'll be hosting a Night Sky Tour!

    We'll lay under the stars, enjoy smores, delicious desserts, Hot Cocoa & stories from ancient civilizations.

  • DAY 4 Nov 11th - Monday

    After a relaxing morning, you'll wake up to coffee, and we'll be hosting a special goodbye breakfast. Then we'll have time to pack up, and finish off with a graduation party and group photoshoot.

SELECTION PROCESS

Since there are only 8 spaces and we typically receive more applications than we can cater for, the application portal will only be open for a few weeks.

If you'd like to come on this incredible adventure, we recommend you fill out the application ASAP. If we can't fit you into this workshop, we'll place you as first pick for future workshops where possible.

We'll organize a quick chat prior to selection to make sure this workshop is right for you and to learn more so we can make this an incredible experience for you.

You'll get to ask any questions you need before making any commitments.

ROOMS & PRICING

The Room price includes personal chef cooked brunch & dinner, expert tuition, night sky tour, and so much more.

Prices are for the entire workshop (not per day) and payment plans are available, plus significant discounts if you share a room with a friend or partner.

You may choose to extend your stay an extra night for 130 USD, whilst no training or chef will be on this day, it will allow you time to visit the local sites such as Meteor Crater or the Petrified Forest National Park, and catch an early flight the following day.

  • Twin Singles Room

    2x Twin Beds with Shared Bath
    Room Capacity: 👤👤
    (1 room left)
    1 guest - $2,200 per person
    2 guests - $1,790 per person

  • Double Room

    Double Bed with Shared Bath
    Room Capacity: 👤👤
    (2 rooms left)
    1 guest - $2,200 per person
    2 guests - $1,790 per person

  • Queen Room

    Queen Bed with jack & jill Bath
    Room Capacity: 👤👤
    (2 rooms left)
    1 guest - $2,400 per person
    2 guests - $1,890 per person

  • King Room

    King Bed with private bath
    Room Capacity: 👤👤
    (1 rooms left)
    1 guest - $2,600 per person
    2 guests - $1,990 per person

  • King Suite Room

    King Bed Suite with private bath & Balcony
    Room Capacity: 👤👤
    (1 room left)
    1 guest - $2,800 per person
    2 guests - $2,190 per person