Art and Wellness Retreat

Join us for painting, walks in nature, food, wine and laughter over two days

48 hours Class size 5 to 10     label $430

Join Gabriela Himstedt for a relaxing weekend in the beautiful Margaret River region. During this art and wellness retreat, you can immerse yourself in nature and unwind at our private bush block.

During the retreat, Gabriela will guide you through a series of fun, playful exercises, encouraging you to become an explorer of possibilities. She will share tips and techniques on creating vibrant, expressive, colourful paintings using acrylics, ink and pastels. She will gently guide you into your own personal creative flow and guide you through the elements of design, colour and composition in both figurative and abstract works.

You will explore free-form styles intuitively and organically with small paintings, thereafter transforming your favourite painting onto a larger canvas as your final masterpiece. Paint freely, wholeheartedly and spontaneously with an open mind!

Along with relaxing art classes, you will also enjoy delicious, freshly cooked meals, two yoga sessions, a complete camping set up and luxury toilet and shower facilities.

This is an artistic getaway like no other and a wonderful way to leave the city and your worries behind!

Please note:

  • We will be meeting on March 15 at 2 pm to go over everything before the retreat.
  • We will be camping at a private property and you can use the bathroom/toilet in the house. The camping set up will be next to the house.
  • We will be outside most of the time but can paint inside if the weather requires us to.
  • We will be driving in convoy, therefore if you are unable to start at the stated time or wish to leave earlier please let Gabriela know.

Knowledge required
No previous art experience is required for these workshops, just a willingness to learn, be open to painting spontaneously and a weekend of joy!
What you'll get
  • All painting materials.
  • One dinner, two breakfasts, two lunches (vegetarian options available upon request).
  • 100 per cent support while you paint.
  • Relaxed and happy environment.
  • Luxury toilet and shower facilities in the private house on the block of land.
  • Two yoga sessions.
  • Whole camping set up (we provide tents and camping stretchers).
What to bring
Please bring your personal things that you need for two days. Sleeping bag and cushion. Please also bring your wonderful smile :)

Excluded costs:
  • Travel costs (travel costs can be shared).
  • One dinner on Saturday evening (we are dining in that night).
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

Gabriela Himstedt adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Margaret River, WA

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher was founded in 2015 by Gabriela Himstedt. Gabriela has a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years’ experience as a professional artist and has been teaching since 2011.

Gabriela was born in Germany but spent a lot of her childhood in Italy where colour and beautiful surroundings were an inspiration in her art. She has a degree in painting, drawing and sculpture which was obtained in Germany.

Gabriela has a passion for art and founded so she can share her vast knowledge with others in a fun and relaxed environment and guide their artistic skills to create a masterpiece.

“I get much satisfaction teaching art to both beginners and the more experienced. It’s great to see the progression of creativity develop so quickly whilst having fun”.

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