Beechworth Painting Retreat

Immerse yourself in creativity and beauty at this four day art retreat in Beechworth

4 x 8 hours Experience size 1 to 3 (public dates), 5 to 10 label $2,500

Looking for unique things to do in Beechworth? Join this amazing four day retreat full of painting, art and creativity with Julie Lynch.

Experience the transformative power of art and discover the joy of creating your own masterpieces in a relaxed and friendly environment at our bespoke, nature-inspired art retreat.

Over the course of several days, you will have the opportunity to learn and explore various artistic techniques and create two large artworks to take home.

This course will cover:

  • Dive into the world of floral still life using impasto acrylics on canvas, experimenting with brushes and palette knives.
  • Delve into the realm of abstract landscapes, incorporating mark making and collage techniques into your creations.

Whether you're a beginner or have prior art experience, this retreat is designed to cater to all skill levels. With guidance from an experienced artist, you'll feel supported and encouraged throughout your artistic journey.

During the retreat, you will have ample time for art making both in the studio and plain air. Immerse yourself in the creative process and watch as your artistic skills flourish.

Included in the experience are all the materials necessary for art creating. You'll also enjoy four nights of accommodation in your own private room, staying in a charming boutique country-style house alongside me and fellow art retreat guests. Delicious meals will be provided, including breakfast, lunch, a welcome dinner, and evening meals at local Beechworth restaurants.

Explore your artistic potential while surrounded by like-minded individuals and embrace the beauty of nature as your muse. By the end, you'll leave the retreat with two exceptional artworks and a renewed passion for art, deeply connected to your creative spirit.

Note: The full price of the retreat is $2500, which is non-refundable but can be transferred to another artist if needed.

*Please note - A total of 6 Retreat participants - just 3 SPOTS LEFT!

Knowledge required
All skill levels appropriate.
What you'll get
  • All materials for art creating with Julie Lynch, valued $400
  • Four nights accommodation in your own private room, staying in a boutique country style house with Julie and fellow art retreat guests, valued $700
  • Breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner and Beechworth restaurant evening meals, valued $700
  • Expert tuition, valued $700
What to bring
  • Clothes for all seasons
  • A Plein Air easel, which we can advise on an affordable one, if you don’t already own one
  • Protective gear, such as hat, sunscreen and umbrella
  • Camera (mobile phone is fine too)
  • Notebook
  • Thermos
  • Water bottle
  • All other personal items

Items not included on this retreat:
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to and around Beechworth
  • Alcohol other than the alcohol provided at the Welcome Drinks
Session repeats

This experience series runs over 4 consecutive days.


Beechworth, VIC

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Beechworth Painting Retreat location
Your host

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I am a multidisciplinary artist, working both as a Visual Artist and Designer. I live and work in sunny Sydney, Australia. I am fortunate to have beautiful nature and wildlife in my inner-city neighbourhood where inspiration surrounds me.

I work in oils, acrylics and collage. My work explores nature and the human-made and how these elements intertwine. My paintings are informed by the wild nature that flourishes in my garden and the gardens, parks and streets of my neighbourhood - and if it can’t be found nearby, I love to travel to find inspiration.

I have loved drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, I draw and paint every day – studying nature provides me with an endless supply of ideas and inspiration; spending large chunks of time observing is key to the work of a costume designer and a visual artist. It is a gift to be able to focus in on our everyday life and surrounds and find the beauty, the cracks and the layers of living.

I adore pattern and colour – and I especially enjoy working in limited and unusual colour combinations. I have always loved texture - whether it is in impasto or collage layers, there will always be a sense of texture, pattern and depth in my work. I love to respond intuitively to what the paint, shapes and lines are doing on the canvas – I thrive on the surprises and the challenges of work unfolding spontaneously.

My studio is home to my favourite things; every kind of paint, a multitude of brushes, vintage vases, textile swatches, and object d-art. I salvage anything that might be a future inspiration.

I teach Design at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and I hold seasonal painting workshops @ #ClassBento, #Into-Arts & #GreenDoorStudios. You can join me next May in Beechworth for my 4 Day Art Retreat.

My original art works are sold through Julie Lynch Art & Design, art exhibitions - #Affordableartfair, #CornerStoreGallery, #ToowoombaArtGallery, #RoseStTrading, #TheSouthernHighlandsArtisansCollective, #ArtworxSA and #Bluethumb.

Sharing my experience and knowledge is a huge honour. I will never tire of the thrill it gives me. Knowing that my efforts has helped someone make a creative leap is such a gift. I do hope you’ll join me @ my next workshop or art-retreat.

“May your life be creative and full of inspiration!”


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