Art retreats & workshops designed to make the everyday extraordinary.


With Faux Retreats scheduled for Wisconsin, Texas and Italy for 2017, we provide the most unique, and feature packed experience for Faux Finishers, and other professionals in the decorative painting and mural community. Since 2009, our decorative art retreats have inspired and brought artists together to form strong networks and lasting friendships.

Every retreat offers a variety of inspiring and portfolio building classes, instructors and products and the price always includes classes, food and lodging.   We love to pamper you while creating a fresh, unique and memorable experience.  We started it first!


2017 Schedule


April 24 - 28, 2017

Cindee Lundin - Levy Comstock

Carved concrete for vertical designs.  Tile, stone, artwork and more. 

Epoxy resin techniques for countertops and floors.  Learn the basics of epoxy, mixing and color technique, how to pour epoxy over existing countertops and floors and how to create new ones.  


Perugia, Italy

october 30 - November 6, 2017

Tour of a lifetime

Only a limited number of spaces so book early!

This retreat is a long time coming!  Join us in beautiful Italy. We will take classes, tour both locally and in Florence and absorb the rich history of this country. 



Texas - Yee haw

Wait for it!

ArtFusion Event

September 20 - 23

The third annual ArtFusion Event for Decorative Artists will be held in beautiful Black Mountain, North Carolina.  This is the hippest and largest attended industry event for Decorative and Mixed Media Artists. Over 25 classes, speakers, demonstrations, live music, exhibitors and lots more.

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Kathy are truly an amazing person!!!!! I am still in Awwwww over the Summer Retreat last week. You are such a detail oriented person and want you to know how much I appreciate all of your efforts and hard work you put into all of it. So looking forward to coming back in Sept for the Fall Retreat!!!!! See ya soon!!!
— Jan Moody 2013
I am still glowing and floating from the experience at retreat...HUGE thanks to all, especially KB- you are TOPS! and an enormous-x-infinity- The last week was full of so many blessings and joys!!! I am thrilled to have spent time with so many creatives not only in art & inspiration & emotions...but in laughter-TONS of it- (we all just gained years to our lives)...i cannot remember the last time I belly laughed to the point of my toes & nose wiggling beyond control- or maybe it was those redneck teeth?...HHhhmmm...I am humbled by the gift of spending such quality time with all of you...heart hug, xox
— Deb Drager 2012
Kathy is a dynamo with a country-wide reputation as an artist, organizer and a facilitator. I am constantly amazed at the number of projects she is involved in and even more amazed at how well they are run.
— Dean Sickler 2010 instructor