Art retreats designed to make the everyday extraordinary.


Since 2009 our art retreats have offered the most unique, and feature packed experience for Decorative Artists. You will experience inspiration and transformation learning new skills while in the company of other creatives. 

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


2018 - 2019 Schedule

In celebration of our 10th anniversary in 2019, attend any retreat this year and you will be entered to win a European retreat in 2019.
— Kathy

Spooner, Wisconsin

May 2019

Instructor - Igor Turovskiy

Instructor - Keefe Duhon




February 18 - 22, 2019

Combining the 10 year anniversary of Faux Retreat and the debut of RE.VIVE, we are going to refurbish buildings in need.







Fall 2019

In 2019 we will once again travel to Italy.  We will start in Perugia and end in Florence. We have some wonderful classes and tours planned.  

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Great Britain


One of Europe's most charming, colorful and beautiful areas, with  historic allure and fairytale features make Great Britain a perfect destination for artists.  


2019 10th Anniversary Retreat

This retreat is open to all past attendees and instructors.


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The Art and Wellness Retreat - 2019

Along with decorative finishing classes, there will be cooking classes and classes for your mind and soul.  Exercise, massage, yoga and more.  We will also explore Keto, low carb, juicing and other diets.  NO sugar at this retreat.

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 have been so many times I have forgotten how many retreats I’ve been to. Each time I have learned so much made new friends and enioyed the nighty fun. Kathy does an amazing job! Always new talented instructor’s.
I love the location too! A must try if you’ve never been!
— Janice Joyce, Utah 2017
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, Dundean Studio 2010 instructor
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