Mel Smith Studios w/ Cod Sounds

presents

Art Escape

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

August 20th - 26th   2018

Portugal Cove

Come join Artist Melanie Smith and her Team;

Scottish Chef Neil Cameron and award winning - forager and chef from Cod Sounds-Lori McCarthy, for a fun filled adventure in Canada’s most easterly province- Newfoundland and Labrador.

Known for its incredible landscape, rich culture and friendly people, Newfoundland is truly unique.

Spend a week painting seascapes, exploring the great outdoors, and foraging, indulging in authentic Newfoundland cuisine and so much more…

This years Art Escape will be nestled in beautiful Conception Bay, where you will find two of our incredible host locations- The Ochre House and Salty Sea Cottages. Boasting breath-taking scenery and cozy atmosphere, there will be no lack of seascape to paint or oceans delights to taste and little nooks to relax in.

This is an adventure and artistic exploration you don’t want to miss!

Portugal Cove Sunset

Book now!

Payment through email transfer or PayPal.

Contact Melanie at melsmithstudios@gmail.com

Installments
Whiteaway

What's Included

  • Daily painting sessions with artist Melanie Smith (morning and evening sessions). Landscape exploration and plein air painting for beginners. (Experienced painters are welcome and encouraged)
  • 6 nights’ & 7 days accommodations + all linen + towels (leisurely check in and check out).
  • 3 delicious meals a day inspired by Newfoundland traditional cuisine.
  • Snacks will be available in the Art Escape kitchen at all times by our own Art Escape Chef Neil Cameron.
    Please specify when booking if there are any allergies or dietary needs.
  • Fresh fruits, jams and berries for breakfast.
  • One day will be reserved for a foraging tour with Cod Sounds Lori McCarthy. Included will be a packed lunch.
  • Beach boil up with Lori McCarthy of Cod Sounds.
  • Wine and beer at dinner (limited to 1 glass per meal per guest). More can be purchased upon request.
  • Traditional Newfoundland Shed Party, music, storytelling and a good old fashion Newfoundland meal.
    http://www.coastalcottages.ca/authentic-experiences/
  • Transport to and from the airport on the first day and last day of the retreat. (This is available to ALL guests. If you are a resident of Newfoundland and would rather have a ride please say so when booking. There is a 30$ fee for transportation) Vehicles are not required during the week therefore a scheduled ride might be best. There will be one scheduled pick up and drop off only. Guidance to the retreat will be provided if requested during booking.
  • Use of WIFI and TV in all rooms.
  • Common room for relaxing.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Materials can be provided in full if requested during booking. This is at an additional charge. Price will depend on what will be required. Otherwise you will be responsible for your own materials inc. easels.

Accomodations and Fees

Please select a room and location. All prices include accommodation and all meals.

Please view What’s Included for more information.

Ochre House

Ochre House

Prices for Ochre House

Single room (w/ dbl. bed) $2075.00 w/ private bath
Double room (1 dbl. bed) $1370.00/person w/ private bath
Double room (1 dbl. bed) $1300.0/person w/ shared bathroom
Twin Room ( 2 single beds) $1400.00/person w/ private bath
Bunk beds $1050.00/person with shared bath

Ochre House

1. NORTH BEDROOM
Double bed | Ensuite bathroom w/ shower
Corner room with signature seven foot windows.
2. SOUTH BEDROOM
Double bed | Ensuite bathroom w/ shower
Corner room with signature seven foot windows.
3. CHOIR BEDROOM
Double bed | Shared bathroom
The Choir Loft was where the choir used to sit in the old church. It's not really a loft though, but is fully private.
4. GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM (NEW!)
2 Singles | Ensuite bathroom w/ shower
This is a bright corner room with three large windows.
5. MEZZANINE
2 Single beds | Ensuite bathroom w/ shower
This large loft-style room has full visual privacy from the main floor, but does not have a door.
6. SUNROOM
2 Singles - Bunk beds | Shared bathroom
This cozy west-facing room used to be the Vestry.

Prices for Ochre House

Single room (w/ dbl. bed) $2075.00 w/ private bath
Double room (1 dbl. bed) $1370.00/person w/ private bath
Double room (1 dbl. bed) $1300.0/person w/ shared bathroom
Twin Room ( 2 single beds) $1400.00/person w/ private bath
Bunk beds $1050.00/person with shared bath

Salt Seas Cottages

Babiche Cottage

Prices for Salty Seas Cottages

Single room (w/ dbl. or queen bed) $2050.00 w/ shared bath and kitchen
Double room (w/ dbl. or queen bed) $1350.00/person w/ shared bath and kitchen
Twin Room (2 single beds) $1375.00/person w/ shared bath and kitchen

Salt Seas Cottages

1. GALIN COTTAGE
Galing Cottage is a very comfortable, newly constructed two-bedroom cottage.
This cottage is fully accessible, and can accommodate four people comfortably – bedroom 1 has a double bed, while bedroom 2 has two twin beds. It also has a fully equipped kitchen.
2. FRANKUM COTTAGE
Frankum Cottage is a welcoming two-bedroom cottage.
Newly constructed in 2013 it has a cozy master bedroom featuring one queen bed, while the second bedroom includes a double bed. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with small appliances such as a coffee maker, kettle, toaster, and microwave.
3. BABICHE COTTAGE
Babiche Cottage is a welcoming two-bedroom cottage.
Newly constructed in 2014, it is ideally suited to accommodate 4 people in two bedrooms. Babiche Cottage has an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area and two spacious bedrooms. The cozy master bedroom features one queen bed, while the second bedroom includes a double bed. All linens are provided, with lots of blankets and quilts to keep you warm year-round.

Prices for Salty Seas Cottages

Single room (w/ dbl. or queen bed) $2050.00 w/ shared bath and kitchen
Double room (w/ dbl. or queen bed) $1350.00/person w/ shared bath and kitchen
Twin Room (2 single beds) $1375.00/person w/ shared bath and kitchen

BOOK NOW

To book and reserve your place at Art Escape 2018, please send an email to Melanie at melsmithstudios@gmail.com or call +45 6052 1660
When booking please specify your room preference, any dietary needs and if you need a roommate combined with an email transfer of your deposit for CDN$ 300.
ALL deposits are non-refundable.

You must be at the St. John’s, NL Airport no later than 2pm on August 20th to catch the shuttle bus. There is only one pick up. Please be aware that if you miss the shuttle bus, it will take 1.5 hours to get to the retreat.

We will be checking out at a leisurely pace on August 26th with the shuttle back to St. John’s.

Note: If you would also like to order an oil paint set please be sure to include it in your email. This fee will be attached to your final balance.

Payment through email transfer or PayPal.

Contact Melanie at melsmithstudios@gmail.com

Installments

Not Included

  • Airfare ( if coming from outside of Newfoundland).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Airport transfers or transportation to the retreat outside of the pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Excursions outside of the retreat or transportation for excursions other than those specified.
  • Meals and snacks outside of what is provided.
  • Other travel related expenses.
  • Painting materials.
  • Extra activities.

Terms and Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $ 300.00 (PER PERSON) is required to hold your place. (double and twin rooms will require 2 deposits)
  • All payments must be made by PayPal account (service charge of $15.00 per each PayPal payment), direct deposit or email transfer (melsmithstudios@gmail.com).
  • Travel insurance is recommended for this trip
  • If cancellation is made by February 1st 2018, all payment (LESS DEPOSIT) will be refunded. Please note that the $300 deposit is non-refundable under any circumstance.
  • Note: All levels of painters are welcome. This retreat is meant to be a relaxing exploration of Seascape with oil, a real Newfoundland adventure with foraging and food, returning to our roots and relaxing amidst Newfoundland’s beautiful landscape. No previous experience necessary.

FAQ

Do I need a Passport?
Yes. If you are travelling from outside of Canada, you will need a passport.
I don’t have anyone to go with but I do not want to pay for a single room-can you find me a roommate?
Yes. We can try to match you with a roommate. You can pay your deposit and if a match cannot be made, it will be refunded in full.
I have dietary restrictions and allergies- are you able to accommodate me?
Yes. Melanie and her team are well educated Chef’s and have no problems creating food for those with allergies.
How do I get to the retreat from the airport if I miss the designated pick up time?
Please arrange with Melanie via email (melsmithstudios@gmail.com) prior to arrival, if you will not make it to scheduled pick in time. Directions can be provided and for an extra fee, arrangements can be made to come and get you.
Do I need drawing experience or previous painting classes to attend?
NO. This retreat is about exploration and relaxation. No experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.

A special thank you to Andrea Edwards Photography for lending us her photos of Newfoundland. And Cod Sounds for their Tourism NL photos.

Questions: Email Melanie at melsmithstudios@gmail.com, call (or text) +45 6052 1660