September—Painting Retreat at Buckhorn Inn We believe, as Picasso once said, that “everyone is an artist.” Young or old, the art of creating is a joyous, exciting process. Amid the beauty of the Smokies, we try to provide the right environment for that process to blossom –relaxing accommodation, delicious food, the congenial company of fellow artists working at all levels. There has been a week of painting at Buckhorn Inn in the Smoky Mountains every year since the mid 1960’s when famed watercolorist Jim Gray gave classes. Ohio artist Ruth Firestone led a group of artists every year for more than 30 years. Each day is yours to paint—a rushing river, a quiet woodland glade, asters covering a mountain meadow. In the evenings following dinner, join with fellow artists to discuss and critique the day’s work. On two evenings, local artists will drop in to talk about their approach to painting and discuss their work with you. The painting on the right was done by long-time attendee and dear person Donna Noice.
Rates include accommodation for seven nights, breakfast each morning and dinner each night
Two persons in a premier or cottage $1225
One person in a premier or cottage $1000
Two persons in a traditional inn room $980
One person in a traditional inn room $875