Wonderscape Artist Retreat - Last Mountain Lake SK


  • September 27, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • September 29, 2019


Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre

Last Mountain Lake, SK

Want to meet other makers? Spend time working on your own projects? Draw inspiration from nature? Become part of a collaborative community where new ideas are born?

When: September 27–29, 2019

Where: Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre is situated on the shores of Last Mountain Lake, between Saskatoon and Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Who: For men and women, ages 13-103, of all artistic disciplines who want time to devote to their own creative projects, love the outdoors, and are interested in connecting with like-minds.

What: A nature-based arts retreat designed to move you forward on your creative journey. All of the activities are optional, but the following elements are the back-bone of the experience.

Studio space to work on your craft…If you crave uninterrupted time to paint, write, play music, sketch, carve wood, or do whatever it is you do, this retreat is for you. The common area on the main floor of the lodge, with its many tables and chairs will be dedicated to creators who wish to focus on their work; there are also many other nooks on the property suitable for private creating.

Nature…Take an early morning walk along the beach, go paddling, meander down an over-grown prairie lane, find inspiration everywhere and translate it into your craft.

Community… Participate in a culture of honesty and warmth. Group sessions and workshops allow you to connect with artists from diverse backgrounds and interests. The spacious second-floor lounge, with its comfy seating and fireplace, will be available for anyone who wants to create and enjoy conversation at the same time.

Everyone who comes to Wonderscape is a co-creator of the event; your unique presence and gifts help shape the experience. Think of it as an artist’s potluck! There are several specific ways you can participate…

  • Weekend library – Bring books of all genres to share with other participants.
  • Maker’s market – Show your work! Tables will be available to display and sell your art, on an honour system, all weekend. (It doesn’t matter what you bring as long as it’s made by you.)
  • Discipline-specific circles – Give each other feedback and “talk shop” at the Drawing circle, Writer’s circle, or Arts and Business circle.
  • Art Mash-Up – an open-mic event

COST:  This includes food, accommodation and all programming except optional workshops which cost an additional $10 each.

Shared room (1 queen bed and twin bunks) –  $345/person

Private room (1 queen bed and twin bunks) – $445/person

Please see the website to register or check Wonderscape Creative Arts on Facebook and Instagram to get a feel for the workshops and vision behind the experience.

2019 Artists-in-Residence include

Felipe Gomez (musician)
Katie Miller (photographer)
Clayton Cave (carver)
Bevin Bradley (painter)
Tricia Friesen Reed (facilitator)

Space is limited and often fills by the early-bird deadline. Base cost includes food and lodging. Wonderscape has drawn participants from across Canada in the past 3 years. They are excited to see who will become part of the community in 2019!

Nature. Creativity. Connection.