Open Painting Retreat

July 26 and 27, 2019   
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Offered since 2003, the Open Painting Retreats are a time for informal creativity at the Lake – for independent painting, to receive a bit of painting guidance, or to engage in other creative endeavors.  Students enjoy the use of Mr. Graves’ private painting studio and/or the many outdoor venues around the Lake’s numerous trails, as each guest prefers.

Arupa Richardson, art instructor and arts advocate, has organized the open painting retreat opportunities on behalf of the foundation’s mission to publicly invite and host local and regional artists to pursue creativity within the Lake’s spectacular, intimate, and deeply quiet ambiance.

MORRIS GRAVES FOUNDATION trustees, Robert and Desiree Yarber, extend their heartfelt gratitude to Arupa, and her predecessor Cat McAdams, for their dedicated time organizing these unique and significant opportunities on behalf of the foundation’s mission to provide this retreat opportunity to the public.  Further, the Yarbers greatly appreciate the countless dedicated and enthusiastic artists who have visited the Lake and nurtured it with their creative energies, making it a part of their painting lives.

Choose to attend 1 or 2-days.  Limited to 12 Participants daily.

1 Day  $50          
2 Days  $90

Pre-registration required.  Registration closes at 6:00 pm on July 12, 2019.

Please contact Arupa directly to inquire about attending this specific opportunity: or phone 707-476-0635

Lunch is shared potluck, as preferred by each guest.  All attendees are required to meet the instructor at 9:30 at C.R. to check-in, pay the balance of the fee, and carpool.  The entire road to the retreat is private property, and Robert Yarber personally maintains the road with a shovel. Therefore, non-pooling cars are not allowed to drive on the private gravel road to the retreat.

Any additional general inquiries regarding retreats, workshops, requirements, etc., or for further information about the foundation, please write directly to:   THE MORRIS GRAVES FOUNDATION, PO Box 608, Fortuna, CA  95540