WEEK TWO ~ ~ ~ ~ February 20-24, 2023
Our 5th Annual Painting Retreat in Punta De Mita Mexico!
Enjoy a week in a tropical paradise honing your art skills!
5 days of painting instruction. Arrive earlier and/or stay longer!
Punta de Mita, A Tropical Paradise. A diverse ecosystem has fostered a tapestry of natural wonders at Punta Mita. From colorful marine and wildlife, to unusual birds and butterflies, to interesting flora and trees. Sea exploration reveals pods of wild dolphins and giant manta rays, the kaleidoscope of coral reef, home to tropical fish in every color and migrating humpback whales. About 25 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, it’s only a 45-minute drive to the resort town’s main entrance.
Surfing in Punta Mita is great for surfers of all levels, with a variety of breaks to suit all skill levels. From stoked beginners to seasoned wave chasers, there are numerous surf breaks within minutes of Punta Mita. Because of its island-like geography it offers both northwest and southwest swell exposure, and captures decent surf conditions regardless of the swell or wind conditions. This makes Punta Mita a reliable, consistent year round surf destination. Add to this light crowds, breathtaking natural beauty, warm water temps year round, and easily accessible breaks. Also enjoy whale watching and snorkeling.
About Your Painting Teacher. Wade Koniakowsky is one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists. Wade began painting at the age of six and started surfing when he was 12. By blending these two passions, he has gained worldwide recognition for his oil paintings of tropical settings. Wade was selected by Vans as the artist of the 2018 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the event that culminates the WSL surfing world tour. He has taught painting workshops for the last 10 years.
Our indoor studio is a large 2nd story room with 3 walls of doors that open up for lots of fresh air with plenty of room to spread out!
ALL ART SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED: paint, canvas, brushes and easels. Paint supplied will be ACRYLIC. Feel free to bring any other specific supplies or tools you like to use. Our focus will be OCEAN INSPIRED TROPICAL SCENES AND WAVES. A typical day would include 3 + hours of painting instruction.
Painting in Punta de Mita. Wade has personally been on 6 painting trips to Punta Mita in the past. “Punta Mita is rich with tropical beauty. I come back from a morning surf ready to grab my paints and immediately put to use the inspiration I’ve soaked up from the ocean”.
Cost. 5 Options are offered. All supplies provided, (acrylic paint). (Please note, if you sign up for less than 5 days, we will need to know which days you intend to paint to manage the class size.)
5 Days painting $475. USD
4 Days painting $380. USD
3 Days painting $285. USD
2 Days Painting $190. USD
1 Day Painting $95. USD
Workshop class sizes are limited to 14 students per day.
Accommodations. Attendees will be responsible for their accommodations. There are great, reasonably priced accommodations right in the village of Punta Mita, as well as deluxe resorts nearby. Once you arrive in Punta de Mita, you can walk from most hotels and condos to the workshop location. We can assist with hotel suggestions and contact info for local condo agents who may also be able to assist with transportation arrangements. Renting a car is also a good option if you want to check out the surrounding area. It’s an easy 45 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta airport. For more information contact Lynn at email@example.com or call 760-419-6103.
Cancellation Policy: All fees are fully refundable through December 1, 2022, after Dec 1, 2022 50% is refundable. See all of our Policies and Waivers HERE.