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Under a Winter Sky: Art Retreat

Waterloo Station and Earth Stories Art Workshops invite you to immerse yourself in three days and nights at historic Waterloo Station in the New England Tablelands with this Earth Stories Art Retreat. Creativity and connection, under a winter sky. Join us for an unforgettable weekend.

Under a Winter Sky: Art Retreat
Under a Winter Sky: Art Retreat

Date & Location

16 Aug 2024, 2:00 pm AEST – 19 Aug 2024, 10:00 am AEST

Waterloo Station, 67 Waterloo Rd, Matheson NSW 2370, Australia

Guests

About the Weekend

Treat yourself to an Earth Stories Art Retreat at Waterloo Station in the beautiful New England Highlands. Take part in a guided drawing session by Wellingrove Creek, then translate sketches into a colourful painting by the crackling fire. Delicious meals, expert tuition and welcoming accommodation make this 3 night experience a real treat! Suits all skill levels.

Itinerary 

Day One, Friday 16th

Arrive at Waterloo and settle into your private room in the Waterloo Homestead or the Shearer’s Lodgings, complete with private bathroom, central heating, and all the luxury amenities for a lovely stay. Relax by the fire or don your winter woollies and take a walk through the paddocks with views to the Matheson Ranges. In the evening, meet the group for a glass of mulled wine by the fire, and dinner at the Shearer’s Lodgings Dining Room.

Day Two, Saturday 17th

Join Bronwyn in the studio space at the Shearer’s Lodgings for an overview of the weekend’s art activities. After morning tea we will take our sketchbooks to Wellingrove Creek for a riverside walk and drawing session.

Soak up a sense of time and place as you sit and draw under the sheoaks with the sound of the creek running by.

Lunch will be waiting back at the Shearers Lodgings. After lunch, settle into the studio to translate drawings into paintings. Explore expressive colour, mark-making, and compositional techniques to capture your own sense of place. On Saturday night, dinner will be served in historic Waterloo homestead.

After dinner, take a moment to step outside and enjoy the vast starry sky, which will spark your imagination on this creative journey.

Day Three, Sunday 18th

Wake to a peaceful New England morning and take time over breakfast, before gathering in the cosy light filled studio to continue painting. Sunday will be a day spent capturing the essence of the winter landscape. Carry on at your own pace, with plenty of cups of tea, inspiration and support as needed.

Lunch, morning, afternoon tea, and dinner will be served at the Shearers Lodgings. As the day closes it is fun to share our creations and experiences.

Day Four, Monday 19th

Depart Waterloo Station after breakfast.

About Earth Stories

Earth Stories Art Workshops and Retreats are designed and hosted by Bronwyn McKean. Bronwyn studied Visual Arts and Art Theory at University of NSW, Charles Sturt University and New England TAFE. Bronwyn’s art practice spans drawing, painting, mixed media and installation. An art teacher for 25 years Bronwyn has led art walks, expeditions, community projects, and now brings her knowledge and experience to designing inspiring, high quality workshops for adults to connect with places of natural wonder. Learn more at: earthstories.com.au

Accommodation and Inclusions

  • Three nights accommodation in private rooms with bathroom (Please note not all rooms will have ensuites, please check the ticket options for details)
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday, two course dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • A full tuition two day Earth Stories drawing and painting workshop designed for Waterloo Station
  • A complimentary primed canvas, sketchbook and drawing materials

Please note, the prices for tickets are for one person only. To add an extra person to your room booking inclusive of the art retreat and meals the price is an additional: $760. Please note, that rooms can accommodate a maximum of two people. Please contact Waterloo Station on 0439 791 923 or email enquiries@waterloo-station.com.au to add an additional person to your room booking and make payment for the additional art retreat guest.

What to Bring

Breakfast supplies, warm comfy clothes and shoes, folding chair, sunhat, water bottle, a set of acrylic paints and brushes, (colour list to be supplied prior), apron, rags and water container.

Who can participate

Adults of all skill levels

Questions about the Art Retreat

If you have any questions about the Art Retreat, please contact Bronwyn directly on 0432 260 710 or email bronwynamckean@gmail.com.

Bookings

Please book your ticket online - Click 'Buy Ticket' to secure your spot at the Art Retreat and select your accommodation of choice. *Please note that all ticket bookings are all inclusive. Please see the 'Accommodation and Inclusions' section above for further information.

If you have questions about the available accommodation options, please visit the Accommodation section on our website for further information or call Waterloo Station on 0439 791 923.

Bookings

  • Waterloo Homestead w/ensuite

    Ticket inclusions: - Luxury Art Retreat - Meals, per event page - 3 Nights Accommodation at Waterloo Homestead. Welcome to Waterloo Stations Grand Homestead. Each of our spacious bedrooms are beautifully furnished with modern features, offering a comfortable and luxurious retreat for our guests. With 5 open fireplaces and heating throughout the house, you can be assured of a cozy and comfortable stay. This room booking includes an ensuite bathroom in our luxury Homestead accommodation.

    $1,570.00
  • Waterloo Homestead Room

    Ticket inclusions: - Luxury Art Retreat - Meals, per event page - 3 Nights Accommodation at Waterloo Homestead w/ shared bathroom. Welcome to Waterloo Stations Grand Homestead. Each of our spacious bedrooms are beautifully furnished with modern features, offering a comfortable and luxurious retreat for our guests. With 5 open fireplaces and heating throughout the house, you can be assured of a cozy and comfortable stay. Please note, this room has a shared bathroom near by to your room.

    $1,450.00
  • Creek Shack Private Cabin

    Ticket inclusions: - Luxury Art Retreat - Meals, per event page - 3 Nights Accommodation at The Creek Shack. About this Accommodation: Discover a hidden gem nestled by the breathtaking Wellingrove Creek. Our private 'Off Grid' experience offers you a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature without sacrificing luxury. Relax in front of the slow combustion fireplace, surrounded by plush furnishings and luxurious linens. This private cabin has a queen bed, ensuite and kitchenette.

    $1,570.00
  • Schoolhouse Private Cottage

    Ticket inclusions: - Luxury Art Retreat - Meals, per event page - 3 Nights Accommodation at The Schoolhouse private cottage. Relax in our converted Schoolhouse cottage overlooking the homestead gardens. This charming Schoolhouse has been transformed into a beautifully appointed retreat, offering the privacy of your own cottage with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette.

    $1,570.00
  • Shearers Lodgings Room

    Ticket inclusions: - Luxury Art Retreat - Meals, per event page - 3 Nights Accommodation at The Shearers Lodgings. About this Accommodation: The Shearer's Lodgings is the perfect rural retreat, offering guests a unique combination of classic country comforts and luxury amenities. The Lodge features 7 beautifully appointed rooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. Please note this ticket type is for a private room booking with a queen or double bed and ensuite.

    $1,360.00
  • Stockman's Cottage Room

    Ticket inclusions: - Luxury Art Retreat - Meals, per event page - 3 Nights Accommodation at The Stockman's Cottage. About this Accommodation: Located within Waterloo Station, the Waterloo Stockman's cottage is a charming, fully self-contained workers cottage with three comfortable bedrooms, 2 of which are set up with queen beds. Please note, tickets for this accommodation include a private room with a queen bed and access to a shared bathroom in the cottage.

    $1,220.00

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