Art Immersion Package

Get creative and experience all our artistic offerings during a three-night getaway.

Relax and explore different mediums and outlets in which to express your creativity. Welcoming beginners to experienced artists, this three-night getaway will have you involved in all our artistic offerings, from Zen doodling to poetry, in small class-like settings. Three night minimum stay with Thursday arrival.

All-inclusive Package includes:
  • Your choice of a spacious casita with local artisan touches, gas fireplace and private courtyard, or a charming garden view room with private balcony
  • Farm-fresh breakfast, daily
  • Unlimited experiential activities

Our Art Immersion package also includes a kit of supplies for your experience:

1 base unit of your choice: A USK sketchbook, triptych panels or a shadow box
2 Sakura Micron pens
8 Prismacolor double ended markers
1 Uni-ball white gel pen
1 Prismacolor metallic gold marker
140 lb. water color paper
1 mechanical pencil and eraser

In order of offering.

Day 1

8:30 to 9:30 Willows Color Exploration 

Explore the beauty of acrylic and watercolor paints using novel tools to create stunning custom papers. Quick and easy, jump start your weekend with instant art success.

9:30 to 11:00 Willows Found Poetry

A title can cause the viewer to reinterpret an artwork.  Found Poetry takes existing printed material and reframes selected portions to convey an entirely different meaning. This class can be used to frame a concept for your art projects as well introduce a range of art supplies. 


2:00 to 3:15 Willows Zen Doodles

Break from the ordinary with a guided continuous line drawing that morphs into bigger images and varying scales. Limited only by your imagination, this is a great beginning to the art you have dreamed of making.

3:30 to 4:30 MOONHOUSE Shadows on Glass

Cultivate two-point perspective skills with fun and easy short cuts.  We’ll take advantage of the afternoon sun, when landscape shadows are their most dramatic to sketch the many glorious vistas on the property. Tracing entails drawing on clear film placed in windows to capture the moment. Why fret about drawing from life when you can trace?

6:00 to 7:00 twilight studio, open to all

Day 2

7:30am to 8:30am Open studio

8:30 to 9:30 Willows Blind Portraits

A quick and easy flash class, designed to loosen up your art technique in a humorous fashion.  Small art compositions made with continuous line drawings never looking at the paper.  Let you muse stray into the unknown and discover treasure.

9:30 to 11:00 Faces Plus Botanicals Equals SUGAR SKULLS!

Learn to use pen and ink on top of watercolor splashed paper to illustrate faces and botanicals. Learn tips and tricks.  You can stop and indulge with just faces or botanicals –  or – if it catches your fancy combine the two different elements into vivid sugar skull Katrina art.


5-minute Canvas

This is a round robin shared art experience.  Using the blind portraits, you have 5 minutes to add your own personal touch before handing off the artwork.  An impromptu art experience, you receive back your original with artistic components contributed by your fellow artists.

Cracker Jack Critter Portraits

Create vivid and imaginative critter portraits re-imagined from your own photos or a selection of stock photos.  This class will use all the colors in your tool kit, and then add some to make false color portraits with realistic eyes using pencils, pens, watercolors and markers.

Day 3: Final Day

Open studio Willows 8:00am to 9:45am, wrap up