Painting Spring
in New England

Kim Myers Smith

Date: May 15-19, 2022

Name of Event: 

“Painting Spring in New England"

Medium: Oils

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open

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Rates & Enrollment

Deposit is $450, balance due 30 days before arrival

Day Student Tuition: $895 +  Materials fee

 5-Day Package*: $1,950 - 2,250* + Service Charge & Tax

* Your 5-Day Workshop Package includes:

Workshop Tuition, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer plus welcoming  reception with light appetizers.

You can choose a room to yourself (single occupancy) or double your fun, bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

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We will be embracing the beautiful change of season in picturesque Glastonbury, Ct. at The Connecticut River Valley Inn and Artists Rising Creativity Retreats.

Painting with rich, buttery oil paints you will paint all things spring like flowers and birds. You will enjoy learning a loose painting technique with expressive brushstrokes so you can add to your painting “tool box” of skills to achieve a more vibrant and expressive painting. Suitable for all levels.

About Kim Myers Smith

Kim Myers Smith, a Lancaster County, PA native, was born with the love of art in her soul. She earned her BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University and has owned TCG Design in East Petersburg for more than 30  years. Even though she is in a creative business, something was always missing.

After the last of her three children became more independent, she felt drawn to pursue her love of painting. Now she paints every day, rising  before the sun. Committing to this daily practice fits perfectly into her busy life. Over the past several years, Kim  has developed a consistent style in her painting. Yet her subject matter is diverse – from florals and landscapes to  birds and fruit –with a holiday ornament or summer crab mixed in to celebrate a special moment in time.  


About her work: 

Kim finds that painting with the buttery richness of oil paint is fluid and magical. She favors clean colors and  intensional  brushstrokes to keep her paintings bright and inviting. Kim wants her paintings to inspire your eyes  to dance across the canvas and leave you feeling calm and happy. Her style is impressionistic with a touch of her  graphic design background shining through. Quite simply, she strives to delight and make the world more beautiful, one painting at a time. 

Materials Fee:



Sample   Agenda **


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Studio work in the morning, sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM


Lots of food, fun, comradery, relaxation, re-winding, Art Studio available 24/7

You can also add an extra day before or after the retreat dates (upon availability)

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears!

This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddle boarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn


You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$450 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

Remaining balance is due 30 days before your retreat start date

Pay in Full at time of registration and save $100

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that the Sample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.