Select Page

Fall Painting Retreat

September 20-23, 2018


Continuing Professional Education

16 Possible CPE Hours
Art / Math
Learn More

Check out more photos

2016   2017

Paint your heart away in the beautiful Hill Country!

Mo-Ranch’s fall painting retreat is designed for artists of all skill levels who would like to spend a long weekend at Mo-Ranch, surrounded by a community of fellow artists. The primary painting medium will be pastels for this retreat, but oils, acrylics, watercolors and all other mediums are welcome.

Experienced artists, come and create in the beautiful setting of the Texas Hill Country.

Leisure artists or beginners, come and create while being guided through painting workshops by this year’s retreat leader, Juliana Crownover. Juliana is an award-winning painter who has been painting and teaching in pastels and oils for over 20 years. Classroom instructions may include an underpainting technique, mixed media techniques, brushwork and much more. Click the leadership tab to learn more about Juliana!

Learn how to capture the changing light through value, color and composition while painting landscapes and still life. Classes will be structured with enough direction to ensure success and enough freedom to allow for your full creative expression.

You will need to bring your own pastels and paper—a supply list is available on her website: You can see more of her art at

Space is limited. Click here to register now!

Questions? We’re happy to help! Please contact our program registrar at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or

Juliana Crownover

Juliana Crownover is an award-winning painter who has been painting in pastels and oils for over 20 years and teaching for 15 years. She has a BA from Austin College in biology, art and environmental studies. She is a member of the Southwest Pastel Society and Outdoor Painter Society. She describes her passion this way: “In my own art, I use light and color to bring out beauty in everyday life, whether that is a trail I have hiked 100 times, or my son hanging laundry on a line. In that way I use my art as a reminder of where to find beauty all around us, and to slow down in our daily lives so that we may see it. In my classes I strive to create a balance that allows enough freedom so that students can create their own art, and enough direction to ensure success. Aside from the end-goal of finished art, I think the process should be enjoyed, and I work hard to create an environment that allows for that.”  You can learn more about her art on her website: or her blog:

All participants will be housed in hotel room lodging. Learn more about Pheasant Run.

Double hotel room occupancy: $455
Single hotel room occupancy: $625
Commuter rate: $250 (excludes housing at Mo-Ranch, includes tuition, lunch and dinner during the retreat)

Costs of three nights of lodging, eight meals, tuition, supplies and meeting spaces are all included with retreat pricing.


A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration.

Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

Directions to Mo.

What supplies and other items should I bring?

Click here to email the retreat leadership for a recommended list of art supplies.

You may want to bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, casual clothing, tennis equipment, swimsuit, water shoes, rain gear, camera, lidded cup or mug, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Mo-Ranch Logo

Join our email list

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Mo-Ranch.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This