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Spring Painting Retreat

April 4-7, 2019


Continuing Professional Education

16 Possible CPE Hours
Art / Math
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Come and join us for our spring painting retreat!

All levels of experience are welcome at Mo-Ranch for a painting retreat located in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country! Through demonstration and individual instruction, you will be guided through a process to help you obtain confidence and pleasure from painting. Classes are structured with enough direction to ensure success, and enough freedom to allow for creative expression. This retreat will be using watercolor as the primary medium. Everything you will need to learn to paint in watercolor is provided for you! No drawing ability required.

Experienced artists, come and create while being surrounded by a nurturing community of artists over the course of a relaxing long weekend in the beautiful setting of Mo-Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Leisure artists or beginners, come and create while being guided through the painting workshops by the retreat’s leadership & experienced teacher/artist, Kathleen McElwaine. Click the leadership tab to learn more about Kathleen!

What’s special about this outdoor painting retreat at Mo-Ranch?

– Everything! Mo-Ranch is the perfect creative setting for a quiet time to relax and be inspired while you paint the days away! – Instructor-led class time will be available for perfecting and improving your artwork. Each day you will complete a painting while being guided through painting workshops by a professional artist. -Scenic landscapes and architectural landmarks are abundant at Mo-Ranch. Visuals include historical buildings and mansions, nature, wildflowers, views of the crystal-clear Guadalupe River and so much more.

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or

Kathleen McElwaine spent most of her childhood in the front seat of her father’s ’54 Chevy pickup truck, sketchbook in hand, illustrating the ranching world that surrounded her. Today, Kathleen is a celebrated artist and the creator behind countless original paintings, fine art posters and prints, “Keep the White Space” water coloring books & products, and much more.

Known for her whimsical style, her art has delighted and inspired the world for over three decades. Students flock to Kathleen’s classes to learn her uncomplicated step-by-step method of watercolor painting that imbues the same spirit of play she found through art as a child. Kathleen believes that everyone can find joy in exploring their creativity and encourages that exploration by giving to her community through her art and teaching. For more about Kathleen, visit her website.

Cost and Housing

Hotel-style lodging accommodations will be available.

Single Occupancy Room: $770

Double Occupancy Room: $575

Commuter rate: $335 (excludes lodging; includes lunch and dinner meals for Thursday and Friday plus tuition)


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.

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 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.

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