Welcome to the Watch.Learn.Play. House in Oregon City

Join us for our "Retreat Among the Trees" or host your own retreat here at the Watch.Learn.Play. House.

Retreat Among the Trees Host your own retreat

 

Welcome to the Watch.Learn.Play. House
in Oregon City

Join us for our "Retreat Among the Trees" or host your own retreat here at the Watch.Learn.Play. House.

Retreat Among the Trees Host your own retreat
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There's nothing like gathering with your people.

Nestled in the trees, sits the Watch.Learn.Play. House, a space that offers the opportunity of recharging your creative spirit and forging meaningful connections with others.

During your time here, we will immerse ourselves in art as we print with leaves, paint, and create collages inspired by nature.

Between artistic pursuits, we'll have plenty of down time to enjoy the fire pit or heated pool, nature walks, trips to the antique market, lunch at the Oregon City food trucks and more. 

 

Our next Retreat is November 8-10 2024.

Registration is open!

Yes! I want to be among the trees

A Creative Sanctuary in the Heart of Nature

  • Step into a refuge of creativity and connection at The Watch.Learn.Play. House, where every corner feels crafted to inspire and uplift.
  • With ample space, abundant light and peaceful views, our sanctuary invites you to reconnect with your inner artist, unwind in nature, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow creators.
  • Here, you'll find the perfect balance of solitude and community.
  • Whether you seek solace, connection, or a space to let your creativity soar, our doors are open.

What is waiting for you Among the Trees

Relaxation, Refreshment, Reconnection
5 Delicious home prepared fresh meals and ample snacks
3 full days of art making Friday 10am through Sunday 4pm
All Art Supplies Included
5 acres of forested property to explore and forage from

FAQs

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about the retreat.

Our retreat center sleeps up to 8 guests in shared bedrooms with the convenience of several bathrooms. You are welcome to relax in the living room or curl up in the cozy seating area by the fireplace. Feel free to help yourself to our coffee and snack bar at any time. We want you to feel at home!

If you are flying in to PDX, you will be able to easily rent a car or plan on a $60 (on average) Uber ride. I will be available to help shuttle us around through the weekend, so as long as you don't need a car for any other reason, the Uber option will probably be the most economical.

There are several hotels to choose from in or near Oregon City. You can refer to this link for a list of options.

If you prefer to stay at an Airbnb, there are several cozy choices nearby. Check out these listings.

We are all about cozy and comfy here. I encourage you to bring comfy lounge wear as we will only go out in "outside clothes" once during the weekend for lunch at the food trucks in Oregon City. So leave some space in your luggage for bringing home the art we make together and don't bother with lots of outfits to change into.

That said, we do love tromping through nature around here (even in loungewear). If you happen to have an extra pair of shoes that can get wet (we are in the PNW and it IS wet here), then bring them along. No worries if you don't, we will make do!

Meals are vegetarian friendly with fish and chicken options. We try our best to accommodate your dietary needs while providing you with home cooked meals and plentiful snacks and “like you’re at home” access to the kitchen. We are serious about our coffee and offer many options in that area as well as sparkling water and tea options. We also have an ever present self service snack bar with healthy and comforting snacks hitting all the notes!

Our tentative schedule:

Friday 10am: Gather & Connect - Opening activities and Nature PrintingFriday 1pm Lunch/Free time
Friday 2-5pm - Studio Time with more nature printing on fabric/canvas
Friday: Group Dinner at the house
Fire Pit/Smore’s
Evening Free time (Float in the heated pool, art in the house, movie on the couch, isolate in your room ..something for everyone)


Saturday: 8am Breakfast Bar is Set out - Slow start Morning
Saturday: 10am-1pm - Paper Quilt - Painting BIG
Saturday: 1-4 - Lunch at the Oregon City Food Trucks Field Trip/Antique market
Saturday: 4pm - Studio time to incorporate our market find into our work
Saturday: 6-9pm  Free Time - Dinner Grazing Time (Charcuterie and leftovers laid out)
Fire Pit/Floating Time/Couch Time or whatever lights you up!

Sunday: Same Start as Saturday
Sunday: 10am-1pm - Finishing up
1pm - Lunch/Pack
2-4pm Final studio time/closing circle

Retreat concludes Sunday by 4pm.

Upcoming Retreats & Workshops

  • Friday, November 8 · 1pm EST (8 hrs)

    Your registration includes 3 full days of art making with all the supplies needed plus 5 meals and plenty of snacks, coffee/t…

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    Your registration includes 3 full days of art making with all the supplies needed plus 5 meals and plenty of snacks, coffee/tea and soft drinks.
    Lodging can be arranged on a first come first served basis (8 spots available to stay in a shared room on site+$300) we have several options close by for Air B&B or Hotel reservations.

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    Join us as we create a creative tapestry of nature inspired art in community. Each participant leaves with a completed book full of papers ready to receive even more magical touches as you live on the pages you will recall the peaceful environment in which you made them and be instantly transported back.

    Come and be part of this immersive creative 3-day experience!



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Interested in creating your own retreat?

The Watch.Learn.Play. House is designed to prosper creativity and connection. We'd love to open our space up to you and perhaps a few of your friends for own artful getaway!

If you are familiar with the artful offerings of Andrea you may already have in mind what you'd like to focus on for your personalized retreat. You would have plenty of one-on-one instruction time as well as access to the studio for co-working time every day of your visit from 10am-7pm. 

We'll provide you with accommodations and meals to make it a memorable stay.

Currently we are taking applications for a Tuesdays/Wednesday/Thursday session. Please reach out with potential dates and any other inquiries you have so that we can start planning your retreat!

Let's Schedule your Retreat

What would you like to learn and when?