Painting, Artist Studio Tours and Wine

A 3 Day Arts-Inspired Painting Experience in the Pacific Northwest

Suited to the experienced painter or the beginner, this 3 day adventure combines the joys of art-making with a day of cultural delights. Enjoy 2 days of studio painting, separated by a day of local culture activities, celebrating artisan life and locally crafted fine wines. No need for art materials, tools etcetera – all are conveniently provided. Visit select local fine artists, working in a variety of art media, to discover and share craft and stories about chasing the muse. Catered lunches and healthy snacks on studio days – enjoy a hosted lunch at a favorite Bellingham Bistro on the day between. Come experience an ideal balance of creative expression and socializing.


  • 2 day painting workshop, led by a professional fine art painter
  • Personalized tours of local fine art studios, craft demonstrations, and one-on-one time with artisans, working in a variety of media
  • Trips to local wineries where you’ll meet the vintner, learn about regional wine-making and sample fine wines
  • Catered lunches and healthy snacks on workshop days
  • Intimate lunch at a fine Bellingham bistro on the day in between
  • Opportunities to socialize after each painting day


  • Daily Transportation To/From Scheduled Activities
  • Welcome Goody Bag and Other Surprises
  • All Art Materials Needed To Create Your Masterpiece*
  • Lunch each Day
  • Daily Hosted Happy Hour Socials
  • Healthy Snacks and Beverages Throughout Each Day
  • New Friends and New Experiences


  • October 21 – 23, 2016
  • Other Flexible Dates Available For Your Group

Explanatory notes

*Artist Materials: Level 2 (Artist Grade) and Level 3 (Professional Grade) acrylic paints and mediums will be provided, along with sketching and practice materials, paint apron, brushes and assorted tools, and gallery quality canvas. Supplemental supplies include acrylic inks, pastels and more (Store value $300)

A day-by-day description of your adventure with us

We offer a full service experience, where each adventure session has been carefully choreographed behind the scenes. A high-level overview of what to expect appears below, with the emphasis on ‘slowing your roll’. Upon booking, clients receive a detailed itinerary and comprehensive information about their specific adventure with us.

Our Time Together


In a harried world, the opportunity to ‘recharge’ is essential. Our authentic Northwest experience combines the love of art, culture, and the great outdoors in a beautiful way. We’ve fused the pleasures of art making with an immersive dive into the artisan way of life. Following the muse, connect with fine artists working in a variety of art media, and artisan winemakers as an insider – not a visitor. Be touched by the places you visit and connected to the interesting people you meet.

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Painting Workshop


Arrive at Yvette Neumann Fine Art Studio to begin work on your very own masterpiece. Divided into morning and afternoon painting sessions, the construction process will be broken down into easy, bite-sized lessons, throughout which you’ll be offered invaluable prompts and exercises to support the design and composition of your work. Enjoy a tasty catered lunch on the patio and a relaxing Happy Hour in the Gallery and garden at day’s end. A day of artist studio visits and wine tastings awaits tomorrow – no painting that day.

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Local Artists Studio Visits


Today begins with visits to the studios of some of Bellingham’s most renowned fine artists and ends with wine tastings at local Bellingham wineries. At each studio stop, you’ll meet fine artists working in diverse arts including glass, wood, and ceramics. Artisans will share their work and processes with you, demonstrating nuances of their craft. There’ll be plenty of time to peruse finished and unfinished work before heading to a favorite downtown Bellingham eatery for a deliciously casual lunch.

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Wine Tastings


After lunch, travel to the countryside to visit the final artist studio of the day – this is living at its best. From there, head over to two local wineries, where you’ll meet the vintners, and learn about the peculiarities of Washington wine-making and the seasonal challenges that come with our microclimate. At each winery you’ll be treated to a private wine tasting, with time to explore the grounds. Finish off a splendid time with a restful night’s sleep, before beginning your final day of studio painting in the morning.

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Painting Workshop


Finalize painting refinements on your final day, and with plenty of one-on-one help to put finishing touches on your one-of-a-kind masterpiece, complete the creative process begun on Day 1. Tips for hanging, framing, cleaning and more will be shared, along with vendor sources for materials used throughout your journey. A final tasty, catered lunch, followed by a Happy Hour celebration in the gallery and garden closes out the day. Now comes the hard part – deciding where to hang your new original artwork.

adventure session pricing options

We offer several different ways to participate in all the fun, so depending on your needs – we have an arrangement that’s perfect for you! Need accommodations? Want to bring a friend or spouse along for the ride? Take part in all the fun and share the experience effortlessly, because we’ve got you covered.



An individual who does not need hotel accommodations and can provide their own transportation to/from a common pickup point

Artist + 3 Nights Hotel


* Contact us for options and specific pricing. Pricing varies, depending on specific hotel selected, season, and general availability.

Come Create With Us

Non-Artist Companion


An individual participant in non-painting activities, traveling with a registered artist  (based on double occupancy when hotel selected)

Book Your Adventure Today

Please refer to our helpful FAQ’s for additional information about our popular art-inspired adventures. Space availability for each session is limited to just 8 adventurers at a time, so we encourage you to book early. Travel Insurance helps you plan for the unpredictable, and we highly recommend you obtain policy coverage when booking an adventure with us. Refer to our Policies/Limitations page for any questions concerning your adventure tour booking  – a $250 deposit is required to hold your reservation. We will contact you about payment arrangements upon confirmation of your booking with us. Thank you for your interest in Creative Life Adventures NW!