Workshop/Retreat: The Black Land Prairie

Nature/Art Retreat
 (3 days/2 nights)
DATES: Arrive Fri evening (anytime 5:30 pm & after) and stay thru Sun, noon depart.
SITE: YMCA Collin County. 1180 Houston St.  Anna, TX 75409. 
REGISTERING?: Contact instructor at for mailing address to send in payment or via Pay Pal 'Buy Now' button below. 
TOTAL FEE: $190 Includes: 
(2) Nights Lodging - Fri and Sat (arrive Friday, at your leisure,  anytime 5:30 pm or after
(1) Welcoming Reception - Fri evening 7 pm
(2) Continental Breakfasts - Sat and Sun
(2) Dinners - Fri and Sat.  
(1) Sunrise or Sunset Sketch Out. 
(1) Camp Fire.
(2) Cocoa Summit - Sharing of sketchbooks and days progress nightly over cookies and hot cocoa.

OUR SKETCH SITE Offers varied opportunities for the artist, journaler, photographer, nature lover documenting the Black Land Prairie ...quiet wooded areas, sparkling lake views,  up close macro views or sweeping landscape vistas. 

Note: We move indoor to work in our light- filled classroom as conditions dictate.  Buildings are 1-story, have accessible door handles, bathrooms have accessible stalls/showers. Trails wide and graded wheelchair accessible.  Handicap parking.

Lodging Details:
  • Cozy, twin, dorm style/camp house lodging. (First paid registrants will likely snag all the lower bunks. Upper bunks to the procrastinators go).
  • Handicap showers
  • Microwave and refrigerator
  • Morning into night art making opportunity
  • On site recreational facilities
  • Classmate arranged carpool option
o   Comfy lounge wear/warm ups to hang out in evenings into night. 
o   Twin sheet set; Blanket; Pillow/pillow case; Or sleeping bag
o   Toiletries
o   Towel/wash cloth; Shower shoes/Flip Flops
o   Sack lunch and beverage from home to join Sat/Sunday classmate's al fresco lunch.
o   Flashlight; Whistle.

INSTRUCTOR  Cynthia Padilla international instructor, leads art retreats worldwide. From the sparkling lakes of Como, the pink city of Agra, India...craggy hillsides of Greece... to the bright lights of Paris. Padilla has criss-crossed the globe, sketchbook in hand.

Padilla Sketching on Location - Northern New Mexico