All inclusive art retreat, painting vacation, art getaway.

The Shenandoah Art Destination provides the ideal art vacation, creative holiday and inspiration for an art lover of any ability, in any medium. You will be offered individualized art courses in drawing, painting and printmaking, together with an exceptional range of studio facilities and many plein air locations.  BUT, it’s more than just a painting week – it’s a great holiday too.

Art courses for all abilities

Art Lessons – Included · Meals – Included · Accommodations – Included · Relaxation – Included

Individually designed courses for all levels of artists:

For the beginning artist wanting to learn the basics.
For the intermediate artist wanting to learn more techniques.
For the professional artist seeking new inspiration.

An Art Retreat which is a Vacation. An Art Vacation which is a Realtreat.

Art courses and workshops in drawing, painting and printmaking run from early spring to late autumn and are structured to accommodate a wealth of creative pursuits from drawing, pastels, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, airbrush to drypoint, lino, monoprinting and mixed media.


Your hosts are Jan-Willem Boer, an established artist and commercial illustrator, and Nancy Bácher, an artist’s representative. Jan-Willem worked and taught for over 25 years in the USA and Europe. Together they offer art courses, inspiration and individual guidance to their art students, making each course a unique learning experience for artists at all levels.


The Shenandoah Art Destination  is located in Virginia, USA. Three miles south of the historic town of Lexington, the 10 acre property is surrounded by scenic rolling hills nestled in the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains; the perfect art retreat location.

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