Check out our 2018 SPECIAL EVENTS

which can include off site retreats and studio demonstrations from visiting artists.

Barbara Jaenicke Demonstration

Sunday Jan 28th, 2018 – Cost $55

Event is from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Register HERE

Past Retreats

This will give an idea of some of the events we host. Our special events include off site retreats and studio demonstrations with visiting artists.

2017 Western North Carolina Plein-Air Workshop Retreat


The Art Loft is pleased to host a Western North Carolina Plein-Air Workshop Retreat with renowned artist Cindy Baron at the Historic Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.

The Historic Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis North Carolina is set in a 19th Century charming country style farmhouse on the edge of the Pisgah National Forest. The farm is only 6.5 miles from Grandfather Mountain State Park and has been recognized many times as an award winning historic hotel. The Mast Farm Inn enjoys the status as a boutique hotel and is also on the select registry as a Country Inn.  As a specialty, the inn is also well known for its gourmet farm to table fine dining.

More about the Mast Farm Inn –

mast_farm_2The workshop will consist of 5 nights at the Mast Farm Inn and 4 days of teaching and will be an outdoor plein-air workshop (weather permitting). The surrounding at the Inn itself is a plein-air painters dream with the historic farmhouse, a unique old barn, and all the original cabins, pathways and gardens.   The dates for this amazing workshop will be checking in on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 and checking out Friday, September 15th, 2017. Class days will be from Monday-Thursday with pleasantries in the evenings at the farm and local establishments. The Historic Mast Farm Inn has a one of a kind dining experience with gourmet, farm to table, fine dining so if you are interested in enjoying the fine food fare during the retreat Anita will be contacting you after registration with information on how to participate as this requires advanced notice.


Please join us for this fun filled and informative workshop. The subject matter we all enjoy painting will be waiting just outside our door.        Anita Elder