classes and retreats

You Me, and the Sea Art Retreat

Alisa Burke

$550.00 $700.00

From an artistic perspective, growing up on the Oregon Coast made me a seeker of wonders.  From the old growth woods, perched above the ocean, to the thundering surf pounding against the rocky shore, to the fog hanging over sandy beaches- the landscape offers up its treasures and dynamic inspiration to the willing soul. “You, Me, and the Sea” is a small retreat designed to share the inspiration of the Oregon Coast and the opportunity to immerse yourself in sketching, painting and mixed media projects based on the natural wonders of the sea. Together we will spend 3 days in a whirlwind of creativity- drawing, painting and projects inspired by the ocean and its offerings. We will absorb the colors, materials, and treasures of the landscape and turn them into unique artwork. 

Please note: In addition to creating in Alisa's studio, we will spend time beach combing, walking and creating outside weather permiting.

Cost of class includes supplies, gifts and surprises from Alisa, lunch and snacks all three days.


 Friday, October 18

10am-12pm class

12-1pm lunch

1-4pm class


Saturday, October 19

10am-12pm class

12-1pm lunch

1-4pm class 


Sunday, October 20

10am-12pm class


I've been teaching art since 2004 and while I have a formal education in Fine Art, I love to break the rules! As a teacher, it's my mission to share simple techniques that artists of any level can use to create bold and colorful art. I also like to cram as much creativity as I possibly can into my classes! My goal is to inspire my students and provide new ideas, techniques, live demonstrations, one on one support and the space to make creative discoveries. One of my favorite parts of teaching live, is the having the time to connect with my students, get to know other creatives and answer questions about art, life and business.

$600.00 early bird special. Includes supplies, gifts and surprises from Alisa, lunch and snacks all three days.

Please note- we have limited space available for this retreat, if all spots are filled we will open up a waiting list.

Single day classes are not available.
Payment in full is required at the time of registration.
This is class is available for ages 18+
To register simply add the retreat to your cart. Once we receive your payment you will be sent a confirmation email within 24 hours. 


In addition to your confirmation email you will also receive a welcome packet with additional event details (schedule/activities, parking, recommended eating, attractions, etc) and a release form that will need to be returned by start of class.

If you have any questions about registration or payment you are welcome to send an email to 

Cancellation policy- No refunds after September 18, 2019 or 30 days prior to class. There will be no exceptions. All requests for refunds must be received in writing before September 18, 2019 and will incur $50 processing fee. You may have someone else take your spot but we must be notified of the change. 
*We will not be providing lodging or transportation services but are here to help with any of your planning.

The Starry Night Inn-

The Sandy Cove Inn-   
Holiday Inn Express-  
Gearhart Hotel-  
Rivertide Suites-

Air B&B-

For more places to stay please visit the Seaside Visitors Bureau-

Towns Nearby With Additional Lodging
Gearhart-2 mi
Cannon Beach- 8.8 mi

Closest airport- Portland International Airport

Bus-NorthWest POINT provides round trip motor coach service from Portland to Seaside and surrounding beach communities. A complete schedule can be found here.

From Portland International Airport (PDX): 
(90 miles/2 hours). The road leaving the terminal is Airport Way. Follow Airport Way to Interstate 205 South. Go south on I-205 for 3 miles to Exit 21B - Interstate 84 (Banfield Highway). Take I-84 West toward downtown Portland for 6 miles. Exit on your left to Interstate 5 South. Take I-5 for 1.5 miles across the bridge, exiting left onto Interstate 405 North. Take I-405 for 1.5 miles to Exit 1D (right) to Highway 26 - Sunset Highway. Take Highway 26 west for 75 miles to Highway 101 at the coast. Go 1.5 miles north on Highway 101 to Seaside.

From Portland: 
(75 miles/1.5 hours), Go west on Highway 26 toward "Ocean Beaches" for 72 miles to Highway 101 junction. Go 1.5 miles north on Highway 101 to Seaside.

From I-5 North/Seattle: 
(210 miles/3.5 hours), Take the Longview Exit #36. As you head west into Longview, stay on the main road for several miles to a set of lights. Take a left at the second light, following the signs to Oregon. You are about 70 miles from Seaside at this point. Cross the mighty Columbia River on the big bridge and head west (right) on Highway 30 for 45 miles to Astoria. Highway 30 becomes Highway 101 at Astoria. Follow Highway 101 south through Astoria to Seaside.
For information on the area visit-

*The Oregon Coast has very unpredictable weather that can change at a moments notice. Some of our activities could change or may depend on the weather but be assured rain or shine- we will be having lots of fun together!
*Seaside is a small town and regardless of where you are staying, everything (from the beach to downtown to the grocery store to my studio) is within minutes (driving) of each other.
*If you need recommendations or have any questions about class content, travel, lodging or the area feel free to email me at
*There is no supply list for this class! To keep things simple and easy for you- I will be providing all supplies. If you have favorite supplies (pens, brushes, watercolors or paper) feel free to bring them but they are not required.

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