Sketchbook Adventure Retreat

Alisa Burke


Living on the Oregon Coast has made me a seeker of adventure and inspiration. From the mountains, to the sea, to the quaint coastal communities- the area offers some amazing inspiration. In my this one day class we will combine sketching and exploration. We will sketch our way around my hometown of Seaside, Oregon. I will take you to some of my favorite places and secret spots all while learning and sketching on the go! I will discuss and demonstrate simple techniques for sketching and keeping a visual journal. We will absorb the colors, materials, and treasures of the area and document them in our sketchbooks. Drawing and art journaling is such an important part of my creative life- it provides the opportunity for practice, growth, inspiration and escape and I can't wait to share my passion with you!

Cancellation policy- No refunds after March 26, 2013 or 30 days prior to class. There will be no exceptions. All requests for refunds must be received in writing before March 26, 2012 and will incur $50 processing fee. You may have someone else take your spot but we must be notified of the change.

Registration fee Includes supplies, continental breakfast and lunch for the day.

Please note- we have 12 spots available for this retreat, if all spots are filled we will open up a waiting list.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration.

All orders are processed via PayPal (which also accepts major credit cards even if you don't have an account). Once the payment process begins you will be redirected to the PayPal site. 

To register simply add the retreat to your cart. Once we receive your payment you will be sent a confirmation email within 48 hours. 

In addition to your confirmation email you will also receive a welcome packet by April 11, 2013 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

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-

*We will not be providing lodging or transportation services.

The Sandy Cove Inn-   
Holiday Inn Express-  
Comfort Inn- 
Gearhart Hotel-  
Rivertide Suites-
Seaside Vacation Homes-

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

Towns Nearby With Additional Lodging

Gearhart-2 mi

Cannon Beach- 8.8 mi