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Painting to Pattern - Art Retreat

Painting to Pattern Art Retreat


  • "I am writing to you both to thank you for the inspiring, extremely informative, and for me, lightbulb couple of days, that, with the content you covered, has absolutely propelled me to achieve my goal of 2023 and that was to learn how to digitise my art and get it to print. "

    Rebecca - attended Brisbane 2023 p2p Retreat

  • "I just wanted to say the biggest Thank you to you both. Such an amazing group, both of you sharing your knowledge and experiences, and just the whole weekend felt like the biggest creative hug that I’ve been needing. So Thank you, I feel like I’m getting “me” back, and that has honestly all started since the weekend. "

    Karina - attended Brisbane 2023 p2p Retreat

Art Retreat Q&A's

Cancellation is allowed up to 14 days before the Retreat starts. If you cancel within the 14 days leading up to the retreat, we cannot refund your ticket due to costs already paid for the event. However, if we (or you) manage to find someone from the waiting list to take your spot, we will be happy to refund you the ticket price. You would also be welcome to find a replacement to fill your spot for the retreat if you can't make it and arrange with us the change on the ticket name.

GOLD COAST: QT Hotel, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217. If you plan to stay at the QT for the duration of the Art Retreat, the QT Hotel has discounted rates for Retreat attendees. The discount code will be provided after ticket is booked.

Travelling from the Gold Coast Airport

Travel to and from the Gold Coast is convenient, with multiple options from flying to train/tram, car hire, or shuttle/taxi (for larger groups).

The Gold Coast is serviced by the Gold Coast Airport (see map, airport code OOL), with frequent domestic (QantasVirginJetstar) and some international flights (e.g. Air New Zealand/Singapore Air), making it accessible from various locations. 

The 777 bus runs seven days a week from the Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach South (G:link) station. From here you can easily transfer to the G:link Gold Coast Light Rail Network .

Con-x-ion shuttle busses and hotel transfer busses are available to major locations including hotels (see hotel websites for details of transfer busses).

Alternatively Taxis & Uber also operates from the Gold Coast Airport. 


There are restaurants inside the QT Hotel but if you wanted to venture out, the Gold Coast is a gourmet delight with many restaurants and cafés to explore. It is impossible to signpost even a fraction of the many amazing restaurants and culinary variation available (but if you like Japanese you may be in heaven). Most hotels have excellent restaurants (we recommend you consult review sites like Google and TripAdvisor).

TripAdvisor lists its 'top ten restaurants' and provides rankings in different categories, and the Australian Good Food Guide has an enormous list of restaurants on the Gold Coast. 

Stay in style at the hotel during our Art Retreats by booking directly with them.

Undercover parking at the QT is available at $30 per day. There is ample parking onsite for those driving to the retreat.

Yes of course you can! We will be supplying you with ALL the creative tools you will need for the Art Retreat however you are most welcome to bring your favourite art supplies along.

Delicious morning tea & lunch as well as coffee & tea making facilities are provided over both retreat days. After the Friday workshop finishes at 4pm, please join us in the restaurant complimentary drink from 5pm.

Our retreat is open to any creative, at any level! Suitable for beginners, as well as those with some surface pattern design experience.