Mossom Creek Art Retreat

Imagine an afternoon creative retreat in Nature.

J Peachy Gallery in collaboration with Mossom Creek Hatchery (Port Moody, BC), guides this half day interactive creative workshop.  Inspired by the author Richard Louv, who coined the term ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’, this workshop challenges people to escape the ‘urbanity’, re-connect with nature and stimulate one’s creative mind. Louv states “the more technology we have, the more nature we need.”

Workshop participants can expect:

– introduction to the Community run Hatchery
– basics of the local ecology
– hands on interactivity
– and of course some artist freetime
– your own time for peace

Mossom Creek Hatchery was established by former Centennial High School teachers and award winning environmental educators Ruth Foster and Rod MacVicar.   Since its inception over 30 years ago, Mossom Creek has been a place of education for thousands of students, it has restored a once dead creek and is one of the most pristine watersheds in the whole Lower Mainland.

This workshop is not only open to artists of all types, painters, poets, musicians, photographers, but for anyone longing for  afternoon of art activities and soaking up the beauty of a refuge in the woods.  We’re kid friendly, bring the family to a creative escape to nature, right in your own backyard.

Upcoming Dates:

NEXT RETREAT: To be determined

By donation ($20 suggested), includes art supplies, refreshments and a signed J Peachy Art Card. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

WORK WITH NATURE BASED PAINTS !  Mossom Creek Hatchery Volunteer, Ariana has collaborated with Get Outside BC to provide nature based paints for this retreat. Get Outside BC is co-created by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and BC Parks, with additional support from Mountain Equipment Co-op, Parks Canada, and the Child and Nature Alliance.

email jp (at) to reserve your spot. There is limited access to this remote location so only confirmed attendees will be able to participate.

NOTE: Mossom Creek is a SCENT FREE Facility.  Please refrain from using Fragrances and Perfumes when coming to the retreat, some people have severe allergies to chemical scents.  Plus why not take in what nature truly has to give you.

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