Kami Mendlik: Color Relativity and Mentorship Retreat | August 16-20, 2020

Kami Mendlik: Color Relativity and Mentorship Retreat | August 16-20, 2020

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This unique retreat is four transformational days of painting, designed to develop YOU creatively, practically, spiritually and personally. All levels are welcome, however Intermediate-Advanced level artists will gain the most out of this retreat.

Check In: Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | Check Out: Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Tuition + Meals: $1,075 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,575 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,995 per person

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A 5.5% tax on tuition/meals will be added to the retreat rates displayed online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration fees. Guests making a deposit online will receive follow-up written communication showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

Full payment of any remaining fees is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. New registrations made less than 60 days prior to the retreat start date will require full payment of all retreat related registration fees.

Do you have a companion who would like to join you for the Bayfield experience without attending the educational components?. Companion Rates are available for one companion over the age of 18 and one per registered retreat participant. Companion rates entitle the companion to lodging, all retreat package meals, and use of Wild Rice Retreat facilities.


This unique Mentorship Retreat is designed for artists who would like to receive inspiration, motivation and focused instruction in a luxurious retreat setting.  Through Kami’s specifically designed mentorship retreat you will nurture your creative spirit and explore your personal art goals.

This retreat is for you if you want to:

  • Take your painting to the next level

  • Tap deep into your authenticity

  • Nourish your creative soul and mind

  • Inspire, and be inspired

  • Enjoy quality time with a small like-minded group of artists

  • Escape, feed your soul and grow personally

Participants will paint each day with instruction, critiques and demonstrations by Kami. Emphasis will be on the study of color relativity in natural light. Subjects will include courtyard still life’s and landscape painting en plein air.  Individual meetings with Kami and goal setting for your art career will be important elements of this retreat. 

All Levels of artists are welcome, however Intermediate-Advanced level artists will gain the most out of this retreat.



Kami used GAMBLIN brand oil paints, but it is not required.

  • Large tube titanium white

  • Cadmium Yellow Light or Cadmium Lemon

  • Cadmium Yellow Deep or Cadmium Yellow Medium

  • Cadmium Red Light and/or Cadmium Red Medium

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Ultra Marine Blue



3 - 8 x 10 in. panels
2 - 11 x 14 in. panels

Viva Paper towels
Gamsol (GAMBLIN’s brand odorless mineral spirits) in metal brush cleaner with a snap down lid
Palette knives
A journal and a sketch book


Kami Mendlik grew up just north of Stillwater, MN on the family land where her daily wanderings taught her to have a great love and respect for the qualities of the natural world that later provide her with the inspiration which has led her on a lifelong journey as a painter.  As part of her journey she has studied with some of the country’s finest painters, and for the last fourteen years she has been actively teaching plein air and representational oil painting classes and workshops through the The St Croix River School Of Painting as well as other art schools and venues throughout the United States and Italy.  

In 2008, Kami started and founded the St Croix River School of Painting in Stillwater MN where she teaches the fundamentals of representational painting with a special emphasis on color.  In January of 2014 she purchased a 16 acre farm just North of Stillwater, where she converted a 100 year old hip roof barn into her studio and the St Croix River School of Painting's new location.  The property has become a great source of inspiration for countless painters.

Kami’s work has been in numerous International, National, Regional, and Solo shows and exhibitions such as (partial listing) OPA - Oil Painters Of America National and Eastern Regional Exhibitions, Signature Member of the AWA – American Woman Artists Juried Exhibition, Field Artist in Plein Air Magazine’s 4thAnnual Plein Air Convention and Expo, Carmel CA. , Plein Air Smack Down Guest Painter- Groveland Gallery,  “Moments”,  Solo exhibition at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson WI; The National Juried American Impressionist Society Exhibition, and the Door County Plein Air Festival Featured Artist in Door County WI. 

Articles, partial listing:  Southwest Art Magazine 2017, Plein Air Magazine June/ July 2016, Art of the West Magazine March/ April 2013,  Oil Painters Of America, 2016.

“I am driven by my endless curiosity to study and capture color with paint.The source of my inspiration is the simple scenes in life, primarily the natural world.I am constantly dancing the dance between passion and intellect while painting.I observe, I study, I think, I respond, I paint – it’s my language.”

contact // kamifineart@aol.com
web // www.kamimendlik.com
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Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.