Art Retreat in Nairne South Australia


Relax / Paint / Eat / Meditate / Enjoy

  • INSTRUCTOR: Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz – Dip.T & B.Ed (Fine Arts)
  • VENUE: ‘Lifeflow Retreat Centre – Tara Hills’ near Nairne/Mount Barker in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Splashout has exclusive use of the centre for this popular weekend of Art and Relaxation.
  • WHEN: 2023 (dates to be advised)
  • DEPOSIT REQUIRED:  non-refundable $200 deposit required once bookings are open


Splashout has presented this exclusive event several times in the past and it has always been a great hit with several return bookings.

The Retreat Centre is owned by long standing associates of Splashout’s and has been architecturally designed in a very clean, modern, stylish manner with all the latest facilities.

The Facility is at Tara Hills just outside of Nairne (close to Mt Barker) and has been created in the most stunning of settings, privately tucked away within our beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Everything is supplied.  There is nothing to bring. We have hired a professional, qualified caterer and Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz (Dip T, B Ed) will be facilitating the 2-day en plein air Workshop in person.

PLEASE NOTE: Absolute beginners and/or non painters are most welcome.
The meditation and art components are included but not mandatory. If you just want to get away and chill out, that is perfectly fine!


  • Opening night Reception (food & wine included)
  • Accommodation x 2 nights:
    Standard room (single bed, linen provided)
    Superior standard room (single bed, linen provided)
    Ensuite room (double or twin single beds, linen provided)
  • Meals:
    Included are Friday evening supper – 2 breakfasts – 2 lunches – Saturday evening dinner
  • Tea, coffee, snacks / homemade cakes
  • 1 hour Meditation session: Saturday am / Sunday am
  • 2 day En Plein Air Workshop


  • Casual clothing
  • Hat, sunblock plus any sensible things for October in SA
  • Personal drinks, including alcohol (yes, alcohol is allowed !)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towels
  • Anti-histamines (high pollen count)


Materials required will be minimal. More information to follow.


Important: Please check availability before booking/paying.

Tel: (08) 8296 3859

Payment options:

  • Paypal
  • Credit card
  • Electronic funds transfer:
    BSB: 735621 | Account number: 545035 | Account Name: Splashout Studios
    (You MUST use your name as reference. Please advise when paid)

Please note a $200 deposit is required with booking to secure your place

View our Terms and Policies HERE


No chanting, no robes, no incense !

DEPOSIT REQUIRED: non-refundable $200 deposit required on booking

This is a professional western style retreat centre in the loveliest of locations with modern facilities

Simply a delightful relaxing weekend of ART !

Meditation: Seated upright on chairs provided


Tara Hills Retreat Centre here
Lifeflow Meditation here


‘Absolutely fantastic. Food was amazing, accommodation excellent. Wonderful people. Very relaxing.’ Judi (2020)
‘Food, accommodation, program – 5 stars.’ Chris (2020)
‘I had no idea when I booked that I would LOVE it so much. The setting was magical, the birdlife ever-present and always in the background – the wonderful sound of nature.  All in all a wonderful, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable few days.’ Janice (2020)
‘Thank you so much for a great weekend. I enjoyed all aspects and as a beginner painter I was given clear and positive feedback.’ Karen (2020)
‘Had a wonderful time! Food was extra special; the meditation amazing and the painting time was great.’ Jill (2020)
‘This weekend was a stand-out for me.’ Sally
‘So well organised, with everything easy to enjoy.’ Leonie
‘What fun. My soul feels nourished, my mind feels inspired and my canvases look pretty. Meditation was the best I’ve experienced. Food and company was divine.’ Katie
‘What a wonderful weekend. Food, company, meditation and art – 10/10’ Erica
‘A great experience of en plein air painting.’ Raelene
‘What a wonderful, relaxing, artistic time.’ Suzy