Jon offers two levels of Personal Painting Retreats in Franklin, North Carolina. The Retreats consists of a three, four or five day commitment to paint with him in his studio or out on location (Plein Air) for at least five hours per day. This may include participating in his "Regular Studio Classes” with his regular weekly students, and when such classes are not in session, to paint alone with him in his studio or outdoors. The fee for the retreat is $100 per day; painting supplies must be provided by the student. 

Advanced Beginners and Early Intermediate Level Oil Painting Retreats:
The Advanced Beginners and Early Intermediate Level Oil Painting Retreats are for artists who have had some quality instruction in the techniques of mixing various colors to get desired effects, and in brush application of those colors. Jon will demonstrate how to paint that subject of the artist desires; whether it is painting trees, water, mountains, rocks, and more. He will stress pictorial composition and the various elements and principles of design to accomplish a new level of the artists painting skills. 

Advanced Oil Painting Retreats:
The Advanced Oil Painting Retreats are for those artists who have achieved some mastery of color mixing, brush application, composition and a familiarity with the elements and principles of design, but need more intensive instructions to advance to a higher level of proficiency in their paintings.

Franklin is located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and it is convenient to Highlands, Cashiers, Maggie Valley, Dillsboro, Sylva, Waynesville and the  Harrah's Cherokee Casino.  The motels in Franklin are convenient driving distance to the retreat location of the Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, 51 Cowee School Road, Franklin, North Carolina, 28734. 

For bed and breakfast accommodations in our home we charge an additional fee of $45 a night. Click to see accommodations.

Contact Jon for further information:
Phone: (828)369-7274
Cell: (828)371-0076
Email:  [email protected]
Personal Oil Painting Retreat
Toni's Personal Painting Retreat with Jon, on location.
Rick's Personal Painting Retreat with Jon, in dtudio.
Tito's Personal Painting Retreat with Jon in the studio.

    Houglum Fine Art
   Original Oil Paintings in the Tradition of Old Masters
                                   JON HOUGLUM FINE ART STUDIO/GALLERY
                                   Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center
                                   51 Cowee School Road, Franklin, North Carolina, 28734

Barbara Bennett at Jon's studio March, 2020 for a Personal Painting Retreat. On her first day of her Painting Retreat, Jon got word that the Cowee School would be closed to anyone except tenants, because of the Coronavirus shut-down. Barbara continue with her Retreat for the next three days.