Suggested Donation
  • Watercolor Journey II - 1 person – $350.00
  • Watercolor Journey II - 2 people – $620.00
  • Watercolor Journey II - Commuter – $155.00

The suggested donation is the minimal amount needed to help us meet expenses. Those blessed with more may wish to contribute more and those who have less may give less.

Date & Time Details: Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Thursday, Sept. 26, 2024
Check-in from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.
The first session begins at 3:00 pm.
The retreat concludes with midday dinner.

Location: Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude

Address: 465 Keuterville Rd.Cottonwood, ID 83522

Contact: Tiffany McWilliams

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A Watercolor Journey II

With Pearl Maxner

September 24 - 26, 2024

St. Benedict highlighted the role of artisans in monastic life.  The Center for Benedictine Life fosters awareness of the sacred moment, tending the inner life and the beauty of creation.  Art is essential to the contemplative path.  It expresses new ways to “see” the invisible and participate with the Divine and the human.

Surrounded by the prayer and peace of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, take the next step toward becoming a confident watercolorist. Revisit the basics techniques learned in “A Watercolor Journey” or similar beginner class and move forward to new skills.

Any beginner class will serve as a prerequisite for this retreat.

All materials provided.


Pearl Maxner
Pearl Maxner grew up on the banks of the Kaweah River in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She spent carefree, barefoot days traipsing the hills and wading the creeks, in close association with the natural world. Currently living in the Clearwater River Valley of Idaho gives her the same immediate opportunity to live with and study the things she loves most about God’s incredible creation. Pearl specializes in watercolor and graphite mediums for her artwork. She has a passion for capturing the outdoor world in her watercolor pieces. She has worked as a watercolor instructor, is a published illustrator, and has…
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