Take me to Florida FOR $275

count me in!

In this weekend retreat - our very first in-person event - we will unwind, explore, and get to know one another better!
We're taking this community experience offline and into the studio in St. Petersburg, Florida for a hands-on opportunity to learn and discover together.

Creativity  Meets  Community

November 11 - 13, 2022

Happy hour
Meet & greet

Get to know your fellow Circle sisters and kick off the weekend with a waterfront cocktail! 5-7 PM in Downtown St. Petersburg 

Exploration and discovery

Spend the morning learning to take dreamy reference photos in the wild, followed by an intuitive color workshop at the Studio. Finish the day with ArtWalk and cocktails!

painting with friends

Sunday is all about letting loose and leaving bright, bold marks on the world! We will get in touch with our inner creatives and paint something new together. 


What to

St. Petersburg, Florida is a charming, small city with TONS to do. Shelby Dillon Studio is only 5 minutes from Downtown, where there are world-class art museums, over 75 galleries, the stunning pier, live music venues, and an array of delicious dining options. Just 10-15 minutes west, you'll hit the beach, which features superfine white sand and warm Gulf water. November is a phenomenal time of year to be here - the weather is warm, dry, and sunny.

St. Pete



Here are a few hotels we recommend, but you are welcome to stay anywhere around the city or beach.

Downtown St. Petersburg

St. Pete Beach


The right

The closest major airport is Tampa International Airport (TPA). Some smaller airlines also fly into St. Pete / Clearwater (PIE), so it’s worth a look, especially if you are joining us from a more remote area.
The Studio is a few blocks east of 1-275 Exit 20 North / 21 South.



Beautiful St. Pete

REGISTER by sept 1st

The cost of all activities is $275. 

The full amount is required to secure your spot. Registration is nonrefundable as we are reserving spaces and materials now for all those who sign up. Lodging, transportation, and meals (except for lunch on Saturday) are your responsibility. The $275 covers space rentals, cocktail hour, picnic lunch and all supplies for the retreat - plus a couple extra surprises!

We can accommodate a maximum of 40 individuals for this weekend retreat. There will be an overflow list and in the event that someone cannot attend, they may transfer their registration to you. Thank you for your understanding!


Details and

*exact times and locations subject to change but the essence will remain

5-7 pm Join us for a cocktail and sunset at St. Pete’s gorgeous waterfront Yacht Club *dinner on your own

9 am Meet at Shelby Dillon Studio for coffee
10 - 12 Plein air reference photo workshop at Sunken Gardens 
12 - 2 pm Picnic lunch (included)
2 - 5 pm Afternoon session - Intuitive color and palette building at Shelby Dillon Studio
5 - 8 pm Happy hour at the studio and ArtWalk options *dinner on your own

9 am Meet at Shelby Dillon Studio for coffee
10 - 10:30 Get loose! Stretching for art
10:30 - 12:30 Brushwork practice
12:30 pm Break for lunch *lunch on your own
2 - 4 pm Afternoon painting session - small study
4 - 5 Journaling / Wrap-Up *dinner on your own