Take me to Florida FOR $459

count me in!

In this weekend retreat - 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 1-3, 2024

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 warming up to color, and trying new things, followed by an intuitive color workshop at the SPYC. Finish the day by enjoying one of the many dining options around St. Pete!

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



The retreat will be held at the St. Pete Yacht Club, located at 11 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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

There are also plenty of AirBnBs in the area, or split a suite with a Circle sister!


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


Earlybird Pricing: $459 book by July 1! 

Registration is refundable until Sept 1 as we are reserving spaces and materials now for all those who sign up.  We have a payment plan available to pay in installments. Lodging, transportation, and meals (except for lunch on Saturday) are your responsibility. The $459 covers space rentals, cocktail hour, and picnic lunch - plus a couple extra surprises! You may bring your own supplies or we will have them available for $100 at checkout. (Your $100 supply cost includes use of Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, canvases, and a brand new brush set!)

We can accommodate a maximum of 30 individuals for this weekend retreat. Last year we sold out, so 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

Friday - St. Pete Yacht Club
5-7 pm Join us for a cocktail and sunset at St. Pete’s gorgeous waterfront Yacht Club

Saturday - St. Pete Yacht Club
9 am   Coffee hour
10 - 12   Morning session - Group Painting
12 - 2 pm   Picnic lunch (included)
2 - 5 pm   Afternoon session - Color Exploration
Dinner on your own

Sunday - St. Pete Yacht Club
9 am   Coffee hour
10 - 12:30   Morning session/Demo
12:30 - 2 pm   Break for lunch *lunch on your own
2 - 4 pm   Afternoon painting session
4 - 5   Journaling / Wrap-Up