retreat dates Saturday, Oct 20 - Monday , oct 22, 2018

3 day all inclusive painting retreat

The 3 day all inclusive plein air retreat includes:  

Demos, workshops and painting guidance available on-demand 

with resident plein air artist Allen Kriegshauser.  

Plus plenty of great comfort food and housing all included!

Roll out of bed into an incredible scenic location and take in the  sunrises.  Enjoy painting and refining your plein air skills during the day.  In the evenings sit, paint, read and enjoy the breathtaking un-obstructed views of the upper Mississippi River Valley from the lodge’s ample wrap-around covered deck.

This is all-inclusive 3 day retreat includes:

·  Painting instruction
·  Meals
·  Accommodations

Retreat is limited to only 5 guests on a 1st-come basis. 


" Your workshop easily surpassed my expectations.  Great food & lodging aside, I really value your demos & personal critiques.  I am experiencing great carry over of information. . .Great balance of lecture, demos & painting time, plus beautiful location."  Mary L

"Your warm greeting instantly made us feel welcomed. . . Your ability to convey the steps to us was excellent!  The food & room was more than we could have asked for. . . "   Michelle S

Make your reservations now while they are still available: 

$585. per person  

($525.00 per person for the one double occupancy room)

 TERMS: A $150.00 reservation deposit* required to hold your registration.  Balance due at start of retreat 


*Reservation deposit 100% refundable if cancelled up to 14 days prior to workshop.  After that only if a replacement is found. 

Checks payable to:    Allen Kriegshauser
Mailing address: 69 Wildwood Lane

                                    Kirkwood, MO 63122

Contact Allen at: 314-965-2771 or

THE LOCATION: River Wind Farm is a working alpaca farm located high above the upper Mississippi with views that are hard to describe.  The River Wind lodge is nestled on the crest of a high bluff above Hamburg, IL.  Enjoy breathtaking un-obstructed views of the upper Mississippi River and the valley which stretches for miles in each direction from the lodge’s ample wrap-around covered deck.  For the next several days experience spectacular sunsets, colorful misty sunrises, and flocks of migrating birds while the alpacas graze on the pastures below.

The farm is located 70 north of St. Louis OR 49 Miles north of Alton, IL.  Take the Great River Road north thru Grafton past Pere Marquette State Park. (This is a non-smoking facility.)