About This Center

Discover painting and explore the possibilities of oil with Mel Smith Studios, owned and operated by Newfoundland and Labrador artist Melanie Smith and located in beautiful Demark.

Mel Smith Studios offers various classes in oil for all levels including guided instruction, free sessions, weekend workshops and art retreats.  Our classes and workshops will give you the opportunity to examine oil as a medium and investigate different subject matter.

In addition to the studio, Melanie is a working artist and available for commission work.

Come paint, learn and relax!

according to availability.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.