Details about the Ojai Painting Retreat

The Concept

The idea of creating together in an “atelier” with a professional artist, where a small number of students and apprentices make works of art under the master’s guidance and supervision has been in Rassouli’s mind for a long time. Although he has conducted hundreds of workshops and retreats, he could not find a proper venue to hold an atelier. Until recently a great venue opened in Ojai, California. The place is called Twin Creek Ranch and it contains all the amenities needed for such a unique idea.

Who is Rassouli?

Rassouli is a widely exhibited artist, an architect, and the author and illustrator of over 16 books and oracle cards, including known "Book of Creativity" which has been a guideline for many artists. He is the founder of Fusionart movement in art ,which is about fusing the opposites to beckon ALL to exalt.

What makes this retreat different?

We have been planning an amazing program for your atelier participation along with many new practical concepts to spike your creativity, open your block, make your art attractive, press the reset button and explore into the artist you were meant to be. It is designed to help you revive and reconnect with your creative muse, a kind of personal reunion. You will leave this startling week feeling light and free, inspired to make beautiful artworks and ready to engage life with a deeper level of joy, meaning and purpose.

This retreat will have a small number of participants, which allows Rassouli to work personally and hand-in-hand with you to enhance your unique ability in creativity and fine arts. He will conduct discussions, show films and will coach you directly to expand your awareness of how your mind and body work together to create your life experience, making it easier to tap into your human potential and feel cool things like joy.

The thrill of atelier painting retreat will last for four days. The addition of one day to our regular retreats will allow extended friendship and togetherness and more concentration on inspiration and breaking creativity blocks.

Twin Creek Ranch is located in Ojai valley, which is one of the most magical and energetic spots in California, about an hour drive from Los Angeles and 10 minutes from Ojai town center. The atelier is a safe place where everyone feels protected by friendship. It is a place where versatile artists work out their creations, and it is where you can make rapid progress.

Is this retreat only for artists?

Whether you are a professional artist or you have never held a brush in your hand, if you are looking for a thrill in your life, this retreat is for you. While creative exploration is a major theme of the experiences, we believe creativity is not only on canvas, but life itself is the greatest artform and the way we see, think and communicate can be among the most important creative choices we ever make. No matter what career path you are on, or where you are at in life, you will find this retreat has a lot to offer you.

What exactly happens at this retreat?

Retreat participants gather to connect their hearts with one another from around the globe in a great variety of artistic mediums, or whatever empowers them to create and inspire. The retreat is held in a safe, supportive, environment free of judgment, in atmosphere filled with inspirational creative energy, camaraderie and Joy.

This retreat is a blend of creating artworks, engaging discussions, creative exercises, individual reflection, sensory experiments, group adventure, beautiful spaces and lots of joy and laughter. All of these moments thread together, forming something exquisite and beautiful that must be experienced to be understood. Many attendees have life-changing epiphanies, gain clarity on tough choices, feel inspired to pursue forgotten dreams and find their best friends. We highly recommend you come see for yourself. 

You will have the opportunity to open up to the flow of your inner creator to create your “self” as artwork , while creating several works of art. You will practice on canvas to get rid of confusion, chaos, lack of focus and develop the confidence to carry what you will experience into your everyday life.

Is food & accommodation included?

Unless otherwise stated, travel to and from Twin Creek Ranch, food and accommodation are all the responsibility of the attendees. In this case, you may chose to have on-site, family-style accommodation, or off-site within 15 minute drive in the town of Ojai (pronounced o-hi).

MEALS: If you chose to have your meals at the retreat dining room with the rest of the group, you will be served sumptuous meals for a total charge of $235 per person for your entire stay at the retreat.

There are only bedroom for  25 people at the retreat. If you are interested in staying at the retreat, please be sure to let us know your room preference  as soon as you register for the retreat. Send us an email to book your room before it is taken. Make sure to tell us the name of the room and if you already have in mind who you will be sharing the room with. Below is the list of the rooms and their rental cost for all 3 nights:

MAIN HOUSE: There are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the main house which accommodates up to 18 people. The three day rental price for the  rooms in the Main House are as follows :

Prosperity ( master bedroom suite ) : one king and one twin, private bathroom with double shower, double sink and a bath tub, view of the Topa Topa mountains, opening to the patio and the pool area. Price for two: $480 each -Three occupants: $360 each.

Serenity : Includes one king and one twin bed. Has the view of the orchard. Price for two: $360 each - Three occupants: $320 each.

Joy : one king and one twin beds. Has the view of the orchard. Price for two: $360 each - For three occupants: $320 each.

Note: Serenity and Joy rooms share a bathroom with double sinks and shower/ tub

Gratitude : a queen bed close to the yoga room with view of the orchard. Price for one: $500  - For two occupants: $300 each.

Rose Garden : Includes 3 twins beds. Has the view of the rose garden. Price for three occupants: $320 each.

Note: Gratitude and Rose garden rooms can share a bathroom with a shower stall.

Beauty : is a spacious loft with 6 Twin beds separated from each other with nice screens for privacy. Price for each: $250 each.

Beauty room shares a nice bathroom with shower stall.

GUEST HOUSE: There are 2 bedrooms and 2 and half bathrooms in the guest house which accommodates up to 7 persons plus two sofa beds that can be converted into two twin beds.

Bliss ( master bedroom ) : one king and 3 twin beds, Has the view of the Topa Topa mountains. Price for each occupant: $320.

Artist : It includes one full size bed and a twin bed. Has the view of the Topa Topa mountains. Price for each occupant: $250 .

Loft Room: There are two sofa beds in the loft room that can be converted into two twin beds. Price for each occupant: $220.

Note: There are one bathroom with shower upstairs and one bathroom with a shower downstairs plus a half bath with the laundry room.




Where do I find more details about this retreat?

After you sign up, you will be receiving relevant detail information on regular bases.

If my situation changes, what is your refund policy?

Due to the intimate size of the groups, every participant represents a significant percentage of the whole, and takes the place of someone else who could have attended. For this reason, we offer a full refund until August 28th and 50% refund from then after until September 28th. From then on,  you will be able to pass your attendance to someone else, or come to another retreat that works better for you.

Any other question?

If you would like to receive scholarship to attend the retreat, or if you have other questions, please send us an email to: ! We’d love to hear from you!


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