Be a Part of the 13th Inktober Challenge with JAKE PARKER

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October 1-7 and October 15-21


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 Learn all about Inktober's "Artists in Nature" Retreat. Add your name and email to receive your 
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Live, Breathe, Eat, Hike, Talk and Dream Ink Drawing for an Entire Week, or More!
When artists are totally immersed in their craft, the extraordinary happens. 
Take your skills to the next level during Inktober's Challenge 13!
  • Receive Personal Feedback from Jake
  • ​Learn Inking Best Practices from Jake
  • ​Relax in a Beautiful, Modern, Quaint Lodge
  • ​Savor Daily Home Cooked Meals
  • ​Build New Friendships & Ventures
  • ​Enjoy Peak Fall Season Nature Treks
  • ​Experience "Inking Under the Stars"
  • Certificate of Attendance illustrated by Jake Parker
  • ​Receive a FREE Artists Goodie Gift Bag
  • ​Take Your Inking Skills to the Next Level
  • ​Ask Your Accountant how the Artist's Retreat is
  •         tax deductible as professional education

You are invited to attend Inktober's first-ever, all-inclusive retreat. 
Reminiscent of the "artists in nature retreats" that legends like Monet, O-Keefe, and Klee flocked to, INKTOBER in the ADIRONDACKS combines your passion for inking with your love of the great outdoors ... during peak fall foliage season in Upstate New York.

Ready to improve as an artist?

  • Hungry to get beyond beginner basics into the fun stuff?
  • Thinking about doing freelance work someday soon?
  • ​Looking to go pro?

An intensive retreat is an investment in rapid skill development

Get vastly better at inking with this 1 weird trick

  Your retreat peer group creates an effortless social accountability to get your penstrokes in each and every day. And here's the secret: that's all it takes! By drawing every day, getting input on your work from peers at different skill levels, and watching how other artists work, your skills will get dramatically better. And hey, it's super fun too!

Dive deep into your art!

 Learn from Inktober creator Jake Parker and leading instructors from the School of Visual Storytelling

Your retreat ticket includes one month of access to the School of Visual Storytelling's online catalog

If you have questions call or email us.
Add your name and email to receive your 
FREE Retreat Guide Book.

  • A Welcome Message from the team at Focus Retreat Center
If you are ready to reserve your private room or if you have any questions, please feel free to call Focus Retreat Center
We are located in Malone, NY 
Just north of the Adirondack Park
Map of Focus Retreat Center
16 Wheeler Ave
Malone, NY 12953-1603
Call or email Peter Lyons, your Inktober Retreat Concierge for more info about the Retreat
For general questions or comments regarding Inktober, contact Inktober here.
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