Workshops & Themed Weekends

Each year, PLAYA offers a select amount of workshops that capitalize on the natural assets of its environment. From plein air painting to sound ecology; from poetry of place to exploring the biodiversity of a dry lake bed, PLAYA welcomes experienced creatives and new learners for its workshops to explore unique ways of seeing and doing through an exchange between art and science; landscape and creativity; research and observation. All workshops connect to and thread through an annual theme. In 2021, the theme is “An Education of Arid Places.” 

PLAYA is in the wide open landscape of the Oregon desert but has an intimate setting due to accommodations and meals being included with your workshop experience. With a maximum of 12 people in a workshop, your time at PLAYA is conducive for connecting with other creative and inquiring minds in attendance and with the instructor. 

2021 Workshops are now open for registration. Click here to view the 2021 workshop list and cabin rental packages.

* Cancellation policy: Six or less days before workshop NO refund; seven-14 days before workshop 50% refund; 15-28 days before 75% refund.