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2018 Fall Artistry Retreat

  • 09 Sep 2018
  • 10 Sep 2018
  • Double Tree Hotel, Pt Huron, MI


  • A'La Carte Members can attend at a discounted rate of $99. This program includes (1) PPA Merit.
    Make sure that your PPM Profile is updatd with your PPA number to insure you get your merit for this class
  • Come on out and see what a great group the PPofMI is.
    We hope to see you there.....
  • Honorary Life Member
  • Not a PPM Member, don't worry you can still attend this amazing program!
  • PPA Members can attend at a discounted rate of $99. This program includes (1) PPA Merit. You will be required to give your PPA number at registration.
  • FREE for Premier Members.
    NOTE: If you are a PPA member, please be sure that your PPM member profile is update with your PPA number.
    This program is (1) PPA Merit.

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2018 Fall ArtistY

“The Fine Art of the Portrait”

Come join us on this fall as we learn from Paul Ernest.  This hands on artist retreat will be focusing on Art and Storytelling of a portrait.  Make sure you bring your camera gear and laptops as we learn how to create one of a kind art portraits that will fill your creative soul.    

Paul says:

“Over the years i have worked, trained or studied in areas that I have broken down into 5 keys parts or perspectives. That said, I decided to analyze those areas to understand how I approach my work and how I could teach it to others. The diagram with two rings. The inner ring shows the experiences in my life and the outer ring shows how I apply them to my work.

In this study I will teach you the five parts of my approach based on my background as an artist, writer, photographer, creative director and cinematographer.”

This is a class you won’t want to miss!  All PPA members who attend on Monday September 10 will receive a PPA service merit.


Retreat Schedule

(subject to change)


1:00 - 2:00 Meet and greet / Event check in

2:00 - 4:00 Class Paul Ernest (Theatre seating)

4:00 - 6:00 Dinner on your own

6:00 - 9:00 Downtown Photo Safari, boardwalk

Monday - Merit Class

 6:15 meet in lobby (optional) sunrise lighthouse shoot

 9:00 - 11:00 Class Paul Ernest (Classroom seating)

11:00 - 11:30 General Membership Meeting

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch break on your own at Freighters

  1:00 - 5:30 Class Paul Earnest

Hotel Information:  
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel 
800 Harker St, 
Pt Huron, MI 48060
(810) 984-8000

Book early as there are a limited number of rooms available at our rate of $ 109.

Hotel Link

(Remember to mentioned PPM for your discount)

And remember, this is a Merit Class for PPA.
So have your PPA number available when you register.


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