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| Cost | Registration |  Lodging | Food | Schedule |


(4/5/24 update:  Ooops, sorry, for the inconvenience.  We've had a little glitch this morning on our registration site. We should be good to go now. )


Regular full conference tuition: 


Conference tuition includes workshops, morning and evening all group sessions, lunch and dinners Friday and Saturday nights.

( For all 2 day workshops ) June 21 & 22 - All inclusive 

$235 per person

($199 if you register early by May 1st)

  • Online only workshop:  (Charity Hubbard Classes only, plus all group sessions) 

  • $150 two day - $225 Three  Day


3 Day Workshops (Early bird sessions)

(20th, 21st and 22nd)

Anna Rose Bain Figurative workshop

"Capturing Soul and Spirit: Painting the Portrait and Figure from Life"

3 days All inclusive of all conference sessions plus lunch included on Thursday.

         $375 per person (Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register early)


Charity Hubbard Workshop Options:

Fundamentals of Oil Painting

3 Days (20th, 21st and 22nd)

$285 per person - All inclusive of all conference sessions and meals plus lunch included on Thursday.

Classical Drawing + Plus One (early) Day Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Register for regular two day Drawing workshop with regular conference tuition.

Then ADD Optional Thursday Early bird session for a one day intro to Fundamentals of Oil Painting         

( regular conference tuition + Thursday  $99 )

All conference activities, including lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, are included in the conference tuition fee. A deposit of $100 is required at time of registration to reserve your spot,   There is a non-refundable $30 registration fee.  $50 is non-refundable after May 25th through June 10th.  No refund if cancellation received on June 10th or later. The full tuition balance is due on June 10th.  The conference tuition does not include lodging.  See more about food, lodging and schedule below.



Don't worry! Food is an amazing and glorious art, too, and great food and beverages will abound!  Lunches and dinners are included in your registration package.  Food restrictions? Let us know on your registration form.


Ashland is a beautiful town known for its summer Shakespeare festival.. The surrounding region has many beautiful accommodations from which to choose. Given the popularity of the high tourist season in Southern Oregon, please reserve your accommodations well in advance. Suggested options include: Comfort Inn and Suites 3 miles from venue (block of rooms reserved for Ascend Conference - see below), Flagship Inn, Stratford Inn, several luxury hotels are in Ashland too if this is your summer luxury vacation!  Or camping is available too.  We recommend contacting Jackson County for camping at Emigrant Lake just 5 miles from the venue.   Or many VRBO homes are also available in the area..  Our apologies, but we do not have supervised lodging arrangements for unaccompanied minors.


A block of rooms is reserved at Comfort Inn and Suites for conference attendees, just 3 miles from the venue. Reservations can be made by calling (541) 482-6932.  Please identify yourself as an ASCEND conference attendee when you book one of the reserved rooms - or reference director Jeanne Randall.  Available rooms have  2 Queen beds and may be shared by 2 or 3 conference guests if so desired, or may be booked privately.  Breakfast is included. ASCEND rates: Average $122 per night plus tax.  If you are interested in booking a double room to share and would like ASCEND to help connect you with a roommate, please let us know on your registration form, and we will seek to pair you another ASCEND attendee. Shared rate not guaranteed until a roommate is available.

Standard Double Queen Room

$122/Average 3 or 4 night stay (plus taxes)

1/2 rate, if shared


Thursday, June 20th
Early Bird Classes Arrive @ 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
9:00 to 5:00 pm - includes lunch

Full conference

Friday, June 21st
8:30 - 8:55 a.m.
First session starts at 9:00 a.m.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m

Friday (21st) - Saturday (22nd)


Friday & Saturday
9:00 - 9:50 a.m.


Friday & Saturday

10:00 - 12:00


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Fri. & Sat.


1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fri - Sat.


Fri.  6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Sat. 5:45 - 6:30



6:30 -  6:45  Doors open, Mingle and art exhibit 

6:45 - 8:00 p.m.  Evening program and worship

Conference concludes at end of evening session.

Go forth and radiate, and saturate culture with truth, beauty and grace with your creative gifts and calling.


6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

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