Tattoo Burnout?

We have the solution

A Tattoo Retreat Like No Other!

Tattoo conventions are great

Painting workshops are a nice change of pace

But there is nothing quite like

Fireside Yacht Club

on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake

Heber Springs, AR

Escape and Create. Your Floating Adventure Awaits!

  • 4 Days and nights aboard the boat

  • Small, intimate group of artists (only 5 total spots available)

  • Tons of 1 on 1 attention to help you develop your drawing skills

  • Daily hiking and outdoor drawing opportunities

  • Swimming

  • Time to unwind


Breakfast Aboard the Boat

Each morning begins with a healthy breakfast aboard Escape Hatch, a beautiful 42 ft motor yacht with a full kitchen and dining area. Sip your coffee or tea while being surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Greers Ferry Lake.

During breakfast, we will plan the day ahead before setting sail on a day of adventure and exploration.

Morning Painting Excursions

Immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery surrounding Greers Ferry Lake as we explore an array of locations waiting to be captured through photography, drawing, or painting. From waterfalls to cave systems, there is no shortage of spots to explore.

Afternoon Boat Trips

Following our morning painting escapade, we'll set sail into the crystal clear waters of Greers Ferry lake for an afternoon filled with relaxation and adventure. We'll throw lunch on the grill and soak up the sun, swim, jet ski and even do a little cliff jumping (if your'e into that sort of thing). Bring along your sketchbook if you aren't an adventurer. There's plenty of subject matter to draw out on the water.

Evening Agenda

In the evening, we will wind down with a glass of wine or beer, enjoy a great dinner and a walk around Eden Isle Marina. We might event find some time along the way to record a podcast or two, highlighting the attending artists and sharing our ideas.

What's Included?

  • Transportation to/from airport

  • 4 Days/Nights aboard boat

  • All Meals

  • All Drawing/Painting Excursions

  • All Boat Trips

Upcoming Yacht Club Dates

September 8-11, 2024

Instructor, Jake Meeks

Your Captain, Cruise Director and Instructor

Jake Meeks

Jake has been tattooing since 1996. In 2013 He Founded the Fireside Tattoo Network with the goal of helping tattooers develop their skills and discover their own unique style in tattooing. Jake currently tattoos from a private studio in Memphis, TN


Greers Ferry Lake

Eden Isle Marina,10 Yacht Harbor Rd, Heber Springs, AR. 72543

10 Yacht Harbor Rd, Heber Springs, AR 72543, USA

Escape the Tattoo Grind

Make New Friends in the Tattoo World

Grow Your Tattoo Skillset

Have Fun!