Welcome to Purple Workbench

Purple Workbench hosts all-inclusive weekend retreats in picturesque Rural Ontario giving you the inspirational space and dedicated time to pursue your own creative projects. Use the weekend to feel inspired, focus on a task, eat good food, and enjoy peaceful surroundings with a small group of creative individuals.

Purple Workbench is the creative outlet of engineer and mother of two, Kelly Dunwell. Kelly understands all too well how the demands of a busy life make it difficult to prioritize your creative passions, so she started the Purple Workbench blog  to motivate her to slow down and make time for her artistic outlets.

After years of writing about her creative adventures, she has discovered that she wants the world to join her. 

Purple Workbench has now grown beyond a blog and become an all-inclusive weekend retreat where Kelly brings you the ultimate motivation to dedicate time to your creative projects. 

Since 2013, creatives from Toronto, Ottawa and around Ontario have gathered together for a one of a kind all-inclusive retreats experience. Kelly finds delight in combining her passions of food, craft, and socializing into a weekend with likeminded guests!

Despite juggling family and a full time job, Kelly ambitiously plans retreats three times a year. We hope to meet you at a retreat soon.



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