Art Cottage Personalized Painting Retreats with Dorothy Fagan

art cottage by the pond

Stir Up Your CreativSOUP

Painting Retreats Dorothy Fagan

Footsteps from the Chesapeake Bay

Custom Dates & Itinerary Perfect for One or Two Women


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Customized Lessons in oils, pastels, watercolor, sketching, fabric painting, acrylics, mixed media

Perfect for two women, the CreativSOUP Retreat includes personalized lessons, and plenty of time to explore. Enjoy cozy quarters in Dorothy’s private guest suite (1 Double & 1 Queen), Continental Breakfast, plus Lunch or Dinner at a local restaurant and creative conversation with Dorothy.

Beginners & Advanced accepted

Be inspired at Dorothy’s woodland garden studio by the pond. Visit the private gardens and coastal marsh landscapes that inspire her paintings. See her oil, watercolor, and pastel palettes. Enjoy shopping Dorothy’s one-of-a-kind jackets and scarves. Take personalized painting lessons. Or simply absorb the flow of Dorothy’s creative oasis.

Immerse yourself a world away at Dorothy Fagan’s Art Cottage Studio by Chesapeake Bay.

Enjoy every season on the private pond in the woods. Natural light fills the sunroom studio. Relax on the expansive adjoining deck, or paint en plein air in the woodland garden. Walk to the Chesapeake Bay, or sit on the dock on Queen’s Creek and meditate, sketch, or paint the sunset. Wade in the shallows on the beach at the mouth of the Piankatank River. Paint the sunrise over Hills Bay. It’s all footsteps from the Art Cottage Retreat.

  • Bring your own art supplies.
  • Try one of Dorothy’s Starter Art Kits available for additional fee
  • Paint in the studio or en plein air with Dorothy at her favorite gardens, coastal marsh sanctuary, riverfront, woodlands, farms or vineyard locations.
  • Meet some of Dorothy’s artist friends at their studios. See demonstrations in pottery, blacksmithing, fabric painting, woodworking, and more.

CreativSOUP Retreat
$300 per person

$350 Double with private bath, deck view
$350 Queen with private bath, woodland view

For example, if you come by yourself, a 3-day retreat would be $1050. You will have the guest suite to yourself with private bath.  If you bring a friend, a 3-day retreat would be $900 each. You will each have a bedroom of your own (Queen or Double) and share the bath.
​​This retreat is ideal for two women traveling together. Programming availability may vary depending on each person’s interests. All applications will be considered, and Dorothy will make suggestions to provide the best retreat.

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Select Your Media, Interest & Dates

Applications accepted based on availability, media, and interests. If you are applying with a friend, Dorothy will need information about each person’s interests, so that she can design a retreat to fit both person’s wishes. These can be included in a single application. Include both names and details in the message area.

Request preferred dates, media, and interests.

Dorothy will confirm availability and email you Your Customized Art Cottage Retreat

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