Creativity and Painting Retreats in Tuscany and Virginia

Creativity Retreats Dorothy Fagan

Inspirational Art Retreats with Expressionist artist Dorothy Fagan

Cross disciplinary oil painting, cooking, journaling, watercolor, and more

Fire Up Your Creativity with a Retreat

“We just knew this would be a rare and special experience ~ and indeed it was!” Phil McLean

Before I boarded the plane my sister Carol asked me a question that made me realize why I was taking yet another creativity retreat.

“Are you going to come home a new person again?”

I sure hope so!

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You don’t need to be an artist to attend one of Dorothy Fagan’s retreats.

The Creative Healing Process is one we all use everyday. Nurturing your creativity is easy and fun!

Whether you are interested in living well or recovering wellness, stimulating your creativity will energize and invigorate you.

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by Phil McLean, retired psychotherapist on Dorothy Fagan Creativity Retreats
Once In A Lifetime Journey To The Heart And Soul Of Tuscany
Tuscany Creativity Retreat: Tuscany Creativity Retreat: 2017 Retreat in Poggio Alla Croce

I really can't use enough superlatives to describe my experience on this retreat. The very special and authentic partnership when Dorothy and Danilo have created is at the heart of this Tuscan journey. Their combined expertise and commitment to the participants produce a stimulating, enjoyable and truly educational experience.With Dorothy's gentle but clear guidance and encouragement, I was able to achieve my goal of beginning to paint and genuinely have fun. Danilo and his wonderful family provided much more than first hand Tuscan cuisine. They welcomed us with open arms and reminded us in the most poignant way how important love and family are every day.This retreat truly opened my heart and guided me to a new dimension of my creative self. I absolutely feel as though I experienced a once in a lifetime journey to the heart and soul of Tuscany.

tuscan cooking lessons
Guests learn to make Tuscan pizza in a wood fired oven. Learning to cook nurtures digestion of new ideas and inspiration.

Creativity Retreats with Inspirational Artist Dorothy Fagan

I invite you to join me for a CreativSOUP Retreat. Create your own customized retreat from a full menu of experiences from sketching, cooking, journaling, photography, watercolor, plein air painting, wine tasting, hiking, touring artisan shops and studios to creative conversation, festive dinner parties and more.

2018 Retreats
Virginia & Tuscany


Autumn in Tuscany    8 Days/Nights   

Relax and enjoy the back roads of Tuscany from an artist’s point of view with sketching, painting, and photographing vineyards, olive trees and breath taking vistas. Treat Yourself to a hot springs spa day, a Tuscan cooking lesson, hiking or biking on trails, enjoy breakfast in the sunshine on the terrace and bask in the surrounding beauty.



Springtime in Virginia   

Customized Art Retreats 3 – 7 days

Create your own customized retreat. Dorothy Fagan’s Art Cottage Studio is the perfect setting to try a new medium, or soak up Dorothy’s expertise in oil painting, pastels, watercolor.  Try watercolor, pastels, oils, acrylics, sketching, drawing, mixed media, or fabric painting!


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