Come Paint with Me!

 explore creativity with he'ART 

 in breath taking Mathews County, Virginia! 

 with Dorothy Fagan 

 apply now 

 

You don't have to be an artist to participate. EVERYONE is creativ!

 

Creativity in innate.  

 Explore a landscape of watery places, 

gardens,quaint villages, and wildlife. 

 Paint heron, eagles, osprey, and the 

 spectacular sunset aboard an oyster boat!  

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Select a Weekend   

Choose the weekend that inspires you. Select from vibrant colorful gardens, tranquil beaches, watery sanctuaries, or radiant villages teeming with inspiration. 

 

 

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Choose Any Media  

It's best to focus on one or two media, for example writing and watercolor, or oil painting and journaling, drawing and poetry, or music and pastel.

 

 

3

Apply   

 

Free to apply. $295 if accepted. Applications are accepted on a first come basis. If you wish to apply for more than one weekend, you may do so by submitting a form for each weekend.

 

 

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select a weekend

 2018 CreativSOUP Schedule 

Virginia Weekend Retreats

VIRGINIA 7-DAY RETREAT    TUSCANY 8-DAY RETREAT 

Virginia CreativSOUP Weekends consist of FRIDAY(1 - 4 pm) painting demonstration at Dorothy Fagan studio in Cobbs Creek, Virginia, Friday dinner with Dorothy at a locat eatery, SATURDAY morning (8-11am) and afternoon (2-5pm)  painting on location, 2-hour lunch break (lunch included), and SUNDAY discussion and farewell at Dorothy's studio (8 - 11 am.) Lunch Saturday and dinner Friday are included.

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Sunrise Sunset Plein Air

Nature>NURTURE

Capture low light, long shadows, and brilliant colors of the March sky. Early spring while the landscape colors are muted, skies are dramatic. Billowy clouds, stunning colors, light and shadows present wonderful inspiration for paintings.

 

MARCH 9 - 11

 

Location  Dorothy Fagan Studio

110 Skipjack Lane, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

 

Apply By  Midnight Feb. 2nd

 

Fees  Free to apply. $295 if accepted.

 

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Paint or Sketch Aboard an Oyster Boat 

Nature>NURTURE

Sketch from the boat along creeks and rivers, as you learn first hand from the ship's captain. Capture the essence of the Chesapeake Bay from seeding to harvesting, roasting and savoring. 

 

APRIL 13 - 15

 

Location  Dorothy Fagan Studio110 Skipjack Lane, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

 

Apply By  Midnight Feb. 16th

 

Fees  Free to apply. $295 if accepted.

 

Wild Beach Sanctuaries

Nature>NURTURE

Stillness and wildlife are at the heart of these remote beaches and coastal marshes. Standing between earth and sky, you'll be captivated by the feeling of fresh air, divine light, and wonder.

 

MAY 25 - 27

 

Location  Dorothy Fagan Studio

110 Skipjack Lane, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

 

Apply By  Midnight Mar. 30th

 

Fees  Free to apply. $295 if accepted.

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Secret Garden by the Sea

Nature>NURTURE

Vibrant colorful hydrangea, lilies, and fragrant jasmine intoxicate you with inspiration ~ surrounded by a sea of green mowed to perfection beside sand dunes and the bright blue sea.

 

JUNE 8 - 10

 

Location  Dorothy Fagan Studio

110 Skipjack Lane, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

 

Apply By  Midnight April. 20th

 

Fees  Free to apply. $295 if accepted.

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Urbanna Village & Creek

Nature>NURTURE

Colorful village, quaint boat houses, architecture, and protected harbor with pleasure, craft, and people. Capture this dream-like, idyllic Virginia town, nestled off the Rappahannock River. 

 

JULY 13 - 15

 

Location  Dorothy Fagan Studio

110 Skipjack Lane, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

 

Apply By  Midnight May 18th

 

Fees  Free to apply. $295 if accepted.

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Topping Vibrant Splendor

Nature>NURTURE

Brilliant blues river and sky against golden, russet, and green foliage strike vibrant harmonies in this breathtaking Rappahannock River harbor. Quaint boat houses, oyster house, skiffs, and a creek side table for lunch. 

 

NOVEMBER 2 - 4

 

Location  Dorothy Fagan Studio

110 Skipjack Lane, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

 

Apply By  Midnight Aug. 24th

 

Fees  Free to apply. $295 if accepted.

 

 

 

 FAQ 

Itinerary

 

FRI 1 - 4 pm demo

       Fagan Studio

       6 - 8 pm

      Dinner with Dorothy

SAT 8 - 11 Painting

        11 - 2 Lunch

         2 - 5  Painting

SUN 8 - 11 discussion

         Fagan Studio

Accommodations 

 

Participants are responsible for securing their own accommodations. A list of bed & breakfasts, cottages, and rooms is provided.

Meals

 

Participants are responsible for their own meals, except the arrival dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday. A list of restaurants is provided.

Beginner Drawing

 

If you wish to use a studio drawing set including; charcoal, soft graphite pencil, journal and kneaded eraser, you will be able to order one in advance to be ready for you. 

Art Materials

 

If you wish, you may bring your own favorite art supplies for painting, drawing, writing etc., including plein air easels and other gear. 

Studio Equipment

 

Some easels, tables, and chairs are provided at Dorothy's studio. However, plein air easels, if desired, are the responsibility of each participant. Use the message box when you apply.

Beginner Watercolor  

 

If you wish to use a studio watercolor palette, brushes, and papers, you will be able to order one in advance to be ready for you.

 creativSOUP 

We are delighted to receive your application. Each creativSOUP weekend is limited to ten persons. While we would LOVE to be able to say yes! to everyone ~ Dorothy strives to keep it real and personal. Please read through the currently available dates and application before you begin. If you wish to apply for more than one weekend, you may do so by submitting another application for each weekend. If you have any questions, contact Dorothy.

nurture your creativNATURE

 

select weekend,

choose media & apply

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