Expressive Painting Retreats with Dorothy Fagan

coastal landscape painting

Creativity Art Painting for Two

You and a friend paint with me
at my Virginia studio by the Chesapeake Bay

Select Plein Air Painting, Fabric Painting Silk Scarves, Watercolor Journaling, Fiber Art Mixed Media Collage, Alla Prima Oil or Acrylic Painting, Pastel Prowess, Color Radiance, Beginner Painting, or Novice Drawing. Check out my art here>

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You’ll be surrounded by my paintings, fiber art, and hand painted silk jackets and scarves for inspiration. We’ll paint in my light-filled sunroom studio, on the deck overlooking my garden, or en plein air in one of my favorite painting locations in waterfront gardens, coastal marshes, quaint villages and remote beaches.

Since there’ll be only two of you ~ you decide where we paint and focus on exactly the right demonstrations for you alone!

What You’ll Need & What You Don’t

BEGINNERS   If you’re a beginner, you don’t need anything but a pencil and paper. You may purchase one of my starter kits for watercolor or sketching for $25. You may use these indoors or outdoors. If you are planning to sketch or watercolor outside, you may wish to bring a lawn chair or blanket. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions before you arrive, and during your weekend as well.

EXPERIENCED OR ADVANCED  If you have painted before, you’ll want to bring your favorite paint, brushes, and paper or canvas. Studio easels & glass palettes are provided. One French easel is available. If you are planing to paint plein air, bring your favorite gear. Once you sign up, everything about your weekend is customized ~ media, topics, direction and focus.

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ARRIVAL DAY 3 Hour PM Session

FULL DAY  3 Hour AM Session, Lunch with Dorothy, 3 Hour PM Session

DEPARTURE DAY  2 Hour AM Session

Expressive Painting Weekend for 2

2-Day Weekend $250/person = $500
3-Day Weekend $450/person = $900
4-Day Weekend $650/person = $1350

Reserve Your Weekend Today

Select Your Media, Interest & Dates

This weekend does NOT include accommodations. Book these separately at your choice location.
50% Deposit Required to Reserve, Balance Due 2 weeks before arrival.


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Where to Stay

The Inn at Tabbs Creek is perfect!

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A short drive from my studio, you’ll have a waterfront home away from home with a luxury room, jacuzzi suite, or a deluxe apartment with creature comforts, full breakfast, pool, gardens, and cozy riverside fire pit. VISIT INN AT TABBS CREEK>

Where to Eat

There’s Plenty to Choose from ~ All Delicious!

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Several great restaurants are within easy driving distance of my studio. They are all wonderful and offer a lot of variety and delicious lunches and dinners. Southwind also has late night entertainment on the weekends. In Mathews you’ll find  Southwind, Richardson’s,  White Dog Bistro, Mi Casa Azteca, within walking distance of each other in the Courthouse area.  Merroir, well worth the drive, is in Topping on the Rappahannock River, about a 15 minute drive. And Bankok Noi, in Gloucester village is about 25 minutes with excellent Tai cuisine and sushi.