Charles Town, WV

  • Charles Town, WV

Claymont Retreat Center 

Charles Town, WV            

September 25 - 27, 2020

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Join us for a weekend workshop at the beautiful Claymont Retreat Center just an hour plus north of Washington, DC. The accommodations are comfortable and the food is excellent. Give yourself the gift of a creative getaway with The Painting Experience.

Everyone with an interest in exploring the creative process through expressive painting is welcome: no prior experience in painting is required. We’ll all be starting from beginner's mind.

Tuition: $485 | Accommodations or Commuter Fee extra ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 14 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, a video presentation about creativity and the practice of art as process. Some scholarships are available.

Discounts & Scholarships

Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’re a continuing participant. You will receive a $50 discount.

Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here

Continuing Education Credits

14 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for:

  • MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by CAMFT (California Board of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Fee: $25.00


Read more here.

Workshop Schedule

Arrival: Anytime after 2:00 pm Friday

First Dinner: 6:00 pm

Painting Schedule:

Friday: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel up to two weeks prior to the workshop. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


Claymont Retreat Center

667 Huyett Road, Charles Town, WV 25414

Accommodations & Meals

Accommodations available at Claymont Retreat Center: 

The prices below are per person for the weekend. Lodging prices include 2 nights lodging and  3 meals/day beginning with Friday dinner, ending with Sunday lunch. At checkout you may choose to stay Sunday night.

All rooms have shared bath.

  • Single room  $260
  • Shared Double  $210
  • Dorm (3-4) $180
  • Commuter Fee: If you're not staying onsite overnight, the commuter fee is $50. Meals are extra.


Day use meal cost: (2 days)

All meals: $110

Lunch & Dinners – $90

Dinners only – $60



Nearby Airports:

Dulles International Airport is located about 32 miles from Claymont Retreat Center.

Reagan National Airport, is located about 53 from Claymont Retreat Center

Baltimore Washington International Airport is located about 64 miles from Claymont Retreat Center.

Ground Transportation from PDX to Claymont Retreat Center

Anthony's Transportation Service

Continental Sedan Airport Taxi


Amtrak /  Harpers Ferry Station is about 7 miles from Charles Town, WV.


Greyhound / The Greyhound bus terminal in Charles Town, WV is located 300 Reynolds St.


Charles Town Area Public Transit Resources


Driving Directions

For driving directions, click here. Click on “Directions” and enter your starting address.

Or see the retreat center's directions here.

Ride Board

Ride Board: Go here to see about rides offered/requested for this retreat.