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.
Arrival: Anytime after 2:00 pm Friday
First Dinner: 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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
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
Amtrak / Harpers Ferry Station is about 7 miles from Charles Town, WV.
Ride Board: Go here to see about rides offered/requested for this retreat.