Women’s Art and Writing Creativity Retreat: Women Creating, Day into Night

Dale Schwarz offers this wonderful retreat for women seeking time for renewal, inspiration and reflection. Bring a group of friends, colleagues, family and acquaintances for a private retreat. We will gather in our light-filled, spacious studio in the Leverett, MA countryside, located 2 hours west of Boston and 3 hours north of NYC.

When: Schedule a day long retreat for your private group gathering
Where: Leverett Crafts and Arts, Leverett, MA just north of Amherst, MA
Cost: Determined by time frame. Contact Dale for info.

If you long to express your creativity through art and/or writing, but have trouble making time for it in your life, you are not alone. Join me at the Women Creating, Day into Night Retreat. Come explore and re-connect with your creative passion. It’s an opportunity to be with a community of like-spirited women while nourishing and rejuvenating yourself. Play with art materials, reflect and write. Spend time in nature; walk to the pond or in the woods. It’s time for you to do as you please.

Previous art experience isn’t needed. Just bring your willingness to discover. I provide guidance, support and coaching for you throughout the retreat as needed. Come and create to your heart's content!

Book a Private Retreat

Contact Call Dale Schwarz, at 413-665-4880 or email her at to schedule a brief phone call. She will provide more details about the retreat and answer your questions. Together you’ll decide if the retreat can meet your interests.

Payments Upon booking a group retreat send a non-refundable check of $60. The balance is due 14 days before the retreat.


All monies will be refunded in full (less a $60 processing fee) if your group cancels 10 or more days prior to the retreat. If you cancel between 9 days and 2 days in advance, a nonrefundable credit (less a $200 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel the day before the workshop or if your group does not show up. If the retreat is canceled by CCC you will receive a full refund.

Participants Say

“Dale creates an atmosphere of safety and inspiration where your creative spirit can flourish. Her kind, patient, and cheerful personality and her beautiful sun-filled studio make her weekend retreats a must for anyone seeking sustenance for their creative process.” – Roxanne Bogart, Writer/Conservation Biologist

I am always ready for another women creativity retreat with Dale! She fosters a sacred, playful space to be, gestate and create. There is just the right balance of group support and individual space to do exactly what you need. Dale skillfully supports each women individually to get what they want and need from this time. It is powerful to be seen and to witness others engaged in their creative process. I feel supported and enlivened by the magic of the day and leave wanting all my friends to share in this special experience. Katie Shults, Yoga Teacher

“I have been attending Dale’s art retreats for many years, traveling from California to the tranquility of her New England studio for the Women Day into Night retreat. I rely on the retreats to replenish creative juices that get depleted by the many demands I experience as a busy college professor and mother of… two teenagers. Dale provides a tranquil and supportive setting for immersing oneself in creativity of all kinds: painting; writing; dreaming; or in my case, collage and assemblage. She connects the artistic process with our internal creative and spiritual journeys, and creates a safe haven for exploration and play. And she brings together warm and supportive women who participate joyfully and authentically in creating and sharing art. The time spent in creative reflection helps me work through current challenges and I return replenished, recharged, and eagerly anticipating the next retreat!” – Juliet Musso, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management