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

Each season Dale Schwarz offers this wonderful retreat for women seeking time for renewal, inspiration and reflection. The retreat takes place in our light-filled, spacious studio in the Leverett, MA countryside, located 2 hours west of Boston and 3 hours north of NYC.

When: T.B.A.
Where: Leverett Crafts and Arts, Leverett, MA just north of Amherst, MA
Cost: $155 - $225 Sliding scale for Saturday (includes most materials)

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!


For first time participants: Please contact 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.

For returning participants: To reserve your space please email Dale at ASAP and send a non-refundable check of $30. The balance is due 14 days before the retreat date. Make checks payable to Center for Creative Consciousness and mail to: Center for Creative Consciousness, 216 South Silver Lane, Sunderland, MA, 01375.


Partial scholarships are available to assist those who are unable to pay the $155 workshop fee amount. Contact me for information.


We welcome donations of any amount to our Jeanne Schwarz Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you’ve benefited from this workshop, consider helping another woman have a similar experience. The fund enables women to participate who would not otherwise have the means to do so. Donations are tax deductible because we are 501(c) non-profit organization.


All monies will be refunded in full (less a $30 processing fee) if you cancel 10 or more days prior to the workshop. If you cancel between 9 days and 2 days in advance, a nonrefundable credit (less a $30 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the day prior to the workshop, or if you do not show up. (The $30 processing fee is placed in the scholarship fund and this becomes a tax-deductible contribution for you.) If the retreat is cancelled 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

“Working with Dale over the last 15 years has been life transforming. She has guided me to my deepest wisest depths, and has been the midwife of my artist self.” – Cynthia Shaw, Psychotherapist/Artist

“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