-  530-306-2379

Northern Nevada & California

Owner ~ Dana Childs

Recharge and Relax Women’s Art Retreat

Zephyr Cove, Nevada

July 16-20, 2020

It’s that time!  Time to treat yourself to a relaxing art experience and join us at our women’s art retreat and get-away.  Combining her passion for the Sierra Nevada wilderness and her love of painting, art instructor and professional watercolorist, Dana Childs is organizing this retreat along with award-winning painter, Maggie Stillwell, who is hosting it at her cabin which is walking distance from Zephyr Cove.  Artists may choose to participate in several outings, or hang back at the cabin and paint.  Most meals will be provided, allowing you to focus more on your creations and less on taking care of yourself.   Relaxing music will aide in setting the tone throughout the weekend.  The whole idea is to do whatever will make you the most relaxed and allow you to settle back into your own creative zone.  


Accommodations include a choice between two single beds or a single bunk bed in a shared room, and a shared bathroom.   A continental breakfast and healthy dinner will be provided each day, as well as lunch on Saturday.


Childs will be offering watercolor demonstrations the first three days with two as part of the en plein aire outings to Zephyr Cove and Cave Rock.  “Essentially what we do is trounce out into the wilderness (or nearest beach...LOL) and paint our interpretation of the beauty that surrounds us,” says Childs.  “Inspiration is the key to all good painting, and getting outdoors and painting not only what we see, but merging that with how the space and experience makes us feel is key to creating excellent art.”  The urge to “unplug” is added by the low wifi signal at the cabin (a stronger one is walking distance away).


In addition, guests will enjoy a painting demo by Award-Winning artist, Maggie Stillwell, who employs the use of mixed media to create a layered look and depth to paintings.  Her creations are often a combination of collage, spray paints, acrylics and markers.  


  • Bring wine and beverages to share and for personal use, bottomless infused water and ice tea provided.  

  • Shared kitchen and food storage space for your lunch, beverages and snack items.

  • Cuisine includes a variety of fresh veggie and fruit salads and snacks, breakfast danishes, cheese, deli meats, grilled chicken and veggies, breads, pastas and so forth.  Light on the heavier foods and heavy on the veggies and fruits.



Reservation Information


$545 with lodging and cuisine - continental breakfast and dinner provided 

each day, including lunch on  Saturday.




  • $15 discount for choosing bunk bed accommodations (just one)


  • $50 non-refundable deposit secures your spot - remaining due by May 15


  • Check in is Thursday at 10am and check-out is Sunday at 3:30pm


  • Parking is limited, we can arrange for shuttle service as needed.  Contact Dana for more details:,  53-306-2379

Recharge and Relax Women’s Art Retreat-Lake Tahoe

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  • To hold your spot secure with a $50 non-refundable deposit - full tuition due by May 15th.  May mail check or m/o for remaining $495.00  to Dana Childs at 1229 Lasso Lane, Gardnerville, NV. 89410