Creative Escapes: 3 B&B's Where Your Art Can Take Shape

04/17/2015 07:46 pm ET | Updated Jun 17, 2015

Fancy yourself a painter? Still dreaming of college art seminars? You may not be able to commit to taking ongoing classes in your day-to-day life, but a weekend getaway at an inn could double as a time for some serious artistic indulgence. Instead of imagining how great it would be to get your art on, use that imagination to just do it -- before it's gone. Pour yourself into painting and catch the wave of watercolors at one of these three B&B's that make creative escapes an art in itself.

Pine Bush HousePine Bush House

A Brush with Greatness at the Pine Bush House
You can live life the artist's way when you paint and stay at the Pine Bush House in Pine Bush, NY. This inn is proud to offer private art classes with local award-winning artist Lana Privitera. Currently, there are one and two-day Watercolor Workshops available (four hours each), all tailored to suit individual needs, taste and ability - and all reasonably priced. You set your own pace with supplies loaned by the instructor (if needed), and you receive one free double white mat and backing piece (plus an acetate sleeve to protect your "masterpiece" - you just have to pop it into a frame). You are also provided a list of best supplies/art material suppliers and recommended art books. Stay 2 nights and receive 10% off your class. (Valid: 06/21/2014 through 06/20/2015.)

Le Vatout Mid Coast Maine Bed and BreakfastLe Vatout Mid Coast Maine Bed and Breakfast

Enjoying It All at Le Vatout Mid Coast Maine Bed and Breakfast
The French word "Le Vatout" translates to the "Whole Thing" in English, as in everything - great food, good company, art, music and nature. So it's no surprise art lovers fall for La Vatout Mid Coast Maine Bed and Breakfast in Waldoboro, ME. This B&B offers art workshops in stimulating surroundings of rolling landscapes, sparkling water and granite shores. The environment is what drew its owners to the location. Now they have teamed up with some of the best local talent to help you see this inspiring spot of nature through the eyes of artists and artisans...and get expert guidance and private instruction at the same time. Upcoming workshops include oil painting, pastels, watercolors, weaving and woodworking. (Valid: 10/27/2014 through 10/27/2015.)

Golden Stage Inn Bed and BreakfastGolden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

Find Your Golden Age at the Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast
During the Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I the arts flourished, just as they do for students attending Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts. This institution offers diverse classes ranging from watercolor and weaving workshops to pastel painting, woodworking, silversmithing and fantasy felting. The difference? Unlike 16th-century citizens, these aspiring artists have the option of staying at accommodations much better than those of Old World eras. Located less than five miles from the school in the breathtaking Okemo Valley of Proctorsville, VT, and reflecting more than 200 years of history, the Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast offers six exceptional guestrooms and two suites as well as rich outdoor recreational opportunities year-round. It also offers Fletcher Farm students 50% off reservations (2 nights or more) for the months of April, May and June. (Valid: 03/26/2015 through 06/30/2015.)

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