Main Creek Retreats: country cottage accommodation, arts and crafts.
Bower Retreat: pet friendly cottage holiday accommodation, ideal for families. Arts and  Crafts Retreats at Main Creek- scrapbooking, patchwork, spinning and more! Photo Gallery: Main Creek, rainforest walks, views, visitors, wildlife and farm animals Bird Sitings: native Australian birds seen at Main Creek Location: map and directions to the Main Creek Retreats near Dungog, north of Sydney, NSW, Australia Links: Main Creek, Dungog, Barrington Tops, Sydney, NSW, Australia, tourism, accommodation and travel websites. Vacancies: available dates for accommodation at the Main Creek Retreats. Retreat hosts: Marion is a friendly and hospitable host!
Arts and Crafts Retreats:
in our spacious, well appointed, air conditioned studio with meals provided and accommodation in the comfortable Main Creek country cottages.

Is there an art or craft you would like to learn or practice? Retreat to Main Creek now offers Arts and Crafts Retreats!

Why not get a group together, name your interest and a special Main Creek Arts and Crafts Retreat package can be custom designed for you. Or you could choose from: patchwork, quilting, fabric dyeing and doll making Retreat, Scrapbooking, workshop Retreat.

We have many artistically talented people in our area, ready to guide you in your chosen art...

  • quilting
  • fabric dyeing
  • doll making
  • scrap booking and card making

You may know or be part of a group of artists or craftspersons who would like to enjoy a getaway together where you can work on your own projects in our spacious, air conditioned, well lit studio.

We offer the chance to try a new art or craft and enjoy a break in beautiful Main Creek with your friends.

Custom Designed Packages include -

  • Accommodation in Bower Retreat very comfortable self contained country cottage.
  • Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are provided, with breakfast and dinner supplied as options.
  • Use of the large air-conditioned, well lit studio at scenic, peaceful Main Creek.
  • Tutors fees and materials as required or do your own thing.

For an obligation free quote on your custom made Arts and Crafts Retreat package, please email or phone Marion on 02 49921899.

Work Shops 2015

WATERCOLOUR OUR WAY 28th & 29th March 2015


Take advantage of two creative minds to assist you in inspiration and techniques in a relaxed, caring and fun environment.


This course will explore two different ways to “save your whites” and two different approaches to painting a watercolour.


Using step by step demonstrations, Lucy and Barry will show you their method of painting a watercolour and will be discussing aspects including their equipment and basic art principles, concentrating on drawing, design, value, colour, shape and edge. Lucy is internationally known for her watercolours with many publications to her name.

 Their patience and individual attention will guarantee an enjoyable experience. ALL REFERENCE MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED.

Both full time artists, Lucy & Barry McCann are a husband & wife team who produce works largely on a commission basis. Their demonstrations, teaching & judging skills are sought after by art societies and groups throughout Australia & overseas. They have achieved numerous prizes and awards with their work represented in many private & corporate collections. They have appeared on the TV series “Colour in your life”. Please find the link to their episodes at their website under the heading “News”.


Packages available which inlclude two nights accommodation, meals and tuition - cost per person $360 OR Day Tripper package which includes lunch morning tea and tuition- cost per person $240






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