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Autumn Art Retreat in the South of France

September 22 - September 27

September 22-27, 2024
All levels all 2D media
For artists and friends of artists!
Held at the Maison Quaker between the Cevennes mountains and the Mediterranean Sea A very special week, in a very special place!
Our retreat facilitator this Autumn is Kate Hale, an established artist and teacher. Kate works with drawing, painting, textiles, mosaic, printing, recycled materials and 3D willow. Currently, she uses multi-media to express political and social concerns, textiles, printing and painting alongside recycling clothing to create hooked fabric wall hangings.
What’s involved? The retreat involves five facilitated sessions, followed by the chance to paint, draw or photograph “en plein air” in a variety of locations. Kate is able to help and encourage people at all levels, whether absolute beginners or accomplished artists. Introductions are followed by dinner on Saturday. Each weekday there is a lesson and time to create. There is the option to explore the area independently or just relax in our beautiful garden. We have bikes available and the opportunity to go swimming. In the evenings we share a three-course meal and there is an optional evening activity. Each weekday morning there is a short meeting for worship which some guests like to attend.
Our guests often come before the retreat or stay on to continue making art or to walk, cycle or go sightseeing.
Art Supplies: Most participants bring some art supplies. We make a group order through Beaux-Arts two weeks before the start of the retreat so that those who wish to purchase materials can do so. We will have some limited materials on site for purchase as well.
Accommodations: Our accommodations are simple and comfortable. Some rooms are en- suite, some share bathroom facilities. We have rooms available on the ground floor to ensure ease of access for guests with mobility problems and we have a shower room adapted for guests with disabilities. The meeting room has a piano which guests are welcome to play. We have a large attractive garden with many sunny and shady spaces.
The Food: We offer a buffet breakfast each morning from 8.30 am. At lunchtime the lunches generally consist of a salad, a quiche or other savoury dish, a dessert, fresh fruit and drink. In the evening there is a three-course meal with wine. Throughout the day there are a selection of teas and coffee available as well as biscuits and fruit. We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets upon request.
The Cost: Facilitated Programme: 5 nights – 800-795€ private /650€ shared accommodation, includes all meals, transport to local sites, accommodation
Additional Days: 140-150€ per day private /130€ per day shared accommodation includes accommodation, transport to local sites, breakfasts and evening meals.
Deposit Information: Please send your 200€ deposit via bank transfer in euro or we can take a check in your own currency and we will hold it and exchange it for euro cash when you arrive. You can use Wise for an easy and inexpensive way to send your dollars or pounds to us in euro:
Domiciliation : CALVISSON
Code Banque : 13506 Code Guichet : 10000 Numéro de compte : 85177788371
Clé RIB : 69 IBAN ( International Bank Account Number ) : FR76 1350 6100 0085 1777 8837 169
Code BIC ( Bank Identification Code ) – Code SWIFT : AGRIFRPP835
We will email out further information on transportation and the schedule in a follow up email, or please see our website.
We hope you can join us!
Amy & Chamba Cooke,amis-résidents
Maison Quaker
11 avenue des Quakers 30111 Congénies, France Phone +33 (0)4 66 71 46 41


Maison Quaker, 11 Avenue des Quakers, 30111 Congénies, France
Maison Quaker, 11 Avenue des Quakers,
Congénies, 30111 France


Centre Quaker de Congenies
+33 (0)4 66 71 46 41
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