Spring Art Retreat at the Maison Quaker
June 16 - June 21
All levels all 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 Spring Art Facilitator is Erik Dreis. Erik has explored watercolour, acrylic, digital, and drawing media in his life as an artist. He has transformed the children’s room at his local Quaker meetinghouse with trees and animals on the four walls and the ceiling, and has made a comic book on Quakers (translated in English and Tsjech, other translations on the way). He has also made games, calendars, postcards, and bookmarks for Quakers, Stop Fueling War, and publications.
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.
Excursions: We will be taking optional trips in the area. Lunch will be provided on these days; however, all train tickets, museum fees, and other costs are paid by the participants.
The Cost: Facilitated Programme: 6 nights – 850-950€ private /800€ 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: