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Next RETREAT dates: 

12 Jan – 17 Jan , 2015 (Winter Week Retreat) in Amsterdam

16 March – 21 March , 2015 (Spring Week Retreat) in Amsterdam

20 April – 25 April , 2015 (Spring Week Retreat) in Amsterdam

18 May – 23 May , 2015 (Spring Week Retreat) in Amsterdam

6 July – 11 July, 2015 (Summer Week Retreat) in Amsterdam

Explore through PAINTING in this magical, fun, historical city of Amsterdam. We will spend each morning by getting our hands dirty by CREATING with a guided ADVENTURE at Atelier Molenpad – our historic studio located in the heart of Amsterdam. Then, in the afternoon – create your own adventure, and explore culture and life in Amsterdam! There are endless possibilities as our studio is situated with lots of cafes, museums, clubs and parks in every direction!

Join us for an unforgettable week, and increase confidence through the drawing and painting. Strengthen your contact with your creative MUSE! Transform while having fun! Quench your THIRSTY HANDS !

There will be a total of 8 guided sessions (3 hour time blocks) throughout the week, and 3 open sessions in the afternoons to practice in our spacious studio or in the historic streets of Amsterdam. (Note: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn retreats have slightly different schedules.) Each retreat is slightly different, and we have additional exercises for participants enrolled in multiple retreats, so that you can keep on learning and exploring your creative process in this safe space!

Monday- Friday Morning Schedule: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Rituals that awaken the creative energy (charcoal, clay)
  • Discover quickly making your own paints with eggs, casein and acrylic
  • Expressive painting, from color to movement to form
  • Intuitive Visualisation sketches. from small scale to large
  • Layering, mono printing, photo collage & medium techniques
  • Dialogue with your painting to receive messages
  • Smart Session: Use art to inspire action
  • Final touches to transform and complete your pieces

Tuesday & Thursday- Afternoon  Schedule: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (potluck lunch in the studio)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Afternoon Open Studio Schedule 1:00pm-6:00 pm:

Create your own adventure during our open studio and/or around Amsterdam. Ideas include:

  • Continue to practice drawing and painting in studio
  • Reflect,meditate and sketch on the lawn at nearby Vondelpark
  • Gaining inspiration from historical museums (a museum card can be purchased) Art Galleries, Pampering body treatments (massage, acupuncture, sensory deprivation tanks- by personal appointment) Leisurely strolls around boutiques in the Jordaan area near the studio.
    • Van Gogh Museum
    • The newly opened Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt, Vermeer)
    • Stedelijk Museum (Modern Art)
    • Anne Frank House
  • Food and sweets around town
  • Boat excursions on the canals
  • Bicycle tours of town
  • Visiting sites outside of Amsterdam

Saturday morning we will continue to explore techniques and close the retreat together 10:00am-12:00 am:

Course Info and Materials: The fee for the full week is Euro 380 ex 21% tax. =Euro 460. Approx US$500 Payment to be made in Euro. (enrollment limited).

EARLY BIRD (pre-book 2 months before ) is Euro 300 ex 21% tax =Euro 363

All art materials for the first day are included. Afterwards, materials may be purchased at art supply stores nearby. Fees for external activities, such as museums, excursions etc. . . are additional to course fee. Individual classes will be given by Daniella Rubinovitz with possible guest docents.

Accommodations:  Self-arranged.  However, if you’re visiting from out of town, and/or looking for a roommate, we can help to match up participants for housing. Contact us for more information.  The studio is centrally located, at Molenpad 17D, 1016GL Amsterdam (corner of Prinsengracht and Molenpad). Here is a list of recommended places to look:

This will be a week to awaken your senses and focus on yourself. These experiences are put together so that we can connect deeply to ourselves. And listen confidently to what are guides have to tell us.

There will be lots of time for you to nurture and connect deeply to your self. The studio setting is all wooden, carrying with it a superb energy for balance within your soul. Gain insights by allowing your subconscious to visually emerge out of your consciousness.

Sign Up Here:

Early BIRD (2 months before retreat) € 300 ex 21%Tax =€ 363.

Regular fee € 380 ex 21%Tax =€ 460. ( +/- $ 500) 

Payment preference is direct transfer to Atelier Molenpad bank account: NL36 INGB 0006 2832 26 Atelier Molenpad, Amsterdam. BIC code: INGBNL2A. Address: Molenpad 17d, 1016GL Amsterdam. Please note name and retreat date as payment reference.

or if you prefer paypal or iDEAL, select week below.

     20 April – 25 April, 2015

€460 Add to cart

18 May – 23 May, 2015

€460 Add to cart

6 July – 11 July, 2015

€480 €380 Add to cart

Cancellation policy: There are no refunds for retreats. However, if you cancel prior to 30 days before the start, you will have a credit that may be applied to a future equivalent painting retreat in Amsterdam.
We look forward to welcoming you to the studio soon!

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