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  • A week long creative retreat
    at La Cascade, in Durfort, South of France,

    with Anke Humpert
    from June 28 to July 5, 2018

    The workshop


    Being in a new and exciting environment is very special. Especially in the beautiful South of France, together with a bunch of like minded people! This could be a once in a lifetime experience and we will be able to create lasting memories. And to make it even more memorable, we will be working on a voyager capsule, a special vesel that cherishes and conserves YOUR experience at La Cascade. You will look forward to your studio time and your time to play. The voyager capsule will be constructed in a unique and personal way, lots of one of a kind surface treatments and mixed media techniques are taught in the process. The voyager capsule is a small sculpture, that is filled with YOUR unique memories. This is a brand new workshop especially designed for the La Cascade esperience!

    The project: The voyager capsule


    What is a voyager capsule? Well is is a crazy mixture of a Pensive (If you have not seen Dumbledore getting his thoughts out of his head you totally should! Have a look here) and a scrapbook, but in 3D. It is a special vessel that is there to conserve your memories of a trip or a special place. It will help you remember everything, in a fun and whimsy way.
    The particular voyager capsule, that I show here is a model piece! It is conserving my memories of a trip to Italy in 2017. At the workshop at La Cascade I will explain how all the single elements came together. Of course you will be able to make your very own version of the voyager capsule and they will look very different! I will show you how. The time we will spend together in the South of France will be ideal to dive into this concept together and have fun with out finds and impressions.

    This week will be project based AND show a lot of techniques that can be applied to any of your other projects:

        sculpting,
        construction of a piece,
        antiquing,
        working with molds,
        balancing of a piece,
        how to transform your ideas into clay pieces,
        faux techniques
    to name just a few.

    There will be time to have a private consultaion with the workshop teacher for every participant!

    The excursions (optional)


    Albi - Cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum
    Medieval village of Soreze - famous Abbey School, the Dom Robert Tapestry Museum
    Market in Revel.
    The famous flea markets.

    The Accommodations



    La Cascade's bedrooms are double occupancy (two twin beds) with three shared bathrooms. The beautiful new art studio is on the third floor and available to work in whenever you want. Living room, dining room, and a large outside terrace that goes down to the river are part of La Cascade. We have our own personal chef to provide delicious and healthy meals. The workshop price includes most meals.


    The location

    Durfort, a medieval copper artisan village, approximately 45 minutes east of Toulouse. (The French estimate time rather than distance because distance could mean anything in terms of time on country roads)
    Mediterranean beaches - 1 hr 30 minutes
    Lake - 10 minutes
    Nearest shops/restaurants - 5 minutes
    Airport - 1 hr 20 minutes to Toulouse airport in Blagnac

    The Price

    Workshop price of $2100 (or 1750€) includes:
    Seven nights lodging at charming La Cascade - double occupancy
    All breakfasts, most lunches and dinners prepared by Chef Nese with fresh, local ingredients
    Workshop instruction and supplies
    Instructional time and 24 hour open studio time
    Afternoon or morning field trips (optional) and some shopping

    Price does not include:
    airfare, trip insurance (required)
    shared rental car (approximately $200/person)
    the occasional meal and shopping

    Registration for the "A Voyager Capsule" retreat at La Cascade

    $500 (or 500 €) deposit will hold your space
    Registration limited to 8 participants
    After registration an info packet with detailed itinerary and more information will be mailed to you.
    Payment plan available - please let me know if you are interested!
    Time: June 28 - July 5, 2018 in Durford, France.

    How do I sign up?

    Sign ups are CLOSED!

    The retreat will only take place when the minimum number of 4 participants have signed in and payed deposit!



    More Info about La Cascade here!


    Retreat at La Cascade with Anke Humpert

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