You were created to create,
take your pleasure seriously


Come to
 

The Art Beat Club in

Winter Wonderland 

 

Villa Augustus, Dordrecht &

Marenthe’s atelier, The Hague


Saturday January 26, 2019

Sunday January 27, 2019

 
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I love the pristine beauty of Winter. We spend more time inside savouring cosiness and warmth. We slow down and make time for fairytales, imagination and playfulness. This is why I decided to hold The Art Beat Club in Winter Wonderland.

You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


Let’s go down the rabbit hole


Let’s go inward, reflect and dream. 

Let’s enter the land of silence and imagination and meet Tweedledum and Tweedledee. 

Let’s uncover stories and allow winter to bring out the playful child in us.

Let’s find the tiny golden key and draw the loveliest garden ever seen.

Let’s fantasise about the curious bottle contaning a liquid with the flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pineapple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast.

Let’s paint the White Rabbit, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other. Let’s dream up a Tiger Lily, daisies and a willow tree. Let’s draw a buttercup, a sleepy caterpillar with a hookah, the Queen of Hearts or footmen in livery with powdered hair that curled all over their heads.

No fear, no worries. Marenthe will guide you step-by-step, whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist. It’s about inspiration and play in your own style and at your own pace. It’s not about realistic rabbits. It will be fun.

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You will:

  1. Rediscover inspiration, freedom and fun.

  2. Get your creativity back in the limelight.

  3. Learn how to trust your gut and break down patterns and barriers.

  4. Get short practical excercises and live tutorials from Marenthe. 

  5. Learn how to visualise your inner wonders and conquer a white page (or a White Rabbit). 

  6. Do what you love.

We will:

  1. Play with paper, pen and ink, the finest paint materials and words. Step-by-step.

  2. Experiment with creative materials.

  3. Make space and time to be in tune with our creative selves.


There are two options:

Option 1: one day with Marenthe

Saturday January 26, 2019
10.00 - 16.00
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

Marenthe will guide you with step-by-step exercises and you’ll learn how to build your own visual story. The theme is winter, Alice Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass and a smattering of the weirdness of Tim Burton and Pippi Longstocking, thrown in for good measure. We’ll also do a visual meditation.

Option 2: two days with Marenthe

Saturday January 26, 2019
10.00 - 16.00
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

and

Sunday January 27, 2019
10.00 - 17.00
Marenthe’s atelier, The Hague


On day two, you’ll learn how to bring more magic into your artwork with a small group of no more than 7 people. We’ll dig deeper into the things we did on day one and we’ll spend a full day at Marenthe’s lovely atelier in the centre of The Hague. Marenthe will give you extended personal attention, feedback and guidance.

NOTE: You can join day two ONLY in combination with day one.

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Details

Saturday January 26, 2019:

  • Marenthe will set clear goals for you, which you’ll work on. 

  • You’ll experiment and make your Frankenstein brain stop thinking.

  • You’ll feel more freedom to create.

  • You’ll get rid of the cluttering stories you’re bombarding yourself with and create quiet time for creative growth.

  • You’ll say goodbye to procastination and doubt.

  • You’ll go home with lots of energy and inspiration.

  • We’ll work in the former engine room on the ground floor of the old watertower of Dordrecht. The high windows make the room very light and offer a magnificient view of the beautiful garden.

  • There’ll be tea and coffee. 

  • Lunch is not included. You can bring your own lunch or we can have a delicious meal together (optional) at the Villa Augustus restaurant (from 8 euros). Please tick the box in the subscribe form if you want to reserve a spot for lunch in the restaurant.

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Sunday January 27, 2019:

  • You’ll be guided to dig deep, to ask better questions and find clearer answers. 

  • You’ll be gently challenged. It will also be fun.

  • You’ll have personal feedback and there will be small group discussions.

  • We’ll work in Marenthe’s atelier in the centre of The Hague. The historical Denneweg, Lange Voorhout and the famous Hotel des Indes (where Roosevelt, Churchill, the Spice Girls and the Rolling Stones slept) are just a walk away.

  • Tea, coffee, juice and Tony Chocolonely are included.

  • Lunch is not included. You can bring your own lunch or we can have a delicious meal together (optional) at Walter Benedict on the Denneweg (from 8 euros). Please tick the box in the subscribe form if you want to reserve a spot for lunch in the restaurant.


Included in both days are:

  1. A snail mail gift before the Autumn Art School starts.

  2. Lots of fun with Marenthe and other creative daredevils in an inspiring environment.

  3. An art sketchbook (customised for you by Marenthe) in which you'll create, play and paint.

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Who is the Autumn Art School for?

1.    artists (to be), makers, creatives, professionals, non-professionals, entrepeneurs (to be) and the curious

2.    creative people that are ready to explore, make, overcome obstacles, get rid of brain clutter and find a strategy to ‘make without doubt’

3.    creatives who want to learn to combine drawing and writing 

4.    people who want to explore and enlist their imagination and creativity


Where and when?

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option 1: one day with Marenthe

Saturday 26th January 2019
10 – 16
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

Early bird fee:
157 euros

Standard fee:
177 euros

Fee for the heroes that joined the Happy Art Masterclass or the Autumn Art School:
147 euros

• Fees are including 21% VAT

• Early bird fee is until December 21, 21:21 uur.

• Booking will close on January 21, 21:21 uur.
(or sooner, once the classes are full)

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OPTIon 2: two days with Marenthe

Saturday 26th January 2019
10 – 16
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

AND

Sunday 27th January 2019
10 – 17
Marenthe’s atelier, The Hague


Early bird fee:
267 euros

Standard fee:
287 euros

Fee for the heroes that joined the Happy Art Masterclass or the Autumn Art School:
257 euros

• Fees are including 21% VAT

• Early bird fee is until December 21, 21:21 uur.

• Booking will close on January 21, 21:21 uur.
(or sooner, once the classes are full)


Prepare for massive relief and inner joy. Places are limited.


FAQs:


You’re talking about writing. I’m not a writer. Can I join?
Please do. You don’t have to be a writer. You know how to talk and you learned how to write in school. These are the only tools you’ll need. With practical excercises you’ll learn how to tell your story with words, drawing and painting. This is NOT a writers’ course. You won’t learn how to write and you won’t learn technical writing skills. You will discover that visual storytelling can be liberating and playful.

You’re talking about a White Rabbit, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other. I can’t draw that. I even don’t know how to draw an animal. Is this course for me?
Yes it is. It’s all about your imagination. You don’t have to draw difficult realistic things or animals or people. Unless, of course, you want to. Marenthe will guide you and you’ll learn to visualise your imagination. We’ll use rabbits and footmen to loosen up your creativity and your imagination. That’s all.

What about lunch?
Lunch is not included, because we all have different tastes and preferences. You can bring your own lunch or we can have lunch together at the restaurant of Villa Augustus on day one and at Walter Benedict on day two. Cost of a delicious lunch starts at 8 euros.

What’s the difference between Saturday and Sunday?
On Saturday we’ll have a larger group, so there’ll be less time for personal feedback and guidance. Marenthe will guide you as a group and if you have questions, feel free to ask them! On Sunday we’ll delve deeper into what we’ve done on Saturday. The group will be no more than 7 people, so there’ll be room for some one to one time with Marenthe. Sunday will feel more like a private class. The locations are different; Dordrecht, day one and The Hague, day two. 

 

II joined the Autumn Art School. Will this one be different? 
Yes. The excercises will be different. The people will be different. Your art work will be different. There were no rabbits last time.

I'm not an experienced artist. Is that a problem?
On day one: No. You don't have to be Pablo Picasso to be a painter. All levels and abilities are welcome. Everyone can play, explore and discover at his or her own pace. Marenthe's mantra is: “come have a go”.
On day two: The day will be intensive, so you’ll enjoy it more if you have some experience.

Help! I have a fear of failure.
When you’re ready to jump, your courage grows. I want you to feel happy and safe. And if you don’t have fun? I’ll eat my hat – or put my brush in the fire.


I haven’t drawn or painted for ten years.
Doesn’t matter. You also never forget how to ride a bike.


I don’t speak Dutch, is that a problem?
The School will be in Dutch but Marenthe will be happy to provide explanations in English.  


I think meditation is scary. Do I have to join in?
Marenthe sometimes hosts short meditative exercises. It’s fine if you don't like meditation. You're free to participate in a way that feels right for you.


How many people can register?
The number of places is limited, especially for day two, where there are only 8 places available. Full is full. If there’s no space left, we’ll put you on the waiting list.


Can I cancel?
Yes.
Registration is confirmed on receipt of payment. You'll receive an invoice by e-mail. Payment within 7 days. You can cancel free of charge within 14 days after registration. In that case, the paid fee will be refunded in full unless this falls on or after January 6. No refunds will be given after this date.


Are children welcome?
Everyone between 17 and 170 is welcome to attend.

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