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Make creativity light and uncomplicated, come to our
 

Autumn Art School 

in 

Villa Augustus, Dordrecht & Marenthe’s atelier, The Hague


Saturday 24th November 2018

Sunday 25th November 2018

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Most of us are addicted to productivity and fear. We’re afraid of slowing down, letting go of goals and synchronising with Mother Nature. We’re afraid of standing up and being seen. And of confrontation. Particularly women. Fear can lead to stress, tension, anxiety, worry, anger, doubt, obstacles, and frustration: and the remedy? Unhinged creativity!



Bright things breeze in when you embrace creativity


A rich life is filled with meaning, creativity and courage. It’s so important to leave room for stillness, magic and me-time. 

So here we are. We’re in autumn mode and winter is on its way. The seasons are an abundant tool, guiding us to flow with grace and ease. Nature is getting ready for slow down, rest and renewal. 

Autumn is about nature; the sky, a low sun, stars, falling leaves, blustery weather, animals, insects and hearty vegetables. 

Autumn is about being cozy and delicious soups with carrots and beets.

It’s the best season for nourishing our own roots and encouraging ourselves, creating space for and connecting with our creativity whilst painting, drawing and writing. It’s time to go inward, reflect and dream. A time to uncover stories. The duskiness wraps her blanket of stars around us and invites us to enter the land of silence and imagination.

What creative intentions do you want to plant so you can blossom in seasons to come?

 

No fear, no worries, join our Autumn Art School


You will:

  • Rediscover inspiration, freedom and joy.

  • Get your creativity back in the limelight.

  • Learn how to trust your gut and prioritise pleasure.

  • Do what you love and what makes life worth living.

  • We’ll play with paper, pen, paint, words. We’ll combine drawing, painting and a little bit of writing. Step-by-step.

  • You’ll get short practical excercises and live tutorials from Marenthe. 

  • You’ll learn how to visualise your inner wonders and how to conquer a white page. 

  • You’ll find lots of inspiration in the beautiful garden from Villa Augustus. You’ll use the gifts of the autumn season as creative medicine.

 
 

There are two options:

Option 1, one day with Marenthe:

Join our Autumn Art School on day 1, Saturday November 24
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 autumn, winter and ‘what nature brings’. There’ll be some (visual) meditations and room for exploring the lush garden at Villa Augustus for inspiration.


Option 2, two days with Marenthe:

Join our Autumn Art School on: 

Day 1, Saturday November 24
10.00 - 16.00
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

and

Day 2, Sunday November 25
10.00 am - 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 8 people. We’ll dig deeper into the things we did on day one and we’ll spend a full day at Marenthe’s beautiful atelier in the centre of The Hague. Autumn and winter will again be our source of inspiration, combined with the vibrating energy of the city. 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 for day 1:

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

  • You’ll get more clarity about how to overcome obstacles, what makes you happy and how to manifest your creativity.

  • Marenthe will tell her personal story about the Global Talent Search, her trip to the USA, Lilla Rogers and working with American clients. 

  • You’ll experiment with fresh exercises that will make your Frankenstein brain stop thinking.

  • You’ll gain insight into how to deal with your inner critic and grumpy judge so 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 with exercises and (short) guided meditations.

  • You’ll get more insight into how to use the seasons for inspiration through meditation, writing and drawing.

  • You’ll go home with lots of energy.

  • 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 and the cake fairy will visit us. 

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

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Details for day 2:

  • 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.

  • Marenthe will share how she overcame obstacles - doubts, problems and pitfalls, whilst raising two kids and running a creative business.

  • Marenthe will tell you more about the lush new colour trends of 2019 and we’ll experiment with these.

  • You’ll sew the seeds to create a new feeling, a new idea, a new project.

  • You’ll have personal feedback and 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 and we’ll do a (quick) visit.

  • Tea, coffee, juices, Tony Chocolonely Chocolate, Haagse Hopjes and home-made apple pie 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 form if you want to reserve a spot for lunch in the restaurant. You will need to pay the restaurant directly on the day.


Included in both days are:

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

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

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

  4. Art materials

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Who is the Autumn Art School for?

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

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

  • creatives that want to learn to combine drawing and writing 

  • people who want to explore and enlist their creativity

Where, when and what’s the cost?

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OPTION 1

Join our Autumn Art School on:

Day 1, Saturday November 24
10.00 - 16.00
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

Early bird fee:
157 euros

Standard fee:
177 euros

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

Fees are including 21% VAT.

Early bird fee is until October 20, 20:20.

Booking will close on November 20, 20:20 (or sooner, once the classes are full).

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OPTION 2

Join our Autumn Art School on:

Day 1, Saturday November 24
10.00 am - 16.00
Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

AND

Day 2, Sunday November 25
10.00 am - 17.00
Marenthe’s atelier, The Hague


Early bird fee:
267 euros

Standard fee:
287 euros

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

Fees are including 21% VAT.

Early bird fee is until October 20, 20:20.

Booking will close on November 20, 20:20 (or sooner, once the classes are full).


Prepare for massive relief and inner joy


FAQ’S:


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.

What about lunch?
Lunch is not included, because we all have different wishes 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 (Denneweg) 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 dive deeper into what we’ve done on Saturday. The group will be no more than 8 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. You’ll get homemade apple pie on Sunday. 

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 November 8. No refunds will be given after this date.


Are children welcome?
Everyone between 18 and 98 is welcome to attend.

See you in the garden?

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