Art Retreat in
Mo 6th - Fr 10th of May 2024
Unleash your creativity in Paris
Welcome to our Art Retreat in Paris. Four wonderful days filled with inspiration, creativity and the undeniable charm of this wonderful city. Escape the ordinary and discover the artistic soul of Paris on this unique trip. Together we will embark on a journey of discovery to the treasures of this city, including visits to world-renowned museums that will fuel our creative fire.
But that's not all. In the afternoons we will take our paints and brushes to the 'Jardin des Tuileries', where we will be inspired by this beautiful park that is surrounded by stately buildings in the distance. The other painting locations will also surprise you with their unique Parisian atmosphere.
Interpretations of Jardin des Tuileries (from different painters)
What you can expect:
Musem explorations: Dive deep into art with visits to renowned museums.
Creative Sessions: Bring your inspiration to life in the afternoons while we paint based on assignments around the exhibitions we have visited and inspired by the wonderful places where we will paint.
Memento: Collect daily memorabilia, from metro tickets to restaurant napkins, and create small artworks that reflect our Parisian experience.
Photography & Prints: Capture our most memorable moments through photography and create prints that immortalize the timeless beauty of Paris
Art Journal: Wrap up the retreat by collectively crafting a beautiful art journal, where all our creations and gathered treasures come together.
I have been to Paris many times in recent years; it has become so much easier to enjoy that wonderful atmosphere. Nowadays the train journey from Rotterdam is only 2 hours and 50 minutes. Every time I find new inspiring places that I want to share with you and by visually recording your experiences they become even stronger. Can you see yourself painting here this spring?
Secure your spot now:
This exclusive Art Retreat in Paris is limited to a select number of participants to ensure an intimate and personalized experience. Reserve your spot now and get ready for an unforgettable journey through art and culture in the most inspiring city in the world. Check the Early bird prizes with a € 140,- discount!
Art Retreat Paris
Mo 6th - Fr 10th of May 2024
(Ascension Day incl.)
From € 1500,- for €1360,- single room (limited availability)
From € 1380,- voor €1240,- p.p. in double room (2 separate beds)
For dinner you can choose what works best for you. For example, you can get a tasty wrap or meal salad from a food truck and eat it in one of the many parks. Or the participants can arrange to have dinner together in a restaurant. I have noticed that the energy levels of students can be quite different while traveling, this way everyone can decide for themselves.
Monday May 6th
hotel check-in from 3.00 PM.
4.00 PM Opportunity to meet the participants who are already in Paris
7.15 PM Welcome diner (19.15h)
Friday May 10th
check-out after breakfast (before noon).
You can of course arrange an extension of this trip yourself before or after the Art Retreat.
The Art Reteat fare does not include your trip to Paris or transfer to the hotel.
From 4 months before the trip you can book the cheapest train tickets with Eurostar (Thalys). One-way ticket from Rotterdam is approximately €45. These tickets can still be canceled free of charge up to one week before the trip*.
* Eurostar website: Exchange your tickets free of charge up to 7 days before your departure time (after that a surcharge of € 15 per person per journey applies). You only pay the fare difference. Your route/destination must remain the same. If you decide not to travel, a refund is possible up to 7 days before your departure time. After this date your tickets cannot be refunded.
We will stay at hotel Reims in Rue D'aubervilliers, close to Metro station Riquet (2 min with metro from Gare du Nord, or a 1,3km walk).
You can also book your own hotelroom in the 19th arrondissement.
Without the hotel, the fare for the Art Retreat is € 960,-
Will you please send me an email to discuss this before you book your own hotel?
Click the orange button & secure your spot here:
If you are from outside of Europe please send me an e-mail, I will give you a Paypal link.
The deposit is non-refundable.
The remaining amount must be paid before March 12, 2024
Any cancellation made after March 12, 2024 will not be refunded unless someone else takes your place.
We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it does not meet the trip minimum.
In the unlikely event that we cancel this trip, your full payment will be refunded.
Dream - Paint – Play - Welcome at our Art Retreat in Paris!
If you have any questions you can send me an email:
Do I need to take out travel and cancellation insurance?
We strongly recommend that you arrange travel and cancellation insurance.
Are we going to walk a lot?
We go to different locations every day by metro. That still means quite a lot of walking.
And you often see the nicest things whem walking, so be prepared for around 12,000 steps a day.
Can I extend my trip?
You can arrange that by yourself.
We are staying at the Reims hotel on Rue D'aubervilliers in the 19th arrondissement.
That's an 18-minute walk from the Gare du Nord (or 2 minutes by metro plus a 4-minute walk).
What paint are we going to use?
We are going to paint with acrylic paint because it dries nice and quickly.
We work on thick paper that does not bubble when it gets wet. And we're going to work with collage.
What should I bring myself?
The most important painting materials will be present.
A few weeks before the Retreat, you will receive an email with things you can still take with you.
This mainly involves your favorite brushes, a paper pad and possibly drawing pens.
Mo 6th of May after 3 PM
Fri 10th of May before 12 noon
"What a fun and educational trip this was! Well organised; it really was a midweek of not thinking about anything and just relax. We were with a nice group and a bond quickly formed, the art helped with that. I myself hadn't painted that often yet, but Marieke brings out the best in you, so you create beautiful paintings."
Monique Scholtz, The Netherlands
Meet your teacher
Marieke Kamperman is a painter and interior designer, she lives and works in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Marieke teaches painting in workshops and with e-courses. After participating in many different Art Retreats, she started organizing painting trips herself in 2017.
Her previous 12 Art Retreats were very well received, because she enjoys helping people bring out the best in themselves. Painting is her passion and she finds painting together with other artists the most fun there is.
Marieke: "I love teaching and would like to help you learn to look at your work differently, so that you can have complete fun while playing with paint.
Follow me on Instagram: marieke23m
Secure your spot in Paris before they are all gone!
If you are from outside of Europe please send me an e-mail, I will give you a Paypal link