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Art Retreat Weekend in Bruges, Belgium

Roben-Marie Smith


You know I value creativity, and you know I value community. I’m excited to announce an opportunity that combines both of these (and more)!

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
— Pablo Picasso

If you set out to design the ultimate fairytale town, it would be impossible to improve on the dreamy, picturesque center of Bruges. With whispering canals, historic churches and cobbled lanes, this city has it all.

The natural (and architectural) beauty of the place is one of the many reasons I’ve chosen it as the location for my European art adventure - and I’m inviting you along!

Join me for an artful weekend retreat at a beautiful, private studio on the Damme Canal from August 30 - September 2, 2018.

Because art can change your life.


 
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Here's What's Included...

 
 

You’ll have a one-of-a-kind chance to connect with a group of inspired, intelligent women, all there to share their passion for creating.

Together, we will explore Bruges, make art, and forge friendships to last a lifetime.

Here’s what you can expect from this 3 day mixed-media extravaganza:

•Healthy, seasonal snacks and lunches.

•Art workshops held in a spectacular studio with even better views.

•Secret expeditions to beautiful spots around the city.

•Lots of goodies from me.


Art

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Community

gathering of women to be in a community, creating and sharing together, the area with its beauty, plenty of art time with me creating, homemade lunches and snacks, dining at hand-picked locations, collaborations, goodies from me, relaxation, games before bed, story time, maybe a visit to a local farmer's market or coffee house, etc.

 

Culture

gathering of women to be in a community, creating and sharing together, the area with its beauty, plenty of art time with me creating, homemade lunches and snacks, dining at hand-picked locations, collaborations, goodies from me, relaxation, games before bed, story time, maybe a visit to a local farmer's market or coffee house, etc.

 
 
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Photos (from Sophie's place)

Are You Coming?

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Payment Options

Payment Plan

Pay In Full

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
— Ruth Reichl

*The price of the retreat is $XXX USD per person and does not include lodging, transportation, dinners or supplies outlined on the supplies list.

For information on transportation and accommodation, we've put together information for you HERE.

 
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Retreat Itinerary*

 
 

Thursday, August 30:

6:00PM: Casual "get-to-know-you" on studio grounds with snacks and drinks. 

Friday, August 31:

9:00AM to 5:00PM - Art, Play and Lunch
6:30PM - 8:30PM - Dinner

Saturday, September 1:

9:00AM to 5:00PM - Art, Play and Lunch
6:30PM - 8:30PM - Dinner

Sunday, September 2:

9:00AM to 4:00PM - Art, Play and Lunch
4:00PM - Clean up

*Itinerary is subject to change as we get closer to the event, but dates are set.


Supplies to Bring

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Meet Roben-Marie


Roben-Marie provides ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. She teaches artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through her blog and her popular online workshops.

As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, her mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. Her own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.

Roben-Marie has been an artist for the last ten years, and is self-taught, so she believes that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. She’s taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and her work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Letting Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."