Back to your creative self with Marloes de vries

 

 

UPDATE: THE EDITION OF 9 - 12 SEPTEMBER WAS FULLY BOOKED SO QUICKLY THAT WE ARE ORGANIZING A SECOND WEEK: FROM 2 TO 5 SEPTEMBER 2024.

It is so easy to lose your creative self: social media, expectations of others (and your own), what you think you should do… During this 3-day retreat you will explore with Marloes De Vries what makes you happy creatively, while walking, writing and drawing. With exercises in letting go of perfectionism, and tuning into your feelings and worrying less, you will bring out your creative self, which might be buried under a layer of expectations and obligations.

Artists and writer Marloes De Vries has had success with her illustrations both in the Netherlands and abroad. She has won several prizes, illustrated over 40 books, makes a weekly comic strip for children and wrote a non-fiction book. All was going well, until she suffered a burnout. She had to learn to look at her life and creativity differently. “What do I really want?” became the key question. To answer that, you have to go back to basics. To a place where you don’t judge your abilities, but try new ways and experiment, where you park your perfectionism for a while (or rather: let it go) and follow what lights you up inside.

In the German Eifel you can fully immerse yourself in this process for three days. In a romantic country house in the woods, you’ll be taken care of all-inclusive, so you’ll only have to focus on your creativity. You’ll go for walks every day to reconnect your body and mind, and join daily workshops from Marloes. In between you’ll have time for yourself to read, light a fire or take a nap. For those who wish, a sauna and a wood-fired hot tub are available.

A few days of complete relaxation and a chance to tune in with yourself, so that you’ll go home with a fully charged battery and tools to take better care of your creative self.

Marloes explains what we will do during the three-day retreat.

WHEN?

The retreat with Marloes de Vries will take place from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 September 2024.

YOU-TIME

The workshop will be held in a romantic country house in the German Eifel. Breakfast, lunch, dinners, beds and fires: everything is taken care of.

FOR WHOM?

This workshop is for anyone who wants to develop themselves creatively.

Marloes de vries

Marloes has been working as a designer, illustrator and writer for over 20 years. She has won several prizes and has illustrated more than 40 books. She passes on what she has learned with love.

EXTRA EDITION: 2 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2024

Sleeping in a single room, double room or in a gypsy wagon? View the available rooms and prices for the extra edition from September 2 to 5, 2024 here.

EDITION 9 - 12 SEPTEMBER: LAST CALL

Registration went quickly. There is only a few spots available for the edition from September 9 to 12.

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ALL INCLUSIVE

The 3-day workshop includes (almost) everything: workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, sauna and hot tub.

PROGRAM

Curious about what we will do during this 3-day workshop? View the program day by day here.

MARLOES

Want to know more about Marloes de Vries and her work? Read more on her site.

“Being original in your creative work requires that you take time for yourself to go inward. In these few days you will have all the space to do that!”

Marloes de Vries about the retreat.

THE COUNTRY HOUSE​

The workshop is organized at Waldecken10 in Neuheilenbach, Germany. The country house from 1920 is located on the edge of a deep forest, with a view over rolling wheat fields.

EXTRA EDITION: 2 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2024

Sleeping in a single room, double room or in a gypsy wagon? View the available rooms and prices for the extra edition from September 2 to 5, 2024 here.

EDITION 9 - 12 SEPTEMBER: LAST CALL

Registration went quickly. There is only a few spots available for the edition from September 9 to 12.

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