Dufort, France at La Cascade | June 9 - 16, 2020

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Bonjour! Inspiration is all around us whether we are at home or on location, but how do we translate what we observe into what it is that we do? Author, full-time artist, and instructor, Jodi Ohl, will be your facilitator in this immersive journey. During this week-long adventure in the South of France, we discover the picturesque village of Dufort, explore medieval villages, enjoy the flea market, and gather endless amounts of inspiration during our daily excursions.

Jodi will inspire you to find beauty and inspiration beyond the canvas and guide you with this mantra: “To Create, We Need to Experience.” Each day will start with morning sketches or quick exercises in our art journals/sketchbooks as we create and connect inspiration formulated from the previous days’ adventures. Projects will include work in watercolor, pen, pencil, collage, and a small amount of acrylic, primarily in our journals with the main project culminating from all the lessons learned on an 8 x 10 or 12 x 16 panel (flat panel appropriate for travel). No experience required! We have designed this workshop to meet you wherever you are in your creative journey!

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This art retreat is semi-all inclusive. Your tuition will cover the following amenities:

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners (prepared by Chef Nese & including wine with dinner)

  • 7 Nights Lodging at La Cascade

  • Workshop instructions & Most Supplies (your supply kit will be sent to you approximately 1 month prior to our adventure together, a short additional supply list will be provided to you in ample time to prepare for the trip).

  • Open Studio accessible 24 hours

  • Picturesque home with a waterfall right outside

  • Surprises for each student!

  • Classes will be conducted in the mornings followed by lunch and optional excursions in the afternoon to surrounding attractions and markets. Some trips will have a nominal fee for entrances. After our field trips each day, we will return for dinner and drinks, conversation and community with our new retreat family.  

  • Gratuities not included.


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Our home base will be at La Cascade, a beautifully restored home along the banks of a river (right outside of our back door). Wake up to the soothing sounds of a cascading waterfall, enjoy your morning beverage on the patio, or take an early morning walk around the village. Creativity is born from more than just showing up in your studio or in a classroom, it is formed by allowing yourself to experience the small moments in life. 

We will celebrate the people, places, and things we encounter during our time together at La Cascade in France. Daily discussions offering advice and exercises to hone your inspiration, artistic endeavors and creative business/life, will also be shared in addition to our studio time. Enjoy the beginning of summer with an unforgettable, creative experience!

La Cascade: Read more about this delightful home HERE.

Tuition for Creative Connections in France is $2500. Flexible payment plans available to suit everyone’s needs. Down Payment to secure your space is $500. Currently there are only 4 more spaces available.

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