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Saturday 7-14 September 2019with Tiffanie Turner and The Makerie

About the Workshop

Join renowned paper flower artist and author Tiffanie Turner and the Makerie for an intimate and intensive week-long residential retreat learning the fine art of paper flowers, held at the beautiful, peaceful Chateau Dumas tucked into the southwestern French countryside.  

In the gorgeous studio space on the grounds of the chateau, Tiffanie will guide you though the creation of five different blooms and their stems, focusing on different techniques with each flower. Students will observe and have hands-on practice in many paper staining and treatment methods, leaving with the ability to tackle many other flowers with the skills they have learned.

In addition to the workshops, Tiffanie will share insights into her creative process, her fine art work, and on transitioning her career from architect to full time artist while raising a family. In the spirit of celebrating self-care, we will spend one lunchtime having an open discussion to share our perspectives on work, creativity, and home/life balance, with the hope that we can learn or be inspired by others in helping to achieve greater levels of personal care.

The week's workshop sessions will be interspersed with market trips to quaint French towns and a woad dyeing session, and filled with delicious, healthy meals. The workshop week will end with a chance to photograph all of the flowers that are made, and each student will take home their flowers, abundant inspiration, and materials to make more. We invite you to immerse yourself in a magical creative and self-care experience in the gorgeous French countryside. 

 

For detailed workshop descriptions, click on this link and the for the basic retreat schedule, please click here. 

Tiffanie Turner

Tiffanie Turner is a botanical sculptor who depicts the appearance of different plants, mostly flowers, in paper.   Her works study scale, texture (petals sometimes reading like feathers, or fur) and color. She works with the rhythms and patterns found in nature including its missteps and irregularities.   

Tiffanie was an architect for over 15 years before beginning her career as a botanical sculptor. She is an instructor in the art of paper flower making and is the author of The Fine Art of Paper Flowers, released in August 2017. Tiffanie lives in San Francisco.

www.papelsf.com

The Makerie

The Makerie is a creative retreat, celebrating play, creativity and self-care. Our immersive creative experiences nurture and inspire each person's own unique creative soul through modern handmade workshops guided by renowned artisans, combined with nurturing, thoughtful elements to truly fill your spirit. Shared with a supportive, loving community, the Makerie retreats offer a precious time for both beautiful connection and reflection. Your greatest tools are your hands and heart. 

www.themakerie.com

My week at Chateau Dumas surpassed all expectations and filled my soul with light and warmth. Thank you! Kim H, USA

Read more testimonials here


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • All materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available from: Single occupancy ensuite bedroom: 2650E-3450E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 3200E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2950E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 2650E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1400E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 800USD is required to secure your place with the Euro balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay the Euro balance by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial USD deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 12 participants 
  • The workshop will be conducted in English

Workshop:
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers with Tiffanie Turner

Starts on:
07 September 2019

Length:
7 Days

Prices From: 2650 Euro

Non-Participating Partner Price: 1400 Euro


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • All materials are included

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available from: Single occupancy ensuite bedroom: 2650E-3450E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 3200E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2950E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 2650E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1400E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 800USD is required to secure your place with the Euro balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay the Euro balance by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial USD deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 12 participants 
  • The workshop will be conducted in English

Because of nature of our workshops, and the small number of places available, we will need to manage orders personally. If you are interested joining us on this workshop, please fill in the details below and we will get in touch shortly.