Here's the preliminary plan:
POQ Art House retreat - 14th-22nd June 2010
Take a creative journey to Bali, the Island of the Gods. Immerse yourself in the culture, delight your senses and invigorate your soul.
Art House invites fellow artists to join us on a week’s art retreat of paper possibilities. We will combine breath-taking scenic day trips with workshops, papermaking & textile visits, cultural sites, nature walks and more. Photographic opportunities abound.
You will experience the warmth & hospitality of the Balinese people, sample local cuisine, explore the cultural & artistic centres of Ubud and Mas, meet local artists, visit the mountains & take time for relaxation and pampering. The offerings, the ceremonies, daily cultural events all add to the color and spectacle of this beautiful island.
At the Art House Studio (Rumah Seni) we will work and play on a journey of discovery with a focus on paper, fibre & artist books. A delicious lunch provided.
Accommodation at Cendana Resort & Spa are modern, Balinese style villas set amidst tranquil rice fields. Facilities include a restaurant, swimming pools & spa
Trained staff available for massages, facials, manicure & pedicure
Single, double, std, superior or deluxe rooms to choose from, with breakfast included
Cost is $US790.00 based on 8 nights shared standard accommodation, upgrades optional
Transfers to and from the airport, plus transport for workshops & excursions.Unless stated, meals are not included
The cost does not include flights, airport tax, alcohol/beverages, or meals not specified, tips or gratuities, insurance. We reserve the right to make adjustments if there are major fluctuations in the $US and recommend you take out travel insurance to cover sickness, cancellation, etc
We will be looking for a package deal on flights.
Mon 14th pm Airport pickup & transfers to Cendana Resort, Ubud
Meet & greet by the pool - discuss itinerary
Tues 15th am Art House workshop, lunch included
pm “ “ “
pm Free evening
Wed 16th am Guided ridge walk & brunch included
pm Visit to papermaking studio, Mas
pm Free evening
Thur 17th am Mountain drive to Sanda Villas (lunch not included)
pm Coffee tour
Fri 18th am Saraswati paper factory tour
pm Free afternoon Seminyak or Ubud
Sat am Guided rice field walk & Balinese brunch included
Threads of Life presentation & shop visit
pm Free afternoon
Sun am Bedugul Botanic gardens
pm Picnic lunch included & spice market visit
Mon am Art House Workshop & lunch included
pm “ “ “ “
Tues am Visit to Aliran paper studio, Sayan
pm Afternoon free
Airport transfer 7pm