Flowers, Foraging and Creating a Field Guide

Join us in Holland during Tulip season! 
Lauren will be leading us through local fields, backroads and flower farms 
to gather plants and flowers and Kimberly will teach you how to capture
the beauty of the flora and surroundings in you own Field Guide with pencil
and watercolors (no experience necessary). 
Learn simple folk remedies as we bike and walk in the local countryside and
document all of it in your field guide.
When we aren't foraging in fields or picking flowers, we will visit the
famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to spend some time with the Dutch
masters and their paintings for inspiration and partake in a Canal Cruise
around Amsterdam.
Throughout the week we will be making a "field guide" for
the recipes and curious details that Lauren shares. 
Kimberly will teach you how to capture the plants in your
sketchbook with pencil and paintbrush. You will also learn how
to incorporate writing so the recipes and stories can be captured
alongside the drawings and paintings.
Each participant will be given a sketchbook and French market
backpack filled with the materials necessary to draw, sketch,
paint and illustrate your very own Field Guide.  You can use the
backpack on your bike to tote you art supplies around during the
Some projects we may do back at the house are....
Create lovely bouquets of flowers at a "pick-your-own" farm
and return to paint the bundles into our Field Guides.

Make compound butter with local herbs

Make floral water with local flowers
Whip up salves with the plants we have collected in the region

May 14-21, 2022
We'll be staying in a large farmhouse in the countryside between
Amsterdam and Utrecht, Holland

$3200 per person (all spaces will be in shared rooms, 2-3 people per room)

*Twin bed in a shared room
*Fresh prepared meals with local produce
*A light breakfast spread of local yogurts, coffee and breads
*Entrance to the Rijksmuseum
*A canal cruise
*A sketchbook and art supplies for creating your Field Guide
along with a woven market backpack to carry everything with
you on your bike
*A bike rental 
*Train tickets for traveling between the house and Amsterdam

Not included...
*Airfare to/from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam
*Taxi or Uber to/ from the house/ airport
*Lunches while we are out and about exploring

We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance as we are
unable to refund you if something prevents you from joining us.
Here is a company that we have used with success in the past...

We will be riding bikes occasionally and we will be doing a lot of walking. 
Comfy shoes and layering clothes are recommended.

All deposits are non-refundable after January 1, 2022.
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