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     THE RETREAT INCLUDES

  • Accommodations

  • Meals: breakfast

  • 3 Workshops (only for crafters)

  • The class kits (only for crafters)

  • Sightseeing

  • Menton city tour

  • Trip to Monaco

  • Trip to Eze-Village

     WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT

  • airfare

  • visa and insurance charges

  • any item of personal nature like tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, taxi , tickets etc

  • security deposit if is required by hotels (refundable)

O V E R V I E W
Polymer Clay Retreat
June 1
5-26, 2025

 

LIMITED SPOTS

EVENT SPONSORED BY

POLYMER WEEK

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Join us on a relaxing retreat with renowned artists

Lisa Pavelka and Delia Gerendi

in the picturesque French Riviera. Discover new polymer clay techniques, forge lasting friendships, and experience unforgettable moments of fun and relaxation in breathtaking surroundings that will inspire your creativity.

June 15th-26th, 2025

MENTON

Our retreat is scheduled to take place in Menton, which is located on the French Riviera. Often referred to as the Pearl of France, this small picturesque coastal town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in France. It's a great place to wander around, with its small winding streets that lead to several cafes, restaurants, and small gift shops. Many of the products sold in these shops are based on the local lemons, which are a symbol of the city. During the retreat, we will explore the town and its colorful houses, fabulous staircases, stone mosaics, and ceramic murals. You will also get a chance to relax on the beach and swim in the turquoise sea or visit the town and its beautiful gardens.

 Accommodation

Facing the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel where you will be staying will offer you great comfort, an unforgettable view of the sea, a restaurant where you can have a hearty breakfast and a wellness center.

4
Single Rooms Available

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DAY TRIPS INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT

Monaco

Monaco is a tiny yet fascinating independent state that is ruled by Prince Albert II, the son of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. The country is a paradise for the wealthy and is home to some of the most affluent individuals in the world. The luxurious yachts that can be seen dotting the port give a good indication of the city's wealth and extravagance.

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You will discover the famous small medieval village full of charm, generously blooming and offering superb panoramas of the sea and the coast. Stone streets, arched passages, beautifully restored stone houses, shaded squares, and refreshing old fountains, will make you feel like you are in a fairy tale.
There are also many shops, art galleries, restaurants, hotels, a beautiful chapel and an amazing exotic garden with a 360° spectacular view of French Riviera.

NICE

Get ready to explore the captivating city of Nice, where you will discover a rich tapestry of traditions, gastronomy and activities. The extraordinary climate that has attracted visitors for centuries makes Nice a year-round destination. From the stunning views of the azure Mediterranean to the bustling streets of the old town, there is plenty to see and do in Nice. You'll also be delighted by the city's thriving arts and culture scene, with museums, galleries and exhibitions showcasing everything from ancient artefacts to contemporary masterpieces.

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FRENCH RIVIERA

Embark on an unforgettable trip along the magnificent French Riviera aboard a coach. You will be seduced by the timeless splendor of the Mediterranean landscape, the beautiful French towns, and the panoramic views of some iconic locations. Get ready to experience an exciting journey full of breathtaking scenery and unforgettable memories.

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CLASSES & PROJECTS

Unlock your artistic potential with Lisa and Delia

If you are seeking classes that can help you gain invaluable experience and develop a unique perspective towards creating exceptional works of art, look no further.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, their classes are tailored to your needs. Don't wait any longer to take the first step toward realizing your artistic dreams!

Enroll now and start creating something truly remarkable.

LISA PAVELKA

Lisa Pavelka is a well-known artist, designer, and author who is internationally recognized for her exceptional creative work. With over 30 years of professional experience, Lisa is a pioneer in the field of polymer clay, creating stunning projects from jewelry and home decor to scrapbooking and mixed media. Her expertise is reflected in her authored works, including "Polymer Clay Extravaganza", which is a must-read for anyone interested in polymer clay.

Lisa's work has also caught the attention of celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Bernie Mac, Ben Stein, Siegfried & Roy, among others.

During her classes, Lisa will share her expertise and provide great tips about polymer clay jewelry concepts that will help you unlock new artistic possibilities. You will create stunning finished pieces under her guidance.

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Discover Lisa's method to create the look of Roku potter. You will create a mixed-media jewelry piece with a choice of elements, including specialty wire, pearls, or other findings.

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Get ready to unlock your creativity with this exciting class! You'll be learning the art of micro inlay and miniature gradient effects in a stunning filigree design.

DELIA GERENDI

Always looking for adventures and new experiences, Delia's great passion is to experiment and push the limits of the possibilities that can be attempted using polymer clay. With over 12 years of experience in the field, her artworks are characterized by strong, playful colors and carefully planned assembly methods.

Most of her projects are spontaneous, guided by an idea or a sketch, developing during the creative process and going through multiple transformations until the final form. 

Delia is also one of the Polymer Week publication, always looking for new talents and actively involved in numerous projects aimed at strengthening the community of artists working with polymer clay.

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We will be providing a pasta machine for polymer clay and work surfaces during the workshops.

What should you bring with you?

A kit containing all the tools you usually use when working, such as blades, cutters, rollers, textures, modeling tools, dotting tools, brushes, needles, etc.

A battery-powered work light and magnifying glasses can be helpful, but they are not necessary.

REGISTRATION

Cost: 3150 EURO for CRAFTER

          2860 EURO for traveling companion (this price applies only to 1 companion)

Deposit:  a 500 EURO deposit is required to hold your seat.

 

Payment schedule:

- The second payment of 2000 EURO is due by July 1st, 2024

- The full payment is due by February 1st, 2025

Accommodation: the price is based on a hotel double-occupancy room. Supplement of +930 EURO is applicable for a single room (based on availability)

We encourage you to bring a traveling companion along.

Registration: to register for the retreat, please fill out the registration form and pay the required deposit.  Kindly note that registration without a deposit is not valid and doesn't guarantee a seat.

We will send you the event schedule via email.

Please keep us informed of any changes to your email address, as we will periodically send you information about the retreat.

Payment options: payment can be made through PayPal or by card.

Payments via Paypal can be made to the email address: olympiaretreats@gmail.com

Registration will be processed in the order they were received. There are a limited number of seats available. Once your deposit is processed, you will receive a confirmation email. If you don't receive the confirmation within 48 hours, please contact us.

 

Cancellation Policy:

We would like to inform you that we are not responsible for any cancellations made by you for any reason.

However, if you decide to cancel your reservation before December 1st, 2024 you will be refunded with the amount received from you. 

If you cancel  your reservation after December 1st, 2024, we will not be able to issue any refunds.

If the organizer needs to cancel the event, all the money received from you will be refunded in full.

Other information and conditions:

The price doesn't include Paypal/Card fees.

Registrations made without paying the deposit will be considered null and void.

Availability of single rooms is limited. Please contact us before registering to check availability.

The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the retreat if deemed necessary. However, you will be notified in advance of any such changes.

The organizer reserves the right to refuse services.

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel Insurance.

Thank you for interest in our event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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