Le Petit Ermite
Gîtes in Cathar country
Intuitive Painting
For people who like to draw and paint or for those who are not used to such activities and like to experience the fun of being creative, we offer a week of relaxation with the possibility to intuitively draw and paint. During such a week you can focus yourself on such activities. Reasons to intuitively paint can be very diverse. For example, you want to gain more insight into your own performance on another level, or just want to focus on aspects in your life where you usually pay less attention to. Drawing and painting can make you feel relaxed, and is beneficial to calm your busy mind.
A unique concept
Because intuition and painting are individual processes, we offer you a unique concept that is not cast in a course form, but can completely be followed individually. We therefore offer you the possibility to book a holiday with us at a time of your choice. You can come alone or with a group created by you and you mail us in front that you want to paint intuitively. 
You will then receive for one week 7 intuitive-painting-exercises and you can use the materials that are available for you at our location. 
You can choose to do one exercise every day and perform that at a time that suits you. You can go sit outside or in the gîte when you draw or paint. Additionally, you can choose at what time you start each day with the exercises and how long you work on them. Who wants to have a short process, does not have to feel obligated to paint all day and those who like to entertain themselves for many hours, are also free to do so. Every exercise is an individual process that you have with yourself (or with the people that you asked to join you). Every exercise includes an explanation of what you can do and also contains suggestions which encourage your intuitive process. So there is no “class” or further assistance given. Drawing and painting gives you pleasant daytime activity and besides that you of course enjoy your nice holiday.
“Le Petit Ermite”
Jean en Monique Hendriks 
1000 Chemin d’Axat
11140 Lavagnac 
Tel: 0033-780540166 
You pay the costs for the stay in accordance with our regular rates which can be found on our site and you take care of the trip to our location. You also take care of the meals yourself. You indicate in advance when you will come and indicate that you want to paint intuitively during the holidays and receive the assignments on arrival. You determine the length of your stay and receive an assignment for each day. For a week of intuitive painting, you pay € 150 per person. (You will then receive the seven assignments, drawing paper and 5 canvases that you can take home with you afterwards. You may use the materials available on our site such as acrylic paint, brushes, pencils and chalk.) The exercises have a structure in terms of difficulty. So when you decide to come and paint for a week in France and later want to come back more often for a week to paint, you will always get different exercises. Of course you can also come for a longer period to paint intuitively. If you want to stay longer and carry out more assignments, please contact us.

You perform the exercises independently, without personal guidance.
If you prefer guidance, you can contact us for guidance rates. If you come with two or more people, you can also opt for intuitive painting with guidance, which you can read more about with the relevant button in the right frame.
About Monique Hendriks...
I obtained my Bachelor degree of Social Work in 1994 and studied in Nijmegen at the “De Kopse Hof” Social Academy. During my studies I specialized in Creative Educational Work. During my time as a social pedagogical counselor, I provided creative activities for various groups.
Creativity can achieve growth in many areas and be very relaxing. It can make you more confident, discover things about yourself that you did not know and broaden your horizons. During the courses I set up, you work with your head, heart and soul. Moreover, being creative gives an extra dimension to your life because it has a spiritual and meditative touch.
Below you can watch two videos. A general film and an example film in which an intuitive painting process is extensively depicted.