Escape Artist: Bali


2014 dates

September 14 to 20th, 2014



Join Jane Davenport for a week of nourishing, soulful, skill building on the
Island of the Gods amongst tropical butterflies.

The Escape Artist Retreat in 2014 will be our third in Bali.
Amazing art and friendships are sure to be made once again in secluded paradise.

The emphasis will be on mixed-media mermaids.


Can you imagine anything more delightful, soul-nourishing and relaxing
than a week of drawing, painting, collaging and creating gorgeous creatures from the deep?

If your skin is tingling then you need
to join me in Bali for this magic artventure…


We are million light years from the tourist strip, in a private, secluded,
safe clifftop villa that has a sunset show each evening unlike any other.

Once you are nestled into your comfy villa, we start the art as work with you
unleash your style, and develop your artistic voice over an art-filled week.
I combine lessons, demonstrations and free time to work on your own tangents.

Fun, food and fragrant flowers will surround us as we do so!
The occasional butterfly, manatee and monkey may cruise past us…

We will be exploring a banquet of different Journaling, drawing styles
and artistic methods you can use to express yourself in your art practice
from the very Parisian and ‘zen’ practice of  ‘Carnet de Vacance’
to the excitement and chaos of Mixed Media.


Sunday: All you need do is arrive on Sunday in the Denpasar airport in Bali. You will be met as you enter the Customs Hall in Bali for a Fast Track through customs with your own assistant and they will escort you through to the area where our driver will be waiting.
On arrival at the Villas you can settle into your room and relax.
We will meet for dinner and some arty fun.

Monday: We start early with art and some fun activity to get our brains and blood moving.
Breakfast is around 9am to 10am – long, leisurely and late breakfasts are the way in Bali!

At 11 am we meet again for our first art session in the cliff pagoda. We don’t work at desks or easels. We lounge! It is most pleasant…
Lunch is at 1.30. We wander down to the beach for lunch and enjoy each others company, great food and can journal or chat.
At 3pm we meet again for our next creative session. We retreat to a cooler space.

Dinner is at 6pm. Either at our Villa, or at little cafe’s set up on the beach as we enjoy the sunset.

After Dinner you are welcome to convene at the pool for a very pleasant evening splash, or keep working. There is no formal session, but lots of art happening over laughing with kindred spirits and an Artini or two!

Tuesday: follows the pattern of Monday. An art-filled day.

Wednesday: This is your day to do with as you want. You are the master of your own destiny – but we are there to help you with plans and details.

Some choices are:

  • A trip into the shops and trendy bars and cafes of Seminyak,
  • Journey up to the cultural center of Ubud.
  • Relax in our villa’s tropical garden’s with a massage and facial.
  • Sleep, swim, sunbake and sip on smoothies.
  • A Yoga session at the Temple.
  • or create art at your own pace all day .

At sunset, you are invited to join me at Ulawatu for journaling in the SingleFin bar.

Thursday: follows the pattern of Monday. A creative day in paradise

Friday: follows the pattern of Monday. An art-filled day!

Saturday: Each Escape Artist will spend time with me in the Art Nest, discussing personal direction and feedback. Soul nurturing for us both!

You will be free to work on your projects, but I will give direction. On Saturday evening we have our delicious farewell dinner.

Sunday: pack and prepare to enter back into the real world.

The cost is $2600 and it includes just about everything from when you step off the airplane to getting back on it. Your workshop, meals and accommodation are delicious!


  • 5 day workshop with Jane Davenport.
  • Private session with Jane in the ‘Art Nest’.
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Airport  priority arrival service
  • Airport shuttles/ car to and from our Villas.
  • priority Fast Track through Bali Customs
  • All Group and Villa meals and refreshments.
  • Wifi access

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Indonesian customs fees ( entry and exit -aprox 35).
  • Travel Insurance – you must organise this before you travel.
  • Telephone calls  (You can Skype or Facetime from the Villa though. We can help you get set up with a cheap local phone card chip to use while you are in Bali.)
  • Spirits and Wine – consider Duty Free as you travel.
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips, tours etc.
  • If you would like to arrive a day early to shake off jetlag and unwind, that can be organised.


Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • The cost is $2600
  • Direct deposit to avoid credit card and paypal surcharge of 4%
  • $900 deposit to secure your place – refundable until June 30th.
  • Cancellations after July 1st will result in forfeit of deposit.
  • Balance due July 30th.
  • Cancellations after July 3oth: We can offer no refunds after this date, however you may transfer your registration to someone else.   We can not and do not differentiate between cancellation reasons, so we adopt a firm no-exceptions cancel policy across the board.

Please note:

Due to the nature of our exquisite location, you will need to be of fair physical fitness and able to climb several sets of very steep and uneven steps to get down to the beach. We can take the stairs in a gracious fashion, but they really are steep. And you need never feel guilty for eating or drinking any special treats!


I hope you set yourself free for a week to fully immerse yourself into your own creative process. We will have fun, bliss out AND be incredibly productive! Your art awaits you.
Because places are so limited, please email us with Escape Artist Bali in the Subject heading, and we will get back to you with deposit information. Spaces can only be reserved with a deposit.

 Click here to book.



 Click here to book.

I can’t wait to have  arty fun with you!



31 Responses to Escape Artist Retreat – Bali

  1. Evelyn Hayes says:

    Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! I will put this in my special box to bring it to me!!! I will work very hard to make this happen next September. It will cover two wishes for me, to meet you and take a workshop from you!!!

  2. Fanny Achache says:

    I so much wish I could do that. But it’s dangerous. I might never come back… Have fun and blissness (is this a word) ladies. :)

  3. Diana Rast says:

    Seriously I loved it so much and learned more than I could have ever imagined!!! That I am heading back again this year. Just to spend more time with the Gorgeous Baby Jane!!! And Create lots of amazing ART!

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  5. Suzette says:

    I have done your course and am going through the videos again. Okay…I’m in girlfriend!

  6. Suzette says:

    Hi Jane, I’m seriously considering tagging along on this once in a life time opportunity of a trip. Is there a certain skill level that you require for attendees? How many girls come along to your retreats and is there still availability to sign up?

    I’ve just signed up for an upcoming course that you’re doing at an expo in Melbourne in early March which I’m really looking forward to. Look forward to meeting you!

    • Do it Suzette! We have 14 people max and all skill levels are welcome. But if you have done my ‘ Supplies Me’ online workshop you will already have the confidence of the basics that I teach.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Hi Jane, are there any spaces left in the Bali retreat? Kind Regards. Bec

  8. Linda Cooke says:

    Hi Jane:
    This sounds absolutely delicious. There’s one thing – can hubbies come along? He’s not an artist and he can busy himself the whole while, with running, swimming and cycling.
    Thanks, Linda

    • Hi Linda, it’s an experience just for you as all our meals are part of the group activity, but maybe he can meet you after the retreat?
      I hope you come along!

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  10. cary scholes says:

    Awww, just reading through this again, and near tears wishing I was going. It sounds like heaven on earth. I have a surprise coming for you with Diana – just so you’ll think of me while you are arting away! Ugh…I gotta find me a money tree…

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  12. I would love to do your workshop, could you please advise me of your next availability?

  13. Maree Turra says:

    Hi Jane, I was just reading about the bali excape, woundering if it’s to late? and if not do i have to book my air fairs etc? sorry if this is a very silly question. regards maree

  14. Lorri Lennox says:

    OMG, I wish I had known about this – would have saved my pennies for September…. hmm I love bali, love you and love art – I wish I could get there!! Lets hope the finance fairies can help me out here, or I will be crying in my paint LOL

  15. Diana says:

    Scheduling my deposit wire transfer today!!!!! I am so excited. Whoo Hoo BALI here I COME!

  16. Marilyn says:

    Its my birthday in September – I love your way of teaching and I’ve tried a few so I think I’d just love this week away. Will review how much it will be all up this weekend and see if I can stretch…..

  17. Louise Nicdao says:

    Hi Jane,
    I just tried clicking on the Buy Now to pay my deposit for Bali, but it just takes me to my log in page, not to a purchase page – can I organise the deposit another way? Maybe after Christmas!

    Thanks, Louise

  18. Kirsty says:

    WOW….sounds wonderful. Would LOVE to see a Photography trip of a similar nature! :)

  19. Libby says:

    oooohhhh COOL wanna go!!! Will start with your online course first :D

  20. wendy says:

    I so neeeeed to win tattslotto!

  21. Ratay says:

    Okay Cookie,
    I am working my brain off to figure out how to go. I am 95 percent in. OOOh I want to leave now. Can’t we have a pre trip?

  22. Kylie Fowler says:

    Oohh wow! Jane this sounds brilliant. Just have to check with the minister of finance…hubby. I will share this post.
    Hope ‘I heart drawing’ is going well.
    Kyles :D

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