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Art Retreat For Beginners..

 

Want to get away just for a day, to a peaceful place?

Gather your thoughts, switch off from the world, take time out from your busy lifestyle and unleash your creativity.

Let me share with you the magic of colour and empower yourself in the joy of creating that reignites your soul.

Currently held at Rudyard Lake Staffordshire

 

 

All your dreams can come true
if you have the courage to pursue them

     Walt Disney

 

11th September
Take your pencil for a walk

Take time out from your busy lifestyle…

 

Be part of a small intimate group, where you are invited to enjoy, explore and play with watercolour and the art of sketching through “taking your pencil for a walk”.

Just a 5-10 minute walk outside the studio and discover the treasures to sketch and paint “en-plein air.”

This day retreat is suitable for all adults beginning to learn to paint loose with watercolour using pen and wash techniques. Also suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited walking ability.

A lovely retreat day for couples and friends alike. Create memories and enjoy special times together. A lovely Father’s Day, Mum’s Day, birthday gift or a gift to yourself.

 

 

art events at Rudyard Lake
rudyard lake painting day

1st October
Autumn Colours, what can we paint with?

Take time out from your busy lifestyle…

 

Be part of a small intimate group, where you are invited to enjoy and explore the rich colours of autumn.  This day retreat is open to all adults wishing to learn to paint with watercolour, and the richness of Autumn and the “tools” it has to offer.

A lovely retreat day for couples, mum and daughter day and friends alike. Create memories and enjoy special times together.

 

 

 

12th November

Come in from the cold and let’s create some magic…

Take time out from your busy lifestyle…

 

Be part of a small intimate group, where you are invited to enjoy, explore and play with winter themed inspiration.

Paint a beautiful wreath or Christmas themed illustration.  The choice is yours.

This day retreat is suitable for all adults that wish to begin to learn to paint with watercolour.

A lovely retreat day for couples, mum and daughter and friends alike. Create memories and enjoy special times together.

 

Watercolour wreath
teabag art

28th January 2023

Winter stillness

Take time out from your busy lifestyle…

 

Experiment with watercolour and mixed media using ordinary household objects. Designed to be fun for adults that are absolute beginners or those that would like to improve their skills with mixed media. Discover everyday objects to paint on as part of the bigger picture.

Be part of a small intimate group, where you are invited to enjoy, explore the world in miniature.

A lovely retreat day for couples, mum and daughter day and friends alike. Create memories and enjoy special times together.

 

“This retreat day was just fabulous. Can’t wait for the next one!”

 

“We much prefer to have a mum and daugther time like this than go clothes shopping.
It’s way more fun”

 

bee aprons on models

A Haven of Peace and Tranquility

 

 

“Lots of content and information in a lovely format”

 

“I really liked how relaxed it was for my first masterpiece”

 Summary Of Typical Retreat Day…

 

 

 

Designed to be creative play, here’s a general outline of a typical retreat day. As it is an intimate group, there will always be some flexibility depending on what the group would like to do.

9.30am
Arrival, refreshments

10.00am – Start
A short mindfulness meditation exploring watercolour, sketching, mixing paint and paint techniques.

10.30am
Depending on which retreat day this is followed by the theme of the event and activity around that that theme.

12.30pm
Buffet lunch including freshly baked home-made cakes from the tea room on site below.

1.15pm
Continue to create our watercolour piece. All day tea and coffee.

4pm 
Boat ride or train ride (possibly ) we will decide nearer the time depending on weather and time of year otherwise carry on painting. journalling.

4.30pm Refreshments and Finish

fine artist year award

Fine Artist of the Year Central England 2022 

My Mission …

 

To inspire those to have courage to be creative
and let go of perfection.

To encourage self-worth, friendship, non judgement
and joy through mediatative watercolour painting.

Art room at Rudyard lake Staffordshire
Rudyard
Rudyard lake

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