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Festive watercolour retreat day – 12th Nov


Be part of a small intimate group, where you are invited to an exciting and enjoyable day exploring the joys of the festive season.  This day retreat is open to all adults wishing to learn to paint with watercolour. Learn some basic illustration techniques and create a festive painting such as a Christmas wreath.

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



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9.30am  –    Arrival refreshments

10.00am – 12.30pm
The day starts with refreshments. Followed by a short meditation, and experiment with painting. With an introduction to simple painting techniques such as illustration effects. .  Create a simple Christmas card design to relax into colour.  We will then prepare for our main watercolour piece, a Christmas stocking or beautiful Christmas wreath.

12.30pm     Buffet lunch including freshly baked cakes all prepared that morning by S.D.R.Catering

1.30pm    Building on from the morning we will create our watercolour piece. All materials that you need for the day will be provided but please bring apron and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on them.

4.00pm       Train ride depending on weather / or continue painting.
4.30pm       Finish

Included     Parking costs, boat ride ticket and all day tea and coffee and lunch
*Note         Timings are flexible to accommodate the speed at which people work.


The retreat takes place upstairs at the activity centre at Rudyard Lake. However, there is a also a lift should you require it.


The nearest accommodation is at Rudyard Lake Hotel.  For more information please click here
The nearest large towns to Rudyard Lake is Leek and Macclesfield.



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