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Autumn Watercolour Retreat Day – 19th Oct 2024


This autumn watercolour day retreat explores the colours of autumn in the beautiful surroundings of Rudyard Lake on the 1st October

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  “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.

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See full schedule of the event below.



Leaving your busy world behind to immerse in beauty of autumn leaves and berries. Experiment with mark making and create your own bespoke piece of art. For complete beginners, or those needing confidence in painting with watercolour, no painting experience is necessary. Here is a general outline of the day, however there will be some flexibility depending on what the group would like to do and how long to spend on each activity.

9.30am  –    Arrival refreshments

10.00am – 12.30pm
The day starts with refreshments. Then with an introduction to simple painting techniques such as negative painting and using additional products for texture effects. With amazing views across the autumn lake, you will find lots of inspiration for colours.  Create a simple practice piece of art to relax into colour.  We will then prepare for our main watercolour piece, with autumn leaves and berries.

12.30pm    Buffet lunch including freshly baked cakes all prepared that morning by the tea room on site.

1.30pm    Building on from the morning techniques we will create our watercolour piece inspired by our surroundings. 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    Finish

Included     All day tea and coffee and buffet 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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Watercolour Art Retreat


1 review for Autumn Watercolour Retreat Day – 19th Oct 2024

  1. Mrs Yeoman

    An amazing day with Joany🥰
    Good company, artistic creativity, tranquil setting, and time to relax and recouperate from a busy lifestyle.
    This was a birthday treat from my other half and l think we both discovered a bit of inner artist, thanks to the very special talents of Joan

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