Programme

Clay And Canvas
Relax Play And Create Day Retreat

This retreat has already started, if you would still like to take part then please contact us.

This Relax Play and Create retreat will be in two parts.The first half of the day is the "Clay" element which will involve a reflective exercise on “gratitude”. The second part of the day will focus on completing a "Canvas" painting. This can sound daunting but it is a wonderful activity for complete beginners!

Clay:
Using air dry clay and some basic tools, we will each make a sculpture of our own cupped hands. We will then illustrate the things we are grateful for in our lives in a beautiful way, which will become part of the design. Our own life journey is the inspiration, and there will be non-pressured opportunities to share our thoughts for those who would like. This is a wonderfully relaxing exercise, suitable anyone, from complete beginners upwards. You get to take your personalised ornament home. Please bring a shoe box to transport your creation.

Canvas:
The second part of the day focuses on completing a canvas painting. This can sound daunting but it is a wonderful activity for complete beginners through to the more experienced painters. We will use a step by step process, moving us from a blank canvas to an exciting experimental design. The inspiration for the canvas is “creation”. We will use mixed mediums for the painting including acrylics and water colour paints and fine inks. Suitable for complete beginners upwards. The canvas is of course yours to keep! Please bring an apron.

If you wish to stay longer, or start your stay earlier, please contact us about availability.

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