Join us for a day of liberating creativity to boost well-being in the truly wonderful Capability Brown designed grounds of Devon Sculpture Park.
Give yourself a mid-week break: this one day retreat follows a process of exploration and discovery; inspired and informed by nature, rewilding and sculpture.
During the day we will learn about the rewilding project, Capability Brown designed grounds and contemporary sculpture garden, discover found materials, play with traditional art mediums, feast on a nutritious home-cooked lunch and explore the making process to create mixed media work.
The day embodies the value of working with and within our surroundings, our environment. The gardens’ design and sculptures work in partnership with nature to create a nourishing space for artistic expression, emotional repair and spiritual growth, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
No previous art experience required - free your creative spirit, making new discoveries around every corner with child-like wonder!
Entry to the sculpture park and rewilded gardens (the UK's leading smaller-scale rewilding project and environmental art centre.)
Creative support and guidance from professional artist Sarah Jane throughout the day and use of the schoolhouse studio (or outdoors weather permitting).
All art materials and equipment.
A delicious wild kitchen lunch at the Robert Adam Orangery and refreshments throughout the day.
A guided wellbeing walk.
Price: £75 (including booking fee).
Limited places available.
Please note the gardens are on the southern slopes of Haldon Hills, and as such are hilly and have an uneven natural terrain, therefore regrettably this retreat is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Dogs are not permitted on retreat days.
Sarah Jane Ross is a community artist with Creative Minds and a professional sculptor and mixed media artist. She strongly believes in art for everyone and its ability to boost self-esteem and well-being. Previously editor and graphic designer of a national yoga magazine for over 10 years she understands the importance of self-care and making time for relaxation.
One of the last remaining Capability Brown gardens in the South West. Lakes and streams weave through a number of historic buildings and follies, including the famed Robert Adam Orangery, providing constant contours for sculpture. Its nationally important collection of historic trees frame each vista and house thousands of birds and wildlife. Some of the trees are 1,000 years old.
The sculpture park is surrounded by a 100 acre rewilding project which, along with the historic gardens, is leading the way in small and medium scale rewilding. Visitors get to experience natural climate solutions in action. Biodiversity abounds, nature leads. A place where time stood still. Where wildlife and plantlife regeneration comes first.
The park and retreat adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.