'The soul has an absolute and unforgiving need for regular
excursions into enchantment.' -Thomas Moore
We are delighted to be returning to Hawkwood for our 'Into Winter' Stillness/Solstice to offer this deeper journey of a 3 day residential retreat of life sensing drawing Life ,Into quiet, into the senses, into the unknown, to re emerge and celebrate the return of the light.
A time to restore and nurture the creative , filling our resources - in these beautiful surroundings with nourishing wonderful food and cosy fires.
there will be time to rest and also 2 evening sessions during the retreat .
Whether you are experienced or believe you can’t draw at all, you will find yourself moving into relaxed seeing and relating to the movement and the poses of the models and in turn seeing life with a renewed sense of wonder.
As touch, hearing, seeing- begin to merge we expand and immerse ourselves to discover the richness, vibrancy and the delicate subtleties of life’s reality. Our seeing is opened our touch enlivened... The pose reveals its essence to us and in turn we are in touch with our own atmosphere, the being of ourself.
Over these days and evenings you will be given the space to relax – physically and mentally – into a safe, pleasurable, free creative space. You will be invited to play with a range of natural materials, immersing in the qualities and reflections of the elements , encouraged to let each instrument; hand or feather show you their way of drawing .
As the pose touches you, you touch the paper and you touch something in yourself – it is from here that authentic drawing emerges. Rather than you doing the drawing, the drawing is done through you.
Our traces of encounter are our marks on paper that can endure with vitality, a creation that is beyond time.
Morag Donnelly leads a small group and creates a beautiful space –using recorded and live music ; an atmosphere is created of inspiration and sensitivity .This informs the truth of the models gestures and a freedom within our own ability to respond to the moment. You will be given helpful individual guidance to ensure you get the most from the course.
Places are limited to 13, Bookings are made through Hawkwood College - http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/
Single room £430 , shared £385 ,non-residential - £325
Plus a material fee of £30 this covers all drawing materials and paper.
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