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Arts

Hawkwood was established as an independent centre for learning in 1948 and today the registered charity offers an extensive array of courses. Both residential and non residential, ranging from one day to a weekend or week, the leading edge courses offer a unique mix of new, creative and exciting content often not otherwise available. Founded on Rudolf Steiner’s anthrosophical values, Hawkwood endeavours to uphold his beliefs which have had such a profound and positive influence on education, the arts and agriculture. The course programme has broadened and diversified over the years to realign the original design of Rudolf Steiner with the changes of our ever evolving world, but the original Steiner impulse is always at the heart of this organisation.

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Arts Courses and Events at Hawkwood

Arts and Crafts Courses

Arts and Crafts Courses

Fri 30 Nov - Sat 30 Nov

We warmly invite you to come to Hawkwood for our arts and crafts series. All are welcome - no experience necessary. Working with the hands with...

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Music Making Courses

Music Making Courses

Fri 02 Nov - Tue 30 Apr

We love it when the house is filled with music, whether it’s violas or voices. Come and enjoy music making in beautiful surroundings! Advanced...

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Documentary Film Weekend with Jonathan Stedall

A unique opportunity to see some fascinating documentaries made by award-winning filmmaker who lives locally. This event has now changed to...

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The Art of Portrait Photography

There are many approaches to portrait photography. This course intends to only explore Sylvain Guenot's personal way of showing people in a still...

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Transforming the Photographic Image

Borrowing Time and Light Pressing the shutter release is only a small part of photography’s image making process. What follows that moment is...

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Viol Consorts - A weekend of coached consort playing

Pre- formed consorts should apply, but see below about individuals, so that music can be selected and prepared in advance to get more out of the...

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Blacksmithing Day with Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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Leonardo - Shaping the Invisible - Singing weekend with Robert Hollingworth

This singing weekend celebrates Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th anniversary. Through vocal music we will consider his art and life, weaving music by...

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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - March

Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - March

Mon 04 Mar - Thu 07 Mar

This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at...

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Flutes Inspired with Elisabeth Hobbs

Flutes Inspired with Elisabeth Hobbs

Mon 04 Mar - Thu 07 Mar

Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is...

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Lynn Chadwick: Movement and Structure

Narrated by his daughter Sarah, this documentary tracks the life and career of Lynn Chadwick CBE (1914-2003), one of Britain’s foremost...

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Weaving the Line: Drawing with Paper, Cloth and Thread

During this workshop, we will be considering the line, through observation, mark-making, and interpretation. Using these start points we will explore ...

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Blacksmithing Day with Arian Leljak SAT

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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Blacksmithing Day with Arian Leljak SUN

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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Keynote Wind Quintets

Keynote Wind Quintets

Fri 22 Mar - Sun 24 Mar

Two courses run alongside each other. Samuel Barber ‘Summer Music’ for players of grade 8 (minimum) upwards. This magnificent work...

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Beyond The Hero - Authentic Leadership with Richard Olivier and Belinda Davison

Beyond The Hero - The Second Adventure The first adventure of life is often about proving ourselves to others - yet the all important (and often...

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Mindful Drawing with Anna Black

Mindful Drawing with Anna Black

Fri 12 Apr - Sun 14 Apr

Mindful Drawing is an exploration of drawing as meditation and is suitable for all levels. Inspired by the work of Frederick Franck, author...

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The Art of Woodblock Printmaking

The Art of Woodblock Printmaking

Fri 03 May - Sun 05 May

The timeless images produced by the ancient art of woodblock printing are still admired and produced by artists today. This short course with master...

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May Day Festival! Hawkwood's Open Day

Join us for Hawkwood's annual May Day Festival! A fun day out for all the family. As well as live music, bbq, bar, ice-cream and children's...

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Our Fragile Environment: Textile Workshop

Take a closer look at the green world around us. Discover unexpected detail through focusing on leaves: the structure of veins, surface textures,...

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Beginners Nature Writing

Hints and tips on writing about - and in - nature.  The days starts at 6.30am to make the most of light mornings and birdsong.  ...

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Blacksmithing Day - June

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - June

Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - June

Sun 09 Jun - Thu 13 Jun

This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at...

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Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Sat 29 Jun - Sun 30 Jun

This course is ideal for beginners or those whose painting has lapsed and need a refresher class. Julia will guide you through the process of...

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Blacksmithing Day 6th July

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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Blacksmithing Day 7th July

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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Indian Block Printing

Indian block printing is a traditional craft still in use today to produce beautiful fabrics. The day will start with looking at images, fabrics and...

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Flutes Inspired August- Elisabeth Hobbs

Flutes Inspired August- Elisabeth Hobbs

Mon 05 Aug - Thu 08 Aug

Do you love playing the flute? Would you like to improve your flute skills in an encouraging and supportive environment? Elisabeth’s focus is...

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Choral Experience Weekend: Bach’s B Minor Mass

Enjoy a life-enhancing weekend traversing the vast landscapes of one of Classical music’s greatest creations. Gavin Carr will bring his...

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Sing-through Choral Concert: Bach Choral Concert

Listen to an informal performance of Bach's B Minor Mass, the culmination of the Choral Experience Weekend. By donation to the bursary fund. Gavin...

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Strings Summer School

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents its second annual Strings Residential. Come and enjoy specialist coaching from string players of the...

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Connecting Heaven and Earth - the Life Chants of Hildegard of Bingen

The visionary music of Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) came to popular attention nearly 900 years after her life with the album,...

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Classical Guitar Masterclass - Craig Ogden

A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is...

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Classical Guitar concert with Craig Ogden

An eclectic mix of repertoire from classical to folk and contemporary. Craig's amazing skill and entertaining delivery make a winning combination for ...

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Blacksmithing Day 28th September

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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Create a Singing Bowl - October

Create a Singing Bowl - October

Thu 10 Oct - Sun 13 Oct

A meditative process with a master craftsman Generations of smiths and coppersmiths have dedicated their work to the search for the One Perfect...

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Blacksmithing Day 26th October

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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The Art in Listening

The Art in Listening

Fri 25 Oct - Sun 27 Oct

Authentic Sound, Contemporary Soul Starting in stillness, we will work with the breath, listening, movement, meditation and improvisation to engage...

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Japanese Embroidery - November

Japanese Embroidery - November

Sun 10 Nov - Thu 14 Nov

This unique art form originated in Buddhist temples and is used for the elaborate decoration of Kimonos. This rarely taught skill has been based at...

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Blacksmithing Day - 30th November

During the Blacksmithing day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work: fire use and ...

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PLEASE NOTE THESE DATES ARE DECEMBER 2019 Paint your own icon of St Nicholas, legendary for his secret gift-giving, now linked to Santa Claus! Read More +

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