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COURSES AND EVENTS

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

Sat 13 Oct - Sun 16 Dec

Welcome to our Autumn-into-Winter arts and crafts courses. All are welcome - no experience necessary. Working with the hands with crafts or painting...

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Music Making Courses

Music Making Courses

Fri 21 Sep - Sun 25 Nov

Come and enjoy music making in beautiful surroundings! Tuning In – mindful singing with Sian Crose 21-23 September Aurora Ensemble Octet...

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The Photographer's Eye - Making not Taking

The American landscape photographer Ansel Adams suggested that photographs are made not simply taken. This is a course for those who wish to...

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Introduction to Blacksmithing 20 October- 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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The Art in Listening - Nicholas and Ra Twilley

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

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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery 4 Day Course - November

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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Italian Madrigal Weekend - Greg Skidmore

Last year was Monteverdi year, so this year why not explore more glorious music from the late Renaissance by composers such as Luca Marenzio, Carlo...

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Aurora Ensemble Autumn Octet Course

Aurora Ensemble Autumn Octet Course

Fri 23 Nov - Sun 25 Nov

Our long weekend focuses in detail on the E flat major octets of Mozart, Hummel and Beethoven. Parts will be available in advance, and players will...

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Introduction to Blacksmithing 1st December - 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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True Life Tales - Sue Hollingsworth

True Life Tales - Sue Hollingsworth

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 02 Dec

A Storytelling Weekend Many people would love to share a story from their lives with family, friends or even a public audience but where to begin?...

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Introduction to Leatherwork - Ruth Pullan

This workshop will get you started with the basic skills needed to make a leather belt and a simple coin purse. With these skills you will then...

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Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

Over the course of seven days participants will be introduced to the contemplative practice of icon writing using the liquid egg tempera...

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Whittling in Wood - David Lovemore

Enjoy a stimulating day learning basic techniques of woodcarving as part of the Creative Arts Summer School. You will learn about choosing suitable...

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Soap Making - Jonathan Code

Soap making is a satisfying hands-on craft.  The course will combine collecting petals and discovering colours and textures in Hawkwood’s...

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Soulscapes Painting Day

This is not just another painting class, this is transformational.  Painting is a language that speaks in pictures. When we understand them ...

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Needle Felting

Needle Felting

Sun 09 Dec

Explore the soft textures and subtle blends of wool which, combined with bold, bright colours create shimmering light effects to cheer up winter...

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Lifelines: A midwinter drawing retreat - Morag Donnelly

In preparation of Winter Solstice, before the flurry of Christmas, we offer a pause, immersing into the quiet of winter and resting in our senses to...

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The Good Messenger - A Dark Angels Writing Workshop

Explore some of the (often forgotten) essentials for becoming a better writer. This weekend workshop will use John Simmons’ new novel The...

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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 - 3 Day Course

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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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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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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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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"Hawkwood has all the ingredients we look for when running events and meetings –their ethical approach, from the fantastic food they serve to the way they manage their land, works perfectly for us. It’s a relaxed environment which is conducive to creative thinking and open dialogue, and the staff are so helpful."

Helen Browning, CEO at Soil Association