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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

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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Painting the Seasons: Winter - Liri Filippini

An Anthroposophical Approach Explore your creativity through painting and colour. Honour and cultivate your connection with Nature and the atmosphere ...

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Lifelines: A midwinter drawing retreat - Morag Donnelly

Solstice means to stand still. What is offered here is that pause, immersing into the quiet of winter and resting in our senses to explore the...

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Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

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

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Viol Consorts - A weekend of coached consort playing

Ideally pre- formed consorts should apply, with music selected and prepared in advance to get more out of the weekend’s coaching. For a minimum ...

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Wild-Writing - Kevan Manwaring

Wild-Writing - Kevan Manwaring

Wed 17 Jan - Wed 21 Mar

Are your words too tame? Do your ideas need liberating? Let them out of the cage, and allow them to prowl the page! This rule-breaking writing...

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Confessions of an Egomaniac - Public Talk with Chris Paradox

One Man Show and Book Signing Confessions of an Egomaniac - The tragicomic true story of one man's 12 selves and their epic quest for happiness Chris ...

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The Art in Listening: Nick Twilley

This day will include breath work, listening, movement, meditation and a variety of approaches to engage your voice and your creativity, developing...

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Flutes Inspired with Elisabeth Hobbs

Flutes Inspired with Elisabeth Hobbs

Fri 02 Feb - Sun 04 Feb

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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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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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 - 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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Genesis Sixteen Concert

The bright young ensemble known as Genesis Sixteen presents a programme of sacred and secular choral works ranging from early Renaissance polyphony...

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The Art of Woodblock Printmaking - Rod Nelson

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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Aurora Ensemble Wind Chamber Music Spring Course

The perennially popular Aurora Ensemble returns to Hawkwood for the 19th successive year, to run their popular Wind Chamber Music Course.  The...

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Mindful Drawing - Anna Black

Mindful Drawing - Anna Black

Fri 13 Apr - Sun 15 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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Introducing Sounding Bowls - Tobias Kaye

Discovering Your Music with Sounding Bowls The amazing thing with Sounding Bowls is just how easy it is to make them sound really good. Making Music...

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Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - May

Exquisite Japanese Embroidery - May

Sun 13 May - Thu 17 May

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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May Day Festival - Hawkwood's Open Day - 70th Anniversary!

Monday 7 May 10am – 5pm A special 70th anniversary celebration Hawkwood's annual May Day Festival is a fun day out for all the family and a...

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Writing the New Story - Jay Ramsay

What are the stories we need to tell ? What are the stories we need to drop ? We're living at a time of deep transition and that also means we need...

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Children's Book Illustration - Julia Cairns

This is a class for anyone who is interested in illustrating, especially for children. Julia will introduce you to her unique style of illustration...

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Beginners Mono-Printing - Cathy Mills

Cathy will teach students the basic skills of monoprinting without the use of a press. We will work in a free and playful style, layering colurs and...

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Presence and Absense - Gizella Warburton

DRAWING WITH PAPER, CLOTH AND THREAD: Textiles weekend We will be considering surface and space within composition and different ways of introducing...

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Introduction to Blacksmithing July - 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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Introduction to Blacksmithing - 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 Photographer's Eye - Kel Portman

This is a course for those who have never been taught the art of photography.  It won’t confuse you with technical jargon, rather you will ...

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Sketching in Ink & Watercolour - Alison Vickery

A relaxed day in the beautiful college grounds of demonstration led exercises to help you develop your confidence to sketch on location in ink and...

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Drawing in Charcoal - Nigel Westaway

Drawing in Charcoal - Nigel Westaway

Fri 13 Jul - Thu 13 Jul

Ever get frustrated drawing in pencil? This is an opportunity to work on a larger scale, with fluid movements that can come from the whole arm as...

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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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Flutes Inspired September- Elisabeth Hobbs

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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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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Aurora Ensemble Autumn Octet Course 2017

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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"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