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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

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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Summer Oil Painting with Nature & Imagination - Liri Filippini

Explore creativity and the vibrancy of Summer colours, in a free, intuitive and supportive space. Use oil paint with fresh and fluid methods....

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Soulscapes Painting Day

Dive into your creativity and play. Enjoy the colours and shapes and see what wonderful and surprising images arise out of the chaos. Soulscapes is a ...

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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

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL**  If you would like to be on the waiting please call the office on 01453 759034 or you can book on the course in...

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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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Writing Imaginative Fiction - Kevan Manwaring

A vivid imagination is a writer’s greatest resource. This dayschool will help you awaken it and explore its rich depths for the benefit of your ...

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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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Stunning Forged Jewellery

Choose from a variety of semi-precious metals or iron for your own unique piece of jewellery, such as a pendant or brooch. Learn how to cut out the...

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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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Handbuilt Pottery - Sue Harker and Sam Mukumba

We will explore the many possibilities and aesthetics of this most quintessential of forms to create a unique and functional vessel, employing the...

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Eric Whitacre's Choral World - Gavin Carr

Nobody writes for choirs quite like Eric Whitacre: by turns haunting and playful, his music lingers long in the heart and soul. With his trademark...

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Strings Summer School

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents the inaugural Strings Residential. Come and enjoy specialist coaching from string players of the world-class...

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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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Introduction to Woodcarving - David Lovemore

Enjoy a weekend learning woodcarving skills. You will be introduced to the techniques of relief carving and three-dimensional sculpture. The workshop ...

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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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Tuning In - Sian Croose

Tuning In - Sian Croose

Fri 21 Sep - Sun 23 Sep

A workshop for vocal leaders and experienced singers We will explore the connections between singing and mindfulness, using meditation, voice work...

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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 17 Nov - Sun 19 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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Thinking Like a Composer - David Stoll

Thinking Like a Composer - David Stoll

Fri 23 Nov - Sun 25 Nov

A new and different approach to creativity from a leading composer of music A composer starts from silence and ends up with a piece of music. The...

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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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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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"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