Monday, 23 Jul 2012 - Friday, 27 Jul 2012
Picture by Jaine Rose
Summer Creative Arts week at Hawkwood College. Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July 2012.
A week of one-day workshops
Day rate including lunch and refreshments £65 Residential options available
Courses start at 9.30am - 5.00pm unless otherwise stated.
MONDAY 23RD JULY:
SEEING WITH NEW EYES: Contemplative Photography - Nikki Simpson
Contemplative photography offers participants an approach to quieten and still the mind through walking and sitting meditation practices before immersing themselves creatively in the idyllic landscape at Hawkwood. Session time will be spent developing and practising camera skills alongside considerable time in nature capturing images. This course is suitable for beginners to digital photography as well as those with some experience.
Nikki Simpson is a professional photographer, filmmaker and teacher. She has been delivering digital photography workshops since 2008 and has been meditating for 10 years. Nikki brings a special quality to her work and her teaching style.
TUESDAY 24TH JULY
SILVER JEWELLERY MAKING - Stephen O’Keeffe
Monday 23rd July and / or Tuesday 24th July 9.30am- 5.00pm
You will practice techniques such as soldering, forging, stone setting and polishing, going home with completed items of jewellery. The teaching style is flexible, allowing for individual progress regardless of ability. All the tools and equipment, as well as reference books, are provided.
This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
Stephen O’Keeffe is the author of two books with scores of hints and tips in jewellery making. He runs popular jewellery courses throughout the UK.
WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY
YOGA & CONSCIOUS BREATHING
With Katie Lloyd-Nunn & Jonathan Nunn
£65 including delicious lunch and refreshments
Katie Lloyd-Nunn has a friendly, inclusive teaching style and loves helping people find more presence and freedom of movement. Tel. O1453 759034 (day). Jonathan Nunn has over 30 years experience as a tutor and practitioner of Osteopathy. He runs a busy practice in Gloucestershire, while developing his work with Conscious Breathing.
SOAP MAKING - Lizzie Hutchinson
Soap making is a satisfying hands-on craft and a chance to experience the meeting of science and art in an alchemical process. We will start the day with a walk in Hawkwood’s beautiful gardens to see what is in flower and fruit, collecting petals and discovering colours and textures we want to play with. Later on we will make a step-by-step journey through the process of making a vegetable-oil soap with optional essential oils. You will go home with about 8-10 bars of your own soap.
Lizzie Hutchinson is a passionate soap maker, gardener and craftswoman. She uses organic ingredients, natural dyes, grows all her own flowers and herbs and collects native plants and berries from the hedgerows for use in her original soaps. She is fascinated by this alchemical process and is an experienced workshop leader
THURSDAY 26TH JULY
RHYTHM & DRUMMING - Barry Mason & Lina Lotto
A chance to explore the cycles of life expressed through music in every culture. The day focuses on different aspects of rhythm, expressed with a range of easy-to-play instruments from around the world (including your own body!) In particular we will be working with the hang (an increasingly popular metal percussion form played with the fingertips) and udu (double-ended clay drum) which allow melody and rhythm to be effortlessly combined. Simple movement and relaxation exercises are also included. No previous experience of music or drumming is necessary, and instruments will be provided.
Barry Mason is a professional drummer and drum teacher working with drum kit and indigenous percussion instruments. His partner Lina Lotto is director of SenSpa in Hampshire and has a lifelong interest in complementary health and music. They share a love of the hang, which creates a unique healing sound combining melody and rhythm.