Arts & Crafts

Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course.

We offer a unique mix of vibrant and stimulating courses, often not found elsewhere.

Either browse our full list of courses, talks and events or select from a specific area of interest. You can also use the search bar option or take a look at our calendar which highlights all activities at Hawkwood month by month.

29 Aug

Anthotype Photographs

Meet the Artist - Residency Programme

Facilitator: Artist in Residence Nettie Edwards

Nettie Edwards will be an artist in residence at Hawkwood 26-30 August 2019 supported by the F W Reckitts Arts Trust. She works with historic photographic processes and digital technology combining vintage photographs and natural plant forms in the “anthotype”…

22 Sep

Soulscapes

Transformational Painting Meditation

Facilitator: Herewood Gabriel

This method of painting is about freeing yourself up to the joys and wonder of colors, imagery, and shapes. Through spontaneous painting, you reveal hidden aspects of yourself. You then learn how to discriminate between what you want to reveal…

28 Sep

Blacksmithing Day

Facilitator: 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 maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

10 - 13 Oct

Create a Singing Bowl

A meditative process with a master craftsman

Facilitator: Ton Akkermans & Carolina Schomper

Following traditional craft processes and working outdoors you will learn about the different qualities of metals, then shape and refine your own instrument to take home. Each day includes morning meditation and sharing in the group, as well as developing…

25 - 27 Oct

The Art in Listening

Authentic Sound, Contemporary Soul

Facilitator: Nicholas & Ra Twilley

The Art in Listening is about aligning your aspirations with your everyday life. We use sound and movement forms to reveal the inner landscape of spoken, sung and instrumental sound. This extends to all aspects of our being, from how we…

26 Oct

Blacksmithing Day

Facilitator: 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 maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

09 Nov

Indian Block Printing

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Learn the traditional skill of Indian Block Printing using a beautiful collection of hand-carved woodblocks. After a demonstration of the printing process, colour mixing, design placement and repeat patterns you will print tissue paper, card and coloured papers in the…

10 - 13 Nov

Japanese Embroidery

Exquisite Traditional Art

Facilitator: Jackie Hall

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 Hawkwood for over sixteen years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

30 Nov
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Blacksmithing Day

Facilitator: 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 maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful…

30 Nov

Seasonal Soap Making

Naturally Nourishing Skincare

Facilitator: Jonathan Code

In this one-day workshop, we will make wash balls using plants harvested from the Hawkwood grounds and we will learn how to make soap using the cold-process method. You will be introduced to the history of soap-making and we will…

08 Dec

Festive Willow

Make attractive willow decorations from willow

Facilitator: Norah Kennedy

Using some very simple basket making techniques and some different colours of willow we will create some very attractive Christmas decorations that you will be able to keep for years and will adorn your home every year.  You might want…

15 - 21 Dec

Byzantine Icon Painting

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

Facilitator: Deacon Nikita Andrejev

Students will work from several traditional images of St Nicholas, to analyse elements of classic design, to produce their own sketch of a shoulder-length bust icon of the Saint. The focus of the class will be on the face, exploring…

15 - 21 Dec

Byzantine Icon Painting

Ancient Byzantine Icon Painting with the Prosopon School

Facilitator: Deacon Nikita Andrejev

Students will work from several traditional images of St Nicholas, to analyse elements of classic design, to produce their own sketch of a shoulder-length bust icon of the Saint. The focus of the class will be on the face, exploring…