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.

We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment).

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28 - 30 Jan

Wild Scribe – A Year of Nature Writing Virtual Event

Nature Writing Workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Welcome to the Wild Scribe: Nature Writing Workshop! Here, you’ll explore your love of nature through writing. You’ll learn new journal and poetry techniques, discover how to unlock the power of nature’s metaphors, dialog with trees, and much more.

15 - 20 Mar

The Writers Clinic Membership Virtual Event

A monthly clinic

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

A writer’s life can be a lonely one. Yet, over the course of the year, we’ll be running a creative online community ‘clinic’, which will hold monthly evening drop in sessions. * Please note that this is an online course,…

15 Mar

The Writers Clinic: March Introductory Session Virtual Event

An Introductory Drop-In Session

Facilitator: Tessa Harris

A writer’s life can be a lonely one. Yet, over the course of the year, we’ll be running a creative on-line community ‘clinic’ each month.   For this first clinic, we are offering an introductory session for those not quite…

16 - 23 Mar

The Creativity Door Virtual Event

Online Creativity Workshop: Writing, Art, Movement & Singing

Facilitator: Helen Chadwick

This online creativity workshop will awaken your creative juices through a combination of: writing, drawing, singing, stretching and connection. We are excited to welcome Composer, Singer, Song-Theatre Creator: Helen Chadwick to our programme.

19 - 21 Mar

Writing in Wild Spring

Writing the Wild Spring

Facilitator: Helen Moore

Writing in Wild Spring. Over Spring Equinox, we’ll open to wildness and new growth within and without, as we explore the beautiful land of Hawkwood and enjoy creative writing. In developing our response to place and other-than-human realms, we’ll read…

04 - 18 May

Advanced Nature Writing Virtual Event

Advanced Nature Writing with Stephen Moss

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

Naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss has now run several successful and popular online and in-person taster courses on Nature Writing for Hawkwood. Join Stephen now for a course on Advanced Nature Writing, which will take you to the next…

22 May
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Spring Blacksmithing Day

Spring at the Forge: Blacksmithing Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing day, you 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 and…

19 Jun
Blacksmithing Day
Fully Booked

Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

Summer at the Forge - June Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Summer Blacksmithing Workshop, you will spend the day learning 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 and long lasting…

20 - 24 Jun
Japanese embroidery
Event Cancelled

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 twenty years.  Using traditional methods and techniques you will produce truly stunning…

03 Jul
Blacksmithing Day
3 Places Left

Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

Summer at the Forge - July Workshop

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Summer Blacksmithing Workshop, you will spend the day learning 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 and long lasting…

17 Jul
Blacksmithing Day
1 Places Left

Summer Blacksmithing Workshop

Summer at the Forge

Facilitator: Arian Leljak

During the Blacksmithing Workshop day, you 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…

16 - 19 Dec

Lifelines: A Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Arts Education: Drawing From Life

Facilitator: Morag Donnelly

A midwinter drawing retreat with Morag Donnelly. Lifelines is a sacred, sensitive art practice that weaves together movement and drawing, providing a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, our materials and each other. This drawing…