Day Courses

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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30 Jul
22-301 Deep Ecology: Lughnasadh
Fully Booked

Deep Ecology: Lughnasadh

First Fruits

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we will…

31 Jul

Dance Movement in Nature

Connecting through natural movement

Facilitator: Jemima Bennett

This one day workshop takes place outdoors within the beautiful woodland of Hawkwood. Taking inspiration from the textures, sounds, light and colours of the trees, plants, undergrowth and creatures, we will find new ways to express ourselves through movement and…

20 Aug
Fully Booked

Printing with Leaves

A day of exploring colour and printed design

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

A day exploring colour and textures, printing with natural leaves and grasses. You will learn the process of sublimation printing using the heat press to create beautiful and unique botanical designs.

09 - 11 Sep
Ruth White - Yoga retreat - 21-371
4 Places Left

Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Rejuvenate into Autumn

Facilitator: Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise yourself. Preparing your body and mind to enter into Autumn with the glow of self-care. This lecture and workshop lifts the…

10 Sep

Sketchbooking Your Environment

Experiment with materials and respond to space

Facilitator: Emma Leyfield

Many of us aspire to keep a regular sketchbook, journal or diary but it’s deceptively hard to get started, let alone stick to. This workshop is a day where you can put your inhibitions, distractions and procrastination aside to start…

24 Sep

Preserving Workshop: Folkloric Food

A Rich Mosaic of Myths & Traditions

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

Folkloric Food brings you a day of sharing food stories and simple methods of preservation that have been passed down through the generations. As we pass the autumn equinox and edge towards the winter there is still an abundance of…

15 Oct

The Art & Craft of Soapmaking

An introduction to soap making using plant oils, colours and scents

Facilitator: Jonathan Code

A one day workshop that introduces participants to the art and craft of soap making through an exploration of the history of soap, the use of herbs and essential oils in the making of Victorian washballs and the steps undertaken…

22 Oct

Autumn Nature Writing

Connect with the Natural World

Facilitator: Stephen Moss

Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world – whatever the season of the year! Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a…

22 Oct

Willow Basket Making

Learn the ancient craft of willow basket making

Facilitator: Tess Wakeling

Spend a day learning willow basket making with different varieties of willow sustainably grown in Somerset. In this one-day course, Tess will introduce you to the ancient craft of basketry and guide you through the steps needed to complete a…

26 Oct

Indian Block Printing

A beginner's guide to block printing

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Join Clare for a day of block printing exploration using hand-carved Indian wooden blocks. Using a selection of hand-carved blocks you will print onto a variety of surfaces, creating your own design on a tea towel or bag. A relaxing…

29 Oct
22-430 Deep Ecology: Samhain
5 Places Left

Deep Ecology: Samhain

Into the Darkness

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Mark and Jennifer will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we…

05 Nov

Introduction to Leatherwork

Make a purse and belt in a day

Facilitator: Ruth Pullan

Would you like to learn a new skill? One which will give you a real sense of self-sufficiency and enable you to make beautiful, useful and long-lasting things for everyday use for you, your friends and your family? Look no…

12 Nov

The Yoga of Vocal Sound

The sound healing potential of vowels, consonants and seed syllables

Facilitator: James D'Angelo

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-transformation? Join James D’Angelo – leading authority on sound healing – in uncovering one of the great aspects for attaining true sound health through the tuning of the chakras. In this…