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.
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Your unique purpose in life and your contributes to a better world.
Within us, all lies the DNA of a more compassionate and vibrant human society. What is your unique gift? How will you help create The More Beautiful World? Using group exercises and personal reflection we will explore the impulses shaping the…
Exquisite Traditional Art
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…
Movement and Structure in Sculpture
The documentary is an intriguing insight into the life of Lynn Chadwick CBE (1914-2003), one of Britain’s foremost sculptors whose work is exhibited worldwide. Chadwick was local to Stroud and the evening includes an introduction by the director and some…
Drawing with paper, cloth and thread
During this workshop, we will be considering the line, through observation, mark making and interpretation. Using these start points we will explore linear and spatial relationships and different ways of introducing ‘content’ and detail with fibres and yarns. With supportive…
Exploring Barber and Danzi
Facilitator: Laurence Perkins
A wonderful chance to tackle the technical hurdles and ensemble challenges of a major wind quintet, without the fear of ‘feeling exposed’ in a one-to-a-part situation. Enjoy exploring Danzi B flat (for intermediate players) and Barber ’Summer Music’ (for advanced…
Facilitator: Richard Olivier & Belinda Davison
We will use the story of Parsifal and the mythic ‘quest for the Grail’ as a mirror in which we can reflect on our own lives and the patterns that have run through it. We use Mythodramatic practices and breakthrough…
Changing the paradigm of ageing
Facilitator: Jerome Kerner
Dive deep into the world of Sage-ing and transform your elder years into a time of exploration, meaning and uncovering your wisdom in order to age with spirt and give our gifts as our legacy. Using the principles and practices…