Upcoming Courses & Events

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.

Printing with Leaves

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. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty in seasonal foliage.

Rush Basketry

Facilitator: Amy Cox
On this one-day course we will be working with English rush, schoenoplectus lacustris, a beautifully soft material to weave with, as well as some locally foraged fibres, such as dandelion. We will learn some ancient techniques of cordage and plaiting…

Painting and Alchemy

Facilitator: Marius von Brasch
This course introduces you to both the intriguing symbolism of Renaissance alchemical imagery and how to make paintings or drawings in response to what the pictures, motifs and colours trigger in us as individuals. It invites the participants to actively…

Japanese Embroidery

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…

Contemporary Embroidery

Facilitator: Elnaz Yazdani
This contemporary embroidery course spans three days and consists of supported tutor time and guidance by Leeds based Embroidery Artist and Educator, Elnaz Yazdani. Elnaz will guide you through a variety of hand embroidery techniques, applications and creative methods to…

Make a Ceramic Nurture Bowl

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer & Juli Bharucha
Resonating with worlds that have gone before us, clay connects us to the earth. Starting with a woodland walking meditation and exploration of Hawkwood’s beautiful surroundings we will gather texture and material to bring back and create a clay bowl…

Indian 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…

Japanese Embroidery

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…

Willow Foraging Basket

Facilitator: Amy Cox
Learn the basics of this ancient craft and leave with your very own traditional foraging basket. You will be using local willow, in a range of colours, and foraged bramble to make a small frame basket – perfect for harvesting…

Printing with Leaves

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. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty in autumnal foliage.

Icon Painting with the Prosopon School of Iconology

Facilitator: Nikita Andrejev
Have you ever been curious about the icons you may have seen in churches on holiday or in some churches in the UK? Has their mysterious beauty ever inspired you? Trying your hand at painting an icon of your own…