Lifelines - A 4 Day Midwinter Drawing Retreat

Lifelines - A 4 Day Midwinter Drawing Retreat


With both hands moving in clay, charcoal, natural pigments and ink, discover how to relinquish control upon the quiet meeting ground of the page. Anchored in presence and gentle compassion, the intimacy we experience in drawing from life is an invitation to open and enliven our senses.

Creating art in any form with freedom and non-judgement is inherently health giving. It brings us into the present moment and restoring our sense of belonging. In this unique workshop, live and recorded music lifts our spirits, encourages us to move as we draw from what arises. Through these inky, messy, hearts and hands we arrive at transient pauses, moments of connection and reflection. Meet the paper in these fleeting moments, we explore a dance of gesture and poetry through the models’ pose. Paper, water and feathers will become our intimate allies and we will cultivate a relationship with them that honours the life of these precious gathered resources.

From complete beginner to experienced artist, all are welcome to join. You will receive individual guidance and support. There will be time to unfold and restore, cosy fires, beautiful nature and nourishing food and company’

Materials extra £30 paid in cash to tutor at the course.

Registration & Arrival 4.00-6.00pm Thursday. Course begins with supper together at 6.30pm; Course ends about 5.00pm on Sunday.

Please get in touch for any further questions.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.


Bookings Team at Hawkwood CFT


Painswick Old Road

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners


4 days (4:00pm to 5:00pm)

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