Women-only creative & photography retreat in Orkney

Magical Orkney


Rediscovering a sense of possibility ~ Art & photography retreat in Orkney, Scotland
Hosts: Margaret Soraya & Ute Amann-Seidel
Location: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland
Activities: Creative journaling, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking & other creative treats
No previous experience required, suitable for all skills levels

This week-long all inclusive retreat in the breathtaking and ancient landscapes of the Orkney Islands provides you with the space and a quiet place to delve into your passions and find your creative path through immersion in nature and the arts.

Find your own possibilities
Aimed at those looking to remind themselves through creativity. Many of us arrive at a time or place in our lives only to discover we have lost ourselves. We, your hosts, have been there ourselves and our desire is to help others to also find their new possibilities. Creativity and quiet places are an ideal combination to provide a space for you to delve into your passions and spend time experimenting with your creative side through immersion in the landscape and the arts for a week.

We’ll have lots of creative things on offer for you to try and experiment with – everything’s optional of course. We will be there as facilitators rather than tutors. Slow down and find what calls to you creatively. Try:
Journaling & creative writing
Sketching outdoors
Cyanotype printing
Using your phone for mindful photography within the landscapes
Using Snapseed and other apps to create blended images with an artistic edge, then print your favourite images onto polaroid-style mini prints.
Photography: intimate landscapes – teaching based around either small details within nature or icm, multiple exposure and other artistic style landscape photography methods
Create with objects found in nature
Mixed media intuitive painting

Think of spending a week with like-minded women to feel that special creative flow and take in the wonders of Orkney’s stunning nature.

The location – Orkney
Orkney in November? Seriously? – The answer is a big yes!

The breathtaking, natural beauty of the wild and rugged Orkney Isles stays with you for ever. Exposed to the full force of the Atlantic weather the inspiring landscapes are marked by towering cliffs, deep caves and giant sandstone sea stacks.

The unpredictable, wild weather is invigorating and the big open skies, rounded hills and incredibly beautiful beaches offer the ideal sanctuary for inspiration and reflection.

Orkney is also notoriously rich in archaeological remains. You get a feeling of continuity, the sense that for thousands of years people have worked the land and left their mark.

Our base for the retreat is Stromness which retains its original maritime charm with narrow winding streets, terraces of houses and steep passageways all leading to the iconic waterfront and harbour cottages where we will be staying.

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?

No single supplement
7 x accommodation in 4-star seafront cottage
Daily programme of walks, talks & creative things
7 breakfasts
6 lunches
7 evening meals w. wine
Group transport on islands
Creative materials & journal
Studio hire
Detailed pre-travel information


Ute Amann-Seidel at Wild at Art Ltd


10 South End
KW16 3DJ

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


8 days (4:00pm to 10:00am)

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