warm life drawing studio lots of natural light

Life Drawing

Untutored session with life model.  A2 drawing boards and some easels are available. 

Please bring your own paper and materials.  Includes light lunch afterwards.  More info

THURSDAY 30th Jun

10:00 - 13:00 

£20

warm life drawing studio lots of natural light

Life Drawing

Untutored session with life model.  A2 drawing boards and some easels are available. 

Please bring your own paper and materials.  Includes light lunch afterwards.  More info

Friday 29th July

10:00 - 13:00 

£20

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Find & Explore Your Creative Flow

Inspired by nature, explore with 6 tutors: sketching, botanical printing, images with words, shibori technique & collaging. Build & curate collections of marks, notes and textures. SOLD OUTMore info

Mon 8th - Fri 12th Aug

10:00 - 17:00

£369

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Play with Cyanotypes: photographic printing from nature, using sunlight

Creative mark-making with Jane Woods.  Join us for a day of play, making beautiful images on paper and a tote bag, with this magical photographic art form.  Lunch & refreshments included.  More info.

Fri 26th Aug

10:00 - 16:00 

£60

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Foraging & Preserving

Explore what we can safely forage in hedgerows then preserve these foods.  May include cordial, jams, birch-tapping, smoking, herbal teas & tinctures. Camp by the agroforest. 2 tutors.  More info

Sat 3rd Sep, 10:00 - 

Sun 4th, 16:00

£190

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Casting Plant Fragments in Porcelain Paperclay

Explore the delights of combining natural plant materials and porcelain paperclay, with ceramicist Claire Ireland. Make an eclectic set of brushes, to create gestural marks on a mounting surface.  More

Fri 9th - Sat 10th Sep

10:00 - 17:00

£195

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Sculpting With Attitude (armature)- with Lucianne Lassalle

SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST ONLY. 4 days with life model. Begin sketching then move to clay on an armature.  Final pieces can be taken away for casting (additional cost).  Deposit £150.  More info  

Tue 18th - Fri 21st Oct

10:00 - 16:30

£435

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Sculpting With Attitude (slab building) - with Lucianne Lassalle

4 days with life model (tbc male or female) & expert tutor. Begin with sketching then move on to slab-built clay.  Final pieces can be taken away for firing (additional cost).  Deposit £150.  More info  

Tue 25th - Fri 28th Oct

10:00 - 16:30

£410

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Winter Colour: natural dyes, contact printing & found objects

Tutored by Alice Fox, who exhibits internationally and is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.  Includes making natural inks, dying threads and hand stitch.  More info

Sat 5th - Sun 6th Nov

10:00 - 17:00

£220

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Maps, Kists & Caskets

Using the creative art of map-making to orientate and deepen our conversations with ourselves and others  Includes refreshments, 2 light lunches and materials. 

Winter 2022  Fri - Sun TBC

18:00 - 16:00

£150

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Woosey // Parker // Small acoustic 

British blues/rock songwriter Matt Woosey will be back from the Black Forest, this time with percussion and double bass. "Very, very good indeed!" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2. Bar from 7:30.  More info

2023

20:00 - 22:00

£16

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Free Tree Spree

Collect a free tree(s), provided by Devon Wildlife Trust, to plant in your garden, field or hedgerow.  Agroforest tours.  

2023

10:30 - 15:00 

FREE

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Hospiscare Open Gardens

Open garden fund-raiser for Hospiscare. Wander round The Old Rectory gardens, by a stream along a tranquil goyle & through a 4-year-old agroforest.  Refreshments (tea & cake).  Cake sale.  Plant sale.  

2023

12:00 - 17:00 

DONATION

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Gestalt, Mindfulness & Creativity

A weekend immersive retreat that will enhance your sense of self in the present, build awareness further and thus enable more contact in conversations with self and clients.  More info

Fri - Sun 2023

13:00 - 16:00

£480

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Play with Clay - sculpting a torso

2 days working from a life model in a lovely light studio.  Suitable for all - emphasis is on enjoyment of the process.  Includes tuition from Martin Staniforth, clay, tools, refreshments and lunches.  More info

2023

10:00 - 17:00

£180