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Capturing Nature in our Sacred Space *****3 day Art Retreat

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The Isle Gallery

Tynwald Mills

St Johns

IM4 1AD St. Johns

Isle of Man

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3 day Art Retreat 'Capturing Nature In our Sacred Space'

Capturing Nature in our own Sacred Space - 3 Day Art Retreat

*Restore yourself through creative art making is empowering!!!

A workshop over 3 full days - from September 9th - September 11th (MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY)

10.00am - 16.00pm £265 and can be paid for in instalments using the deposit ticket link.

All Abilities: Beginners, Improvers & Advanced!

Printmaking, Painting, Mixed Media, Ceramics & Encaustic Painting

Following on from last years wonderful art retreat we will be adding a new depth to our offering and providing a special opportunity to book your space on our 2019 art retreat to take place in September 2019.

Explore the joyful process of art making by freeing yourself for this sweet 3 days of creativity.

Do you crave quiet, space and clarity? This workshop will help you connect with your creative self and give you new starting points to move forward. It will be a real treat to spend 3 days in retreatful artmaking doing, what you crave to do - we promise to help you on this creative journey. You deserve it!

This is going to be a transformational workshop in which we dig deep and allow our appreciation of nature and love of creativity to unfold in front of us with a series of artworks.

Art making with close attention to nature is a huge motivator in our own practices and we are delighted to offer you a beautiful workshop of drawing, printmaking, paint, clay work and mixed media so we hope you will join us in this opportunity to dig deep and allow your interests in creative making to come forth!

This wonderful retreat will begin with a walk outside to observe nature first hand. Recording our journey we will take photographs and collect source material which we will incorporate in our artworking practice over the next few days.

On our return to the gallery we will work through some very basic drawing and printmaking techniques to create a number of studies based on beautiful leaf and floral shapes, explore different colour schemes using acrylic paint, watercolors, inks, salt and watercolor pencils. We will create a series of mono prints, using our nature finds. Experimentation with acrylic paint will result in a wonderfully expressive work on canvas. This will be a wonderful introduction to a number of mediums and an opening of our hearts to the expressive nature of floral and botanical studies through the development of a visual story board.

Our journey with printmaking will continue with clay to create a nature inspired wall piece and finally a mixed media artwork created on a wood panel that we will seal with wax - using simple encaustic techniques.

Nature is a marvellous source to use in our artwork and I hope you’ll join us in this class to create art magic of our own and share with kindred spirits.

A focus on expressive work over realism will result in lively and emotive artworks!

Who is this class for?

Beginner and improver levels while learning more about developing a project, composition and colour theory and technique. This class does not require any previous drawing or painting experience, although those that wish to develop these skills will also apreciate a concentration of this time to practice. This workshop will offer a rewarding experience, therefore, those looking to delve deeper will find these methods cathartic and practice in developing their own ideas for their art.

What will you learn in this class?


Observation drawing, sketching and recording.

Printmaking, painting, ceramics, mixed media techniques

Color mixing

Composition theory - what to put where and why - how to create a successful and pleasing composition

The study of a number of artists, past and present and their beautiful floral and nature based botanical work.

Things that we will cover in the workshop:

A guided walk observing nature through an artist's eyes


Creating sketches from our observations

Expressive and intuitive painting techniques

Encaustic collage using nature and collage ephemera & MORE!

What do I need?

All paint, print, paper, clay, wood panels, canvas, tools and equipment will be supplied.

Please bring collage materials* - including assorted vintage papers/book pages, feathers (you will also be provided with a selection to choose from), scrapbook paper, magazine images etc. Although there will be lots of collage material available, your work will be more personal if you bring your own ephemera.

Snacks, drinks and a light lunch is provided each day.

Please ask if you have any questions.

Cost is £265 - £50 deposit and payment in installments also possible.

(Paid by deposit? Please pay installments that suit your budget or pay the balance 14 days prior to the event start date - payment information on the link)

Strictly 16 places.

Research shows that people who are psychologically well rounded and happy have some sort of creative hobby - everyone of them. Getting into a flow takes practice and sometimes finding the zone takes a little while, and so I have developed this workshop to help you begin your journey or an opportunity to really delve in to some creative time.

Making art is very theraputic, so why not take a leap out of your usual routine (work, housework etc etc) do what you love and that is good for you for a few days of creative art emersion.

***This workshop includes a beautiful bound sketch book to take home & all material other materials required on the workshop.

******This workshop does not include accomodation, however please email us if you would like to receive recommendations

Your host during this workshops are artists Kate Jerry & Colette Gambell

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Isle of Man

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