£90

Multiple Dates

Creative Wellbeing Retreat

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Devon Sculpture Park

Mamhead

Exeter

EX6 8HE

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
Enjoy a days retreat re-connecting with nature and your creative side in the beautiful grounds of Devon Sculpture Park, near Exeter, Devon.

About this Event

Refresh, re-imagine and create surrounded by contemporary environmental art, re-wilded Capability Brown gardens, ancient waterways, wildlife and endless sea views.

We will spend time sketching en plein air, soaking in the beauty of the park being inspired by the stunning environmental art on display, and gathering natural materials to incorporate into our art , before returning to the school house studio for some experimenting - with both natural and traditional art materials - to create our own unique mixed media responses to the uniquely beautiful surroundings, guided by Creative Minds artist Liz Swan. A healthy laid-back lunch at the Robert Adam gallery is included, as well as a guided wellbeing walk and access to all of the art exhibitions.

Suitable for all levels of art experience, we will encourage each other and share skills along the way. Please note the gardens are on the southern slopes of Haldon Hills, and as such are hilly and have an uneven natural terrain, therefore regrettably this retreat is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Dogs are not permitted on retreat days. Maximum group size of 6 to keep an intimate and relaxed atmosphere and ensure everyone can access artistic guidance.

£90pp includes:

• Entry to the sculpture park, rewilded gardens and all art exhibitions

• Creative support and guidance from creative minds artist throughout the day and use of the school house studio

• All art materials and equipment

• A delicious home cooked lunch at the Robert Adam Gallery

• A guided wellbeing walk

• Refreshments throughout the day

This event is run by Creative Minds artist Liz Swan in conjunction with Devon Sculpture Park.

At Creative Minds our ethos is that creativity is an innate ability that we all possess, we believe it is important that we enable our participants to embrace their creativity and enjoy the creative process regardless of the results. It’s about having fun, being in the moment and exploring our creative side. As artists we truly believe that there is a creative side in all of us, and that connecting with it brings huge therapeutic benefits and a positive impact on our wellbeing.

A standard definition for art is ‘art is emotion’. It should therefore be the case that art can and perhaps should affect our emotional wellbeing. Hopefully positively. At Devon Sculpture Park we want to foster this link. We have double the motivation: firstly evidence supports that people de-stress in museums and galleries, and also through the act of 'creating' art, but there is also a sizeable movement around improving our wellbeing through ‘time in nature’. Our Creative Wellbeing Retreats provide the perfect combination of nature, art and creative expression for maximum impact on our wellbeing - come and try for yourself!

https://devonsculpturepark.org

Share with friends

Location

Devon Sculpture Park

Mamhead

Exeter

EX6 8HE

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Save This Event

Event Saved