UK Art Retreat Workshop. For photos photos of the studio, my house, my garden, the views, the immediate environment and beautiful walks, click on the UK Art Retreat photos page. Hastings, a charming, bohemian and musical old town is a ten minute drive and beautiful ancient Rye a fifteen minute drive away..
Date: 18th October - 20th October 2019
Painting our Archetypes. We will begin with a introduction gathering, sharing our intentions for the workshop and paintings, followed by a gentle guided meditation. The workshop will be meditation through painting, as well as medicine for our psyche, delving into our unconscious to paint ourselves as we feel we deeply are on an unconscious level, as well as who we are or wish to be as our higher selves. We will be using symbols, words and intention as under-painting and then portraying ourselves and that which we wish to manifest through paint and creative intention.
‘Carl Jung understood archetypes as universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct. They are inherited potentials which are actualized when they enter consciousness as images or manifest in behavior on interaction with the outside world. They are autonomous and hidden forms which are transformed once they enter consciousness and are given particular expression by individuals and their cultures. In Jungian psychology, archetypes are highly developed elements of the collective unconscious. The existence of archetypes can only be inferred indirectly from stories, art, myths, religions, or dreams.’ Ref: Wikipedia
UK retreats / workshops are available on a first come-first served basis and art tuition is one-to-one, or up to one-to-three. UK Art Retreats are at my home and studio in beautiful Pett Level, East Sussex, right by the sea and cliffs with views over the sea. Lovely walks can be taken along the Saxon shore way. The pre Raphaelites painted here. These UK retreats will be either weekend retreats and offered as smaller groups. We can accommodate up to three in a large shared room with views over the garden. It is incredibly peaceful and surrounded by trees, bird song and the sound of sheep and lambs across the countryside. The price will be £250 per person for a weekend retreat if you are coming alone, or £200 if sharing. This includes accommodation and all meals, art tuition from me and art materials. The weekend retreats will run from a Friday evening to a Sunday evening. I am also offering retreats for up to a week, and these will be £650 per person if coming alone or £600 if sharing. We can take trips out to see local cultural sights and interests and also walks in the beautiful countryside. Landscape painting is also an option. To secure any of these i will require a deposit of £200 for a week’s retreat and £100 for a weekend retreat. I am tailoring these retreats to suit individual needs and you can enquire as to which weekend you would like to stay and I will see what is available and possible. Please email me email@example.com or fill out the contact form above.