Friday 12th July at 2pm to Sunday 14th July at 4pm 2024
Explore earth pigments, botanical inks, and mindful painting on this peaceful retreat into nature with Susannah Crook.
Explore earth pigments and mindful painting on this peaceful retreat into nature.
We will delve into the ancient landscape of Dartmoor whilst gently gathering materials to make our own inks and paints. Enjoy the ancient, cyclical process of walking, gathering, pigment making and slow, mindful drawing and painting. Allow time to connect with your inner creativity on this meditative journey into nature’s gifts. This course is for anyone who would like to discover a new relationship with natural colours and a more intuitive approach to art. From complete beginner to practised professional we can all learn to stop and take time to rediscover our connection with nature and our own creativity.
This course is for anyone who would like to discover a new relationship with colour and art. From complete beginner to practised professional we can all learn to stop and take time to rediscover our connection with nature and our own creativity
About the leader
Susannah Crook – practising artist, natural pigment maker and mindful art facilitator
Susannah is a landscape artist living near the coast in North Somerset. Whilst much of her work is inspired by her local coastal scenery, her ethos is to be a sustainable and ecologically aware artist. Gathering her own materials to make natural pigment paint is now a fundamental part of her practice.
The immediate physical connection with earth is a naturally grounding and immersive experience and the simple act of grinding earth to make paint is a meditative process. Susannah combines this with a mindful, intuitive approach to creating art. This creative practice she will share with you.
More information about Susannah and her work can be found on her website www.susannahcrookart.com
All sessions and activities are optional and will include
• Guided walks
• Pigment foraging
• Processing found pigment into water based paint
• Charcoal and botanical ink making
• Mindful art sessions working with our natural paint
• Nourishing, lovingly prepared vegetarian food
• Beautiful, refurbished accommodation
• Plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sacred land surrounding Bala Brook
We have a range of fees to suit your financial situation. There is no difference in the course content or accommodation whatever you pay.
- Standard price £270
- Supported price £245– if you need a little financial help to be able to book a place
- Supporting price £295 – if you can afford to offer financial support so that someone else can come.