The 2019 Art Retreat will run over three days (Friday June 21st - Sunday June 23rd 2019) with each creative day running from 10-4. I will be holding the retreat at Barlow Art Room, Dronfield, four miles from Chesterfield. The dramatic landscape just outside the door, the large studio and lovely food will make it a special treat for your creative soul.

Over the three days, there will be a morning session from 10-12.30 and an afternoon session from 1.30-4. Workshops will include:

Mixed media sketchbooks - preparing your sketchbook

Escape to the hills - landscape drawing (and a barefoot walk to connect to the land)

Nature's details - looking at the macro landscape

Pattern and texture for mixed media 

Approaches to drawing and keeping a mixed media sketchbook

Lino cutting - pattern and plant forms

A wholesome lunch is included in the price and is served at the venue. On the Saturday evening there will be a chance to meet socially at a local pub for a meal


My work is holistic and inspired by my deep connection to the landscape. Each day we will have a chance to connect with nature and use our experiences to influence our creative processes. You will go home refreshed and renewed with a host of new techniques to use in your creative work and memories of good times shared with like minded people. Couples are welcome, why not stay for the week and enjoy Derbyshire? The fee of £295 includes tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments. If you wish to stay in the area you will need to arrange your own accommodation. Suggestions available here. I also suggest that you take out travel insurance to protect you against cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. My refund policy is available to view here.

Read the reviews here. You can pay in instalments here.

If you are booked on to the retreat you can register by clicking here.

Helen Hallows


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