Residential house parties for musicians and singers, with workshops and performances, led by enthusiastic professionals.
Bring your own wine.
Next Musical Workshop:
... We can host small events in the house itself, but we can suggest marquee suppliers for larger gatherings in the grounds.
BookingsDeposit required (of half costs). Full payment on arrival. Phone Emma for information and bank transfer details.
We offer skills ranging from arts and crafts through to the Liberal Arts; English, History, Historic Geography, to the teaching of English as a Foreign Language but within the context of the English culture.
However, the lessons will be tailored to the individual's needs.
Call Emma to discuss (mobile 07942 861 956).
Overseas students over the holiday period
Deposit of £175 required to cover costs. Full amount on arrival.
Phone Emma for further information and to book.
Creative Recovery Courses:
The Artist's Way is a programme designed by the artist Julia Cameron as a means to creative unblocking. Her book, The Artist's Way, is a manual for how to get started creatively!
"I myself was living this life and often found it challenging. What exactly needed to be done for the daily march to go more smoothly? What stratagems could I devise to help people faced with so many obstacles of life?" (Cameron).
So by using the practical steps set out in The Artist's Way by Julia, you could put aside a few days creative retreat at Wykes Manor. Here you will be guided through the workbook or simply given the space to work whilst being fed and watered. What you will leave with will be renewed confidence and the sense of the starting of a journey, armed with ideas and suggestions to help steady you and cheer you on.
Booking package includes The Artist's Way book and a Wykes Manor tote bag.
Residential Arts Courses
A quick run through all the fine art mediums, concentrating on restoring confidence and tweaking skills.Running through the Artist's Way by J. Cameon, unlocking all creative doors. Looking at H.A. Klausser's "Write it Down" and her other books. Keeping a journal, a sketch book, walking, reading, listening to music, sewing/knitting, cooking, being around animals, soaking up the gentle life of being in the country. Space and time to think, plan, create. Good crossroads opportunity before embarking on a new direction. Come alone or with a friend. Hermitage huts (Poustinia) available on request.
Cream Teas within the historic house and gardens of Thomas CowleyTuesdays from 2.00 pm. £5.50 per head. Booking Essential (Call Emma : Mobile 07942 861 956).
Residential Summer Courses in Art and Creativity
(Mobile 07942 861 956).
The Latest Poustinia
Christian Women's Day Retreats
(Mobile 07942 861 956).
Liberal Arts Classes
Morning classes 10.00 - 12.30, shared lunch & afternoon activities.
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