About My Upcoming Retreat in Surrey with Helen Ridley

About My Upcoming Retreat in Surrey with Helen Ridley

Discover the Art of Modern Calligraphy and Watercolour Florals: Sunday 15th September 2024

Join us in the picturesque Craft Town of Farnham, Surrey for a transformative day retreat that promises to ignite your creativity and hone your artistic skills. Nestled in the serene grounds of the Farnham Museum, The Garden Gallery is a light, bright and accessible venue which offers the perfect setting for this wonderfully creative day.

What to Expect:

Our retreat is designed for both beginners and experienced artists alike, offering a blend of guided instruction and free creative exploration. Led by expert artists Jodie Rose and Helen, you'll have the opportunity to learn the delicate art of pointed pen modern calligraphy and the expressive medium of watercolour floral painting in an inspiring and supportive environment. The day will round off with a relaxing breath work session by Sharon.

Creative modern calligraphy workshops classes sessions at the The Hay Barn in Lower Froyle a picturesque Hampshire countryside barn, with experience calligrapher Jodie Rose Calligraphy. Art and craft things to do in Hampshire this summer

Meet Your Hosts:

We are thrilled to have a team of skilled and passionate artists leading our retreat:

Jodie Rose - Jodie Rose Calligraphy: A local modern calligrapher with over 8 years of experience, Jodie will guide you through the fundamentals of beautiful writing. Her 2.5 hour workshop will cover everything from basic strokes to advanced techniques, including flourishing, ensuring that you leave with a solid foundation in the art of modern calligraphy.

Helen - Helen Ridley Illustration: An accomplished watercolour artist and illustrator known for her vibrant use of colour. Helen will teach you the secrets of watercolour painting. Her 2.5 hour workshop will help you understand colour theory, brush techniques, and the unique properties of watercolours to create beautiful florals.

Sharon - Sharon Swyer Breath: The day will finish with a Mindful Breathing Workshop from guest host Sharon. She will give you the tools to explore breathing exercises to ground and relax you at the end of a serene and inspiring day.

 Flow and Flourish Day Retreat in Berkshire with watercolour painting calligraphy and meditation

What's Included:

  • Welcome drinks

  • 2.5 hour calligraphy workshop hosted by Jodie Rose

  • 2.5 hour watercolour workshop hosted by Helen Ridley

  • A personalised gift box with all the materials you need for each workshop, yours to keep.

  • A breath work session hosted by Sharon Swyer

  • A delicious buffet lunch

  • Hot drinks and sweet treats


You'll receive personalised feedback and guidance from our expert instructors throughout the workshops, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for art, fostering a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.


The retreat will take place in the charming grounds of the Farnham Museum, at The Garden Gallery. Our venue is designed to provide ample natural light and a tranquil atmosphere, ensuring an ideal environment for creativity and reflection.


How to Register:

Spaces are limited, so early registration is highly recommended. We offer flexible payment plans (spread the cost over 2 months). To reserve your spot and for more info, please visit this registration link or contact us at flowandflourishretreat@outlook.com

Whether you're looking to develop new skills, find artistic inspiration, or simply enjoy a peaceful getaway, our calligraphy and watercolour retreat offers the perfect blend of learning and leisure. We look forward to welcoming you to a week of creativity, connection, and discovery.

For more information, visit our website or follow us on instagram @flowandflourishretreat for the latest updates and sneak peeks of what’s in store, as we prepare behind the scenes.

Embark on this artistic adventure and let your creativity flow in the heart of Farnham, Surrey at this upcoming creative event. Close to Guildford, Winchester, Southampton and Reading.

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