Calligraphy & Watercolour Retreat, Surrey

Join Jodie Rose Calligraphy and Helen Ridley Illustration for a day filled with the soothing flow of ink on paper and the vibrant hues of watercolours. We will guide you through the intricacies of calligraphy and watercolour painting, helping you discover the beauty of penmanship and the meditative rhythm of each brush stroke.


Guest host Sharon Swyer will be joining us to bring a wonderful breath work session which will bring the relaxing day retreat to an end.


Venue: The Garden Gallery, Farnham, Surrey (part of the Farnham Museum).
Date and time: Sunday 15th September 2024 10:00 - 16:30

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  • 3 Workshops

    You will split into 2 groups of 12 with one group starting on the 2 hour watercolour workshop and the other with a 2 hour calligraphy workshop. After lunch, the groups with switch over. We will then end the day with a 30 minute relaxation experience.

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    On arrival, you will receive a non-alcoholic welcome drink of your choice. At lunch time, there will be a gorgeous spread of healthy food for you to enjoy and throughout the retreat there will be hot and cold drinks available.

  • What's included?

    Everything is included in the price - food, drinks and art kits to use throughout the day and to take home with you (pen holder, nib, ink, worksheets, paint brush and palette).

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    Watercolour Painting

    Helen Ridley Illustration will lead you through how to paint autumnal floral arrangements, using different brush stroke techniques.


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

    Pointed Pen Calligraphy

    Jodie Rose will lead you through the basics of the pen pressures and strokes before moving onto letterforms, forming words and adding in simple flourishes.


  • Breathwork

    To round off this wonderful day retreat, you will be indulged into the world of relaxation, with a short breathwork session by Sharon.


More Information:

Price: £160 p/p

Great for beginners or those with some experience.

If you're purchasing as a gift for a loved one, please let us know their name via email (below) after purchase so we can personalise their art box!

Tickets are non-refundable, but you can be transfer your place to another person if you're no longer able to make it (please let us know before the event if you do this).

There's plenty of parking around Farnham and most is free on Sunday. Please check ahead before you travel if you don't know the area well.

The Garden Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible - click here for more info.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, we'd be more than happy to help!

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