Painting from the Heart


Painting from the Heart – Art & Yoga Retreat

This retreat focuses on bringing together your passion for art and painting from the heart. We are concentrating on portraits, so we challenge you to paint someone or something you love. Perhaps someone you have missed during lockdown or someone who has helped you through this extraordinary year; lock in your good lockdown memories. Lockdown certainly made us all look at what’s important in life. I discovered the overwhelming joy of painting who I love. What better gift can we leave our children, grandparent, best friend, than a heartfelt personal painting.

This retreat is a collaboration between Brooklands Barn, a reputable, beautifully appointed, spacious retreat venue in Arundel, West Sussex; Karin Moorhouse, an established life long painter and art teacher; Piers Ottey’s Mill Studio, a highly regarded West Sussex artist and tutor who has built Mill Studios to its enviable reputation and where the painting sessions will take place. Two beautiful venues which will inspire and relax you in equal measures, during your weekend retreat.

What to expect: 4 days, 3 nights private luxury king ensuite; Full board including wine; 15 hours art tuition with materials included; Life drawing, gesso making, oil painting focusing on portraits; 3 yoga /exercise classes including meditation;  Private use of heated indoor pool/sauna; Suitable for all art enthusiasts, no experience of oil paints necessary

Brooklands and Mill Studio are set up for social distancing, with extra cleaning protocol in place, hand sanitisers and daily temperature checks.All guests have their own private ensuite double bedroom and there is a very large dining area to accommodate dining with social distancing in mind.Masks are not mandatory during the art classes, due to the space we have available to us, but you are very welcome to wear them. We have purposefully reduced the numbers to just 6 plus the tutors, to comply with the 2 metre distancing rule.The pool and exercise classes are also set up with the social distancing rules in place.Treatments can be booked in advance, full PPE equipment used.
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