Arts and Crafts 2022

New: Sheldon arts - Autumn 2022

We're delighted to have some crafty opportunities to create, play and re-imagine. Definitely what many of us are needing to refresh tired souls and overworked minds and bodies. 

We have two separate Artist Residencies. The Resident Artist will spend their mornings in the Art Shed making art in response to their surroundings at Sheldon. We hope that some guests will enjoy dropping by and having a play. Maybe you would like to try something new, or perhaps all the possibilities of the Art Shed feels a wee bit overwhelming and you'd like some gentle ideas or encouragement on how to get started. Making art can be such a helpful way to spend some time on retreat - it may surprise you at many levels. Anyone resident on site will be welcome, whether you are on the R5 weeks or on private retreat over the same dates. This is not a workshop, simply informal individual opportunities. 

R5 16th - 21st October

R5 6th - 11th November

The "Share the Joy - encounter with Icons" workshop opens up a whole new level of very traditional and highly structured prayer and painting techniques to take home your very own icon painting of an angel with real gold.
This is a focused two day retreat/workshop 11th - 12th October

If you want to be absorbed for a whole Monday to Friday retreat exploring ways of integrating crafts into your prayer life, then try the Crafting Retreat. You can bring your own projects and learn some new skills if you wish.
This is a led retreat 14th - 18th November

Ready to book?