A weekend Bronte art retreat with professional artist
4th to 6th September 2020
An expressive and creative experience, encouraging self-healing
Inspired by the Wuthering Heights, Frances invites artists of all ages and abilities to join her at Weavers for a weekend of expressive art. Create works in response to the moors all around us; the landscape that inspired 3 sisters to write some of the most famous books in history. Frances is a published and professional artist and teacher of art and will guide you through the weekend, whatever your level.
What is included?
Two nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Weavers.
Rooms types and prices vary (see below)
Check-in from 3.30pm on Friday 4th September, check-out by 2pm on Sunday 6th September
Frances will be holding two workshops; En Plein Air on Saturday morning and drypoint etching on Sunday morning
Food and drink
Friday evening - enjoy a welcome drink at the guesthouse
Saturday morning - breakfast at the guesthouse
Saturday lunchtime - lunch at the guesthouse or a picnic on the moors
Saturday afternoon - tea and cake
Sunday morning - breakfast at the guesthouse
Sunday lunchtime - lunch before departure
Refreshments provided throughout the workshops
Anything else I should know?
Yourself! And a friend or partner, if you wish
A weekend bag of whatever clothes you need to feel comfortable and at home
Below is a list specifically for en plein air painting...
phone or and an iPad would be advisable, so if the weather is bad you can take photos and work from these during the weekend.
you also might already have a photo of a landscape/seascape etc in mind that you would like to try painting during your time, please feel free to print it out and bring it along.
small folding table
paints of your choice
rollup brush holder
pencils,eraser and sketchbook
clamps for paper so it doesn't blow away in the wind!
wellies, walking boots/suitable shoes
a bag for rubbish
On Sunday Frances will be running a drypoint etching workshop, all you will require are a selection of A5 photos, images, drawings that you might like to work from.
Some artists have specific media and materials that they like to use, such as acrylics, brushes, a particular size canvas etc so please bring your own if you would prefer. However, Frances will be supplying basic materials like canvases, watercolour paper, pencils, charcoal, etching equipment, limited acrylic colours and basic watercolour sets.
Will I get free time to explore Haworth?
Yes! Both art workshops will take place in the mornings, leaving Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon (you can leave bags with us after check-out if you want to go off) to explore Haworth, spend more time on the moors or perhaps visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
What is not included?
Travel to and from the retreat
Parking (we suggest our guests use one of the public pay and display car parks in Haworth)
Dinner on Friday or Saturday evening, so you can explore Haworth and its great pubs and restaurants
Read on for details about prices, room availability, how to get in touch to chat to us or make a booking and the retreat T&Cs.
King room - one workshop attendee £470
King room - two workshop attendees £740
Twin room - one workshop attendee £470
Twin room - two workshop attendees £740
Single room - (small double bed) - £400
Places on the retreat can be purchased as a gift and a Weavers gift voucher issued for the purchaser to give to the recipient
Enquiries, Booking & T&Cs
Bookings for the retreat close on 31st July 2020. 50% of the amount of your stay is payable upon booking, with the remaining 50% due on or before 31st July 2020. Due to the fact that the guesthouse will be set aside for exclusive use for retreat attendees on this weekend, plus the amount of preparatory work that both Frances and ourselves have done to make the retreat happen, we hope that you will understand that bookings are non-refundable, which is different to our usual cancellation policy. If you need to cancel and we can re-fill your place, then of course, we would refund you the full amount. We advise our guests to take out travel insurance to cover such eventualities. In the very unlikely event that we should need to cancel for any reason, then you would receive a full refund, regardless of when the cancellation occurred.
We're not usually huge fans of lots of rules (apart from ones that keep us safe!) but we hope you can appreciate that we're a small business and, well, needs must sometimes.
We can happily cater for most dietary requirements, as long as we know in advance. Please let us know upon booking of any dietary, accessibility or other requirements that we should know about in order to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Call us to talk over any questions you might have, anytime. We're very happy to help.