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Portrait & Meditate
21st - 23rd April

£460 Sharing /  £585 Private

Henley Hall - Shropshire

Put The Lead Back In Your Pencil With A Weekend Of Portraits, Meditation And A Tipple Or Two

Welcome to ArtistAnd’s Art & Mindfulness retreat. We know you’re thinking you’re not good enough to learn how to draw a portrait but you really want to do it! That means you are good enough and you’re in the right place. Join us in the idyllic location that’s Henley Hall, Ludlow. A mansion fit for us arty farty type and some tutors that will make you laugh so hard, you’ll nearly pee yourself. Our retreats are like no other. You’re also probably thinking it's teetotal and fairly quiet which is 50% true. You’ll receive skilled art lessons, tasteful mindfulness sessions, and a glass of wine at the end of the day. It’s the perfect place to relax, meet new people and learn some new skills.

What's Involved?
Friday 21st April

1pm - 2pm - Arrival, Sandwiches, Cake & Tea
2:30 - 5:30pm - Welcome Activity & Introduction To Portraiture)
5:30pm - 7:30pm - Free Time 
(3 x Available Slots For Massage)
7:30pm - Dinner, Games & A Glass of Wine

Saturday 22nd April

7:30am - 8:15am - Morning Stretch & Meditation
9am - Breakfast
10am - 1pm - Art Class
 1pm - Lunch - 
2pm - 4:30pm - Art Class
4:30pm  - 5:30pm - Option To Finish Off Work
5:30pm - 7:30pm - Free Time
(4 x available slots for massage)
7:30pm - Dinner

Sunday 23rd April

7:45am - 8:30 am - Morning Stretch & Mindful Walk
( 2 x available slots for massage)
9am - Breakfast
10am - 12:30pm -  Art Class
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30:pm - 3pm - Final Class
4pm - Goodbyes & Checkout


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Our programme includes…

  • All meals and healthy snacks

  • 5 art lessons totalling 10 hours tuition

  • Welcome kit with goodies, art kits & mindful treats

  • Double, twin or shared rooms

  • 2 led morning meditation sessions

  • Free time to wander the grounds, or chillax

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Skill Level...


All Beginners welcome! This retreat is here to encourage you to become a better artist and to have an amazing time no matter what skill level you are. Our main mission is to get people to feel enamored with a pencil and be happier humans. Perhaps you’ve been creating art for many years and you want to just try something new. Come and join us anyway and we will make sure you have an amazing experience. 

Every Artist Starts An Amateur 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Best Weekend of the Year!
ArtistAnd's Portrait & Meditate Retreat was simply wonderful. The location was so beautiful and cosy; the retreat leaders friendly, encouraging and just lovely! The art teaching was inspiring and helpful. The opportunity for a massage and mediation was the perfect addition to a restful, mindful weekend. And finally, the food also was delicious. Highly recommended!

What we offer

We love creativity and we realise how important it is to take care of the mind and soul as well as our bodies. Some of us find it difficult to make time for ourselves, so we’ve created these retreats as a place where we can take care of you and put the lead back into your pencils.

Our founder and artist, China Jordan, will be showing you the ropes with a masterclass  for all levels (yes that's you beginners as well) in portrait drawing and our mindfulness guru, Maya Jones, will be keeping you calm and rested with her morning meditation practice and optional massage treatments to tease out any aches and pains.

A happy tummy is a happy body, and we’re taking food seriously during this weekend retreat! With a delicious and nutritious menu included, we will be keeping you well fed so you don't have to worry about a thing! Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided and a few yummy snacks along the way. Not to mention some drinks at dinner and the occasional game too.

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Your Lovely Hosts

China & Maya

This is what dream teams are made of. Meet your hosts, China Jordan in the white, and Maya Jones in the stripes. 

China is a professional artist and founder of ArtistAnd. Having painted the Mona Lisa eating Pizza for Domino's, you'll be in very good hands with her as your teacher.

Maya is a qualified masseuse who will be offering relaxing treatments that will aim to recharge and reset your body and mind. She will also be leading the varied morning movement & meditation sessions with the hope that you’ll leave the retreat feeling rested, calm and mindful. 

After great success we've been running since 2021, we want to keep bringing you new skills, a fresh approaches to putting the lead back in your pencil.

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If you are  looking for a little extra self care, why not book one of our massages  from Maya! She will gently stretch out your limbs and make you feel calm and relaxed to add to your weekend. They will last for 30 minutes and will cost you an extra £30 if you book before arrival and £35 on site. You can book these via the booking page.

The massage by Maya was incredible! So relaxing and she made sure I was comfortable throughout with the right level of pressure. The oils used were also amazing and made me relax. Wish I’d booked more than one!

Contact Us  |  Tel: 07527117732

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