Workshops and Courses

Relax and discover new skills in tranquil surroundings on our beautiful Isle of Islay. 

 

Day Courses and Residential Arts

16th – 22nd September 2018

 

Come and join us on a week offering a variety of arts and crafts.

Day workshops cost £70 including lunch

Overnight accommodation available £75 per night full board

Non participating partners sharing room £75 per night full board

5 days full board (6 nights accommodation)

£795 to include 5 workshop activities per person.

Suitable for many disabilities. (see Apartment information)

Non participating partners, sharing room, full board £550

 

Day Course Schedule:

 

Monday Wet felt making  – 10am to 4.30pm

Tuesday Wet felt making  – 10am to 4.30pm

Wednesday Mosaics  – 10am to 4.30am

Thursday Painting on slate  – 10am to 4.30pm

Friday Exhibition of work with tea and cakes

 

Residential week

 

Monday 17th 

8am – 9am breakfast

10am Wet felt making with Rose Hatcher 

1pm Lunch + free time to walk, relax or sketch

2pm – 4.30pm Wet felt making

4.30pm Tea/coffee and cakes

6pm Evening meal

7.30pm – 8.15pm Stitch a simple sketch book to use as Islay workshop notebook

Tuesday 18th

8am – 9am breakfast

10am Drive to Islay Woollen Mill and Finlaggan (Seat of the Lord of the Isles)

1pm  Bowmore  free to explore & places for lunch (not provided)

2pm – 4.30pm Walk to Port Ellen lighthouse and Singing Sands

4.30pm Tea/coffee and cakes available at The Dower House

6pm Evening meal

7.30pm – 8pm Introduction to Mosaics

Share photos of the day

Wednesday 19th

8am – 9am Breakfast

10am Local walk to collect materials for Mosaic making with Emma Baker and Mary-Ann Featherstone

1pm Lunch + free time to walk, relax or sketch

2pm – 4.30pm Making Mosaics

4.30pm Tea/coffee and cakes

6pm Evening meal

7.30pm – 8.15pm Film and book night of Islay history

Thursday 20th

8am – 9am Breakfast

10am Painting on slate with Mary-Ann

1pm Lunch + free time to walk, relax or sketch

2pm – 4.30pm  Workshop of your choice (either felt making, mosaics or painting on slate)

4.30pm Tea/coffee and cakes

6pm Evening meal with traditional music at the Islay Hotel (cost not included)

Friday 21st

8am – 9am Breakfast

10am Opportunity to finish items with resident artists in attendance 

1pm Lunch + free time to walk, relax or sketch

2pm – 4.30pm Mount finished items for display

4.30pm Tea/coffee and cakes

6pm Evening meal and celebration of our week together

Saturday 22nd

8am – 9am Breakfast in readiness to depart by 10am

If anyone wishes to come along for the week with a partner, but does not want to partake in any of the workshops on offer, there are a wide variety of activities to enjoy during your stay. Please ask for details.

E-mail Mary-Ann on….

dowerhouseislayretreat@gmail.com

or…

Tel. 01496300038 (You can leave a message and I will get back to you)