Welcome to the Arts and craft page for The Big Retreat!
Here, you will final the information you will need to experience the wonderful world of creativity and self expression that awaits you in 2024.
Get ready to unleash your inner artist.
Head to The Mind space
The drop in arts and craft station is situated in the Mind space and open from 10am to 4pm everyday.
Here you can make a friendship bracelet, decorate a memory stone, have a go at mindful knitting or create a piece of paper art.
In the Art and Craft Tent
The upcycling station will be open every morning in the arts and craft tent between 9am - 1pm
Upcycling creates stylish and unique pieces of clothing - bring something with you and give it a new lease of life
Drop in session in the Art and Craft Tent
Friday and Saturday Afternoon 1pm and 3pm - 100 spaces
Join TV's Find it, Fix it Flog it presenter Gemma Longworth for some therapeutic art sessions.
Mini Masterpiece - painting without expectation. Create a colourful canvas using painting techniques that are good for the canvas and your mind.
Collage - Cut back on overthinking while creating a cut out collage postcard. Write yourself a little note and pop it in the post.
In the Tangled Woods
These session are booked in The Tangled Woods at each whittlers station
A fresh blackboard is put out each morning for bookings - please note these are a first come first serve basis
Art and Craft Tent
Our small craft workshops will be booked before the festival in 2024.
Bookings for these session will open in February 24 - so make sure you have your festival tickets if you would like to book these sessions.
Sessions include: Lino printing, Recycled Drop Casting Workshops, Chip Carving, Macrame, Soap Making,Chinese craft of handmade paper making.
Head to Darwins Den to take part in Cymbrogi Futures change maker arts and craft sessions .. you'll have the chance to craft your own story through words, art, and play.