Rediscovering a sense of possibility ~ Art & photography retreat with Margaret Soraya & Ute Amann-Seidel in Orkney, Scotland

Dates: 3-10 November 2020
Hosts: Margaret Soraya & Ute Amann-Seidel
Location: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland
Activities: Creative journaling, photography, drawing, painting & other creative treats
No previous experience required
Cost: £1980 (no single supplement)

This week-long all inclusive retreat provides you with the space and a quiet place to delve into your passions and find your creative path through immersion in nature and the arts. We – Margaret Soraya from Quiet Landscapes and Wild at Art Director Ute Amann-Seidel – have teamed up to lead this women-only winter retreat for you in the breathtaking and ancient landscapes of the Orkney Islands.


Find your own possibilities

Aimed at those looking to remind themselves through creativity. Many of us arrive at a time or place in our lives only to discover we have lost ourselves. We, your hosts, have been there ourselves and our desire is to help others to also find their new possibilities. Creativity and quiet places are an ideal combination to provide a space for you to delve into your passions and spend time experimenting with your creative side through immersion in the landscape and the arts for a week.

We’ll have lots of creative things on offer for you to try and experiment with – everything’s optional of course. We will be there as facilitators rather than tutors. Slow down and find what calls to you creatively. Try:

Journaling & creative writing
Sketching outdoors
Cyanotype printing
Using your phone for mindful photography within the landscapes
Using Snapseed and other apps to create blended images with an artistic edge, then print your favourite images onto polaroid-style mini prints.
Photography: intimate landscapes – teaching based around either small details within nature or icm, multiple exposure and other artistic style landscape photography methods
Create with objects found in nature
Mixed media intuitive painting

Think spending a week with like-minded women to feel that special creative flow and take in the wonders of Orkney’s stunning nature.


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