Summer into Autumn 17. A Summary from Sam!

It's been ages since I've sat down to write a proper update.  The Summer was, quite frankly, brilliantWe had Forest Skills, Interior Design Workshops, Printmaking from Pop, An Exhibition of paintings by a seriously talented Nature-scaper (you know who you are Nick Nicholson) and even cocktails called 'Woodbridge Wanderers' being shaken & stirred by a professional mixologist in our Caravan, in short this summer The Art Retreat came alive.

I will bring you a collection of photo's from every event and shortly I'll load them all up to our gallery page  for you to enjoy.  We had some amazing testimonials.  Some of my favourites were from the children on Forest School Workshop which included:

I loved it when we toasted the marshmallows. I think it is really cool and fun. It helps people survive in the wild!
— Ben
It is very fun and everybody is included.
— Abi

From the mouths of babes.  

My feet did not touch the ground for the whole two months, on top of that I managed to squeeze in my own art exhibition with the wonderful Abi Fawcus at  The Garage Gallery in Aldeburgh.   I really enjoyed sitting with my own paintings again for a while, it's been sometime since I had shown my paintings - it was great tonic to meet so many lovely people and to sell so many works too! 

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The whole summer was a blast, sometimes staycations rock.  We finished our summer break with a belting of sunshine over bank holiday weekend where we threw ourselves into the sea at Dunwich Beach, closely followed by Fish & Chips from The Floral Tearooms.   Complete with impulse purchases of a massive beachball and a bodyboard for the children, we closed the summer with a fantastic weekend, sand everywhere and even the dog was shattered!

So now onto Autumn and thankfully, we've been working on our brochure of offerings for the past month or two so it's almost there in the bag.  Being printed next week, we have some new things to bring you and some repeats too of workshops that booked out so quickly, we had a waiting list for the reserve list - this is good news.

More soon, but only to say that I hope your summer was enjoyable too.  Come & see us soon in The Art Retreat, remember, everyone is welcome.

Best, Sam.