Playing with your inner artist - one day workshop

On Saturday October 20th I'm holding a one day Art Workshop at the beautiful Highgate House in Northamptonshire.

You are invited to join me for a day playing with paint & paper in like-minded company. Creativity is like a spa for your soul. Relaxation comes in many forms. For some it's a day at the health club being massaged and manicured. Others like to settle down with a box of popcorn at the movies. I like to create and get paint down my fingernails instead. How about you?
It was with this in mind that I created this workshop. In our hectic lives inevitably doing what we're told by others, we rarely have the time to just be ourselves. To tap into our right-brained inner creativity and have a good rummage around to see what's there.
I make it a habit to do this every week and I'm always surprised by the outcome. Will you be?

That's me - with a playful twinkle in my eye!

Highgate House dates back to the 17th century and has served as Inn, farmhouse, coaching station, hunting lodge, family home and now a beautiful conference centre and home to my Art Workshop! If you're a history buff, keep reading here.

Highgate House (see the ghost?)

What we will do?

We will create!
  • Warm up with some fun creative exercises designed to tap into the right side of the brain
  • Get sticky with some collaging
  • Play with painting techniques and my art supplies
  • Learn where to find inspiration
  • Have a whole heap of fun!
  • Make new friends
  • Enjoy some tasty food!

Who is it for?

  • Amateur artists and beginners
  • Anyone that enjoys the act of creating
  • Anyone that thinks they 'can't create'
  • Frustrated left-brainers that want to set their imaginations free
  • Someone that needs a day out with a difference

What's included?

  • Tuition by Lisa Wright
  • Use of art supplies (including a box of acrylic paints to take away)
  • Refreshments on arrival (this means coffee from a fancy machine served in a china cup and something tasty to nibble on like a mini Danish).
  • Delicious lunch in the venue's award-winning Terrace Restaurant
  • Afternoon refreshments and nibbles
  • You naturally get to take home what you create too!

Not included
  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation (available at Highgate House)

Where is Highgate House and how do I get there?

By road

Highgate House is located in beautiful rolling Northamptonshire countryside - see detailed instructions here.

For SatNav: Highgate House, Groom's Lane, Creaton, Northampton. NN6 8NN

By rail

Services to Northampton, Rugby, Market Harborough - detailed instructions here

I will try and arrange taxi shares for those arriving by train.


(including all food, refreshments, tuition, supplies for the day and a box of acrylic paints to take away)

Yes please Lisa, sign me up right now. I don't want to miss out on once of these limited places!

Just £95!

Early bird discount:

Sign up before 15th September and you can pay in two installments (£50 now and £45 before commencement of the course).

Yes please Lisa, take my first payment of £50 now and invoice me for £45 on October 1st.

Places are strictly limited to just 12 to enable me to give plenty of one-on-one coaching and for you to really get to know each other. It's first come, first served.

And finally...

Why not have a read of some testimonials from past students.

If you have any questions, then please do get in touch.



  1. If only I didn't liv personal e on the other side of the world... I would be there with bells on... and I wouldn't heckle or anything... I would be beautifully behaved and just take in all your wisdom and go home refreshed and feeling creative and ready to take on the world... lucky people who get to do this....xx

  2. I so would love to get sticky. Like Tracey I am on the other side of the world.
    For those who will attend. Lucky you, have fun and maybe present the outcome here too!

  3. Lisa, this was there in my mind, but money is tight although I was hoping I might manage, but now I've been sick for almost a month so I'm just not well enough :(

    I hope this weekend retreat goes well so that you hold another one! x

  4. Wow! I have to say this is SUCH a steal! What an amazing deal for the day and what a treat it would be ~ certainly just what my soul needs! Sure wish I could make it ~ wishing, wishing, wishing!