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Art Retreat

21st April 2023 | 6:00 pm - 23rd April 2023 | 4:00 pm

This will be a weekend exploring what the Bible says about working in Art today. It will be a practical weekend on how to survive and thrive as a Christian and an artist. There will be plenty of time to meet other Christians in the arts, to enjoy the beautiful Lakes and make some art while you’re here!

The retreat will feature teaching slots in the mornings and afternoon workshops will be held for participants to draw out and about around Keswick. Each session will be rooted in scripture and illustrated with examples from art.[ultimate_video video_type=”vimeo_video” vimeo_video_url=”https://vimeo.com/788571130″ vimeo_autoplay=”” vimeo_loop=”” play_size=”75″]

“If you want to explore faith through creating art in the landscape of Keswick, this retreat gives a brilliant opportunity to get outside to draw and connect with other Christian artists with the input and encouragement of Ally Gordon” – 2022 Delegate

Workshop Leader

Alastair Gordon

Alastair is a London based artist, lecturer and a founding director of Morphē Arts, a mentoring charity for Christians in the Creative Arts. He is a regular speaker at Christian events but works professionally in the art world. Alastair is course leader for the professional practice graduate programme at the Leith School of Art, Edinburgh.

Read Chapter 1 of Alastair’s book ‘Why Art Matters’ – Eyes For Art.

Who is it for?

The weekend is designed for Christians who work in the visual arts but all are welcome.


Accommodation should be organised on an individual basis. There are plenty of bed and breakfasts, hostels, hotels and self-catering cottages to choose from in Keswick.

Keswick Ministries also has a number of rooms in its Skiddaw Street Centre available for £25 per person per night bed and breakfast and will be available to book on a first come first served basis.

Cost and Venue

The retreat will be held at Keswick Ministries, in Keswick, Cumbria. The will be:

£80 registration fee

£60 student registration

To register and pay please complete the registration form below or for further information contact Carolyn on carolyn.south@keswickministries.org or on 017687 80075 option 4.

We understand that occasionally it is necessary to cancel a booking. If you have to cancel your booking we will refund the fee paid for the event, minus 5% admin charge to cover the processing fees we incur. If we have to cancel the event we will refund the full fee paid. Your refund will be processed by the original payment method and you will be notified of the refunded amount.


21st April 2023 | 6:00 pm
23rd April 2023 | 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Keswick Ministries