Some of the core values at Villa Lena include creativity, collaboration, community and connection. Our exciting programme of creative workshops addresses all of these principles, bringing unique experiences to our guests, led by our artists-in-residence. The workshops – which have ranged from flower arranging to pottery, creative writing to art therapy – will vary depending on the time of year and artists we have on the residency programme.
2022 is no different: expect workshops exploring Bargello needlepoint with Goia Mujalli & Cecilia Charlton and Modern Ikebana with Sarah Stracke in spring; in early summer learn how to create pinch pots with Eloise White and experience the joy of drawing in nature with Becky Allen; late summer sees workshops aimed at children by Renata Minoldo including creating flower potions, or make ceramic archeology inspired objects with Rain Wu and explore Abstracted Painting to music with Tal Walker and Sue Dray; celebrate the colours of autumn with Floral Installation workshops by Stuart Fenwick and Earth Pigments exploration with Abbie Adams. Participation in all creative workshops is free for hotel guests.