Work, Worship, Study and Play


Connecting with nature

Saturday 17th August -  Friday 23rd August 2024

Space is available on this eventThis week will be led by Machteld Teekens and Daniel Chatelain

We offer various workshops around found objects: stones, bones, willow branches, sticks, seashells, things we find along the beach. Writing a songtext with fossil stones as a source of inspiration. Drawing and paintingon wood and building . You can build your own lamp and/or peace rattle, in which you incorporate found and decorated objects. We work with painter's tape, glue and thin latern paper. Who knows, we might build together a big light sculpture in the forest. So the week is also very suitable for families.


Machteld Teekens is a visual artist and poet and lives and works in Rotterdam. Daniel Chatelain is born in the USA, but lives in the Netherlands for 35 years now.Being raised in Ohio, he has a lot of experience in exploring and studying nature by using the symbols and techniques of the native Americans

Arrivals: from 3pm Saturday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures: Friday morning 11am

Cost: We have two rates for adults £300 (Basic Rate) or £375 (*Benefactor Rate), if you would like to camp then the rates for adults are £225 (Basic Rate) or £300 (Benefactor Rate). If you are able to afford the Benefactor rate this helps to support the work of Othona and enables us to support those who are struggling to afford to come by providing bursaries. Normal child rates apply (Child Rates), if you are bringing two or more children then the eldest goes free. 

We may be able to offer a bursary if needed. Please contact us to find out more.

*(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)




17 Aug 2024 15:00 to 23 Aug 2024 11:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
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Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564