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Long weekend drawing experience with Luke Hannam in Sennen,


A Walk Through the Visible world in-order to find the Invisible

Join us at Carnacalla, for the opportunity to deepen and transcend the expressive qualities of drawing. Taking with you the conversation and thoughts of contempory, Cornish-represented artist Luke Hannam, as we explore the myth and mysticism of Sennen’s surrounding landscapes.


House Guests / from £ 1,015

Thurs 11 Apr 24  |  Sun 14 Apr 24

Day Student / from £ 75 

Friday 12 Apr 24 | Saturday 13 Apr 24

For Enquiry & Booking:  gina@ginaportman.com

House guests will be staying at Carnacalla formally owned by The National Trust, perched on the cliffs above Sennen.

The purpose of this drawing retreat is to instil the idea of landscape not as something separate to self but as an extension of it. The patterns and shapes that begin within  the body  continue outwards, uninterrupted to form the contours of the landscape. Within this schema lie the mysteries of the figure ground concept that resides within the history of painting and is a hugely inspiring starting point for developing and exploring drawing in all its forms.

Luke Hannam - Artist

Luke hannam is an experienced and dedicated teacher completely committed to encouraging, students to experiment and try out new
ideas without losing track of their own identity and vision.

Gina Portman - Host

Edgar Corroll - Founder of Without Wax


House Guests

11th - 14th April 2024


4 pm | Arrival at Cancella  

6 pm | Join us for drinks to meet Luke and fellow guests

Friday and Saturday

7.30 am  - 9 am | Breakfast

10 am - 4pm | Drawing with Luke (packed Lunch provided)

*please bring your own drawing materials*
*weather permitting, we will be outside so wear suitable clothing*


Farewell Supper with us at Carnacalla

Please bring your own wine


8.30 am  - 10 am |  Morning breakfast crit with Luke

12 am | checkout

Day Students

£75.00 per day

Friday & Saturday

9.30am | Arrive at Carnacalla

10 am -  4pm  Drawing

*please bring your own drawing materials & packed lunch*
*weather permitting, we will be outside so wear suitable clothing*

Bedroom 1

Queen Room with own bath shower and loo
single occuopancy   £   1,250.00
Two Sharing             £      612.00 ea.

Bedroom 2

King Bed shared bathroom and loo
single occupany   £ 1,125.00
two sharing          £    563.00 ea.

Bedroom 3

Twin Bed shared bathroom and loo
Single Occupany   £ 1,015.00
Friends Sharing     £    508.00 ea.

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Drawing Retreat on Angelsey, Wales 2022 with Luke Hannem:

WithoutWax Studio  

Appointment Only

Unit 7
Harold Mews
United Kingdom