Retreat Calendar


Emerson College is a college with many different courses based on Anthroposophy such as Visual arts, professional trainings in health professions, storytelling, clowning and many other forms of art and self development. We also have a large estate and our own garden which we care for biodynamically. Our kitchen prepares fresh lunches every day for students, staff and guests. 

We have 2 offerings for people who would like to stay at the college independently and without a course programme:

Are you an artist, an academician, a researcher or a creative person who is looking for a time and space away from your usual environment and obligations? Read more about Artist in Residence …..

Come and join us at Emerson College where you can enjoy our beautiful campus and tranquil surroundings. Read more about Individual Retreats…..




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'...Rediscovering the inspiration, the joy of thought; I didn't know I could create in this tender way, but now I do...'

Are you looking for a space to work in Arts and Crafts?

Emerson College has beautiful and simple spaces on campus which can be rented during the summer.

You can use it as your studio or teach courses in it for adults.


 We have the following spaces available: Clay modelling room, painting studio, loft, stone and wood carving barn (for dates see the application form).

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It is possible to hold courses in the studios for adults (no children). Participants have the option to book meals, accommodation and camping with the college (please enquire for availability). Any course offerings will need to be pre-agreed by the college to ensure a safe running.

The spaces are ideal for artists who work clay work, painting, stone carving, wood carving, felting, weaving, witling and other crafts.

The rent includes: Use of toilets in Pixton, parking.

Materials and tools are not provided.

Not included: Cleaning, IT and phone lines

We have a varied programme from a weekly choir to storytelling courses and lectures.  Click here to find out more.

Dates and costs are on the application form which you can download here. For any questions, please contact Yvette Dellsperger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01342 822238


Individual Retreats

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Come and join us at Emerson College
to enjoy our beautiful campus and tranquil surroundings. 

Our gardens (22 acres) invite participants to go on walks to experience the wonder of nature in plants and trees. This creates a contemplative and safe environment which helps you to step out of your daily routine into a creative space.

Our facilities are simple, natural, with a lot of light; many sculptures by our students can be found in the grounds.

You can use our library and (if you wish) book yourself onto any short courses and lectures or simply just spend the time on your own. We have a varied programme from a weekly choir to storytelling courses and lectures.  Click here to find out more. 

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Our meals are vegetarian and we can also cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegan diets. We support agricultural practices that renew and sustain the soil rather than depleting it.  We are especially lucky to have a small biodynamic vegetable garden right on campus, providing us with fresh greens, lettuces, spinach, tomatoes, flowers and much more! Tablehurst farm (a community owned biodynamic farm) is just next door to us.

You will be staying in a single room in a house with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.  Depending on the length of your stay we offer all meals or just lunches.

You are welcome to join our daily lunch wash up and meet new people and get engaged in the daily running of the College.

*Please Note: This offering is not suitable for people who are undergoing or needing medical or psychological treatment.