workshops at imagine

we offer a series of workshops facilitated by Hisako and Laura, as well as other professional artists and therapists, please see below for the full list.

It is rare, if not unique to find such a safe yet adventurous and nourishing space. It is the thought, care and inner preparation that goes into the workshops that allows this to arise Annie S.

Living the Circle / new date: 20th-22nd August

Mandala Summer Workshop facilitated by John Playfoot

The workshop will run Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 5pm
It will include an illustrated presentation of the theme on Friday 7.30-9pm, this will be open to the public

“I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had obtained what was for me the ultimate. Perhaps someone else knows more but not I.

C. G. Jung

There are almost endless manifestations of the mandala. In this workshop, we will focus on key elements that give the mandala a relevance to our own life experience. We will be working individually and in small groups using a variety of media including wax crayons, found objects and the technique of oil rubbing.

John Playfoot is a practising artist and art therapist. He also teaches and runs workshops. He has been researching mandalas and working therapeutically with them for a number of years.

£160 (£140 conc.) for the workshop, including the talk
£10 for the talk only




Mandala Workshop / The Tree of Life

new dates to be announced

Sat 9.30am-5pm & Sun 9.30am-12.30pm

In this one and a half day workshop, facilitated by John Playfoot, we will be working with elements of the mandala and the tree of life within the mood of the holy nights.

No previous artistic experience is required. All materials will be supplied.

£90 (£75)

To reserve a place, a non-returnable deposit of £30 is required. To book, please contact: 07762 704738,, or follow this link

Due to the current government guidelines, requiring physical distancing, we need to limit the number of participants for any of our workshops. If you wish to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate as many as manageable throughout our rooms, and if the weather is good in our beautiful courtyard.


Structure and Chaos / new dates to be announced

This Workshop had to be postponed, due to Covid-19, please get in touch if you are interested.

Sat/Sun 10am-4pm

a two day workshop with Bristol artist Nick Moore

‘Painting is like a thundering collision of different worlds that are destined in and through conflict to create that new world called the work.’


Nick presents a weekend workshop of drawing and painting to explore ideas of the apparently opposing forces of structure and chaos. It will be a broad based enquiry embracing the use of symmetry, form and uncertainty, geometry and gesture…

Through structured exercises, alongside time for individual working, we will explore the richness and versatility, depth and subtlety of the paradox that lies in the tensions between structure and chaos, while engaging in a variety of mark making techniques and materials. 

An illustrated talk will be given as part of our enquiry.

No previous artistic experience is required.

Cost: £130 (£115 conc.)

all materials and refreshments included

To reserve a place, a non-returnable deposit of £30 is required. To book, please contact: 07762 704738,, or follow this link



imagine also offers:

CPD courses and events


Cultural evenings (poetry, music, storytelling, singing, art performances and debates)

Some of the above events are arranged in co-operation with our members (at the studio or other venues). Please, enquire for details of themes, dates and costs, if you want to offer help in organising any event, or if you have suggestions to include in the programme.

Please, contact us  enquire for further details. – 01453 767059   07762 704738
c/o Unit 2, Block 2, Fromehall Mill – Lodgemore Lane, Stroud GL5 3EH