A totally different kind of summer school

If you are creative or simply long to be creative but never quite make the time for yourself then this could be just for you.

Imagine allowing yourself the time for 5 nights and 5 days of total creative immersion at a beautiful historic location in a Buckinghamshire idyll.

Spend a week with an expert in luxury surroundings which will cater to your physical needs and nourish your soul. Let your imagination run wild and create a piece of stained glass that you are incredibly proud of.


This is an invitation to:

  • Take time away for yourself, to immerse yourself in your own creative practice
  • Design and produce your own Stained glass panel.
  • Bounce ideas around with others and gain inspiration from your surroundings.
  • Engage in deep and rich conversation about creativity and well being.
  • Learn from an expert who is on hand to help you tweak and refine your skills whatever your level.

What you'll receive

Fully Catered
Luxury Retreat
Opening Sound
Ceremony & Ritual
Wine tour through
Organic vineyard
Working classroom
in the 17th century Barn
Wild Creative exercises to
expand your creative vision
A wonderfully nutritious and refreshing food 3 times a day
Expert tuition on design,
techniques and manufacture
All materials for creating
your own masterpiece including
luxury notebook and apron

Explore your creativity

Whilst spending a large part of the day working on your panels, we’ll also be working together on specific relaxation techniques and creative exercises that will enhance and expand your creative outlook and feed into your design making process.

This is a chance to really find what makes you tick, what inspires you. We'll start on Sunday evening with a welcome dinner and a stimulating Gong bath experience to set the tone for the week. We’ll start each day with a creative exercise to help get those juices flowing!


Accommodation and Catering

We'll be staying in a luxury environment in the 17th century listed farmhouse with private or twin rooms.Wake to the sounds of nature on a summers day in rural Buckinghamshire.

Start your day with an early morning walk around the 17 acres of beautiful grounds or a swim in the heated outdoor pool. Relax at the end of the day in the sauna or hot tub.Eat delicious, nutritious food prepared locally with local produce


Non residential access

For local people there is an option to attend the retreat on a daily basis.Full participation including breakfast, dinner, and all activities but no overnight is available at a reduced rate.

A rural idyll in the Buckinghamshire countryside

Newbarn Farm is nestled in the Buckinghamshire countryside, at the heart of a wonderful community.

The 17 acre organic farm includes a vineyard, grass paddock, apple orchard, bee hives and free range chickens . Wander through the grounds or sit for a while in the sensory garden and be at peace with yourself and nature.

Teaching will take place , largely in the barn, but we will be using the gardens and grounds for some of our creative exercises.The sumptuous accommodation offersa sauna, heated outdoor pool and hot tub to relax in after a hard days studying

Your Tutor

Suzanne Raffellini

Artist, Teacher, Mentor

Described “Outstanding” by Offsted

I have been a glass artist and teacher for over two decades, helping people to harness the creativity within themselves and achieve results that had not previously dreamed of. My students, not only develop artistically over time but also many have gone on to start their own creative businesses


Early bird discount for stained glass retreat

I'm always happy to offer to offer a payment plan. Simply choose your room choice and secure with a 30% deposit and let's chat about staged payments. Let’s Chat here

Single Room

available until 31st March,
thereafter £2650
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Twin room

available until 31st March,
thereafter £2150
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Non Residential

available until 31st March,
thereafter £1600
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