Mindfulness, Drawing & Creativity Courses
The worlds of mindfulness and art are converging in new and exciting ways; mindfulness practice can develop reflection, concentration and self-examination leading to creative clarity through the pleasure of being present and aware.
Mindfulness exercises are not only useful for stress-reduction but can also support new ways of seeing and stimulate new directions, encouraging a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us and help to overcome obstacles to creativity such as the pressure for perfection, lack of confidence, self-doubt, and creative block.
These courses allow some personal time out, to reset and focus combining meditation with simple drawing and painting exercises that explore perception, flow and instinct as part of the creative process. We also offer courses that spark idea generation and creativity through playful mark making and experimentation with materials. These approaches help you to access, develop and sustain your imagination and to find ways of expressing yourself with increased freedom and confidence.
For more information about courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drawing and mindfulness: morning meditationCourse start date: Mon 5 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Helen BurgessJoin us and set up your day in a tranquil, reflective way with our 5 day Drawing and mindfulness: morning meditation course. As daily life is full of uncertainty and with our attention getting pulled in many directions why not take some personal time to reset and focus combining meditation with some simple drawing exercises. You will be guiding your mind to settle and to look with care at the world around us and our inner experience. Whether you want to do something nourishing before you go to work or are setting up for a day of creative activity, the practices of drawing and mindfulness will bring a positive start to each morning, helping you begin the days with fresh eyes and mind. Suitable for all levels.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Drawing and painting from the imaginationCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises.
The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the imagination in drawing and painting and to explore new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.Full fee £199.00
- Life drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyThis short course is a great introduction to drawing directly from the nude model. Using simple excercises, you will explore different ways to represent the human form in drawing, with encouraging, helpful guidance from an experienced tutor. Suitable for absolute beginners.Full fee £189.00
- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyFull fee £209.00
- Drawing and the art of mindfulness: an introductionCourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn introduction to drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence and creativity in drawing. Through a variety of guided exercises, explore how the two disciplines relate and how each can enrich the other. This course is suitable for beginners to drawing and/or mindfulness.Full fee £49.00
- Drawing and mindfulness: an introductionCourse start date: Fri 16 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn introduction to drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence and creativity in drawing. Through a variety of guided exercises, explore how the two disciplines relate and how each can enrich the other. This course is suitable for beginners to drawing and/or mindfulness.Full fee £99.00
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