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: the art of seeingCourse start date: Sun 26 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare Barton-HarveyExplore the enriching relationship of drawing and mindfulness and how this can support new ways of seeing to stimulate new directions in your drawing. Suitable for those with experience in mindfulness and/or drawing who wish to re-fresh their practice or stimulate new approaches, as well as enthusiastic beginners.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Drawing and mindfulnessCourse start date: Sun 18 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Online (other locations are available)Tutors: Clare Barton-HarveyAn opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how the two disciplines complement each other, leading to greater clarity of perception, aliveness and appreciation. A practical drawing course, from observation.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Art and creative thinking with Rod JudkinsCourse start date: Sun 28 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rod JudkinsArt is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.
This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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