Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Looking with Mindfulness

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Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Looking with Mindfulness

Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Looking with Mindfulness

Date: Monday 17 May 2021
Times: 11.00-12.00
Location: Zoom (Online)

This session is aimed at adults (55+) 

Registration and location: This session will be hosted via Zoom. Please click here to register for Zoom

Join us for Taking Time to Look: Dutch Interiors and Mindfulness as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week.

This year's theme of care and wellness will be explored during Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2021 in these daily morning workshops for older people. Practising mindfulness with art can bring a greater appreciation of the artwork and the visual world around us, and an increased sense of well-being.

When we pay close attention to a painting, we come into a deeper relationship with art and with ourselves. The quiet, contemplative interiors of Dutch painting can inspire this quality of looking: through mindful exploration of light, colour and shape, we invite our senses to become more alive and present.

Meet each morning to spend a restorative hour with a painting from the Wallace Collection. Starting with a short mindfulness practice, you’ll then be guided to look closely and with curiosity, allowing the painting to open up a space for creativity and reflection. Developed and delivered in partnership with mindfulness and art experts, Limina Collective.

See the full programme series here

Monday 17 May: Looking with Mindfulness 

Using a Dutch interior as our starting point, engage in a guided mindful look at the painting followed by some reflections which may be relevant and helpful for our lives right now. Participants are invited to share their responses during the session. Led by Lucia van der Drift, for Limina Collective

Lucia van der Drift is a teacher and writer in mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism, with a keen interest in aesthetic appreciation. She has been practising mindfulness for over 20 years, and has been teaching mindfulness and meditation in different settings for over 15 years. Along with Karly Allen and Clare Barton-Harvey, Lucia founded Limina Collective in 2018 from a shared love for combining mindfulness practices with art engagement.