Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Mindfulness and Drawing

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Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Mindfulness and Drawing

Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Mindfulness and Drawing

Date: Wednesday 19 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

Wednesday 19 May: Mindfulness and Drawing  

Experience both mindful looking and drawing as a means of enhanced seeing and exploration of an artwork. An opportunity to contemplate stillness and simplicity and how these qualities can support greater connection to ourselves and the world around us. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. Please bring pencil/pen and paper to draw with. Led by Clare Barton Harvey, for Limina Collective.

Clare Barton Harvey is an artist, tutor, mentor and freelance mindfulness and art teacher/trainer.  She studied drawing, to MA level at the Royal Drawing School and has been practising mindfulness for over 26 years. She has taught drawing and mindfulness courses and workshops for over 17 years in a variety of locations including The National Gallery, British Museum, Pallant House Gallery, The British Library and Hampton Court Palace. In 2018, she co-founded Limina Collective with Lucia Van der Drift and Karly Allen.