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Craft Live: Drawing and Mindfulness 1 for The British Library

August 6, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am BST


With Karly Allen

Start your day with a mindful experience based on one artwork in our collection. Bringing together drawing exercises and mindful meditation, our course encourages a close relationship with art while opening up a greater space for creativity.

The practice of mindful drawing invites us to be fully present with the sensations of looking and making marks on paper. Coming into the present moment like this can help us to feel more focused and grounded, and have a positive effect on our sense of wellbeing.

Our session begins with a short meditation practice to settle the mind and awake the senses, then we’ll explore a 16th century Japanese manuscript of the Tales of Ise, through observational drawing and abstract drawn responses. The session ends with an opportunity to reflect on your experience of sustained, careful looking, before closing with a mindful pause.

This is one of three Drawing and Mindfulness events which can be booked across three Fridays in August:

Friday 6 August

Friday 13 August

Friday 27 August

This course takes place on Zoom and we will email you a joining link the day before. There will be an opportunity to reflect on your experience with your fellow participants and share your responses with the tutor.

Live captions will be provided by Stagetext.


August 6, 2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am BST
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