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Mindful drawing at the British Museum

October 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST


An informal & practical workshop exploring drawing and mindfulness in the context of inspiring drawings by Kathe Kollwitz in Room 90.

During the workshop you will receive an introduction to mindfulness and explore how engaging mindfulness with looking and drawing artworks, can support a more enriched experience of the artwork itself as well as relaxation and well-being.

Led by Clare Barton-Harvey.

Clare Barton-Harvey is an artist, tutor and freelance workshop leader. She has been practising mindfulness for over 25 years and has been teaching drawing and mindfulness courses and workshops for over 15 years. Clare received BA (Hons) Fine Art in 1998, and in 2003 she studied drawing, to MA level, at the Royal Drawing School. She trained with Breathworks mindfulness teacher training in 2006-7 and has devised numerous workshops, courses and retreats exploring the relationship of mindfulness, the imagination and drawing. Clare is a co-founder of LIMINA collective who specialise in bringing together art and audiences through mindful engagement and she currently works at the City Literary Institute and as a freelance workshop leader in a variety of locations including The National Gallery, British Library, Pallant House Gallery and Hampton Court Palace, where she engages mindfulness and drawing as a tool for a more enriched visitor experience of the history and context of place and fine art/museum collections. Clare is fascinated by the relationship between mindfulness and creativity and is a playful and engaging communicator/workshop leader.

Age: 18+