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Wallace Collection, workshops aimed at adults (55+)

May 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Join us for Taking time to look: Dutch interiors and mindfulness as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week.

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.

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.


May 19, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST