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March 2022

Self Care Saturday: Art at The Conduit: An Introduction to Mindful Drawing

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm GMT
The Conduit, 6 Langley Street
London, WC2H 9JA United Kingdom
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£30

Led by Karly Allen from Limina Collective, this introductory workshop invites you to take a closer look at the art around you, creating a space to play with drawing as a mindful practice. This cultivates a greater sense of presence, connection and creativity – encouraging you to let go of the desire to ‘get it right’. By exploring the textures of pencil and pen, investigating speed and gesture and bringing curiosity to the different marks we can make on paper,…

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Craft Live: Drawing and Mindfulness

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am GMT
£20

Karly Allen facilities this online session bringing together mindfulness and art. Ease into this online session with a short guided meditation. This helps settling the mind and coming into the present moment. You’ll be introduced to looking closely at one artwork from our collection through guided drawing prompts. Drawing with mindfulness invites us to be more fully aware of our sensory experience. We notice the lines and shapes of the manuscript, the movement and touch of the pencil. We are…

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Pause Look Relax & Draw

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

Pause Look Relax more deeply… with mindful drawing exercises ‘Pause Look Relax & Draw’ brings together mindful drawing and meditation, with a gallery artwork as our focus. We’ll explore drawing as a tool for looking closely at art, to deepen your connection with the artwork and with your responses to it. The practice of drawing helps to focus our looking and bring us into mindfulness: when we’re drawing, we come into the present moment, aware of the touch of pencil…

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April 2022

Slow Art Day: Pause Look Relax

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am BST
£5

Pause Look Relax by Limina Collective What if you took a 30-minute break to engage deeply with art? Join us for a live guided online session of slow looking at one artwork. Pause Look Relax invites you to take a meaningful pause in your day, refresh the senses and engage with art – leaving you feeling nourished and elevated. In each session we explore a different artwork selected from a world-class museum collection. Artists may include Vermeer, Kandinsky, Leonardo da…

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Slow Art: Pause Look Relax & Write

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
£10 – £15

Pause Look Relax & Write by Limina Collective Pause Look Relax & Write invites you to start the day mindfully through engaging with an artwork In this 60-minute session we slowly look at an artwork selected from a world-class museum collection. We then explore our responses through some writing prompts. Our theme this month is poetry, so we will bring this into the session. This is an extended event that builds on our regular 30-minute Pause Look Relax sessions. What…

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Sketchbook Saturday: Mindful Pauses

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST
£12 – £25

Karly Allen facilitates this online event for The National Gallery Sketchbook Saturdays are morning-long creative sessions with the aim of exploring the various ways in which artists have approached their own image making. Suitable for beginners, as well as those wanting to improve their current skills, each month we explore a particular theme or subject through practical activities based upon the art and artists found in our collection. From drawing techniques and materials, to the ways that artists today have…

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May 2022

Wallace Collection Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2022 A Mindful Look at Dutch Landscapes

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Free

Tuesday 17 May: Looking with Mindfulness In this workshop we’ll use a Dutch landscape for a number of different approaches to mindful looking. The workshop starts with a short guided mindful meditation. This is followed by trying various ways of mindfully engaging with one painting: through colour, light and narrative. Led by Lucia van der Drift.  Includes an audio recording for walking outdoors in your own time. Join us for Looking with Mindfulness as part of Creativity & Wellbeing Week. This year's…

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Wallace Collection Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2022 A Mindful Look at Dutch Landscapes

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Wednesday 18 May: Mindfulness and Drawing Bring together mindful looking and drawing, for an experience of deep engagement with one painting. Taking a Dutch landscape as our focus, we’ll make drawings as a way of observing closely, feeling more connected and coming into the present moment sensations of looking. No previous experience of drawing necessary. Please have paper and two pencils to draw with. Led by Karly Allen. Includes an audio recording for walking outdoors in your own time. This…

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Wallace Collection Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2022 A Mindful Look at Dutch Landscapes

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

Thursday 19 May: Mindfulness and Writing Be guided through a mindfulness meditation and contemplation of a painting from our collection of Dutch landscapes. We will use elements of the painting as writing prompts to gently explore our personal connection to the theme of the picture and its resonance with our own outer and inner landscapes. Please have something to write with at hand. Led by Lucia van der Drift. This year's theme of Get Creative, Get Outdoors will be explored…

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June 2022

Drawing and Mindfulness; Sculpture and Space: weekend workshop at The British Library

June 18 @ 10:30 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm BST
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£157 – £185

Practice mindfulness while appreciating the beauty of sculptures Read the course outline (PDF) Through close-looking, drawing and contemplation, this two-day course invites you to take time for yourself and engage deeply with sculpture. From Barbara Hepworth to Antony Gormley, our collection is displayed across the architectural spaces of the Library and piazza. Led by lecturer and artist, Karly Allen, and mindfulness teacher, Lucia van de Drift, the course bring mindfulness approaches to the experience of being present with sculpture, both…

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