This event is cancelled.
Join us on International Slow Art Day for an introduction to drawing and the art of mindfulness. An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how drawing can be both playful and enriching, and how it can support a deepening engagement with artworks in our collection. A practical drawing workshop, incorporating a range of mindfulness and drawing approaches.
Life drawing is the ordinary and yet extraordinary encounter with the naked human body: a familiar subject seen in a new light. This workshop explores life drawing as an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness – the practice of being fully present in our moment-by-moment experience – by giving our full and kind attention to the living body. The morning includes an introduction to mindfulness, short guided meditations and mindful drawing exercises, to cultivate ‘beginners mind’ and an open space for creativity. Led by Karly Allen from Limina Collective with expert life model Marinella Mezzanotte. All materials and tea/coffee provided. No previous experience of mindfulness or drawing is required. Tickets are £35/£23 concessions.