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 taken inspiration from the past, develop your own toolkit of ideas for making art at home.
Take a mindful approach to looking and drawing, in this session led by Karly Allen. Starting with a short mindfulness practice, you’ll be guided to notice the gaps in between shapes in paintings, where we experience a visual pause. Making drawings to explore and expand these spaces, we’ll take mindful pauses to encourage a greater sense of ease and connection as we draw. Suitable for all, no previous experience of mindfulness needed.
Come in out of the cold and join us for a pre-Valentine’s evening of art and mindfulness to lift the spirits and inspire and nourish the soul.
Experience a range of activities and taster sessions throughout the evening:
Go on a blind date with a work of art.
Learn more about the intimate relationships between mindfulness and art, poetry and music.
Try slow-looking – a different, calming way to look and appreciate works in the collection.
Enjoy a relaxing gong bath.
Discover the healing potential of Visual Medicine.
Warm up with a cup of tea and meditation session.
This event is free and open to all ages and abilities – lovers of art, kindness and awareness, and those who love life.
This is an alcohol free event. The bar will be serving a range of different soft drinks, teas and vegan snacks.
Some activities will have restricted numbers and slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
LIMINA Collective is a small, passionate team of mindfulness and arts experts with over 50 years’ collective experience in mindfulness and creative activities in museums, galleries and adult education.
From the Gallery’s website:
Limina Collective 8.30pm, 9.30pm & 10.30pm
Ever heard of ‘slow looking’? Join Karly Allen from Limina Collective to learn more in these 15-minute sessions guiding you through mindful approaches to engaging with art. At 10.30pm everyone is invited to gather together in the main gallery for a farewell grounding practice.