Have a gentle, creative start to the day on this mindful drawing course. Taking time to connect with one artwork from our collection, you’ll be guided through drawing exercises and mindful meditation practice to foster close attention.
Drawing with mindfulness invites us to be more fully aware of the moment-by-moment sensations of looking at art, and to tune into the movement of pencil on paper. Developing our present moment awareness like this can bring about a deeper aesthetic experience and have a positive effect on our sense of wellbeing.
Our session begins with a short meditation practice to settle the mind and awake the senses, then we’ll explore an illustration from a Medieval Netherlandish manuscript in our collection, through observational drawing and abstract drawn responses. The session ends with an opportunity to reflect on your experience of sustained, careful looking, before closing with a mindful pause.
This is one of three Drawing and Mindfulness events which can be booked across three Fridays in August:
This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.
Fri 27 Aug 2021, 8:30am