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Talk Online | Craft Live: Drawing and Mindfulness (16th April)

Online | Craft Live: Drawing and Mindfulness (16th April)

Synopsis

Immerse yourself in art for a mindful hour on our online course

We bring together drawing exercises and mindful meditation to guide you through an experience of close attention and deep engagement with art. Immerse yourself in one artwork for an hour and take the time to look and draw.

When we are drawing with mindfulness, we become aware of the direct sensory experience of our materials, paper and sensations of looking. Coming into our moment-by-moment experience like this can have a positive effect on our sense of wellbeing, and allow us to start the day feeling more focused and open to creativity.

One of our Persian manuscripts, a Khamsah of Nizami, will be the focus for the session. We’ll begin with a short meditation practice to settle the mind and awake the senses, then we’ll explore one painting from the manuscript, 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 courses over three Friday’s in April. Book for one or as many as you like:

Friday 9 April
Friday 16 April
Friday 23 April

This course takes place on Zoom and we will email you a joining link the day before. There will be an opportunity to reflect on your experience with your fellow participants and share your responses with the tutor.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Fri 16 Apr 2021, 8:30am

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Library
London

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