Drawing on Mindfulness
After the great success of 2016's art and mindfulness course, Isobel and Alistair are returning to Gayles for a slightly longer, 5 day retreat at the beautiful South Downs coastal retreat centre at Gayles.
This is really not a course for people who are 'good' at art or want to improve their technical skills. Using her experience in teaching art, Isobel challenges and tickles us into letting go of our sense of control and perfectionism and with delightful exercises, indoors and out, we gradually expand our sense of possibility to take in all sorts of unexpected experiences.
Using a whole variety of materials and practices, we work singly, in pairs and as a group to create a profusion of art until the Cow Shed yoga studio is full, literally to the rafters, with colour and design.
Underpinning this is the daily structure of Alistair's meditation practices which ground us in the natural world, relax our judgemental minds and expand our sense of the possible over the course of the week.
We supply all the art materials you need. Just bring a curious mind and child's enjoyment of making marks!