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ArtFulness Workshop

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A-side B-side Gallery

352 Mare Street

London

E8 1HR

United Kingdom

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A weekly workshop taking place in a small gallery in East London, in a friendly and relaxed environment where we will meditate, create some art and have fun. These classes are an innovative way of combining art and wellbeing, spirituality and creativity, as we believe they complement each other and one helps the other. You will explore a new way of creating art being connected to your deeper Self; at the same time, you will explore how mindfulness can improve your life, balance your emotions and enhance your creativity. You won't find another class like this!

Using a series of exercises taken from art (drawing, painting etc.) and mindfulness (meditation, visualisation etc.), we will explore our creativity, the knowledge of ourselves, our minds and spirit, pushing the boundaries of what we believe we can do and achieve, becoming more in tune with ourselves, our creativity and the world around us. Join us for an evening of fun, relaxation and art!

Usually each class will be composed of 3 parts: a meditation/mindfulness exercise, followed by some art making (usually drawing from still life or portraiture), ending with a relaxing meditation. The idea underlying this workshop is art as exploration of the Self, and mindfulness/spirituality as a booster of our creativity and general wellbeing.

For any question, do not hesitate to contact me.

Some classes have themes. The next ones are:

9th October: Forest, nature, trees, Mother Nature

16th October: Autumn - release, letting go

23rd October: Autumn - walking meditation and leaves

30th October: Halloween

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What can I bring into the event?

You can bring a yoga mat if you have one, so you can be more comfortable during some meditations that involve laying down on the floor. You can also bring a cushion for your own comfort and some water to drink. Having said that, you can also just bring yourself and nothing else, we provide chairs if you prefer or you can always lay on the floor or sit against a wall to support your back during meditations.

Basic art materials are provided, usually white paper and charcoal, but you can always bring your own such as drawing pads and papers of different sizes or thicknesses, charcoal and pastels of different colours etc., if you want to experiment with different things and explore your personal taste/creativity.

I have never meditated before and I'm not very good at drawing either, is that a problem?

Absolutely not a problem at all. This workshop is suited for any ability and first timers are very welcomed, and so are people that have practised for many years too. The idea behind this workshop is to integrate mindfulness and art making to improve our life. You don't need any prior knowledge, all you need to do is to follow my voice during meditations and let yourself go and enjoy it. Anybody can do it and mindfulness is now even taught to children as its benefits are proven. Likewise, it is a false myth that some people can't draw, everybody can draw, if you can doodle you can draw too. This is not an art class and nobody is judged for its art making, we use art and drawing as a tool to explore ourselves and as a complement to our mindfulness exercises. It is a great way to explore what you can do and let yourself go completely and have fun.

Why meditation with art? Shouldn't be one or the other?

It's a good question. We believe that every thing is connected and our feelings and emotions have a deep importance and effect on ourselves and our physical bodies. These classes are a good way to let yourself go, to embrace and understand better your emotions, to relax and connect to your creativity and ultimately to enjoy yourself. Creativity is very important, regardless the nature of your job or your hobbies; every thing we do is connected with and can be improved by our creativity, including our lives. At the same time, knowing yourself better, calming your mind and emotions and being in peace with yourself can definitely improve your life. This series of workshops is a new way of using art and mindfulness as tools for our wellbeing. We strongly believe that actually meditation and art really work well together and can be extremely helpful to improve our life.

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A-side B-side Gallery

352 Mare Street

London

E8 1HR

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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