Connections: Wellbeing Walk and Sketch

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Leith Community Croft

4 John's Pl



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Wellbeing Walk and Sketch - At Leith Community Croft

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This in person, outdoors workshop in a small group , helps to gently reconnect us with each other and the nature that surrounds us.

Sharing sketching tips on our lovely walk, I'll help you to notice things in a different way, while being immersed in nature.

You don’t have to be ‘good at art’ to enjoy this short workshop- it’s all about the process that matters so wherever you are in your art journey, all levels are welcome.

All materials needed will be supplied to use on the day but do feel free to bring your own if you would prefer.

At the end of the session you'll have a number of pieces to take home with you.

What to expect:

Mindful walking in a small group while the sea helps us synch to the rhythm of nature.

Getting to know our materials:

Mindful warm up exercises in both mark making and breathing to help get us into the creative zone.

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells around us as we stop to sketch

Bring a warm / cool drink for a stop off chat

Toilets will be at the start and end of the session for all

About the organiser

Lynn Fraser is a visual artist and workshop provider who has been painting with ‘therapeutic intent’ for over a decade.

She has created and facilitated various art happenings and workshops over the years for both children and adults for organisations incl: Historic Environment Scotland (HES), National Museums Scotland (NMS), Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), Festival Theatre, Edinburgh East Lothian Council (ELC), The List, Waverley Care, Scottish Mental Health Festival (SMHAF), Cyrenians.

Sketch and Wander for Wellbeing was birthed during her many lockdown walks.

It’s a therapeutic experience she feels is important to share with others.

“The combination of walking and sketching whilst amongst the full sensory experience of nature, strengthened my feelings of mental and physical well-being and my feelings of being part of something much bigger. It really helped me find small daily joys."

If the precise covid-regulations situation changes, Lynn has also devised a version of the Sketch and Wander for Wellbeing session that can be experienced ingeniously from your own home.

Check out Fantoosh Sketching on instagram for info leading up to the workshop

Who is the workshop suitable for?Everyone who loves the call of nature and would feel the benefits of getting outside with other people and learning something new. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners through to experienced artists. It's all about the process. Come and play!

We will be walking on uneven terrain so unfortunately this particular workshop is unsuitable for those who may find this more difficult or are wheelchair users. Please get in touch for other workshops offered in more accessible friendly locations.

What to bring?An open heart and the willingness to create. A flask/ water to drink. Dress for the changeable scottish weather and wear adequate footwear for walking.

Lynn will supply all the materials you'll need on the day but feel free to bring your own if you would prefer.

Limited numbers of tickets are available, to help keep the workshop small, intimate and supportive.

If you have any questions ahead of booking, please call Lynn :07775 861075 or

email :

This workshop will run with min 4 participants.

Find Fantoosh Sketching on Facebook, Instagram and @MrsFantoosh on twitter.

What happens if there is bad weather

The workshop will go ahead in mostly all weathers. Sometimes rain can help to make beautiful art on the page! If however it's a severe forecast the day before the organiser will reserve the right to cancel. Don't worry, credits will be given for future events on another date. No refunds are given.

Release of liability. The wee stuff is the big stuff...

Participants taking part in this Fantoosh Sketching activity do so at their own risk. The organiser assumes no responsibility for anyone attending this event. The organiser will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused. By signing up to the event or attending the participant agrees to these terms and conditions.

Participants in Fantoosh Sketching events are reminded that sometimes the outdoor workshops will need specialist wear due to weather (walking boots, waterproofs, etc) and Fantoosh Sketching does not provide these. By signing up to the event the participant accepts that the event will go ahead in most weathers, however, in extreme weather situations the route and length of the event might be altered, as assumed suitable by the event organiser.

Participants consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this event.

Covid-19. Important Information

This session will follow the most current Scottish Government Covid-19 advice and guidelines. Participants must adhere to the most up to date restrictions and hygiene procedures.It is expected that all participants follow the most up to date distancing advice and hygiene procedures at all times. The organiser reserves the right to dismiss participants who do not respect the procedures or the rights of others to learn safely.

The session may move to an online workshop (with Zoom) depending on regulations but ideally we will proceed as is expected, in person, on the glorious East Lothian coast.

Any participant displaying Covid-19 symptoms or who has been in recent contact with someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 at the time of the event should NOT attend unless the workshop has been moved to be an online event.


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Leith Community Croft

4 John's Pl



United Kingdom

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