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Earth drawings

2 artists, 4 elements, 6 weeks, 8 women

An experiential exploration of the elements through movement, site-specific artworks and meditation. Create a visual memoir of your journey through earth, air, water & fire and what they mean to you.

6 site-specific workshops for women based around the 4 elements, which will be embodied, ephemeral & experiential. Artists Clare Whistler & Xaverine MA Bates return for this second set of seasonal workshops and bring their experience with a wish to explore in place earth, air, water & fire. Two bookend workshop meetings to unfold and fold up the experience will be held in The Music Room, 6 The Uplands, Lower Maze Hill, St Leonards TN38 0HL. The other four meetings will be in locations chosen as being most expressive of each element, so be prepared for weather i.e. the elements!

9th January - 20th February 2018 - consecutive Tuesdays 12-2pm (no session 13th Feb)

We welcome women who have an interest in exploring the elements experientially: by appealing to more than just sight, to include touch, smell, taste and sound. Drawing on the Greek Goddesses, the four humours, fairy tales, myth, archetype and much more, we will create and leave traces in the landscape through meditation, dance, talks, walks, art making, writing, assembling, sharing and imagining. Join us to explore the elements you most identify with and expand your awareness of the elemental around and within us all. Participants are invited to bring their own special journal to map this elemental journey.

Fire

“I want to say a big thank you for the way you have so carefully planned these workshops and the care you have taken to give us information about venues. It shows that you are very organized and care about what you are offering. I have attended and delivered many workshops over the years so feel I have evidence to comment. The content and delivery has been excellent and with diverse activities which I like plus ….you can dance..I do find that harder by myself and in Open to public spaces… I have felt a great gentle kindness from you both…not always so available in our world at the moment." (Participant from elemental: summer)

elemental: winter overview

Week 1 - Introduction: Tuesday 9th January 12-2pm

The Music Room, 6 The Uplands, Lower Maze Hill, St Leonards TN38 0HL

Week 2 - Earth: Tuesday 16th January 12-2pm

Location - in Hastings - tbc

Week 3 - Air: Tuesday 23rd January 12-2pm

Location - in Hastings - tbc

Week 4 - Water: Tuesday 30th January 12-2pm

Location - in Hastings - tbc

Week 5 - Fire: Tuesday 6th February 12-2pm

Forge Lodge, Ashburnham, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9PH

NO SESSION 13th February - preparation of visual memoir at home

Week 6 - Finale: Tuesday 20th February 12-2pm

The Music Room, 6 The Uplands, Lower Maze Hill, St Leonards TN38 0HL

Water
About the artists

Clare is a collaborative site responsive maker, whose work aims to create an art that loosens boundaries between the disciplines, an art which can be a metaphor for opening up perception, experience, time and focus. She seeks to find ways to offer insight, feeling, and moments of timeless beauty, whether in performance, site-specific work, text, music, visual art and landscape. With a source in movement, dance and gesture, she responds, interprets and collaborates. As an artist she is always looking for ways to encourage, ignite and inspire creativity in others.

Xaverine is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses the power of her art practice as a potent therapeutic tool, crossing mediums, embracing photography, performance, poetry, installation, drawing and sculpture: an idea will emerge and the medium forms itself around it – each gently guided by itself. She has collaborated with other artists on many occasions and loves the transformative process of collaboration: the fusion of ideas to create something altogether new.

For details of previous projects, click here.

Suggested donation on a sliding scale of £75 - £90 for full course of six sessions

Air

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Burning Woman, Lucy Pearce

Reclaiming the Wild Soul, Mary Reynolds Thompson

If Women Rose Rooted, Sharon Blackie

Open Spaces: A Visual Memoir for Daily Inspiration, Cathie Bleck

How to be an explorer of the world, Keri Smith

Ecopoetry Anthology, ed. Ann Fisher-Wirth & Laura Gray-Street

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