Mindful Drawing Taster- Festival of Learning

Mindful Drawing Taster- Festival of Learning

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These courses are provided by Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service.

About this event

Booking for all of our Learning for Leisure courses is via our Eventbrite pages. If you are unable to open or make a booking through Eventbrite, you may need to update your internet browser or use a different one (for example, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome). Read guidance on updating your internet browser.

You can contact your local centre or email adult.education@derbyshire.gov.uk if you are struggling to make a booking through Eventbrite or bookings have closed.

If you are no longer able to attend a course, we may be able to refund the course cost up to 7 days before the course start date. We will retain up to 10% of the payment to cover costs incurred by us.

We reserve the right for refunds to be issued by cheque.

Using drawing techniques to create a sense of calm and presence in the moment

Approximate course length:

1 hour

This course is for:

This course is aimed at people with a no or a little experience of mindfulness, no drawing skills or experience are needed.

You will learn:

About breathing exercises that can help calm the mind and provide focus when used in conjunction with simple drawing techniques. The course will involve taking part in breathing and drawing activities.

The course will cover:

• Breathing exercises

• Materials that you might want to use when drawing

• Why drawing helps to support a mindful focus

• Drawing exercises that you can use for mindfulness

This course will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams so you will be part of a live class, with a tutor, but with everyone doing the lessons at their own home.

You will be given the support you require for your individual development.

There are no exams or formal assessments.

There will be chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice.

Your tutor will give you feedback during the course and you will be able to self-assess.

Work outside of sessions:

This is not required, though we hope you will want to put what you have learned into practice.

Additional costs and what to prepare:

This course is offered free of charge and there are no other costs.

You will need either a smart phone, tablet, laptop or other computer with internet access to do the course via a link you will be sent.

You will need a pen or pencil to draw with plus paper to draw on. These do not need to be special art materials, you can use a biro and scrap paper if that is what you have available.

How to access your course:

You will receive an email with further details before the start date of your course.

Progression from this course:

You will receive an email with further details before the start date of your course.

For further information on our April to July 2022 term programme or on the additional support we offer visit: derbyshire.gov.uk/adulteducation

Course fees explained

Some of our courses are free of charge. Others have a full fee and a lower ‘concessions’ rate for those on certain benefits. This may vary from course to course so please ask when enquiring about a particular course. For many of our learning for leisure courses we use three different fee bands:

Fee A: Full fee

Fee B: Derbyshire Gold cards holders

Fee C: Concessions for those on certain benefits/allowances – details are on our How to fund your learning page.

There may be additional costs on some courses for materials please ask for details.

If selecting one of the reduced rates, you will be asked to show proof of entitlement when attending course.


A booking fee is charged by Eventbrite for each booking, this is retained by Eventbrite and included in the advertised fee. Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service receive the course fee.

Before booking onto this course, please read the Derbyshire Adult Education Learner Entitlement

When you book onto the course you need to provide Personal Information. To see the privacy notice issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE), please visit Education and Skills Funding Agency privacy notice: April 2019

What can you expect from DACES?

Safeguarding and Prevent

Whilst on our on-line courses you can expect a safe space, free from abuse, bullying, discrimination or threat. Click on the following link for more information: Safeguarding and Prevent

If you have any concerns/queries regarding safeguarding/prevent please report these to your tutor or email: adult.education@derbyshire.gov.uk

Further information:

For more information and to view our Summer 2022 brochure visit our website

You can also keep up to date with the learning opportunities that we currently have through our Facebook page.

Or sign up for our newsletter Adult Community Education Newsletter

We wish you every success with your course. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or enquiries at adult.education@derbyshire.gov.uk

Careers Support:

Careers Service

At Derbyshire County Council Careers Service, we provide impartial information, advice and guidance on work and learning related matters to help you make informed decisions on learning, training, work and / or volunteering.

By meeting with a qualified Careers Coaches, we can help you make career decisions throughout your life. From your chosen education route, planning a career change at any age or getting the job that is right for you.

For impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and learning visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/careersservice

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