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Helena Perry

Winter Workshop Series - Drawing for Wellbeing

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INTRODUCTION

This is much more than a how-to draw class. It’s an introduction to a practice that can give you space to find daily calm, quieten the chatter in your mind and enrich the way you see the world. You don’t need any drawing experience or qualifications. An open mind and willingness to have a go, is all you need. If you are looking for better balance in your life, this course is for you.


Over 7 weeks, you will explore thought patterns in a supportive environment, improve drawing skills, and create restorative calm in your life. Hopefully you’ll find the benefits far reaching and transformative. Working at a manageable and realistic pace, we will integrate new practices around your existing commitments. Practical sessions are in-person  with online support in between, to help you stay on track. During these sessions we will explore the work of Betty Edwards, Dr Kristen Neff and Dr Jill Bolte-Taylor. 


KEY INFORMATION

In-person sessions 

Location: Studio 4, Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, CB22 5BP. Just south of Cambridge, UK. We will be using a beautiful art studio set in the Cambridgeshire countryside. There is also a lovely café onsite.

Time: Sunday mornings 10.00am-12.30

 

Online sessions

To be held at a time that suits the majority of the group via zoom. You will need a quiet place to receive the calls with space to draw.


Equipment

All the equipment is included in the price and available to take home should you need, to complete the homework tasks. A bonus set of self-care postcards (worth £18) is also included.


Group size

This course has very limited places to ensure that I can give you the best attention possible. There will be a maximum of 12 participants.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Week 1

Sunday 7th January IN-PERSON 2.5 hr workshop: 

  • Introducing some key concepts to working with your brain
  • Making your own sketchbook from scratch (which you will be filling during the course) 
  • How to use the self-care postcards


Week 2

Time TBC Online homework support:

  • Guided meditation
  • Practical drawing exercise
  • Delight hunting


Week 3

Sunday 21st January IN-PERSON 2.5 hr workshop

  • Experiencing a cognitive shift
  • Exploring mark making
  • Introducing ink


Week 4

Time TBC Online homework support:

  • Practising creating a cognitive shift
  • Drawing meditation


Week 5

Sunday 4th February IN-PERSON 2.5hr workshop

  • Naming and taming your brain
  • Introduction to form
  • The secret to great composition
  • A shortcut to accurate observational drawing


Weel 6

Time TBC Online homework support:

  • Witnessing thoughts, choosing your response
  • Tonal scale


Week 7

Sunday 18th February IN PERSON 2.5 hr workshop

  • Meet the characters in your head
  • Tone and rendering
  • Creating a composition 
  • Applying everything you have learnt so far


Check out this introductory video with 2 short exercises, to help you check if this course is for you!


Please check out the FAQ here and if you can’t see the answer to your question, just drop me a line helena.perry@gmail.com


*Please make sure you have read through the course description above, the FAQs and answered any queries before you commit to buy.*

Hélène 

"Beautiful for both the eyes and the mind!"