This group is for anyone who would like more creativity in their lives. There will be regular creative workshops for adults and for families where we will join together to make art, practice mindfulness, be playful, connect with ourselves, with each other and with nature.
This group is for busy people who don’t have time to be creative; it’s for those who were once creative but have since let it lapse, or for those with more experience who want to connect with others. It's for sensitive people and it’s for those of you who are tired and need to take time out for yourself. We create simple art where the focus is on self-expression rather than teaching a particular technique (although some techniques will be explored). Using art is a powerful way to connect with forgotten non-verbal aspects of ourselves, it can also be deeply relaxing, grounding and joyful. Gentle movement and relaxation techniques will usually be included and participants are encouraged to take part at their own pace. There will be an emphasis on creating a warm and welcoming environment and there will be time for reflection and sharing of experiences. A range of simple easily accessible arts materials will be used. Themes of the changing seasons and nature will run through all events, and in the summer we may have sessions outside.
The emphasis will be on being 'in the moment' and spontaneous, exploring the process and the meaning of the experience rather than focusing on the end product and learning. We will learn that there is no need to be 'good' at art! (Although please do join us if you are a 'good' artist!) We will celebrate messiness, make mistakes, be surprised or inspired, gently go beyond our comfort zone and allow our art to reflect the depth of our lives. Everyone is very welcome to join this group whether you are a complete beginner or an established artist.
My favourite definition of 'Art' is by author Seth Godin
Art isn't pretty. Art isn't painting. Art isn't something you hang on the wall. Art might scare you. Art might bust you. But art is who we are and what we do and what we need. Art isn't a result; it's a journey. The challenge of our time is to find a journey worthy of your heart and soul.
Workshops will be in Salisbury initially. Events in Tisbury and family sessions coming soon.