Drawing for Relaxation
We live in stressful times, finding ourselves feeling anxious about our past mistakes, our current work/home life and our future; this can often be relentless to the point of being overwhelming. It is well documented that mindfulness and relaxation can help people to focus more on the here and now leading to clearer, less negative thought processes that in turn alleviate stress and anxiety.
Being creative through drawing even for just a short period of time on a regular basis can help you focus and create a sense of well-being. This ten week evening course offers the opportunity to take time out of your busy schedule to spend time focusing on yourself and aims to encourage you to relax through drawing and being creative.
There is no right or wrong way to approach drawing, forget anything negative you may have heard in school or from other people, drawing is about making a mark on the paper, creating pattern and shape, it is not about creating a perfect portrait of a celebrity or painting a beautiful landscape.
This course will encourage you to have fun drawing and above all hopefully make you laugh and enjoy yourself. Over the ten weeks you will be introduced to the ideas behind ‘Mindfulness’ colouring books and encouraged to create your own drawings based on these principles. You will also be introduced to some interesting and not strictly conventional drawing techniques and materials and encouraged to explore drawing at your own pace. There is no assessment and no pressure to perform, just simple come along and enjoy yourself.
Tutor: Pamela Sullivan
Pamela is trained in traditional techniques in drawing which she uses to create well-crafted artworks with a modern sensibility. She has lead classes and demonstrations for several years.
Winter Session 2018, Monday evenings from 6pm – 8pm
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March
2nd, 9th April
Tusk, Baltic Triangle, 5 Mann Street, Liverpool, L8 5AF
£160 for the 10 week course (full course must be booked in advance)
It is possible to split this cost into two payments of £80, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.
Please bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, B as a starting point) and A3 paper (cartridge paper or rag paper is best). Some basic materials will be provided.
There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.
Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.
Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.
If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.
dot-art and Bluecoat may use your details to contact you about forthcoming events, classes or developments that may be of interest.
Event Date: Monday 5th February – Monday 9th April 2018
Location: Tusk Baltic, liverpool
This event has been submitted by the event organiser and is not endorsed by Culture Liverpool or Liverpool City Council. If you have any questions, please direct them to the event organiser.