Racing thoughts, worries snowballing, insomnia, the inability to be present in the moment or focus on one thing at a time; art can help with all these things. Cultivating the observant artist’s gaze and attention to detail, being aware of the movement of the brush on paper and using a pen to track your breathing are all techniques which can help us experience calm in our every day lives.
Come along whether anxiety’s a big part of your life, or you’re simply interested in the concept of art and de-stress.
We will explore the artistic process as a meditative and mindful technique, bringing our awareness back to the present and our surroundings. We will make a number of little artworks using different mediums and you will also have extended time to focus on a larger artwork as well.
Jess is a graduate lawyer who works with farmers impacted by mining and coal seam gas developments. She has also had her own design and cartooning business for three years. Jess is also a self-confessed worrier who uses her artistic skills to keep her worries in check.
Questions about the class? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The featured image is borrowed and edited, with thanks, from howthelightgetsinblog.com.