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Creativity for wellbeing
4th May @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
These workshops will nurture a space in which you can relax and absorb yourself in creative thinking, allowing for connections and enabling you to flow through different explorations. The course will be divided into four different subareas:
– Drawing from/with Nature
– Dry Point Print
– Open to all levels of ability. Please wear clothes you feel comfortable in, and you won’t be concerned about getting a bit mucky. We can provide aprons if you require.
When: Beginning on Thursday 4 May for eight weeks, 6.30pm to 9pm (2.5 hours)
Format: You will start off by looking at nature for inspiration, and drawing (with) found natural objects and using materials made from trees; such as paper, charcoal, and gall ink. This will lead you into considering different perspectives and lenses by looking at nature through the camera of a mobile phone. You’ll be guided through different ways of capturing images; from close-up to panoramic, from the micro to the macro. Next, you’ll return to using locally gathered flowers, twigs and other natural elements to create intricate flower arrangements. The course will end by creating a dry-point print, reflecting on the sessions and collaging everything together in a highly personal end-result.
Materials: Materials for this course will be foraged by you under Rebecca’s guidance, or provided by us. Of course, you are welcome to bring in any books or materials for inspiration. For the photography sessions, you will need to have a camera-phone. You can also bring your own favourite vase or jar for the flower arranging sessions.
Tutor: Rebecca Lindum Greene is a multidisciplinary, socially and environmentally engaged artist. She’s always gathering, an everyday-photographer, documenting the world visually which gives her a lot of energy and inspiration. One of her favourite things to do is arranging the flowers at Kettle’s Yard. She has extensive teaching experience and has previously organised this type of mini-foundation course in a wide range of settings, from working with PhD students to prisoners.
Accessibility: The Rowan building is wheelchair friendly and has accessible facilities. Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in our courses.
Transport: We do not have any parking at our building. On street parking is available and free after 5pm each day. There are also regular buses on Chesterton Road just a five minute walk from Rowan.
All of our community evening classes continue to support and help the running of Rowan’s day-to-day activities for adults with learning disabilities.
Book online today: https://www.rowanhumberstone.co.uk/community-evening-classes/
Or call on 01223 566027