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DAM - Daily Art Meditation

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Joanna Bodzek

Joanna Bodzek is an artist and educator.
Graduating with a masters from Central Saint Martins /London and Beckmans College of Design/ Stockholm, Bodzek works on the intersection between fashion and art.In her work Bodzek researches cross cultural issues and home related emotional states as well as the symbolism of colour and its impact on the human body and mind.

This research has resulted in a series of conceptual projects and experiments developed through means of fashion design, installations, painting and photography.
Recently Bodzek has been investigating the relation between the "act of making art" and the increase in mental health and overall well-being from the philosophical, psychological and emotional point of view.
"I am fascinated by the process... The Process, not the outcome, allows me to express various different aspects of existence and creativity in the moment. I work under the spell of a lifelong obsession and thirst for colour... tints and shades, as well as the ever growing fascination with the transformative abilities hidden in the act of "art making."

www.joannabodzek.com

This painting-meditation is pretty much like any meditation yet totally different!...

DAM is the experience of arts ability to transform our emotional states and so too our lives through creating.
-It draws from ideas and exercises by artists like Kandinsky and Yves Klein, among others,
-modern Neuropsychological findings reg. improved of the brain functions seen while engaging in art making, is inspired from "Vedic Principles for Art and life"

DAM would be one and the same every day, with changes of focus each day depending on space and the group, not by any means a problem to participate for same person each day, like in the meditation, one just goes deeper in to painting.

The participants are guided through visualisation of beautiful inner landscapes this open them to painting from inside out and gain many insides in the process and it is not too deep.

What you will learn:

-During this meditation you will experience what creativity really means and why it matters to you.
-you will learn how painting from your inner vision can have an impact on your real-life experience.
-you will get the tools for starting a dialogue with yourself, on canvas, with questions asked and answers painted.
-you will get an insight to how creativity and mindfulness can be used to release tension stress as well as to reduce creative blocks.
-you will experience a correlation between drawing a line and the mental process related to decision making.
-you will learn a practical strategy to silence your inner critic while creating.

Explore your expressive side

In this workshop you are the creator of your own reality. You will be guided to the imaginary world of your inner reality. By accessing the inner world with help of your imagination you are not only opening a gate to a new realm of inspiration that is completely yours, but you will also learn how your canvas can answer the questions that you ask. You will be gently guided to a visualisation and then to create one or more abstract painting in order to record your inner visions and symbols with paintbrushes, infusing them with all of the shapes in your inner Landscape and with all the beautiful colours of your future. We are all beginners here. Every time. There will be no critiques, analysis, or judgment of the creative work, or any focus on the finished product, but individual attention and gentle guidance "mindfulness of art like activity".

These workshops can be compared to a creative-meditation where only the process counts. They are about a creative force and their transforming effect on the practitioner, a conversation with oneself by the means of lines, colours and brushes.

In this workshop it is okay to do or not to go away when you need and OK to take everything at your own pace. These workshops have been designed specifically to fit a restless brain.

DAM promises an experience of calm but powerful moments during a mindful, guided art making
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
27TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)
27TH JUNE 15:30-17:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)
28TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)
28TH JUNE 15:30-17:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)
29TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)
29TH JUNE 15:30-17:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)
30TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)
30TH JUNE 15:30-17:30: DAM - DAILY ART MEDITATION £30.80 (£28.00)

Introduction to Analogue Photography

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Max Latey

As the world becomes ever more digital there is still a place for analogue photography; a place where photographs are objects of the physical world.
This workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in analogue photography but particularly people who may have only ever shot on digital and would like to know more about analogue shooting end-to-end.
For a small additional fee, participants will also be able to make their own instant print using the iconic Mamiya RZ67.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
27TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY £38.50 (£35.00)
28TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY £38.50 (£35.00)
29TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY £38.50 (£35.00)
30TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY £38.50 (£35.00)
INSTANT PRINT ADD ON £7.50 (£7.50)
For a small additional fee, participants will also be able to make their own instant print using the iconic Mamiya RZ67.

Ink and Watercolour

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Jackie Devereux

Creating Contemporary Works on Paper. Take a bold stride into the 21stCentury with a mélange of Indian Ink and pure transparent watercolour. Composition will be the key, and in this two hour workshop you will be equipped to experiment and play with ideas.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
27TH JUNE 10.30-12.30: INK AND WATERCOLOUR £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.

Botanical Painting

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Jill Winch

This workshop will teach you how to paint a bee or flower using coloured pencils.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
27TH JUNE 13:00-15:00: BOTANICAL PAINTING - BEES £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.
29TH JUNE 10:30-12:30: BOTANICAL PAINTING -FLOWERS £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.
29TH JUNE 15:30-17.30: BOTANICAL PAINTING - BEES £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.

Pure Watercolour with a Twist

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Jackie Devereux

This short introduction to the power and unique qualities of watercolour through creating simple yet bold shapes and unusual compositions, can't fail to captivate. Simple rescue remedies will be introduced as part of the creative process-irresistible!
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
27TH JUNE 15:30-17:30: WATERCOLOUR WITH A TWIST £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.
29TH JUNE 13:00-15:00: WATERCOLOUR WITH A TWIST £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.

Introduction to Needlefelting - small, furry creatures

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Sue Pearl

Participants will be making a small 3D creature or a needle felted picture which could be framed or added to a card as a special greeting card.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
28TH JUNE 10:30-12:30:INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLEFELT £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.

Introduction to Calligraphy

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Judi Whymark

This workshop will introduce you to the gentle art of calligraphy. We will use felt pens to learn about the italic alphabet, including exploring colour.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
28TH JUNE 13:00-15:00: INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.
30TH JUNE 13:00-15:00: INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.

Introduction to Nuno and Cobweb Felting

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Sue Pearl

This workshop will teach you how to make beautiful soft cobweb felt and also nuno felt, which is a fusion of silk and wool-an ideal fabric for soft scarves and wraps.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
28TH JUNE 15:30-17:30: NUNO AND COBWEB FELTING £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.

Just Stitch

Duration: 2 hours
Tutor: Janet Edmonds

3.30-5.30 - Janet Edmonds - Just stitch - Couching
Just Stitch Couching has a long and varied history. Explore the possibilities of this versatile stitch technique to create a small sampler to show different effects.

10.30-12.30 - Janet Edmonds - Just stitch - Chain Stitching
Explore the possibilities of chain stitching and its variations. We will work on ribbon to show the scope of this versatile stitch.
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
30TH JUNE 10:30-12:30:JUST STITCH: CHAIN STITCHING £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.
30TH JUNE 15:30-17:30: JUST STITCH - COUCHING £16.50 (£15.00)
+ £4 materials cost. Paid directly to the tutor on arrival.

Glass Engraving

Duration: 2 hours
Price includes all materials
Participants will be introduced to the basics of hand and drill engraving. They will see the particular challenges of designing on glass and with guidance they will be encouraged to create a piece of engraved glass to take away
Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
27TH JUNE 10.30-12.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Susan Fonge / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
27TH JUNE 13.00-15.00: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Susan Fonge / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
27TH JUNE 15.30-17.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Susan Fonge / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
28TH JUNE 10.30-12.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Chris Cole / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
28TH JUNE 13.00-15.00: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Chris Cole / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
28TH JUNE 15.30-17.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Chris Cole / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
29TH JUNE 10.30-12.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Freddie Quartley / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
29TH JUNE 13.00-15.00: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Freddie Quartley / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
29TH JUNE 15.30-17.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Freddie Quartley / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
30TH JUNE 10.30-12.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Tutor: Chris Cole / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
30TH JUNE 13.00-15.00: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Susan Fonge / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials
30TH JUNE 15.30-17.30: GLASS ENGRAVING £22.00 (£20.00)
Susan Fonge / Rob Page
includes £5 of materials