Drawing and the soul
A 7 week course on drawing and the soul.
A Saturday Morning 7 week drawing course. We will work with drawing and the journey of the soul using different art materials - dry media, ink and watercolour. The course will help participants free their drawing style, learn to draw mindfully and acquire basic skills in foundational techniques of drawing. Guided heart centred meditations around 7 energetic points in the body will keep your work deeply anchored and held by the soul. We will draw inspiration from poetry, music, ancient texts and other artists, musicians and poets who have explored the soul.
And what is the soul? According to ancient mystical traditions the soul is the 'driver' in the body. It is the spirit, breath or atman, the presence which infuses the physical body with life. What happens to our drawings when we relax into that presence and let the drawing happen? What messages are there for you to hear?
Carl Jung's red book
This course, is partly inspired by Carl Jung's Red Book. The Red Book is a red leather‐bound folio manuscript hand written and illustrated by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung between 1915 and about 1930. It recounts and comments upon the author's experiments with dreams and the soul. At his request it was kept hidden for many years and was only published and made accessible to a wider audience in 2009.
Creating a simple artist book with the drawings done
During the course, you will produce a portfolio of drawings. The artwork produced will be used to assemble an artist book, making a wonderful document of your journey through the workshop. Basic techniques of making an artist book will be taught.
The course will be on Zoom with the possibility for London residents of attending live sessions at my studio
7 Saturday mornings from 10 to 1 PM.
20th and 27th of March 2021,
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April
May 1st. .
If there are participants interested:
7 Sunday mornings from 10 to 1 PM.
21, 28 March
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April
May 2nd 2021.
£80 for the course (concessions available).
For more information email me.