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Garden Joy - Art for Wellbeing Sessions

Led by an artist, inspired by a Cotswold garden, to enjoy from home

  • 5 British pounds
  • Online session

Service Description

Thurs 6, 13, 20, 27 May 11 Join me online in my Cotswolds garden to make art inspired by nature. We will take a video tour of the flowering plants, shrubs and herb garden & enjoy the birdsong and butterflies. We will share music, poems and art inspired by gardens over time. Moving from the garden into my art studio, I will show you simple techniques to enable you to draw, paint and collage the plants and flowers growing in my garden, or in yours ! It would be lovely to see pictures of your garden or of plants that you have growing in pots in your home. This is an informal and relaxed session that requires no previous art experience but also welcomes those who enjoy making art and want to try something different. The sessions will be flexible and supportive and will encourage everyone to have a go at getting creative. There are 4 sessions but you can choose to take part in just one. Each session focuses on a different activity & inspiration : Thurs 6 May - Colour - Paint colourful blooms Thurs 13 May - Shape - Find the spaces between plants to make collage Thurs 20 May - Pattern - Make simple prints from stems, twigs and stones Thurs 27 May - Line - Use drawn lines to experience the garden & to make a simple fold booklet The sessions can be enjoyed by people living with dementia, who may require support participate in the activity. WHY JOIN ? - Enjoy getting creative and being inspired by nature - Connect with other people - Learn new skills and try new ways of drawing, painting and collage - Experience the benefits of connecting with nature around you for wellbeing HOW WE WILL WORK The workshop will last 1.5 hours and will take place over Zoom. You will join a small group of participants. The session will be interactive so you will have the chance to chat to me and others taking part. It is fine if you just want to watch quietly. I will demonstrate the art activity during the session. I will send you easy to follow instructions by email and information on the poems and music we share. You can work on your pictures after the session at your own pace. I will make an online gallery where we can share our pictures with each other. Once you sign up I will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting. WHAT YOU WILL NEED You can use a laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone to access the Zoom meeting. I can help you get onto Zoom if you haven’t used it before, just let me know. A simple materials list will be sent at booking.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

0044 07769 723328

Overlay Studio, Spelsbury Road, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, UK

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