8 Oct 2017 — 22 Oct 2017

8 Oct and 22 Oct

10am – 1pm

VENUE: Botanic Garden

As part of The Big Anxiety associated program, the Drawing for the Mind and Making with Mindfulness workshops use the resources of the Botanic Gardens to create simple line drawings and then, with guidance, to draw repeated, meditative shapes.

A great way to spend two Sunday mornings.

Drawing for the Mind – 8 October

Drawing is thinking in a visual form, and an effective tool to achieve calm engagement with the world around us.

This workshop will help you slow down, observe and see more clearly, bringing a focus of quiet attention on the current moment in time.

Making with Mindfulness – 22 October

The Making with Mindfulness workshop builds on recent research in mindfulness which connects being in nature with an enhanced sense of calm and relaxation.

You will use natural forms from the beautiful botanic gardens to create shapes inspired by the principles of balance and harmony, and then draw these forms in several different ways. Spending time looking at and observing nature has been shown to help reduce stress and increase health and wellbeing.

No prior art experience is required for these free workshops, and adult participants at all levels of ability are welcome. Registration through Eventbrite is required.

Artist Biography

Emma Robertson

Emma is an award winning artist, whose work is in seven public collections in four countries. The Hospital Trust for Scotland purchased two works for their permanent collection, which were commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council for the exhibition Wordworks. Emma’s work has been competitively selected for the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the JADA, and four International Biennials of Drawing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Scientia Education Fellow / Associate Professor at UNSW, and a previous Artist in Residence at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Her expertise in education relating to entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity at University and Executive Education levels has seen her win three prestigious teaching awards.