Everything is in an awesome state of perpetual motion and change, whether we realise it or
not. Even mountains are moving - the core of our earth is a molten flow. As we move through the human life cycle or a project, we flow from one transitional state to another.

This course explores creative flow in action. We will explore the forces of nature and how these translate into human movement. Students will then apply this to their own life experiences of movement and creative flow as well as expressed through the natural elements (earth, fire, water, air), natural rhythms and cycles from day to night, and from one season to another.

What will you cover?

With reference to and with inspiration from famous artists such as Rodin and Matisse, you will learn different skills to expand your creative expression. We will explore a range of art materials through experimental drawing, collage, painting and sculptural techniques. You will learn specific skills incorporating techniques relating to movement through the awesome power of nature, the natural elements and the body in motion.

Who is the course for?

Beginners as well as more experienced artists who would enjoy a fresh approach to creating artwork.

What do participants need?

Your own drawing and painting materials and clothing that you don’t mind making a mess in. A more detailed list of requirements will be given for each week. A small selection of supplies are available at the art centre should you need to borrow them.

Sessions: 6 weeks from 1 March - 5 April, 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Tickets: £70 for six weeks

Tutor: Lorna McNeil

Lorna Carmen McNeill is a multi-media artist, teacher, facilitator and change agent. She has been involved in creativity and creative facilitation for over 30 years. Her artwork is immersive, sensory and experiential and she is passionate about inspiring people to achieve positive personal and societal transformation, improve well-being, and soothe the human soul. Lorna has exhibited widely and received several Arts Council and other Awards to develop her own artwork and for community development projects. She originally trained and practised as a Clinical Nutritionist and behaviour change agent within the NHS, community, research and the private sector, running innovative courses on finding inner nourishment to enhance mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Lorna is interested in how different art forms can mutually strengthen and support each other to make your whole life experience more creative.  Rather than questioning how creative you are, she invites you to explore what you can do with the creativity that you intrinsically already are.

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  • Awesomeness in Action Part 2