In times where we are now called to awaken to global challenges, finding sanctuary for all has never been more crucial. In this workshop we will explore what well-being and sanctuary means to us and ways to find stillness, harmony, and connectedness through creative art processes. We will embrace a range of multi-sensory practices including responding to music, movement, meditation, painting as well as learning core design skills to connect to and express what well-being and sanctuary means individually. This will include exploring how to bring more of this into your life. The workshop will culminate with the creation of a gratitude and well-being shrine painting/collage.
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 materials needed will be given before the course starts. A small selection of supplies are available at the art centre should you need to borrow them.
Sessions: Saturday 2 July, 10am - 4pm
Tutor: Lorna McNeill
Lorna Carmen McNeilll 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.
Book your space on Wellbeing Through Art at Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!