Do you like drawing and nature? If so this is the perfect way to spend an hour on a Friday morning.
Kerry Visual Artist in Residence Lisa Fingleton is hosting one more free, drawing workshop next Friday 18th June at 9.30am. All artists and adults interested in drawing and nature are welcome. Please note that this is a shared, creative experience not a class.
The session will focus on becoming present with nature and using drawing as a meditative tool to really see what is around you this summer. Ideally if you can sit outside in nature (or in your pollytunnel) for inspiration that would be perfect.
Otherwise, create a calm space for yourself and bring in some inspiring pieces of nature that you find during the week such as feathers, stones, branches or flowers. We are going to do a ‘felt drawing’ next week so bring something that is interesting to touch. If you are picking something alive, remember to ask permission from the plant or tree before you do so! Have your drawing tools ready (pencils, pens, paper and a board to lean on). Remember to experiment.
We start with a short grounding exercise and share some tips about drawing with nature. Then you have time to observe and draw. There is be space at the end to share, only if you wish to do so. You don’t need any particular drawing skills. just and openness to the experience.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing information about joining the meeting. If you can share to your calendar that would be great.
“Thank you so much for the drawing with nature this morning, though everything was burnt with the wind, found some very beautiful weeds (flowers growing in the wrong place).” – Marie
“Thoroughly enjoyed this morning, thank you so much, very relaxed now.”- Kathy
“Lovely experience, great start to the day in lovely company.”- Noreen
“I drew some of my seedlings crowding the windowsill too cold to put out yet. I loved really noticing the growing process, the little hairs on stem, the slow unfolding of the sweet pea leaves etc.” – Caroline
“Enjoyed looking and really seeing. Haven’t drawn before this webinar and loving the sketching without looking at the page. Thanks for doing this. Really encouraging”- Ann
“Thanks so much really enjoyable experience! Connecting with drawing and nature in a mindful way.”- Dawn
“Thank you Lisa, I’d like the arts Council to know how beneficial this is, real community spirit and beautiful gentle way of leading, you are very encouraging Lisa thank you again”-Susan
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Lisa Fingleton is the first Kerry County Council’s first Visual Artist in Residence. Over 1000 people have come to her workshops over the first few weeks of the residency. Lisa is interested in connecting people through art with their local biodiversity and ecology. The residency is supported by Creative Ireland, The Arts Council and Kerry’s Arts Office. For more information on the Visual Artist in Residence programme and to register expressions of interest please email to the Arts Office, at email@example.com
Lisa and her partner Rena run ‘The Barna Way‘ an eco-social arts project and organic farm near Ballybunion, Co Kerry. Lisa is the author of The Local Food Project an artist book about the power of eating local.
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DRAWING WITH NATURE: CONNECTING ART AND ECOLOGY