Join a summer art-for-wellbeing workshop by our new artist-in-residence Sarah Greaves
Saturday June 8th and/or Saturday July 6th 10am- 4pm 2019
These two mid-summer workshops are a chance to draw and paint outdoors in bright summer sunshine – let’s hope! But even if it rains the Herbology House in the Physic Garden is the perfect place to observe whatever the weather and the garden offer us – growth, light and shadow, the perfection of a single leaf or blossom at the pinnacle of its existence.
The flexible structure of the day is designed to allow time and space for you to have quiet time alone in the garden, or to spend time with others, sharing thoughts and experiences, and to record observations, thoughts and reflections in whichever way you choose.
No artistic skill needed – honestly! Just the ability to look closely, to be open, and perhaps to be a bit adventurous with the materials.
Art materials and paper are provided, but you might like to bring your own, also. Tea & coffee also provided, but please bring a packed lunch, and come prepared with warm clothes – even though it will be midsummer!
£30. To book or for any queries contact Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org 01661 855111.
Sarah is an art psychotherapist and practising artist and says she is a compulsive though very amateur gardener, “so the role gives me a place and a space to combine doing the things I love most”. Through her profession Sarah says she is aware of the healing power of creative work, and also conscious of the healing energy that being in a green, living, environment gives and says “there is now research to prove what most of us knew anyway!”.
Through her residency Sarah plans to organise different types of workshops at Dilston that encourage people to use visual art to connect to a garden’s healing energy, and to find different ways of being with the fascinating plants that thrive in this physic garden. Aiming to reach different groups in the community who might benefit from spending time in the physic garden, and to plan workshops around their needs, the thread running through the workshops will be ‘Contemplative Drawing’, quiet days spent relating to different aspects or parts of the Physic Garden, and sharing the reflections that this brings.