Intuitive Drawing

Saturday, 1st July, 2017 19:00
Saturday, 8th July, 2017 00:00

How to pay: We will write to arrange payment with you once we have confirmed your place on this course. Please let us know your preferred method of payment by ticking one of the choices below.
Course fees are kept to an absolute minimum – please, if you would like, add a donation towards our scholarship fund, which supports students and visitors on low income.

This course is an invitation to draw from the heart, and to learn to see and listen in a new way. It is an opportunity to learn to see and understand through images rather than through words.

In practising to draw, you will experience that the mind always wants to interfere. It is important to distinguish what the heart is trying to say from what the mind is trying to determine. Once this is learned, you will be able to apply this skill in everyday life.

What is important is listening, listening with an inner ear. You can ask and await answers to questions such as: What material do I want to use? What colour? What form? What is it in me that wants or even loves to be expressed?

This does not need to have anything to do with making a beautiful drawing or painting. It is an image language, and therefore a different language. The love of what it is that wants to be expressed in you might need time and practice to become apparent. This image-language is a language we are not familiar with and coming to an understanding of it needs practice and requires trust and patience. The understanding of what is drawn requires interpretation and this also needs to be learned.

Each session will begin by coming together as a group with a short invocation for help and guidance. Then we will start drawing (or painting) in silence.