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Drawing on the Ancient Past Eight week course with artist Helen Garrett

Tuesday 15 January – Tuesday 12 March 2019
(term time only) 10.30am – 1.00pm. Cost £140.

During this eight-week course you will be Drawing on the Ancient Past for
inspiration; from rocks and fossils in the earth to Cave Art, Celtic Art and even
some Anglo Saxon treasure. Work on developing foundational drawing skills and
experiment with new and exciting materials – including graphite, charcoal, grinding
raw earth pigments and painting in gold. With access to some of the artefacts
in the Wiltshire Museum collection, this is a unique opportunity to connect with
history in a closely profound and imaginative way.

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Painting with Nature

Pound Arts Centre

Starting Wednesday 5th June – 10th July 2019

(Term Time only) 10am -1pm

£120 for 6 weeks

Painting With Nature is a course designed to encourage you to explore natural form in all its beauty and variety. This term we will be looking at how trees have inspired artists through timeas well as working ourselves with observational drawing, painting, inks and quills, Chinese paper and making handmade paintbrushes and other exciting materials.

This course runs as a series of eight-week blocks. Many participants choose to continue throughout the year so there is always a sense of warmth and welcome within the group.

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Turner and the Elements with artist Helen Garret

A workshop exploring simple water-based painting techniques by J.M.W. Turner

Saturday 6th July 10:00 am 3:00 pm at The Pound

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Creativity & Flow Art, Tai Chi & The Body-Mind

30 & 31 July 2019 Cleeve House, Seend, Wiltshire, SN12 6PG

Meeting Life with Creativity & Flow

Join us to explore creativity and flow through drawing, movement and conversation. Using
movement we will engage our body’s kinaesthetic and intuitive wisdom and through art we will
make our mark literally and metaphorically in two days of creative exploration and practice.
What supports our flow – and what hinders it? What can our images and movement tell us
about our approach and response to life?
In this workshop we will combine inspiration from Eastern approaches to art-making with tai chi
inspired movement and somatic awareness. Is it possible to re-imagine the shaping of
ourselves – where we become a source of creativity and edge? Can we stimulate a flowing
connectivity and find within it relationship and meaning?
This workshop will offer an opportunity to explore:
• The dynamic experience of fragmentation and wholeness
• Ways to acknowledge and articulate our inner experience
• A creative sense of spaciousness and flow
• Nurturing a calm and balanced centre
• Practices to support a sense of cohesion and meaning in daily living
Helen Garrett is an exhibiting artist and has been working as a professional artist for many
years, selling her paintings privately and through her representing gallery. She is also a
workshop facilitator experienced in using art as a medium in which to explore transformation on
all its levels.
Paul King is an experienced coach, consultant and trainer and co-founder of The Beyond
Partnership Ltd. He has a particular passion for, and expertise in, integral and somatic
approaches to facilitate individual and social transformation. Paul is a teacher of tai chi, somatic
intelligence, and conscious and leadership embodiment.
Fees: £295+VAT
Limited Places: The are 8 places only available on this workshop
Booking: Please email your name and invoicing address to info@thebeyondpartnership.co.uk

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Drawing Into Life Artist Workshops With Helen Garrett

Date: Sat 10th August 2019
Time: 10 – 4pm
Cost: £45

Can drawing deepen our experience of life and of each other?

The act of drawing is one of our most ancient and universal forms of communication and expression. This workshop will combine drawing with an inquiry into relationship – encouraging curiousity in the relationships we notice within nature and how we may relate as individuals to others and the world around us. Using natural form as inspiration we will work with simple drawing exercises that illustrate ideas of information, perception and our unique approach to experiencing the world – drawing influence from philosophy and Eastern thought and painting techniques.

Participants will use and experiment with a variety of materials including natural inks, charcoal, graphite and Chinese brush. No previous artistic experience is necessary.

‘In almost no time I was seduced into the magic of the paper and Chinese brushes and the possibility of ‘not trying to draw’ but allowing the charcoal to take the lead. The process was extraordinary. Helen’s teaching style is so refined – like an osteopath working with words and ink and feeling instead of muscles and bones.’

– Andrew Carey,Triarchy Press

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art in business

Thursday, September 12, 2019
1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Assembly Rooms, Bath, Somerset UK (map)

Connecting with a sense of vitality and flow forms the heart of Helen’s work and her intention is to offer a space where participants can work at their own pace and
regain a sense of confidence and surprise at their own abilities and potential

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Painting with Nature

Pound Arts Centre
Starting Wednesday 25th September – 30th October 2019
(Term Time only) 10am -1pm
£120 for 6 weeks
Painting With Nature is a course designed to encourage you to explore
natural form in all its beauty and variety. This autumn we will be making
drawings from nature and noticing our unique approach to making our mark.
Our course will also include cave art, natural pigments, oak gall ink, goose
feather quills, conte crayon and working on coloured grounds.
Poetry and sound will be woven into our learning to inspire a sensory and
imaginative approach to our subject.
This course runs as a series of six-week blocks. Many participants choose to
continue throughout the year so there is always a sense of warmth and
welcome within the group.

Contact Helen Garrett at info@helengarrett.org or
The Pound | Pound Pill | Corsham | Wiltshire SN13 9HX
01249 712618 | creative.learning@poundarts.org.uk | poundarts.org.uk

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