As an artist and author of the 'Conscious Creativity' series, I've been wanting to lead a workshop weekend with a small group of people for a while and now that Covid appears to have loosened it's grip and I've moved house to Cornwall, it all feels possible again.
I feel strongly that creativity should be accessible for everyone, so the workshop days will focus on learning through experience and involvement rather than showing you a 'correct' way to do things. My intention at the end of the day is for you to leave feeling more confident and excited about your personal sense of creativity... It is much more about process, curiosity and ongoing practice rather than specific techniques.
My two MULTI SENSORY AUTUMN WORKSHOP DAYS are designed to encourage you to slow down and consciously engage with your senses and personal creativity. I have devised exercises which will help awaken your inner abstract, your sense memories and maybe even your dormant synaesthesia. The exercises are playful, unlock crossover sensory experiences and will always lead you to explore your instinctive creative impulses.
During the two days we will take time to very consciously look, listen, smell and taste; fully experiencing how your senses actually make you feel and you will gain more confidence with your own creative ideas.
There will be a sensory walk as well as a photo walk down to the sea in Penzance and around Morrab Gardens, and we will investigate colour, texture, impermanence, and shadow. We will then work on some mini projects using both 'Conscious Creativity - The Workbook' and the 'Conscious Creativity Cards'.
The weekend workshop will take place in my new Penzance home, which is an amazing Georgian townhouse oozing with character, ( although please bear in mind that a lot of work is needed, so expect eccentricity and roughness rather than anything 'posh'! )
I've made this a 2 day workshop because a second day really does help you to explore your creativity further; you'll feel more relaxed and in tune by day 2 and therefore able to channel and use some of your newly found inspiration. Also, Penzance is stunning and very inspirational, but it is also pretty much at the end of the country, so if you are travelling a distance for the workshop weekend, I wanted you to be able to make a weekend of it.
The days run from 10am - 4pm with lunch, tea and refreshments included on both days, as well as an early evening tipple and snacks at the end our first day. I will also provide a list of local restaurants you can book for your evening meal along with some other spots you might want to visit if you are staying for a few days extra.
And please do feel free to contact me if you would like any further information.
*Nb - The workshop weekend is non refundable so that I can ensure there are no frivolous bookings or late cancellations but I'm more than happy for you to arrange for someone to take your place if you can't make it.