All College members are welcome to sign up for Clare Hall’s new Mindful Art Group, which will meet on the first Tuesday of each month from February 2023 from 5-6.30pm.
The theme for this year’s group is Fascination, in which participants are invited to notice, interrogate and produce artwork reflecting things that spark curiosity in their immediate environment.
- Explore which visual elements you’re naturally drawn to (e.g. nature, architecture, art)
- Focus on details (e.g. pattern, texture, tone, light) and perspectives
- Experiment in whichever medium you prefer and have at your fingertips – sketching, drawing, painting, photography, collage, the written word
In each session we will have the opportunity to share our creations, and/or to speak about our creative activities that month. We will also learn about mindfulness and meditation, and complete short artistic practices, such as:
- Drawing sounds
- Sightless drawing
- Other-hand drawing
- Draw your breath
- Nature object details
- Imaginary village
- Single trees, flowers, leaves
- Artwork responses
- Outdoor photography
- Giant drawing
Session 1 will focus on Winter.
Sessions are being facilitated by Katherine Selby, Communications Manager at Clare Hall, who is a Wellbeing Advocate within the University. Katherine has produced artwork for some thirteen years, spanning photography, drawings and poetry. She is interested in mindfulness and meditation, and the interrelation between them and artistic practice.
To sign up for the Mindful Art Group, please login to Clare Hall’s Intranet and complete this form.
For any queries, please email Katherine via email@example.com
Image: Dan Cristian Pădureț
Meanwhile, don’t miss…
‘After Nature’ by Jonny Church and ‘Rocks from Yon Hills’ by C.N. Liew – an exhibition of landscapes
Until Thursday 5 January 2023; open daily from 10am – 5pm; admission free.
Clare Hall Art Committee is proud to present two exhibitions inspired by landscapes, exploring the tension between the environment and the influence of man. Oil paintings by Jonny Church are juxtaposed with ink art by C.N. Liew in Clare Hall’s Main Site.
Weaving Voices – a concert by Eleanor Ryan and Jeremy Thurlow
Sunday 22 January 2023, 4pm; Dining Room, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Experience music for violin and piano by female composers past and present in this concert by a Clare Hall PhD student and Music Committee member.