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Lean into Nature: Adults Creative Workshop
Lean into Nature: Adults Creative Workshop

Sun, 07 Jul

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London

Lean into Nature: Adults Creative Workshop

A creative workshop for adults to explore our creativity by mirroring the cyclical rhythm of nature. Led by artist Beatrice Nespega.

Time & Location

07 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 12:30

London, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK

About the event

Lean into Nature is a creative workshop for adults led by artist Beatrice Nespega that invites us to explore our creativity by mirroring the cyclical rhythm of nature. Each Season brings an opportunity to slow down, reconnect and realign our compass towards the things that matter the most to us; A moment to set intentions and let go of what doesn’t serve us.

"In today’s fast paced rhythms, I believe that engaging with our creativity, being with nature and making art are powerful tools to create space to come back to ourselves and reconnect with our creative expression. As a coach and facilitator I guide the participants through a journey that combines different practices. The aim of the session is to guide participants to transition away from the pace of so-called modern life and root into an experience of slowness, creative juiciness and mindful self-connection. By creating a window of slower, more intentional time, these sessions are an opportunity for creativity-seekers to return to a more nourishing, human and joyful way of being."

As part of the workshop, we will: - Connect to the season through meditation. - Use coaching prompts to reflect and to set powerful, value-driven intentions in support of creativity. - Engage with simple and effective painting and mindfulness techniques to connect with your inner creative voice. (Reminder: you don't need to be a professional artist to practice or appreciate art.) - Slow down, create, breath, dream, re-connect, experiment, express, play.

Workshop breakdown: Meditation: 20 mins Journaling: 20 mins Painting: 60 mins Sharing moment: 20 mins

Materials:

We provide paper and basic painting material for the workshop (acrylic painting and dry tools are the medium we will use) If you wish to, you are welcome to bring: - Comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting paint on - Some ideas/inspiration such as photographs of places you love or artworks, objects, magazine images, memories... - Any unusual mark making tool (such as kitchen brushes, spatulas, sticks, leaves..). Think creatively and unconventionally when picking up materials. - A notebook and pen to journal - Your own mediums and paints (watercolors, pencils, pastels..)

About the host: Beatrice Nespega is a creativity coach, community leader, artist, and lighting designer who makes abstract paintings and facilitates experiences that awaken the imagination to reclaim creativity. www.beatricenespega.com

Subsidised Tickets:

We have a few tickets at a subsidised rate. If this workshop is not monetarily accessible to you, please write to us at events@omvedgardens.com to avail yourself of a subsidised ticket rate. Subject to availability.

Refund Policy:

These tickets are refundable up to 10 days before the start of the event (27 June) post which they will be non-refundable.

About OmVed Gardens:

Since 2017, we have been carefully restoring a previously tarmacked land in Highgate Village, north London, to provide a space to explore food, creativity and ecology for health and climate resilience.

We are a community interest company featuring a permaculture garden, a creative zero-waste kitchen and a growing educational, events and exhibition space. Our aims are to realise our deep entwinement with each other and the more-than-human, through thinking around food, gardening and ecological awareness, to improve diversity at all levels (seed, food, species, participation) and to use creativity and nature-led knowledge to help tackle the climate emergency.

www.omvedgardens.com · @omvedgardens

Practical Information:

Access to our garden can be steep, please wear sturdy shoes. Due to temporary works, the gardens, glasshouse and toilets are not suitable for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. There is no visitor parking so we encourage you to cycle, walk or take public transport. Google Maps Directions There is paid parking on Highgate from 10am - 12pm and free before and after. We unfortunately cannot allow any furry friends unless they are guide/support animals. Please let us know in advance if you need to bring them with you. The Glasshouse (Our indoor space) is not heated so please dress for the weather.

Health & Safety Information:

Children are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and should not be left unattended at any time when they are on site. If you have an allergy to a particular plant or insect, please get in touch before attending our site. The gardens are a habitat for a variety of pollinators, including busy bees. Please respect them and do not approach the beehives for their safety and yours. We have ponds - members of the public are not permitted in the pond at any time. Do not ingest any plants, mushrooms or fungi that you find on site. There are two first aid kits on site, one in the glasshouse and one in the dome.

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