2 hour class
This class won’t turn you into Da Vinci overnight. However, it will give you a taste of the state all great artists can reach when they work. Nowadays, we call this Mindfulness or ‘being present’ - and the great thing is that art brings it out naturally.
I began drawing at the age of five, so I quickly racked up hours and hours of practice. By the time I was sixteen I was asked to exhibit in a local gallery. It’s my firm belief that you are your only critic, and your own creative instincts are king...or queen!
This workshop aims to teach you basic techniques, and get you to into that state of flow - The state that creates beautiful drawings, de-stresses you and makes you feel connected to yourself and the world. Pretty amazing stuff!
First half - Introduction to techniques and mindfulness
Intermission - with complimentary mulled wine
Second half - guided freestyle - Hayley will spend time with each person to help guide them to more artistic freedom and fun.
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About your host, The London Art Collective
The London Art Collective was founded in 2017 by Hayley Powell.
Hayley started doing private classes at the beginning of 2017, due to her many years of experience in Fine Art. She began drawing at the age of 5 and never stopped. At age 16 she was selected to professionally exhibit, and then went on to study at Leeds University. During this time she was also awarded prizes while studying abroad in Valencia, Spain.
Even though Hayley attracted commissions, she soon changed direction to become an actress. She found that her skills on the stage actually gave her an advantage - and her ability to carefully listen to, and observe clients, meant they progressed very quickly.
Through the private classes she developed a unique method, based on her own path to becoming an artist. The main feature of this, surprisingly was mindset.
Hayley knew that what defined an artist from a person who 'could draw', was individuality and passion. So now, each of her classes feature group discussion, critique of work and one to one focus - this strongly develops the clients sense of self expression and prespective. Better still, using this method clients drawing ability improved at a very quick rate. All whilst getting well on the way to becoming an artist.
Even more amazing, she discovered that this approach had other multiple benefits beyond the work itself - increased confidence, better concentration, empathetic awareness and more.
This approach is what art is truly about. A powerful, exciting, satisfying process that makes you see the world, and life in a new way.
The LAC will never put workshops on in intimidating galleries, only fresh, beautiful spaces. Footballers like playing football, not watching it on the TV. Same goes for artists.
All materials are provided. If you wish to keep drawings please bring plastic bags etc to keep them from the rain. Also this event is BYOB!
You must be over 18 and there is no upper age limit. All levels are welcome - the class is aimed at developing awareness before skill. Although that also tends to improve!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.