In a facilitated group setting, we explore artistic and emotional aspects of a specific theme from different perspectives.
Led by one or more of the therapeutic arts practitioners, it usually begins with a facilitated group activity, followed by a more independent artistic process. Costs vary according to the number of sessions and a financial commitment is required. All art materials are provided and no previous experience is required.
Due to the current government guidelines, requiring physical distancing, we foresee the need to limit the number of participants for all our theme-based groups. If you wish to attend the sessions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate as many as manageable throughout our rooms.
Order, Disorder, Reorder
3rd Nov – 8th Dec 2020, Tuesday 10am-12.30pm
‘In a work of art, chaos must shimmer through a veil of order.’ Novalis
Inspired by Richard Rohr’s ‘Daily Meditation’ during the summer, this group will focus on the artistic process that can accompany and deepen our inner work when we try to make sense of life. Transformation and growth, in art as in life, can be an enriching experience when we begin with a sense of order, which contains us and gives us just enough structure to face ‘the chaos of real life’. Disorder, then, can be freeing. When we know the rules, we can change them, even if this means to go through a deep sense of not-knowing before we find our own new ground to stand on. We will share our reflections on the creative process in a non-judgemental space.
£150 (£125) / 6 sessions, all materials included. No previous artistic experience is required.
NEW mosaic making group with Robin James
5th Nov – 10th Dec 2020, Thursday evening (7-9pm)
Rediscover and connect to our creative past by taking an alternative Journey, with Robin R James, to celebrate the elements of winter. We will be seeking inspiration from tales and legends as depicted throughout ancient history and the craft of mosaic. Explore these fascinating stories from around the world. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.
A rich variety of materials included. Cost: £140 (£120), 6 sessions
Open to the unexpected?
Date to be reviewed, Tuesday morning (10am-12.30pm)
This Group had to be postponed, due to Covid-19, please get in touch if you are interested.
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”
Slowing down, focusing and engaging in an artistic work can allow us to reflect on how interconnected we all are, with nature and with each other, and how this can engender a sense of wonder in our soul. At the same time, we become aware of our vulnerability. “Wonder takes a willingness to be uncertain”, writes Stephen Jenkinson in his book ‘Die Wise’. The intention of this new weekly themed-group will be to open ourselves to uncertainty and mutability, while inviting wonder and beauty in our work and life. We will share our journeys in an accessible and playful way through a variety of media in a safe, supported and non-judgemental space: practising Wonder as an antidote to Fear.
£28 (£25) / session or £250 upfront, 11 sessions
No previous artistic experience is required.
To reserve a place, a non-returnable deposit of £30 is required. To book, please contact: 07762 704738, firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the link
Please enquire for further details, and to let us know if there is a theme you would like Imagine to offer.
Imagine’s Bursary Fund or charitable grants maybe available if needed.
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