Course overview

This day course for nature lovers offers a unique opportunity for individuals with a passion for nature to express their love for the land through art. The course welcomes participants of all skill levels, with no prior artistic experience required. This course will be a friendly and supportive environment, fostering a sense of community among like-minded individuals. Participants will have the chance to explore various ways of deepening their connection with nature through creative expression. The emphasis is not just on creating art but on the entire process of connecting with the natural environment. Over the day we will spend time out in the landscape, where possible, taking photos sketch book work, writing, just seeing and collecting things! Later in the day using the resources we have gathered to create art.

Course description

Over the day, we will explore connecting with nature, through mindfulness, drawing exercises and sketching to learn to ‘see’ in a deeper way. We will look at how diverse cultures relate to nature through their art. The day will be about developing our creative process and expression in an artistic way.

The day will be about enjoying being creative and being out in nature (where possible and weather allowing. There will be alternative ways we can connect with nature!). There will be lots of experimenting and no pressure to have a finished piece of work at the end of the day. The idea is to explore and develop our creative process and explore ways of working and being for wellbeing and personal expression.

The emphasis is on approaches and developing our own styles and ways of working. Any media, or craft, is welcomed. There will be some writing involved through haiku. A form of Japanese poetry. We will share our work with the group at the end of the day. There will be opportunity for 1 to 1 tutorial time with your tutor.

Ultimately, the course aims to help participants develop their creative process, discover their unique artistic styles, and find new ways of working for both personal well-being and self-expression.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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