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Leonardo's workshop

Drawing and the art of mindfulness

Artist Clare Barton-Harvey leads a practical drawing and mindfulness workshop inspired by Leonardo
Date
  • Saturday, 11 January 2020
  • Sunday, 12 January 2020
Time
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
All levels of experience

About

Paying careful attention to Leonardo da Vinci's 'Virgin of the Rocks' through playful and exploratory mindful drawing exercises, we will investigate Leonardo’s fertile creativity, the materials he used, and his empathy for subject matters.

By experiencing just one painting on many levels, this in-depth exploration leads us to a greater appreciation of art and the world around us, which will serve as inspiration for our own drawing. 

We also consider how different senses can help us to see paintings afresh and respond to them in new ways.

'The Virgin of the Rocks' is the focus of our exhibition Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece.

Image: Detail from an infrared reflectogram of Leonardo da Vinci, ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’, about 1491/2-9 and 1506-8 © The National Gallery, London

Clare Barton-Harvey

Clare Barton-Harvey is an artist fascinated by the relationship between art, mindfulness, and creativity, which inspires both her artistic and teaching practice. She has been practising mindfulness for over 25 years and teaching drawing and mindfulness courses in a variety of locations including the British Museum, British Library, Pallant House Gallery, and Hampton Court Palace. Barton-Harvey is co-founder of LIMINA collective who specialise in bringing together art and audiences through mindful engagement.

Creative sessions

Leonardo's workshop

Drawing and the art of mindfulness

Artist Clare Barton-Harvey leads a practical drawing and mindfulness workshop inspired by Leonardo
Date
  • Saturday, 11 January 2020
  • Sunday, 12 January 2020
Time
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
All levels of experience

Tickets

Standard: £130
Concessions: £110