Jan van Kessel's nature tables
Caught up in our frantic lives, it is easy to overlook the world around us.
This Mental Health Awareness Week, take one hour to deepen your connection with nature through close looking at National Gallery paintings and the world around us.
In this webinar session, Dr Christina Bradstreet will guide you in taking a close look at Jan van Kessel's paintings of insects and plants, as well as the nature in and around your home.
You will need to bring 10 natural items. Please see the preparation section below.
Please prepare for the session by gathering 10 small, ordinary, natural items. Take some time to collect leaves on a local walk, flowers, twigs or rocks from your garden, or other natural objects that appeal to you, and which you can ethically and responsibly bring to the session. If you can't get outside, you could bring natural items from your home such as dried flowers, pine cones, shells or fruit. You will also need a surface, such a tray or sheet of paper, to display your items on.
Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE