This 5 week skills-based course is suitable for everyone looking to try new creative art techniques. You will explore a range of playful creative art techniques connected to well-being to help you relax, become inspired and increase your passion for life and well being.
Skills taught will include a range of mixed media approaches including watercolour, acrylic, and collage, breathing, movement, awareness and meditation techniques to help you unlock your creativity and calm your mind.
Participants do not need any prior art experience; the course is suitable for all abilities and is designed so you can attend either part 1 or part 2, or both!
About Lorna Carmen McNeill:
Lorna is a multi-disciplinary artist, qualified teacher and facilitator. Her artwork is immersive, sensory and experiential, inspiring people to achieve positive personal transformation and improve well-being. She has run innovative courses on art and to improve well-being in the NHS, further education, art colleges, universities, schools and the corporate world.
Lorna is interested in how different artforms can mutually strengthen and support each other to infuse creativity into the heart of life. Rather than questioning how creative a person is, she invites them to explore what they can do with the creativity that they intrinsically already are.
Lorna says: "I create art to connect with something greater than myself. I am fascinated by human potential for transformation and how it connects to the evolutionary cosmology and the journey of our Universe.
"My aim is to facilitate others to connect with inspiration and their individual passion through participating in my workshops. I hope that my work triggers a process that reveals that at this moment, each individual belongs and can make a unique and meaningful difference and contribution to the evolution of our universe."
Dates and times
Course dates: Monday 9, 16, 23, 30 January and 6 February
We’re phasing out booking fees at The Arc but ask you to consider making a donation to our work instead.
Our ever-expanding programme of workshops, exhibitions and performances improves wellbeing, health and happiness – and it’s never been more important for local artists and audiences alike. We also work with and for Hampshire’s most vulnerable people and know the positive impact creativity can have on people of all ages.
Please help us to change lives through culture by adding a donation to your booking. Thank you.