Course title:
Art of Mindful Doodling: tangle designs for a quieter mind
Nicola England
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Date Times Hours
Wed 12 Jan 2022 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Wed 19 Jan 2022 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Wed 26 Jan 2022 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Wed 02 Feb 2022 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Wed 09 Feb 2022 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Wed 12 Jan 2022
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Wed 19 Jan 2022
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Wed 26 Jan 2022
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Wed 02 Feb 2022
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Wed 09 Feb 2022
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
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Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£32.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A full list will be provided on Canvas before your class starts. Pens - fine line black 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8 ideal Pencil - Soft pencils best - but HB fine Rubber, Paper (Zentangle tiles are perfect) Extra. Coloured pencils, fine colour pens, paints (not essential)
Course aim:
To provide a brief introduction to mindfulness through the medium of creative doodling. Learn to enjoy creativity in the moment without worrying about making mistakes or feeling pressured to succeed. Relaxing and enjoyable
Course description:
Would you like to explore some drawing techniques? Doodling can be a great way to focus on the moment and bring your thoughts into the present. There are a lot of reasons to feel anxious or stressed today and sometimes we can benefit from connecting with a physical action that takes thoughts and feelings to a more peaceful place. I love drawing as a way to calm and centre myself and am keen to share some of these simple techniques with you. This isn't a fine art course or a therapy class and you do not need to be confident in your drawing ability to join us. We will look at some simple methods of mark-making, using basic shapes and styles to create a finished design. The joy is in the act and the doodling, not always the finished piece, so complete novices can take part without having concerns about 'making mistakes' because there are no mistakes. Learn simple techniques that can be applied in a variety of ways and focus on the art of meandering with a pen. For beginners and improvers
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Use four or five different doodling techniques (tangles)
2. Use shading to enhance a design
3. Improve confidence in the use of pen and pencil to create something to be proud of
4. Draw a scene or piece combining several different tangle techniques
5. Identify the main concepts of mindful doodling and how this may be of use in day-to-day life
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit:

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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