Art of Mindful Doodling: tangle designs for a quieter mind

Ref: C2346530

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

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

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use four or five different doodling techniques (tangles)
  • Use shading to enhance a design
  • Improve confidence in the use of pen and pencil to create something to be proud of
  • Draw a scene or piece combining several different tangle techniques
  • Identify the main concepts of mindful doodling and how this may be of use in day-to-day life

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

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)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Art of Mindful Doodling: tangle designs for a quieter mind


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