Drawing & Writing for Wellbeing

Writing & Drawing

Join poet and performer, Lydia Towsey and visual artist, Scott Bridgwood for the continuation of this unique series of sessions, designed to boost wellbeing and explore the crossover between writing and drawing.

Dates:

12pm-1pm on the last Sunday of each month starting 28th March

Location:

this event will be delivered online using Zoom

Cost:

Free

How to attend:

Just email secretagentartist@hotmail.com to register your interest and you’ll be sent a link on the day of the event. 

The next session:

Running on a monthly basis, each one-hour self-contained session fuses writing with drawing/mark-making to explore identity, self-expression and our present circumstances across a variety of themes. We will examine the traditional genres of landscape, portraiture, still life and abstraction in the context of lockdown, and combine a range of visual and written processes to develop new and exciting work, reflect on the last year and positively explore the future. 

All levels catered for but no experience of writing or drawing is required.

Participants will ideally need the following basic materials – paper to draw on (ideally no smaller than A3 – but whatever you have available will work!) willow charcoal, a rubber, pen and pencil.

What participants say:

“Loved that – feel really uplifted”

“Thanks again Lydia and Scott, another great workshop, you’re somehow able to release the creativity within, in a completely painless way!!” 
 
“Great session thanks. Much appreciated. A moment of joy. Enjoyed the writing and art together although I came to it because of the art.” 
 
“Thank you both – first ever zoom and learnt so much around art and writing without worrying about being good at art!… I can’t believe that has evoked a poem out of me… It was a brilliant session.”
 
“I found I was totally engrossed in the drawing or words that really the end product was a bonus.”
 
“I really enjoyed it – a lovely way to forget about everything going on in the outside world & a great way to relish memories… I really appreciate the community poetry sessions here – Leicester is lucky to have such a thriving and welcoming scene.” 

Meet the Partners:

These events will be led by author Lydia Towsey and artist Scott Bridgwood.

Previous events:

You can read all about previous sessions, see some of the work created, and read feedback from participants in this blog article.

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