The Art of Mindfulness - Mindful Art Lessons
The Art of Mindfulness Workshop
The Art of Mindfulness workshop with Edina Husanovic invites you to leave the modern pressures of media, news and advertising, and soak up the wonderful, restorative and inspiring nature of the island of Hvar in the most direct way - through drawing of its beautiful landscapes. The classes are aimed at beginners, and it is not aimed at testing the quality of the drawing, but on expanding the mindfulness of the creative activity.
In the first session, the participants will be invited to take a gentle and short (10-15 min) walk to a scenic location near the house or the beach. With the gorgeous landscape of Hvar at our fingertips, we will focus on the object of our drawing, whether it’s a leaf, flower, tree or more complex landscape, through a series of mark-making and drawing.
In the second session the participants will be invited to choose details or aspects of their drawing and develop them in a larger piece. They will also be able to develop their drawings into a mandala, a circular geometric pattern, which they may use to aid their everyday practice of mindfulness. Mandala, meaning ‘circle’ in Sanskrit has long been used in Buddhism and Hinduism as an aid in meditation. Drawing mandalas will prompt us to connect some of our observational drawings from the island with the expression of the inner life. Creating a mandala can be a wonderful activity of centring and expression within the protective structure of a circle.