Mindfulness through Drawing (Saturdays) - at Nottingham Trent University

Mindfulness through Drawing (Saturdays) - at Nottingham Trent University


This course combines mindfulness meditation techniques with drawing to enable greater focus and concentration, which in turn can lead to more creative outcomes.

Mindfulness is a proven method of maintaining wellbeing, and benefits people for many different reasons.

You might be someone who is at the beginning of their artistic journey looking to find ways to open up and release their inner creativity.

You might already be studying and want help to relax and build your portfolio at the same time.

You might be a professional with little experience of art who is looking for ways to de-stress, or an artist or designer who is looking to maximise their potential by finding new way to become more focused.

On this course, you will:

- complete a series of short meditations
- learn about the theory behind each meditation
- explore your creativity through experimental drawing exercises,
including observation, abstraction and sound drawing
- use materials in exploratory ways.

The course is delivered through demonstrations, one-to-one critiques and group critiques.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you will have a set of meditation techniques that can be used in everyday life for increased relaxation and creative focus.

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Where you'll learn: You will be based in the Waverley Building, a beautifully restored, listed building with real design heritage in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.

You will work in the Dame Laura Knight studio: a large, airy drawing space that is well-equipped with easels and space to develop your ideas and create exciting work.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Here's what our previous attendees have said:

"The course was a fascinating experience, a simple and easy introduction to meditation and how it can benefit creative activities. As a designer, I’ve already been putting it into practice. So good to draw again with an interesting and friendly teacher, plus I met some lovely people too." AE

Tutor profile: Edward Jeavons is an artist who has been practicing meditation daily since 2015 after he completed a course in mindfulness.

He has a record of continued professional practice as a painter and printmaker exhibiting across the UK and internationally.

He also has extensive teaching and course leadership experience from working at The University of South Wales, Huanghuai University in China and the City Lit in London, where he has taught modules in painting, drawing, theory and studio practice.

Edward has a Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design and a PGCE from The University of Greenwich.

Click through above to book your place online.

If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 16


Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University


50 Shakespeare Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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