Mindful Marks is a wellbeing workshop inspired by mindfulness and drawing techniques, it has been running for three years at Manchester Art Gallery. The workshop gives you the opportunity to take time out of your day to enjoy noticing different music (inspired by the gallery exhibitions) and to make marks in response, this is a lovely relaxing process which also helps to bring your mind into the present moment. There is no need for drawing experience, it is simply about letting go and enjoying the process of listening and mark making in a welcoming space.
There are four Mindful Marks sessions a year held on Sunday afternoons, the next one will be on the 14th of October between 12 and 2 and will feature live acoustic guitar music. It is free and drop in so you can arrive at anytime within those two hours and stay as little or as long as you like, I will be there to welcome you and show you what to do. Please note if you are coming in a group of 5 or more people it is advisable to let me know you are coming.
Below is a link to a film 'Theraputic Thursday' that features Mindful Marks in action, as well as some of the other workshops available in the gallery's wellbeing program.