Mindfulness through drawing

Mindfulness through drawing
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (weekend)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 15 February 2020
  • Course duration: Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

This one-day 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.

It is also useful for professional people with little experience of art who are looking for ways to de-stress, as well as artists or designers of all abilities who are looking to maximise their potential by finding new way to become more focused.

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

What will I gain?

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

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.

You can view his work at: www.edwardjeavons.com.

Indicative maximum class size: 18

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

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.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £65.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £65.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

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