Visual Art

Drawing Calm

From: £35.00

Sat, 13 August 2022


Discover how mark making can bring some peace and calm to everyday life.

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Drawing Calm a mindfulness based course using creativity to bring some much needed peace and calm to anyone who needs time out from daily stresses.

Drawing with various mediums we will focus on mark making as a calming restorative creative practice and explore various methods and techniques that can be practised and then used as part of a daily routine at home.

Perfect for absolute beginners and anybody who wants to explore new ways of looking at their creative practice.


About the Day

Drawing Calm will run from 9am until 12.30pm and includes refreshments throughout the morning including fresh coffee, teas and a treat.


9-9.30am Introduction refreshments and some simple drawing exercises to get warmed up 30 minutes

9.30-10.30am Expressive mark making exercises using various methods and mediums

10.30-10.45am Refreshments

10.45am-12pm Exploring colour using various techniques to build up compositions created during the first half of the session

12-12.30 Wind down with a chance to chat on about possible ideas of some home practice

Essential Information

We will supply all equipment.

We will be working in and amongst vegetation in the grounds so suitable clothing for being outdoors will be required, waterproof clothing if the weather is inclement.  If any participants have any particular specialist needs regarding seating or mobility we will need to know before the course so as to make the workshop suitable.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Frank Hayes

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Frank Hayes is the Creative Director and Founder of “For Enjoyment CIC”. A foundation of studying at Art College started his creative path over 30 years ago. Over the last two decades Frank has worked in conservation and as a creative force and more recently as a core part of the creative movement that is For Enjoyment, as a mentor, inspirer and tutor. He’s passionate, driven and dedicated to his work. A love of travel, cycling, walking and swimming makes him an explorer of the great outdoors, with a love for natural history since a very young age which is evident through his own creative practice.

Frank’s many hats include photographer, illustrator and environmentalist. He is committed to nurturing the artistic ability within everyone and improving mental and social health, confidence and wellbeing through the power of art and creativity. Through his work with For Enjoyment he’s seen much success and recognition including becoming a two time finalist for the Culture Champion Award and the winner of Community Champion award in the Dumfries and Galloway Life Awards of 2021. He has produced artworks with many organisations across Scotland including one in partnership with Whizz-Kidz which is permanently installed in the First Minister of Scotland’s office. He supports many people from a diverse range of backgrounds into creative careers and helps them forge new paths into the wonderful world of the Arts.

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