Visual Art

Zen Drawing Taster Session

From: £20.00

Thurs, 22 Sept 2022

10-12.30 workshop, with a tea and cake break

In this taster session, explore the calming meditative process of pattern making in ink using the natural surroundings as inspiration.

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Creativity, discovery and mindfulness to improve your well-being through drawing.  During this workshop tutor Frank Hayes will help you explore the wonderful world of Zentangles .

If you’ve ever wanted to be creative through drawing, but didn’t feel you had enough practice or experience, this is a perfect session for anybody of any ability.  Focusing on the calming meditative process of pattern making in ink we will use nature as our inspiration collecting materials from the grounds of the house.

A meditative and mindful approach to drawing and a deep focus on the enjoyment of the process will be the main objectives of the session.  Perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to refine their practice.

As part of our Wellness Through Creativity programme, after the workshop refreshments will be served and you are welcome to stay on in the house to carry on your artwork, read, walk the grounds or just relax until 1pm.

No experience is necessary.

About the Day

Zen Drawing will run 10am until 12 noon and will be followed by tea, coffee and cakes.  You are welcome to stay and soak up the atmosphere of Shambellie until 1pm – continue with your artwork, bring a book, walk the grounds or just relax.

Essential Information

All materials will be provided.

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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