$220 – $245

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Belconnen Arts Centre

118 Emu Bank

Belconnen, ACT 2617

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Mindful Art with Meredith Hughes

Thursdays > 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Term 1 | 22 February – 29 March

Join local artist Meredith Hughes in a workshop exploring mindfulness meditation in combination with contemporary textile practice. Meredith will introduce participants to a range of processes that unify mindfulness and textile strategies. Using these processes, participants will develop a body of samples from which a selection can be made for a project or artwork to develop during the course. Suited to anyone wishing to revisit or generate an art practice with a fresh, expansive approach.

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22 Feb:
Stitching the Breath
We will undertake a variety of exercises that use embroidery techniques in combination with drawing and the breath. Please bring a variety of traditional and non-traditional embroidery and drawing surfaces and threads. Include some materials you are willing to share.

1 Mar:
Cutting Sound
We will attend to and respond to qualities of sound with scissors and/or scalpels. Bring fabrics, card, Vliesofix and other ‘cuttable’ materials, including those you are happy to share.

8 Mar:
Translating Contour Drawing
We will create and translate, using textile processes, a variety of contour drawings. Bring a variety of papers, drawing and textile media including needles, and a wide selection of thread (including thick threads).

15 Mar:
Movement and Making
Attending to the movement of our bodies, we will combine recording practices with mindfulness. Bring media from previous weeks as well as larger pieces of cloth, wool and/or yarn for binding. Bring materials you are also willing to share.

22 Mar:
Returning Threads
Using the mindfulness practice of returning to the same point, we will construct a personal ‘return’ process using samples or ideas we have generated. Re-visiting, re-interpreting and regenerating. Bring media and samples that interest you or you would like to develop and those you are happy to share.

29 Mar:
Re-view
We will review and practice some of the meditation/sampling practices introduced and created in the course. Students will respond to strategies adopted by fellow makers as a final method to generate new approaches to mindful art making.

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$245

Friends of BAC cardholders receive a 10% discount.
Please see weekly content guide above for materials you may need to supply for classes.

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Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre on (02) 6173 3300.

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