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Lifelines - A 4 day summer drawing retreat

Lifelines is a sacred art that provides a space for opening our senses and becoming more present with ourselves, with Morag Donnelly.


At a Glance
- A three day summer drawing retreat in the Cotswolds
- Awaken your innate creative wisdom through movement and drawing from life

With both hands moving in clay, charcoal, natural pigments and ink, we will discover how to relinquish control upon the quiet meeting ground of the page. Anchored in presence and gentle compassion, the intimacy we experience in drawing from life is an invitation to open and enliven our senses.

Participants will Gain
- Develop a fluent and rich drawing language
- Cultivate a capacity to move freely between felt presence, sensing, and gesture
- Leave feeling nourished with a deepened sense of belonging


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Directions and Travel

Hawkwood CFT, Painswick Old Rd, Stroud, GL6 7QW

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