Mindfulness Through Art
Mindfulness Through Art
16 October 2020 - 6 November 2020
A Series of Sessions Inspired by Waldorf Arts
A workshop by Vanashree Ghate
16 October – 06 November
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and the restrictive nature of the new normal surrounds us. KNMA brings you mindful art workshop for children to help with stress and frustrations. With children still accessing virtual school, device addiction is an all too real issue. These lessons are centered on the Waldorf theory which is largely sensory and mindful of emotional and physical needs. It plays on the idea that art must allow for appreciating the process as well as the finished product. The activities themselves are sensory oriented such as painting and clay work, to help center the mind and body and allow for creative expression. Tune in to this series of workshops kicking off on October 16 till November 06, 2020, and give your child a chance to relax and reset.
This Series Includes :
Session 1 | Introduction to Mindfulness & Attention with Arts – Building body & emotional literacy through attention training. Experiencing mindfulness with short, simple techniques. We work with watercolour painting as key to expression and introspective reflection.
Session 2 | Developing Resilience and Balance – We learn to put our attention training to use as we work with emotions to be- friend them. This session we focus on regulating emotional skills toward self-care as we go deeper into the world of sensations with clay-work.
Session 3 | Community & Interdependence – We are stronger when we feel the support of our community – family, friends and as we allow to enlarge our circle, the outer world! We work with oil-pastels to cultivate our intuitive understanding of interdependence.
Session 4 | Giving Rise to Compassion & Joy – As we learn to be mindful, we take the first step toward self-compassion. Compassion for ourselves and for those in family, community is the key toward happiness & joy. We explore this deeper with a story reflection and art – using multimedia
Required Material :
- Regular A3 Card sheet paper 120 gsm
- Plain white A4 paper
- Clay 250 gms (plasticine, play-dough or terracotta)
- Flat brush size 12, Round brush size 8
- Oil Pastels box of 12 or 24
- Watercolour tubes
- Flat Board for A3 sheets, Rags, Bowl for water, Rags, Toothpicks and butter knife for clay-work
- Beads, sponge, feathers, nature material like leaves, flowers, branches, small stones, pebbles, aluminium foil, tissue etc for multi-media work.