SLOW LOOKING & DRAWING NATURE
‘Looking at and feeling nature’ as an antidote to digital speed
What happens when we look at our natural environment for a longer period of time and with more attention? And sharing our thoughts about it with others?
By guiding our attention towards a specific object we’ll recognize patterns and we start seeing connections which we normally don’t see in our day to day life. By zooming in and enjoy being ‘in the moment’ this workshop serves as an antidote to digital speed we all have to deal with in our day to day life.
Visual artist and choreographer Aafke de Jong invites you on this journey. She wants to share with you how to look with wonder. Giving you a range of nice and stimulating tasks for your senses she will rekindle the simplicity child like perception. In this way you’ll really start to feel ‘present’, thinking of nothing else.
Indoor / outdoor option!
In case of good weather (please bring waterproofs) we’ll take a walk in the forest, inhale some fresh air and collect some examples (leafs, bits of bark etc.) to take a look at from close by. In case of less good weather Aafke will gather some bit’s of nature for you. Take a good look at it, feel it, smell it...
Does it make a sound? Can you eat it?
This is an experiential workshop where you are encouraged to simple tasks with a pencil, pen or brush and piece of paper. Its not the results that matter, but the practice! You'll be surprised by what pops up instantly, just by performing simple, fun tasks.
What counts is the experience of looking and acting with all your senses.
No previous experience in drawing or any other type of art is required for this workshop!
Impressions of workshop @ Park Euromast Rotterdam (outdoor & indoor), May 29th 2021 for the Indonesian Student Association in Rotterdam (PPI Rotterdam)