We launched this course last year and it was a sell-out and worked so well we are delighted to run it again in 2019. This unique course, The Art of Attention – combines three of our loves: pottery, drawing and yoga. This special week will make space for the three practices, which in turn will guide and inform one another. Led by tutors who are experts in their fields, Laurel Keeley (Ceramics), Laurie Steen RWA (Drawing) and Lauren Hill (Yoga) have a wealth of experience. They’ve also had a long relationship with Coombe, where they have run separate courses, developing a passion for each other’s work, and a desire to spend more time doing it. So it came to pass, after lots of conversations, that we decided to design a course working together, and sharing with others.
Each day will begin with a pre-breakfast yoga practice to awaken and illuminate. After breakfast the morning will be spent exploring drawing mediums and mark-making. Using the power of play, the drawing workshops will focus on finding and nurturing each persons own unique line and intuition. After a delicious wholesome lunch, the exploration in clay will begin, grounding into the elemental material (making forms either on the wheel or by hand) working your drawing experiments into the clay with slips and a variety of techniques, each working to your own project. The day will close before dinner with a second yoga practice of stillness, space, and spring rhythms. The final day, Friday, is a shorter day, ending after lunch, it will include a morning yoga practice as well as time to complete your work in the pottery and the drawing studio.
Each tutor will lead their practice, and join as the participant in the others.
All levels (in yoga or art) oh so very welcome.
About the Tutors:
Lauren lives in Portugal, travels extensively and regularly returns to Devon where she grew up. Lauren has been practicing for 20 years and teaching for 10 years all over the world. She studies under the highly esteemed Guru of Vinyasa flow, Shiva Rea, and completed her 500hr IYA certification in India in 2016. Lauren approach is playful, dynamic, loving, safe and magical.