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License to Dream...
Further details …….
We will be spending some time inside the meeting room ( which is right in the beautiful woodland area where the course takes place ) where I will introduce ideas, the main themes etc and everyone else will have a chance to contribute. Then these times will be dovetailed by times outside in the landscape where we will be doing a variety of things ( see To Do in the Main Themes ) . Once back inside there will be discussions relating to our individual discoveries, and creative activities.
The course is for everyone, whether you have
, or haven’t , practiced in an artistic way before; and “
students “ can participate as much as they choose –
We will be sharing poems by published poets,
which you will take home with you; and the course is sprinkled with
relevant and inspirational quotes and writings by a variety of thinkers.
I provide hot and cold drinks and biscuits for the two days, and you will ( please ) bring your own lunch. Please also bring outdoor coats and footwear, and a notebook and pen/pencil. I’ll provide crayons, further paper etc
You will learn to “ tune in “ to wavelengths of beauty that are found in nature. To dream. Beauty, and the celebrating of it, is itself a form of healing that we can all do. Joyfully connecting like this creates a positive force for good.
You will learn by experience , during the course,
directly from the landscape outside , and from practice and discussion
You’ll begin to find rhythm’s , correspondences
, and affinities in the shapes of rippling water, in trees, in clouds
You can stomp out wild words like a song. They will spring from what you hear, smell, feel, see, imagine, around you. Just play ! Write. Dream. Let your imagination roam !
You’ll be able to make your own signs and symbols from clouds, shadows, trees, mist, rain and sun. You’ll be delighted at how easily ideas will flow , once you begin !
“ Everybody needs
poetry in their lives, the poet – that is to say the soul –
is latent in everyone. We really cannot live by bread alone. But beauty,
the poetry of life, is in short supply in our world. It is not a luxury,
it is a necessity. “ Kathleen Raine
MAIN THEMES FIRST DAY
ONE – Intro, Positive and Negative thoughts,
Jan has always found enchantment and wonder in
the natural world, and recognises the importance of this. She feels
there is a poetic truth to be found in the images and ideas that spring
from this world around us. This is open and available to us all, to
discover in our own way.
Giving herself A License To Dream is the means whereby Jan has lived her life, and the course is to help reveal the artist that is in us all.
The course is reaching for the core of this magical sense that often proves to be archetypal, and it’s Jan’s intuitive grasp of the subject that informs and guides the course.
Jan has a BA HONS Degree in Fine Art and has
painted all her life.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with
me if you need any further info.
Copyright © Jan Nesbitt
Telephone: 01373 830941