Mark-making workshop with Helena Nora Vitola-Jones

‘MEWS’ which stands for Micro Experiences for Working Spaces is a new venture started by Helena Nora Vitola-Jones in order to invite discussion and reflection on the science behind working cultures, community and creativity. She describes MEWS as a breath of perspective: A different point of you that is achieved by connecting to the senses in a series of immersive explorations via awareness of materials and movements in personal or collective micro-experiences to create soul replenishing working cultures.

Workshops will take place on:
Saturday 7th October 14:00 pm – 15:00 pm
Sunday 8th October 14:30 pm – 3:30 pm

What to expect in a 1hour workshop:

The mark-making experience is suitable for 6 people per group (half hour each group), 12 people in total (we can allow for small flexibility in numbers) starting with a 5-10 minute introduction of materials; inks, brushes, papers, and the nature of materiality and texture suitable for the practice of Ensō which is a spiritual ZEN Buddhist practice, done regularly, by drawing a circle with ink and brush, in full attention and awareness.

Workshops are an ideal family experience. Helena and Richard will be conducting MEWS mark-making workshops both days of the festival. Suitable for adults and children aged 10 upwards.

 

Helpful Links:
1) Helena’s own meditation and perspective-taking practice:
https://www.instagram.com/sonderflow/
2) Helena’s research into working cultures, burnout, creativity and productivity:
https://workingcultures.tumblr.com/
3) Helena and Ivo Grantins are the duo behind the mark-making and calligraphy experiences:
http://letteringart.co.uk/team_ivo.html
4) along with husband and business partner Richard
https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-vitola-jones-91450731/?ppe=1

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