I’ve often referred to it since training at evening school to gain my Preparing to Teach in Life Long Learning Sector qualification. The idea was my final piece of work and my mini teach exercise and since 2013 I’ve been working on making this ‘a thing’. So rolling from 2022 into 2023 seems apt as that’s 10 years in the making.
Why? I’m now asking myself that too. Over the years i have been an avid evening course participant. It started when I was 16 doing car mechanics, a dream of being the first Formula 1 Female driver in the background and being practical, thinking the pits might be an alternative. Reality was I got distracted and studied art instead. For many years I went to a pottery class at Henley College and it was because that course was full I ventured towards aromatherapy and massage courses. Celebrating 27 years now as a therapist, that much used phrase of ‘mean’t to be’ and ‘trust the process’ seem apt.
So in answer to your question of what is Creative Play i ask you to do the same. It’s about trusting the process, exploring in a way where you may well find something that you love that you would never have tried if you had made a conscious choice. My idea was formed into a 10 week course, where 6 of the classes were about learning different techiques and the remaining 4 to complete a project in a shared environment.
On 19th November I have an event booked where you can do just this. To have time to explore colour and shape with botanical printing in the morning, and making a wreath from found foliage in the afternoon with Alex from Wild Soul.
And as I’ve also been asked ‘can I just attend the morning or afternoon session’, then the answer is Yes you can. We have space for 8 people for each session and you can attend for the whole day if you’d like too
Creative Play with Catherine – Botanical Printing
Playing with the colours of the season, using flowers and leaves to ‘make a mark’. We start the session with settling in with mindful movement, marking the occassion in our minds with meditation and seeing what impressions emerge on paper. Sign up here
If you’d like to join us for the morning only please contact me 10.00 – 12.30 £45 per person, including materials, refreshments and take home bag
Creative nature therapy with Alex
Reconnect with nature through sensory & immersive nature based creative sessions with seasonal plants & flowers, exploring folklore & holistic meanings
Saturday 19th November
13.30 – 16.00 £45 per person
includes all materials, refreshments and cake