We’re delighted that as Wintery February draws to a close, our workshop programme remains as vibrant as ever and is jam packed full of activities to support our wellbeing and encourage more nature connection as this difficult time continues. The programme moves with the seasons and this upcoming series of sessions sees us make our way towards the brighter days of Spring with self care, creativity and sharing. In today’s post we’re giving you all the information you need to find out what’s going on in the virtual world of Boundary Way and how to book onto our upcoming sessions, which all cost just £2.50 and take place on Zoom. We hope to see you there!

Talk – Teacher’s Twilight Session – Virtual Artist Residency – 23rd February 4:30 – 5:30 – Online via. Zoom

This free online session organised by Arts Connect is suitable for all creative visual arts teachers and leaders from Primary, Secondary, EYFS, SEND, alternative provisions, FE and HE settings.
We’ll be focusing on how the Boundary Way Project and Penn Fields SEN School have collaborated to explore nature, wellbeing and contemporary creativity. Working with a range of students aged 11-14 years (KS3) all of whom have range of additional needs.
The students participated in a virtual artist residency with artist Hannah Ayre. This session will explore how working virtually can successfully engage young people with a range of needs and how nature can be used to inspire a creative curriculum.
Speakers: Moya Lloyd from the Boundary Way project; Shelley Cooper, the Art lead at Penn Fields School and artist Hannah Ayre will discuss this project and their experiences during this teacher focused learning session.
Book your place via the ticket link here.

Herbal Self Care with Maria Billington – 26th February 10:30 – 12:00 – Online via Zoom

In a friendly session taking place via zoom you are invited to join herbalist Maria Billington who will be sharing a variety of ideas for self care using herbs. This workshop is all about giving yourself and your body and senses a bit of love. We are coming to the end of Winter and often this month is the coldest, wettest and fairly miserable. We can see Spring approaching but even though it is but a short month the brighter, greener spring days still seem out of our grasp. Activities will include making massage oil, foot bath, a face pack and incense cones.
Book your place via the ticket link here.

Gentle Movement, Mindfulness and Meditation for the Start of Spring with Clare Wassermann – 8th March 10:30 – 12:00 – Online via Zoom

Join Clare Wassermann for a relaxing and therapeutic meditation.We welcome you to a guided session of gentle self care. This will teach you techniques which you might find valuable to keep away anxieties and worries.
Themed around the season Clare invites you to a session of stillness, relaxation and ease. With a cushion, a chair, a blanket and a little room for some light movement learn techniques to beat the blues, bring in the light and calm the mind. Clare Wassermann is an artist and well-being practitioner who is a qualified meditation teacher.
Book your place via the ticket link here.

Spring Folklore, Making & Sharing Session with Anne Marie Lagram – 20th March 10:20 – 12:00 – Online via Zoom

The 20th of March is Vernal Equinox when Springtime begins. Join artist & folklorist Anne Marie in her Shropshire garden to celebrate the first day of spring. We’ll take a potter to see some of the plants & garden birds of the season and gather things of interest to make a seasonal table decoration. She’ll also be telling us about the magic of hares and making natural items to assist spring-cleaning.
Book your place via the ticket link here.
These workshops are part of a series of online activities to encourage connection and creativity and boost wellbeing during the time of social distancing. They have been made possible with funding from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.
Feature Image: Boundary Way painting by Clare Wassermann

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