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The historical Buddha, Siddhãrta Gautama, taught a simple mindfulness practice:
“When walking, walk; when standing, stand; when sitting, sit; when lying down, lie down”.
He could as well have said “when drawing, draw”.
Mindful drawing is an embodied practice. In other words: bring yourself (your mind and your body) to the present moment and get immersed in the act of drawing without doing anything else simultaneously.
Join Wheelhouse Studios Programming staff members Taylor Franklin and Alanna Stapleton in a Live Microsoft Teams video session to engage in simple creative meditation exercises. They will walk you through two easy, calming drawing methods that can help you manage stress and anxiety during this uncertain time. This session is open to any UW staff member, no art experience or skill required. This session will be recorded to reference at any time.
The mindful drawing exercises introduced in this session will help you to:
If you are interested in continuing the practice of cultivating more creativity and art-making in your life and work, please enter your contact here to receive information on a Creativity Community of Practice being built to support our colleagues who work at UW-Madison.
Connect, Learn, and Grow is a new online series presented by Learning and Talent Development at the Office of Human Resources offering meaningful, timely, and relevant virtual learning opportunities for UW–Madison employees. The series will feature a variety of speakers and topics, with a new episode posted online every Wednesday. Each short and free episode will have opportunities for participants to reflect and share learning gained. Episodes will continue to be available online after they are released.
By engaging in this series, you will: