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Mindful Drawing

Research shows that mindful interactions with art and drawing can result in a deeper experience and heightened sense of wellbeing.

Take 5 minutes out of your day to relax and focus on a mindful drawing activity. Choose from 5 artist-led activities inspired by 5 sitters from the National Portrait Gallery Collection. Learn more about Beatrix Potter, Satish Kumar, Richard Long, Barbara Ward and Vivienne Westwood; all champions of conservationism and environmentalism.

Each film is accompanied by a downloadable PDF that you can use as a worksheet on which to complete your drawing. Choose from:

Marks and sounds: inspired by Beatrix Potter

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Map for a peace walk: inspired by Satish Kumar

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Paper mountains: inspired by Richard Long

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Tree patterns: inspired by Barbara Ward

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Continuous line drawing: inspired by Vivienne Westwood

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