Breathworks Teacher and artist Clare Barton-Harvey is back again with another of her popular drawing and mindfulness workshops.

This longer day session will allow time for exploration and expression as you explore the relationship between drawing and mindfulness.

Image of Mindful artwork

You will be guided in a series of simple and playful drawing exercises, focussing on the qualities of openness, curiosity, connection and responsiveness to your materials and subject matter.

The session will help you to access your own creativity and imagination through developing your drawings with an awareness of colour, composition as well as freedom of non-judgement.

During the session there’ll be an introduction to the themes, guided mindfulness and drawing practices, discussion and sharing. The day will be well-paced with breaks throughout.

You will leave with a toolkit of mindful drawing exercises for you to take away and practice again. 

What you will need:

  • 10-15 pieces of paper - preferably A3 size ( any size will do)
  • Any drawing materials you would like to use, for example charcoal, watercolour, coloured pastels, oil pastels, ink or brush. Colours are recommended. Clare will demonstrate with graphite pencils, soft chalk pastels and ink
  • Pencil sharpener & eraser (if using pencils)

What you will learn

  • Learn a range of simple and playful drawing approaches for accessing your creativity & imagination
  • Identify a range of key mindfulness themes that support creativity
  • Explore a toolkit of ways to release the judging mind and access an inner freedom when engaging in creative practice
  • Engage simple methods for making interesting compositions, using colour, shape and line
  • Learn about a range of artists work, to inspire your own work

who this is for

For mindfulness practitioners who wish to explore their existing practice in new ways, as well as newcomers to mindfulness who wish to learn more about mindfulness through drawing and creative practice. Suitable for all levels of drawing experience including beginners.

meet the teacher

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Clare Barton-Harvey

Clare is a full-time artist, tutor, freelance art and mindfulness teacher, trainer and mentor. She has been practising mindfulness meditation for over 30 years and trained with Breathworks mindfulness teacher training in 2006. 

In 2003, she studied drawing, to MA level, at the Royal Drawing School and since then has devised numerous workshops, courses and retreats exploring the relationship of drawing, mindfulness, creativity and the imagination. As a freelance drawing and mindfulness teacher and trainer, Clare has worked in a variety of locations including the Royal Drawing School, National Gallery, British Museum, British Library and Pallant House Gallery.

Her artwork draws inspiration from a range of sources including the forest, meditation, Buddhist philosophy and the science of mind. She works with natural pigments and materials, which is integral to the vision of human ecology that she explores in her work. Her work is based on the view that if one enters deeply enough into one’s ‘experience’, then one finds the ‘universal’.

Clare is fascinated by the relationship of art and mindfulness and how they can offer new ways of seeing, feeling and thinking, which can lead to a more enriched experience of the present moment and give us access to innate creativity, wisdom and compassion.


Start time: Saturday 22 June, 10:00

End time: Saturday 22 June,16:00

(UK time; see this Time Zone Converter for your time zone)

Please note, bookings for this event will close on Thursday 20th June at 3pm.





Welcome & introduction


Guided mindfulness meditation


Guided mindful drawing warm-ups


Group share and questions


Tea break


Introduction to theme


Guided mindful drawing with demo


Self/group review and questions


Mindfulness meditation


Guided mindful drawing with demo


Group share and questions


Lunch break


Welcome back, re-cap main practices and ideas


Mindfulness meditation


Introduction to theme


Guided mindful drawing


Mindfulness meditation


Continue mindful drawing


Introduction to theme: Exploring composition & tips


Guided drawing and composition exercise


Group share & questions, discussion & next steps




When you book you will be taken to a form to complete. Once completed, we will email you your confirmation and a link to join the event via the platform Zoom. When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to use Zoom.


We offer four different pricing options to those wishing to join us, and asking participants to pay the highest sustainable amount that they can, so that we can offer places at a reduced cost to those less able to afford a place. 

If you are an accredited Breathworks Teacher, you are eligible for 10% off your place (bursary places not included), details of how to access your discounted rate are on the Community of Practice Teachers & Trainee's Group.

Supporter's Rate

Pay for yourself and help support one person to join on a Bursary.


Individual Rate

Full-priced rate


Concessionary Rate

For those in financial hardship who cannot afford our full priced rate (see below for more).


Bursary Rate

A limited number of places are reserved for those unable to afford the Concessionary Rate.


Here you can find our Cancellation & Refund Policy.


Breathworks is a charitable organisation with a mission to make the benefits of mindfulness accessible to everyone. To help remove barriers for people in financial hardship, we offer a limited number of concessionary and bursary places on events and courses. We operate our booking system on the basis of self-assessment and trust. Please have a careful read of our eligibility guide below, and contact us if you have any further questions.

Concessionary Rate: applies to individuals with an income of less than £22,000 a year (or less than £25,000 if you live in London).

Bursary Rate: a limited number of bursary places are reserved for individuals with significant financial barriers that limits them from affording the Concessionary Rate.

Please note that we usually record our online events both for training purposes, and to create learning material for others. If you do not wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and/or audio. 

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Supporter Rate - Drawing - June 2024

Decrease Increase £130.00

Individual Rate - Drawing - June 2024

Decrease Increase £99.00

Concessionary Rate - Drawing - June 2024

Decrease Increase £49.00

Bursary Rate - Drawing - June 2024

Decrease Increase £32.00