Join us for a mind journey through music and free flow drawing.
This is a wellbeing workshop we designed to relax your mind. We believe making art that responds to music can facilitate mindfulness, and encourage emotional expression. We would like to bring this unique experience to you through the beautiful melody of a bamboo flute.
The bamboo flute is a traditional instrument made out of a single piece of bamboo, and it’s most widely known as an instrument of Chinese music. The music played on bamboo flutes is often called ethereal, calming and peaceful.
Participants will join us for a mind journey through guided relaxation and imaginary technique. Our workshop leader will play several songs using flute during the workshop, and participants will make free flow drawings, a very simple collage that reflect the music you hear. The session will be delivered at a slow and relaxing pace, and there will time for reflection too.
List of songs:
Set 1: 姑苏行 - Journey to Guzu
Set 2: 满江红 - All Red the River / 茉莉花 - Jasmine /我们的田野 - Our Wild Meadows
Set 2: Down By the Salley Garden/Women of Ireland/The Black Rose/Will ye come back again
What participants need to prepare:
A writing tool of your choice (pen/pencil/marker)
Any colouring tool of your choice with assorted colours(colouring pencils/ sharpie or colouring markers/crayons, etc)
White paper for drawing
Quiet Space during the session
Flat surface for drawing
Target Participants: Adults (Age 18 and above)
Workshop Leaders: Haoyan Zhang & Else Kek
Haoyan is a classical Chinese flute performer, who loves both Chinese and Scottish culture and music. He is a volunteer of Ricefield Arts, and also a student of the Glasgow School of Art. His music has always been inspired by the beautiful scenery during his travels, and he loves to express his feelings by playing flute.
Else is the chair of Ricefield Arts. She is passionate about art, culture, and traditional music. She played the Chinese musical instrument ‘Pipa’ for several years, and was previously a member of Chinese orchestra club.
Ricefield Arts & Cultural Centre is a registered charity and social enterprise based in Scotland that has gained an excellent reputation for delivering original and inspiring Chinese arts and cultural experiences for schools, community groups, public institutions, arts audiences and the diverse communities in Scotland.
We are glad to work in partnership with the Health and Wellness Hub, to promote our Music for Wellbeing workshop. The hub has the vision to support people to experience a sense of belonging, which helps them to connect and re-connect with their best self.
How to join the workshop:
The workshop will be delivered via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom workshop link and password to join the workshop after registration. Please join the workshop on time.
Please note that this is an online workshop, and Ricefield Arts is not able to assess any safety hazards for participants remotely, and we are not able to take any responsibility associated to your own safety . By registering to this workshop, you agree to take full responsibility of your own health and safety, when taking part in our online workshop at your own home.
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