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Saturday, 26 August '23   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
12 spaces available


Course Code: SCAR323
Tutor: Benni Bonnin
When: Sat & Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dates: 26 & 27 Aug 2023
Maximum Enrolment: 12

Cost: $215

The Art of Rest

Resting. What does it mean when it relates to our art?

In this weekend workshop, explore how to rest into your art practice. The course gently focuses on posture and breathing to experience how this influences art making. Move away from a goal or outcome-orientated approach, into just being present to the process of creating.

Through a series of exercises that will encourage fun, spontaneity and curiosity you will look at what nourishes you when you engage with art.
Using a variety of different media on paper you will observe the effects of bringing a gently meditative quality and awareness into artwork.

Suitable for any level of experience.


Materials list: The Art of Rest with Benni Bonnin

A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school.
The stores we recommend are:
• Studio Art Supplies Crummer Road, Grey Lynn
• The French Art Shop Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies Helensville or online

Materials required:
• visual diary: A4 or A5
• a selection of markers, pencils, oil sticks, watercolour pencils (whatever you have at home)
• box of willow charcoal
• inks
• watercolours, brushes at least 3 different sizes
• cloth or rag for drying brushes
• paper towels
At Browne School of Art, we also have a selection of basic materials available for purchase: paper in A1 - A2 sheets, newsprint, cartridge, sugar grey, wet strength, bulldog clips, pencils, charcoal, erasers, white chalk, black ink.
This list is a general guide only. The majority (though not necessarily all) of these materials may be used during the workshop as student’s progress. If you have other media that you would like to bring and incorporate into the workshop please feel free to do so.



Standard Booking

Available until Sat 26 Aug '23 10am
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.

Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation

Available until Sat 26 Aug '23 10am
A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn