Workshops tapping into inner creativity through combined exposure to horses and outdoor painting are being offered at Chapman Hill next month.
Under the watchful eye of Horse Vision Centre facilitator Christine Scott, the aim is to reconnect participants with the natural world and in turn activate a new-found freedom which flows into painting, guided by artist Sandy Tippett.
Scott described the Horse Vision program as a journey of self-discovery where people gained more clarity, trust and understanding of themselves.
“Through contact with these amazing animals they are challenged to go beyond their physical senses into the realm of the intuitive where creativity is born, ” she said.
As an established artist and educator focusing on a loose semi-abstract style using a variety of techniques, Tippett believed a morning exploring the beauty of horses and their surroundings would be a perfect conduit for participants to set up an easel in the afternoon and see what unfolds.
“When you paint ‘plein air’ (outdoors), everything is so real in front of you, ” Tippett said.
“After unlocking their creative mind they will express themselves from how they interpret what’s around them.
“You come away with an increased calm and peace having worked that way…it’s about enjoying the process of painting rather than the end result.”
The first workshop is for beginners on March 9, with participants also welcome to enrol in the following day’s workshop catering for those with some experience.
The cost is $130 per day including horseriding and lunch and registrations close on Wednesday.
For information, contact Horse Vision on 0431 627 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.