A License To Dream - A course by Jan Nesbitt

An inspirational 2 day course for everyone!

Poetry, Beauty, Creativity, Symbolism ....Discover and develop your personal empathy with Nature.
Jan, an artist who has painted all her life, will lead you through this fascinating journey.

We will be spending some time inside in the meeting room, (which is right in the beautiful woodland area, where the course takes place,) where I will introduce ideas, the main themes, etc and everyone else will have a good chance to contribute.
Then these times will be dovetailed by times outside in the landscape where we will be doing a variety of things (see To Do in the Main Themes, to follow.)
Once back inside again there will be discussions relating to our individual discoveries, and creative activities.

The course is for everyone, even if you have never practiced in an artistic way before, and "students" can participate as much as they choose, or be more of a quiet onlooker if that's what you would prefer.

Main Themes

First Day

One - Intro , Positive and Negative thoughts, Romanticism, Joy.
To Do - Opening a great door.

Two - Unseen landscapes and small details. Holistic vision and deep form.
To Do - Finding patterns in the landscape.

Three - Visionary - Intuition. On Poetry and Beauty.
To Do - Walking the poems out.

Second Day

Four - Signs, Symbols and Metaphors, (coincidences) Colour and Sensation, etc
To Do - Signs and Symbols.

Five - Seeing and Transmitting. Life enhancing possibilities, Four-fold vision and Truth.
To Do - Seeing in Two ways.

Six – Wildness, Imagination and Inspired Creativity.
To Do - Finding Affinities.

We will be sharing poems by published poets, which you will take home with you, and the course is sprinkled with relevant and inspirational quotes and writings by a variety of thinkers.

Hope this gives you some idea! And that you like the ideas.
Hopefully it will all be very enjoyable.

The cost is £125 for the two days, and I provide hot and cold drinks and biscuits, and you will (please) bring your own lunch! Please also bring outdoor coats and footwear, and a notebook and pen/pencil. I'll provide crayons, further paper etc...
© Jan Nesbitt

Two weekend dates available:
Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm

31st Jan '09 & 1st Feb '09
28th & 29th March '09
Only ten places on each weekend
(more weekend dates will follow throughout the year)

Price: £125 for the two days
Rocks East Woodland
Nr Bath
South Gloucestershire
SN14 8AP

For directions go to: http://www.rockseast.org.uk/ and click on information.
For further details and to book a place, please contact
Jan Nesbitt on 01373 830941 or Email jan@jannesbittartwork.com
About Jan

Jan has always found enchantment and wonder in the natural world, and recognises the importance of this,
She feels there is a poetic truth to be found in the images and ideas that spring from this world around us.
This is open and available to us all, to discover in our own way.
Its value is essential in our lives. More so than ever today, when a large number of people seem to have been deprived of their innate sense of the deep joy to be found there, and of seeing our vital connections to this world.

Giving herself A License To Dream is the means whereby Jan has lived her life, and the course is to help reveal the artist that is in us all.

The course is reaching for the core of this magical sense that often proves to be archetypal, and it’s Jan’s intuitive grasp of the subject that informs and guides the course.

Jan has a BA HONS Degree in Fine Art and has painted all her life.
She has also worked as an illustrator for at least 30 British book publishers for over 20 years, and is now working as a Fine Artist again, full time. (Apart from running these courses.)
Her work is in many private collections and is currently being exhibited in several galleries.
Jan has also worked very successfully as a tutor on correspondence courses, in colleges, and visited schools in her capacity as a children’s illustrator. © Jan Nesbitt

To see more of Jan's artwork visit her website at http://www.jannesbittartwork.com/

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