Saturday Still Life
by Taylor Priebe·
In a world that often demands productivity, it's easy to overlook the importance of nurturing our creative side. Incorporating a creative ritual into our daily lives has profound effects on our overall happiness.
At Braer - we often find it's important to have a structured time each week to incorporate play. Saturday Still Life has become an open space of gentle expression and more importantly a time to have a laugh with friends.
“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” – Robert Henri
Yaz Ward leads the untutored class each week with a short meditation. A small moment for the collective to pause, take a breath, and be still. From there - she opens with a few short creative challenges to loosen the hand. Throughout the class Yaz consistently checks in, making sure everyone is letting go of inhibitions.
I've often found my favourite part of class is appreciating the way everyone's work morphs into something accidental,
a light metaphor for the way we can view our experiences and the often paradoxical world around us.
The 2 hour free-style drawing class continues every Saturday though Winter. Charcoal and paper provided, no pressure, just joy.
Coffee and brunch via our dear neighbours @tones_________
Still life is open to all people, not just "creatives."
Bookings for the following week open every Monday. Come practice with us. ☺
Words by Taylor Priebe.
Images of studen work by Yaz Ward.