Gillian Lever


A Creative Quiet Day inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture and drawing
Friday 12th July OR Saturday 13th July 2024 from 10.00am–4.30pm

Life can be hectic and often overwhelming. Becky Morse-Brown (Art Therapist) and I are currently enjoying planning a gentle, reflective day of quiet creativity in the newly refurbished and accessible Dupuis Retreat Centre at St. Paul’s Convent in Birmingham for later this Summer. The Retreat Centre, set in extensive gardens with its own chapel and comfortable meeting rooms, will offer soul-nourishing space for art-making, contemplation and prayer.

We will be looking together at the work of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, whose elemental artwork was shaped by the contours of the fields, hills and rock formations of the Yorkshire landscapes in which she grew up. There will be time to reflect with rocks and pebbles, make simple, experimental drawings using some of Hepworth’s techniques, and work freely with clay - all of which, we hope, will help us breathe gently and open up new life-giving spaces within us.
Becky and I have both found that our Christian faith has been nourished and shaped by art making and imagery over the years. 

The cost is £75 which also includes all art materials and refreshments. Please bring your own lunch. The address is St. Paul’s Convent, 94 Selly Park Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7LL. 

All are warmly welcome.  If you would like to book a place contact Lever Arts.

“Draw alongside the silence of stone
until it’s calmness can claim you.”
John O’Donohue 

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