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Connect To Nature






I'm VERY excited to announce that Jaimie and I will be running this course again.


2017 course dates to be announced


This is a 4 week coached creative adventure into nature and is the result of a collaboration with the very lovely Jaimie MacDonaldA talented maker, course facilitator and coach who's all about 'staying curious!'






This course is for you if…YOU want to...
  • explore your creativity – but don’t know where to start
  • have a sense of peace and connection in nature within your busy or stressful life
  • refresh, reinvigorate and develop a deeper knowing of your essential self
  • learn some simple, yet powerful mindfulness techniques
  • connect with your inner child and remember what it’s like to be curious & have fun!

JOIN US TODAY JUST £66*!

We have both discovered the power of reconnecting with nature through art and mindfulness and the beneficial effects on every aspect of our lives and wanted to share this with you through a series of creative adventures.


We are also delighted to announce that we have partnered with Trees for Life.  A charity dedicated to restoring the ancient Caledonian Forest into a spectacular wilderness region of 1,000 square miles of mountains and glens to the west of Inverness and Loch Ness. For every person who takes our course - a tree* will be planted for you. 

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What you'll receive on this online Creative Adventure...

(no previous art/creative experience required!)

  • Discover and cultivate a deeper sense of connection with your natural surroundings and awareness of yourself
  • A 'Creative Adventure' workbook outlining the course details, materials list and containing a series of core questions around the themes – Explore, Connect, Create & Reflect. You will receive this the day before the course is due to start.
  • A weekly Live Chat on Wednesday evenings at 19.30 - 20.30 (BST) with Jaimie and myself
  • Weekly adventures direct to your inbox with an invitation to take yourself off on a creative adventure
  • A private online spaces to connect with other Creative Adventurers to share your experiences, images and ask questions! (We’ll be using Facebook)
  • New creative skills and mindfulness techniques which you can use long after the course has finished
  • Over the course you’ll be encouraged to create one main piece of artwork* directly relating to Nature and your environment, which will be as individual as you are (*no creative experience necessary!) these will develop from your many daily creative adventures.
  • A follow up day in September - with a one day online workshop and a chance to regroup and reflect.
  • A tree* planted for you in the Caledonian Forest, Scotland with Trees for Life. You will receive an e-certificate for your tree.
Jaimie and I will be on hand daily throughout the whole course to guide you should you feel stuck in any way. We want this course to be fun and to give you the opportunity to experiment and be curious!!

START DATE: tbc


Investment from you..

  • Each Creative Adventure will be different and we would recommend a minimum commitment of at least 30 minutes per adventure.  Feel free to spend as long as you wish on each adventure! It really is up to you.
  • Curiosity
  • An open mind
  • No judgement – leave that at the door! There is no right or wrong way to do this course and the process is part of the experience.
  • A willingness to experiment
  • Allowing yourself to ENJOY it and have FUN!

We would LOVE to have you join us.

£66*
(*includes a tree planted in the Calidonian Forest)


What's being said about the course?


Some examples from the last connect to nature course.

"I had many highlights of last year and the course was was of those - in a big way x"

Justina Hart

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"Last Summer was such a gift and helped me connect at a much deeper level to the part of Norfolk where we live. Something about the microcosm and macrocosm. It reignited something and now I am at the beginning of 3 projects."

Chloe Asprey

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"Connect to Nature really helped me be aware of little details. When my mom and I were admiring the golden aspens up in the mountains, I noticed little crystalline water droplets amongst the leaves on the forest floor. They looked like little gems.

I like to look at grand vistas and appreciate them, then look down to my feet and around where I'm standing or walking for the "fine print"!!

 Loved the course and would highly recommend it!"

Nancy Fithian


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"I'm much more aware of nature in the city - like this small garden opposite Waterloo Station. A few weeks ago, I might not have noticed it - or at the very least, I would have walked / run past without taking some photos!" 

Julia Barnicle

Nancy Fithian using a different perspective, one of Chloe Asprey's celebratory artworks, Seaside Mandala by Justina Hart.
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Why work with us?


Look forward to seeing you soon!!
Much love

Morwhenna & Jaimie

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Me! Morwhenna Woolcock

I am an artist, creative adventurer and creativity coach who after working for over 10 years for a large corporate company, left to follow my own path and rediscover my creative heart. 

I love combining creativity, sustainability and community by breathing new life and purpose into ‘pre-loved’ and recycled materials. I also love to create projects that connect people. (Bags of Love for Bristol, Love What You Wear, Supermarket Free Challenge to name a few.!)


Jaimie MacDonald
I have a real love for education, sustainability and the environment and express this through creative reuse workshops, making jewellery from reused materials and coaching people on rediscovering curiosity and creativity in their lives.

My favourite moments are when people realise they can do something they had never thought of before, when they begin to believe in their own creativity and connection to the world around them.

I grew up on a croft in the Highlands of Scotland where I spent hours and hours following my curiosity and rambling through nooks and crannies, exploring the possibilities of hidden places and objects.

After working in arts and creativity and living in the city for 10 years I started to feel a real yearning to reconnect to the natural spaces that surround me, to explore and rediscover the deep and relaxed connection I had as a child. Exploring in this way has given me so much delight and sense of peace. It has offered a way of noticing the connections, patterns and rhythms around me and finding a new way of seeing my place and purpose in it all.

How did this course come about?

Jaimie and I met in May 2012 after both taking part in a 30 Day Challenge created by ‘Screw Work Lets Play’ author John Williams. After discovering a mutual love of working with recycled materials, art and nature, we decided it was a natural thing to combine our skills and to create ‘a series of creative adventures’ together. And that’s how this course was born! Hurrah!

Here's a little film we made about our visit to the Calidonian Forest in September 2013. 

It was magical! X





Investment £66

*Each tree will be planted at a cost of £5. Usual price £15, we have been able to arrange a lower price due to the fact we will be planting a lot of trees!  So the more people that take part – the more trees that will be planted! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Morwhenna, hi Jaimie, I've just signed up to the course! It looks fantastic and I'm very excited. :-)

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