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Spring 2022: Draw and Paint The Tree Of Life

Venue: Online

Dates: This workshop ran for one day on Thursday 7th April 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

This class explores a combination of free flowing botanical movements and geometric shapes. You will learn how to improve skills in drawing using pencil and fine tip pen on paper. We will also incorporate the compass and ruler to create a harmonious foundation for the tree of life. Your final design explores the art of Indian ink and white gauche, inspired by traditional Indian Folk Art.

The Tree of Life is a recurring motif in many arts. They contain deep symbolism, being embodiments of celestial and vital energies. The stylisations are many and specific to each craft. Some ancient Indian texts look at creation itself as a tree. But even without the complex layers of symbolism, it is always heartening to see this motif. The tree, whatever else it is, is a giver of life. A beautiful thing to be celebrated and give gratitude for.

This workshop will be led by Stephanie June Ellis. Stephanie is a travelling professional artist, author and founder of The Art Of Process School.

Through her workshops and retreats she engages with global communities offering wellbeing through the creative process with a focus on Sacred Geometry.

Primarily working with pen and ink on paper, her creative practice centres around geometric & biomorphic movements which aim to transcend viewers beyond the physical world and encourage a wider vision of awareness through universal patterns.



This workshop will start at 8:30am and finish by approximately 1pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Conservation, Signwriting, Calligraphy, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation. (to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 15 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.


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