A fun, social and creative way to spend a Friday night in isolation!
Mindful Drawing With Penelope Bell is a monthly membership for a live, online mindful drawing class, streamed through Zoom. Penelope is a fashion illustrator, designer and storyteller and has worked with some of the most sought after luxury brands in the world, including Max Mara, Michael Kors, Camilla and Aje.
Penelope created these classes to help those around the world to connect, get social in isolation and as a safe refuge for our mental health. This class is open to adults 18+, of all drawing abilities and available to you wherever you happen to live in the world! Penelope leads the class through creative mindfulness and uses journaling and drawing as a tool to help process thoughts and curiosities as well as fulfilling a desire to create.
This class will allow your mind to switch off from the noise of the day, experiencing a relaxing 60 minutes of mindfulness! Participants will be encouraged to observe, compose, draw and render their own, individual drawings and will also learn some basic drawing techniques and exercises. Sharing is optional however it's only when we share our experiences that we can understand and learn empathy.
Our mental health is going to be tested over the coming months and these classes offer hope, optimism, clarity and calm.
A Little Bit About Penelope...
Raised in the Australian outback, Penelope grew up in a "socially distanced" environment. Growing up on her family's sheep and cattle property, which was 70 kilometres from the closest town, Penelope and her siblings were educated through Distance Education for their primary school years. Taught by their Mother, at home, with only a hand held radio as their mode of communication with their classmates and teachers, Penelope learnt the valuable art of clear communication, creative engagement and the power of community spirit.
- Drawing skills
- Creative thinking
- An inner sense of peace
- Access and engagement to and with a wider community
- Tuition and guidance from a professional illustrator
- Paper, 2B pencil, eraser and anything other pens, markers or coloured pencils if you have them! Also, your beverage of choice as well as some nibbles will help with energy and lighting a scented candle will help with ambience!
Yes! Dress up! Put some lipstick on, brush your hair, spray yourself with some perfume or cologne! It's your social "night in" for the week, enjoy the occassion!
Beginners (18 years +)
Vendor since 2017
Penelope Bell is an Australian, Brisbane based illustrator. Taking inspiration from fashion, textiles, flora and fauna, films and everyday life Penelope’s signature style is sophisticated, joyous and free. Penelope specialises in fashion, childrens and botanical illustration, with watercolour being one of her main art mediums.
Penelope has an impressive skillset with over 15 years experience working in the fashion industry in design, illustration, visual merchandising, public relations and marketing. Penelope illustrates for luxury and heritage brands including; Max Mara, Michael Kors, AJE, CAMILLA, Opera Queensland, Brisbane Racing, QueensPlaza, Pacific Fair, Treasury Hotel and Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). She is the Creative Ambassador for Toowong Village and has recently completed her 12 month fashion project ‘Consciously Spending Less to Create More’.
Penelope studied Fashion Design at MSIT and was selected as a recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist’s Fellowship. Find out more by visiting her website, here.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds.
If cancellation is within 7 days of the class, you can reschedule to another class (if available) of the same value within 6 months. If Cancellation is less than 7 days notice you can rebook at 50% fee for another class (if available) within 6 months.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a refunds.
If cancellation is within 7 days of the class, you can reschedule to another class of the same value within 12 months. If Cancellation is less than 7 days notice you can rebook at 50% fee for another class within 12 months.