Leah Marshall (Robinson)

The session starts with a short, guided breath meditation to stimulate the right-hand side of the brain. This is the side of the brain responsible for the creative, spatial, emotional aspect of our nature. The root of the word Inspiration in Latin is ‘Inspirare’, which also means to breathe. So, when we settle into the breath and allow the conscious mind to subside in meditation, we open to inspiration and creative possibility.

You will be guided in using charcoal to intuitively allow a drawing to unfold and learn that you can use a rubber as a drawing tool. Remembering that nothing we do is a mistake, just part of our process, you will develop an image personal to you. In this way you can develop your own drawing language and develop an image that can touch upon emotions, memories, associations and surroundings.

No experience necessary. Materials are provided.

Please bring an apron, or wear clothes that don’t mind getting charcoaled!

For this class you will need to bring your own:

  • Refreshments

Unfortunately, we are unable to supply any of these for the foreseeable future.

Drop-ins can not be accommodated at this time so please book in advance.

Please note: The Isbourne operates a minimum number policy. This means that if our minimum number is not met 24 hours before the session is scheduled to run, then we reserve the right to cancel the session. If you have paid a set fee for the cancelled session, you will get a full refund. Donations are non-refundable. We, therefore, advise customers to secure their place as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment. The Isbourne’s minimum number policy is under the guidance of the tutor running the session. Thank you for your understanding.

As a wellbeing and educational charity, The Isbourne aims to make its courses and workshops accessible to all regardless of income. We have researched how other organisations fund their courses and come up with a three tier pricing system:

Supported rate: this fee is less than the Standard and allows anyone with financial challenges to still participate. You do not have to show proof, this is offered on trust.

Standard rate: this is how much we would like all participants to pay as it covers The Isbourne costs and supports the tutor.
Sponsor rate: this is a little more than the Standard fee and allows you to subsidise and support others who might not be able to pay the Standard fee.

You choose what tier of payment best suits you - no questions asked!