This is all about the sheer joy of being creative, It's a week for thoughtful, immersive play, centred on being completely in the moment, trusting your instincts and drawing on yourself and your surroundings.
There is no delineation here of what ‘creative practice’ might mean. Participants engage with drawing, painting, dancing, writing, moulding clay and collage, sometimes mixing them up in exciting ways. You can get mucky, move about a lot, sit still in silence, carefully listen, then share and support.... and, importantly, deeply observe.
It can be really funny, quite noisy, blissfully quiet and totally engaging. The week is structured around a sequence of themes, such as movement or sight, and there is a built-in set of options for some of the challenges each day.
Gaynor has an extensive background in the arts and museums. She is an author , facilitator, consultant and now chairs Open-Up Music, a charity empowering young disabled musicians to build inclusive orchestras.