“Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity.” Dorothea Tanning
Join illustrator and educator Merlin Evans for this 6 week course inspired by Gestalt art therapy and its practices of connecting, exploring and integration as tools for self-reflection and creativity.
Live online classes take place 6.30-8.30pm GMT on Monday evenings from 1 November to 6 December 2021.
No prior experience needed. A desire and intent to engage in self reflective practices would be helpful.
Need to know
Download and read the Essential Information for more information about what the course involves, how it works and what materials you’ll need, and the Guidance for Participants for further information.
About the tutor
Merlin Evans is an award-winning illustrator, scribe and educator who’s been teaching at House of Illustration since 2011. Merlin specialises in scientific illustration, and currently holds the post of Medical Illustrator in Residence at the Centre of Performance Science, run by Royal College of Music and Imperial College London. She has lectured internationally and taught at numerous art colleges, schools and universities across the UK. Selected previous clients include Tate Modern, The British Library, The Design Museum, Central Saint Martins, NHS, John Lewis, Bloomsbury Books, Latitude Festival and Time Out.
"Merlin is a great tutor – encouraging, caring and fun as well as artistically inspiring."
"The balance was just right and the mixture of people was great. Everyone was very supportive of each other."
"Illustration and Wellbeing has been inspiring, informative and has allowed me to just get free with being creative again. I needed this! Merlin teaches with such grace and encouragement."
"Merlin provided brilliant meditations which really helped the group to relax and be creative in the sessions. I really enjoyed having the chance to experiment and try new techniques. It was lovely being able to do a course on Zoom as otherwise I wouldn't have been able to attend."