(Re)thinking still-life: mindful arts and crafts workshop

Tuesday 22nd of June

10am - 12pm

Jana JankuliakováUniversity of Glasgow


Jana is a PhD Candidate in History of Art at the University of Glasgow and a Museum Educator based at Glasgow Museums, where she delivers educational workshops for a wide range of audiences. In her practice, she combines mindfulness and creative activities, and discovers the ways they promote wellbeing and self-discovery. She is also passionate about recycling and repurposing common “waste” materials and giving them new lives and meanings.

About this Session

Come along to this arts and crafts mindfulness session to unwind, have fun and examine the word 'still-life' in every sense of the word. We will explore selected still-lifes from the Hunterian Art Gallery collection through mindful observing, drawing, and writing. We will discuss how object-based and sensory-based activities can support our health and wellbeing, and how we can effectively incorporate them into teaching or public engagement beyond academia.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, paricipants will:

  • gain insights into different forms of mindfulness & how to apply them to personal and professional life
  • be able to think of creative and interactive ways of engaging with museum or gallery objects
  • have been introduced to how engagement with gallery or museum objects can support our wellbeing and mental health. 

Who might be interested?

This session may be of interest to doctoral researchers in all disciplines of the arts and humanities wishing to explore museum education, public engagement or creative activities in general.

No previous experience in drawing, creative writing or mindfulness is required.

Event contact: j.jankuliakova.1@research.gla.ac.uk 

Click Here to Register (Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis) 

First published: 26 May 2021