Spring Equinox Creative Celebration with Lauren Marina Sat 23rd March 2024

  • Careys Secret Garden

Spring Equinox: A Creative Celebration 

Join local acclaimed illustrator, Lauren Marina, for a slow and soulful morning of creative celebration to note the turning of the spring equinox, also known as Ostara. 

With the spring equinox on the 20th of March, this weekend workshop will gift you the time and space to mark the occasion with a carefully curated series of creative prompts. Prompts that will encourage you to experience this time of new beginnings with a focused mind and open heart. 

In this gentle two-hour session, Lauren will lead the group with a thoughtfully orchestrated blend of meditation, poetry writing, and mindful drawing from the rich natural environment of Carey’s. 

This workshop is open to all levels of artistic and creative experience and is an opportunity to engage with our inner creativity and reengage with the natural world that's right here.

Attendees should bring their own sketchbook to draw in (same as usual!).
There will be an opportunity to purchase items from Lauren's own range of home and gift items with attendees benefitting from a 10% discount.

About Lauren:

Lauren Marina is an acclaimed British artist, illustrator, print designer and poet.

Her fond focus on nature, paired with a dynamic visual style has found large audiences in public spaces and private exhibitions alike. Lauren is frequently commissioned to create illustration work in her distinctive aesthetic, counting many notable brands among her clients.

Lauren’s contemporary aesthetic appeals to a wide range of commercial commissioners and agencies, and she typically works on illustrative branding and identity projects and surface design for products and fabrics.

Lauren also creates a range of home and gift products under her own brand name. She is a publisher of thoughtful greeting cards, which are well loved with customers and independent stores around the world.

Beyond her art, Lauren works as a creative mentor, supporting fellow artists in developing their practice. She also regularly visits colleges and universities to offer guest lectures and workshops for students. 

Lauren also leads her popular drawing workshops, introducing others to her mindful and meditative approach to illustration.

When she’s not working you’ll find Lauren bird-watching at her local nature reserve, swimming in the sea or reading quietly in her Poole home. 

In 2023, Lauren was recognised by Arts Council England and awarded funding for her upcoming project Deeply Rooted; an exploration of poetry and illustration through the lens of mindfulness and appreciation for Earth.

Lauren lives and works by the sea in Poole, Dorset, UK.

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Available until 22 May 2024