During lockdown I have been leading a series of Mindful Drawing Workshops for Headway’s Digital Day Centre platform during June and July. The charity works with brain injury survivors and their carers to help support recovery.

In our workshops I have shared a gestural mark-making approach that has helped to build confidence and dexterity. The workshops are a wonderfully mindful process as it teaches us to slow down and observe, to take notice and to wonder. I love to scribble and make gestural marks full of life and movement because there is no right and no wrong – it’s just about expressing yourself freely on the paper.


The virtual drawing workshops have been a huge success with the brain injury survivors we support. During the first set of sessions members have been learning how to create a simple illustration of a mouse, hedgehog and bird with great results using only a pencil, teabag and coffee!”

– Headway Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland