|“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats Morag Donnelly Lifeline Arts – is a workshop facilitator, Artist , life model and dancer. Drawing on 25 years experience in the fields of movement, Art and body work . She inspires children and adults in a creative fun and sensitive approach to Art and drawing . Offering 1-1 sessions with 5 years and up, GCSE students through to foundation, portfolio mentoring, ‘terrified of Art ‘Adults to those looking for a fresh way into their existing practice and recently in a joyous therapeutic form with a woman in her 80’s with Alzheimers.
Building confidence through a playful way and working with each individuals unique response, to open up and often restore a sense of wonder and enjoyment, whilst building a richer more expansive and expressive language through the use of somatic sensory play and lots of experimentation.
This approach emphasises the importance of seeing, and a deepening empathy, intimacy with ourself and life. Morag enables and encourages others with her relaxed, tender, open manner and intuitive nature. Creating a loving space of safety and freedom. She has been sharing the Lifelines workshops with 6th form schools for the last 7 years. Frequently travelling the UK and Europe giving w/end and longer courses, taking with her a fabulous team of models, unusual and intriguing drawing materials, live musician and a great Music set !
While studying for her fine art degree in Farnham Morag met Meriel Gold (Hoare), a former pupil of Cecil Collins; ‘The Vision of the Fool’ and had the privilege to assist and collaborate with her giving the life drawing courses ‘drawnhome’, in both the U.K and New York.
Her background of study and exploration in movement and healing arts; Reiki, shamanism, meditation, shiatsu and cranial work have influenced and deepened her own experience and relationship to touch. This growing awareness has more recently moved her towards a profound journey and development in training as a Psychosexual Somatic Practioner.
This rich teaching and nourishing practice has allowed time to explore insights into the relationship of creativity, sexuality and sensuality. Out of which small group workshops – Meeting Nature’s Grace have grown. These gatherings integrate a deeper more intimate approach. Blending body- energetic awareness work , drawing from life, movement, conversation and touch. Here we explore our edges of body perception, beauty, reality of our nakedness, our connection to creative source, sexual energy and pleasure. To talk further about this work please call Morag 07871324814.