Nurturing Art & Nature

This new and unique workshop is for artists and those wishing to rediscover their creativity.

Immerse yourself for a whole day in an idyllic private Eucalyptus woodland with soaring gum trees, native plants and animals, and blossoming wildflowers.

There has always been a close relationship between art, artists and nature. This workshop is taking that relationship a little bit deeper with the inclusion of the new practice known as 'Forest Bathing', or shinrin yoku. This contemplative wellness practice helps us to slow down, engage and explore nature with all the senses, in a non-judgmental space. 

Once you have unwound from the 'busyness' of the everyday world, you are invited to spend a day unfolding, discovering, noticing, exploring. The palette of nature will present itself and you are invited. Prepare for tree poetry, bone sculptures, mandalas, walking meditation, a sitspot, discovering nature's mediums, and more.

Research shows that spending regular time in nature helps people to be more creative. Come and develop your artistic practice, connect with nature and network with like-minded artists.

The Day

9.30 am   Arrival, tea/coffee, muffins

10 am     Forest Bathing experience

Lunch (BYO packed lunch to eat in the forest)

Afternoon: guided creative time

4 pm       Afternoon tea and resource sharing


  • Tea, coffee, water
  • Access to private woodland
  • Resources to take away
  • Certified Forest Bathing Guide
  • Some artistic materials can be provided on request

Please bring:

  • Packed lunch
  • Water bottle (water can be provided for free)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Journal or sketchbook (or can be provided on request; please contact Jennifer)
  • Camera ("the photo emphasises the physicalness of what I do" Andy Goldsworthy)

Location: McHarg Creek, near Ashbourne (exact details will be provided on booking)


Your Facilitators

Jennifer Gunson, Textile and Felting Artist

Jenny runs regular workshops from her farm studio and with community groups. She exhibits her felted artworks regularly interstate and in SA. Her works reflect and are inspired by natural environments.

Alex Gaut, Nature Connection Guide

Alex is the first Certified Forest Bathing Guide in SA. She is studying a Masters in Environmental Psychology, has worked in the environment sector for many years, and is now dedicated to encouraging nature connection for everyone.



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You will need to drive to the location. There is plenty of parking space.


What's the refund policy?

A full refund will be provided up to 7 days before the workshop.

Within 7 days before the workshop, only half the total will be refunded due to administrative and other costs needing to be covered. 

November 03, 2017 at 9:30am - 4:30pm
McHarg Creek
Jennifer Gunson · 0408 833 657
$55.00 AUD · Purchase tickets

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