English Speaking Café

Art Workshop - Shinrin Yoku & Plein Air

Tuesday, September 26 – 16:30 to 18:30 

Art Workshop – Shinrin Yoku & Plein Air
September 26th at 16:30 – 18:30 

ue to daylight and temperature we will have to start a bit earlier, but notice that you can meet up 17:15 for the second part of the Art Workshop if you prefer that.

💚 Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing is a beautiful practice of a guided mindful walk in the nature. It is aimed at reducing stress and promoting overall well-being. We start with that and tune into our perceptions.

The expression: Plein Air
Plein Air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”, and refers to the act of drawing & painting outdoors with the subject in full view. There is a lot of research confirming the benefits of being in nature and seeing the color green for human wellbeing. One of the synonyms for Plain Air is “exposed to the elements”, and exactly this might be the best description of our intentions with this Tuesday’s outdoor art workshop.  

Let’s meet in the open, feel the wind on our cheekbones and in our hair, let us experience – what is there for our senses today?… Are there blue skies or gray, is there, perhaps, a rough skin of the gracious tree trunk to touch or a beautiful autumn golden leave to see the sun through?

 It is a mother Nature, and what can be less sure than not knowing a weather for a day in Denmark? So you are encouraged to leave any expectations behind, bring yourself and a proper clothing (keep in mind a still position for an hour or so) and just BE with us. 

Please be aware of the schedule:

  • 16:30 Meeting at the front of the SMK, Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48, 1307 København K
  • 16:35 starting Shinrin Yoku (heading for the walk)
  • 17:15 (approx.) arriving to the spot for Plein Air
    OBS: For those who arrive later, we will meet by the Monument of Denmark by Louis Hasselriis. Click here to see the Google coordinates in the Østre Anlæg park: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XYNDUUVV59QGyBaT8?g_st=ic 
  • 18:30 Thank you for today – rounding up.

Two parts
The two parts of the workshop are connected in the atmosphere and intentions but everything is planned so that those who can not make it for the first one, will be able to space for those who time wise can join at 17:15 for the Plein Air.
We will meet here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XYNDUUVV59QGyBaT8?g_st=ic 

Hosts for the art workshop
Visual artist & nature enthusiast Agnija Rubene will be our host for this art workshop 

Looking forward to see and be with you. 💚 🌳 🍁 🎨 🍃
Warm regards 🙂 

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This event is part of DepressionsForeningen’s English speaking weekly meetings, offered to increase mental well being and connection among expatriates in Denmark. Join us for our weekly meetings on mental health, offered in English, in the heart of Copenhagen. Attendance is free of charge, and you can come and go as you please.

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