Adidas Fitness Studio at 152 Brick Lane - Mindful Sea Shell Painting Workshop
I held a day of workshops on behalf of Hackney Arts at Adidas' Fitness Studio at 152 Brick Lane in support of World Oceans Day. It has been discovered through research that connecting to nature has huge benefits on our mental health - from taking a walk in a forest to spending a day by the sea. I guided members of the public through this mindful sea shell painting workshop, encouraging them to use different senses to really connect with their piece of nature - closing their eyes and using their fingers to feel the textures and patterns on it's surface or bringing it close to their ear to see if they could hear anything.
'By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. It's time to take ownership of the issue and responsibility for the solution.' Adidas use the power of sport to raise awareness about the state of our oceans and inspire positive action. 'Plastic is a design failure.'