LIMBO: Wellbeing at The Art School.
This month long festival will be held throughout February and March in the Assembly Hall at The Art School, which is an accessible space.
We hope that LIMBO will support GSA students who are finding the change of pace in this unprecedented year (after the Mack fire) difficult.
We also want to share self-care techniques for everyone with upcoming hand-ins (shout out to dissertation people!).
This event has been made possible through Sustainability in Action Group funding (via GSA Sustainability), The Art School, and Student President Harry Gould's Sabbatical fund for manifesto excellence.
Early in the year is a time where some students' find themselves in uncertain positions — with Degree Show approaching and juggling written and practical work. We hope you find something that works for you! Read below for each event description with links to tickets. Find a way that works for you and then sign up before tickets go…
Tuesday 5th February
Rowan Flint: Massage for Creative Ailments
3pm — 6pm, The Vic Bar
Get tickets for this event via eventbrite:
Creativity can be exhausting. There’s only so much graft one body can handle before the stress, the sore and the tired come knocking.
Holistic Flint is here to help.
The Massage for Creative Ailments has been designed to support your needs as a maker. Through a combination of certified Swedish techniques, pressure point work and guided meditation, our aim is to relieve aches and pains commonly associated with your practice.
During the 20 min session, we will take a look at your main tools: your arms and hands. I will conduct a full consultation prior to the massage to discuss how your work impacts upon you.
Please wear a short sleeved t-shirt, as I use a blend of grapeseed oil and neutral cream to maximise the benefits.
My job is to ensure you walk out the door feeling ready to embrace your creativity. All you need to do is to sit back, relax and be treated! There are 8(?) slots, so grab your chance fast!
Tuesday 12th February
Jenny Lancaster: Herbalism
3pm — 6pm, Assembly Hall
TICKETS COMING SOON!!!
Herbs for mental wellbeing – tasting and making with Medical Herbalist (and certified professional accountant for GSASA) Jenny Lancaster.
A hands-on session tasting, smelling, touching, and drawing fresh and dried herbs, making lotions and potions with infused and essential oils, sharing experiences and stories.
We’ll be learning how to look at and be with plants, and how to recognise their characters and properties.
Taking a multi-cultural and energetic approach how can herbs help with mental health problems and how you prepare and use them.
Since this is a wellbeing workshop, Jenny will be concentrating on herbs that are used for the nervous system, sleep, anxiety, tension, headaches, memory, concentration, fatigue, adrenals and the effects of stress.
Monday 18th February
Charlotte Craig: DIY Green Cleaning Products Workshop
3pm — 5pm, Assembly Hall
TICKETS COMING SOON!
Reduce your use of throw away plastics and harmful chemicals by coming along to their DIY Green Cleaning Products workshop! Charlotte Craig, GSA alumni now working with Impact Arts, is coming along to share a workshop developed at The Craft Café in Govan, a friendly environment where older people can come along and try their hand at a various artistic and creative techniques.
The members have been inspired by growing up and seeing their families using vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and soda crystals to clean their homes. Some members still use this and many were interested in returning to it again, with the aim of reducing plastics (re-useable bottles) and cutting down on harsh chemicals.
They would like to share what they have learned with the Glasgow School of Art students via Charlotte's workshop. The students are invited for a session of making key recipes; including multi-purpose cleaner, glass-cleaner and laundry powder. The students would work to mix various minerals and essential oils to make cleaning products, while sharing thoughts and feelings about re-using and reducing. Students can take these products home, along with the recipe sheets at the end of the session.
We suggest you bring a couple of reusable receptacles (bottles and spray bottles) to hold the products you make.
Wednesday 27th February
G.O.D.S: Movement Workshop
3:30pm — 5:30pm, Assembly Hall
TICKETS COMING SOON!
«Since the power to be affected and to affect, to be moved and move, [...] is constitutive of the body, there is an immanent politics residing in it: the capacity to transform itself, others, and the world.» — Sylvia Federici
This workshop begins with the moving, dancing body. Drawing from a wide constellation of practices, propositions, exercises, scores, perspectives and people, we will work with the act of movement and dance as an exploration of what the body can do, it capacities, it's languages and its articulations. We will begin with a series of exercises which will question how we can physically, collectively and individually be in movement, re-defining our relationship to space, our environment and each other.
We will use this space to move, share, dance, sweat, shake and question. Welcoming all forms and expressions of identity and experiences, we will begin together from wherever we all are. Wear what makes you feel comfortable.
Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) was
founded in 2011 by artists Romany Dear, Letitia Pleiades and Ashanti Harris. G.O.D.S is a non-profit
organisation which facilitates free dance and movement, focused activities in different locations in Glasgow. G.O.D.S is open to everyone and we aim to provide workshops for people of all abilities. We believe that everyone is a dancer! And everyone is a teacher!
And we create spaces that are supportive for people trying new things and exploring movement.
Wednesday 6th of March
Therapets: Paws Against Stress
12:30pm — 2:30pm
TICKETS COMING SOON
Real life dogs are coming into the Assembly Hall and you can touch and cuddle them!!! I don’t need to tell you why this is amazing (unless you don’t like dogs…) Spaces will run out fast for this one so sign up ASAP (tickets via Eventrbite out soon). Thanks Canine Concern Scotland Trust for opening up your furry arms to us. Need I say more?