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What is Slow Looking and How Can I get Started?
Episode 230th April 2021 • The Art Engager • Claire Bown
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I believe engagement starts with slow looking.

I’ve been practising the art of slow looking for the last 10 years as a personal practice and with groups of all ages with a variety of objects, artworks, situations and places. Slow looking has played a pivotal role in the most engaging discussions I've led over the last 10 years. 


Slow looking has played a pivotal role in the most engaging discussions I've led over the last 10 years. 

Recently, slow looking has become more popular with Tate ‘recommending’ slow looking for their Bonnard exhibition and the National Gallery offering slow looking art sessions for lockdown

In this podcast I’m going to take you right back to the basics and walk you through an introduction to slow looking - what it is, why it matters and how you can get started - and I'll be sharing lots of practical tips and suggestions too!


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Jennifer Roberts The Power of Patience https://harvardmagazine.com/2013/11/the-power-of-patience

Peter Clothier - One hour One painting video https://peterclothier.com/one-hour-one-painting/video-demonstration/

James Elkins ‘How to Use your Eyes’

Alexandra Horowitz ‘On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes’

Shari Tishman ‘Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation’

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