Workshops

Workshops

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Our workshop programme focuses on looking at the full spectrum of emotional and physical wellbeing. During 2018 we have a number of workshops using photography to explore wellbeing, supported by Big Lottery Fund. We also have a number of workshops run by our artist in residence, Julia Mason, who is working with stroke survivors.

To see some of our previous workshops check out our blog.

Spring Programme

18th April: Visualising Emotion

6pm — 8.30pm, Sun room
Free, Click here to book a space

In this workshop, run by photographer Celine Marchbank, participants will be asked to explore and examine personal emotions, good or bad, as a way to better understand them. Participants will be challenged to visualise these ways of feeling and record them in a permanent form: the photograph.

 

17th May: Get a Grip!

12.30pm — 4pm, Gym room
Free, just turn up

A drop in workshop and artist’s open studio session.

Part pampering, part sculpture, come and have your individual hand cast made for a collective display of handgrip specimens. Using papier-mâché, artist in residence Julia Mason will gently mould a cast of your individual hand grip which you can then label and add to the collection to be exhibited later this year.

You can also see Julia’s work in progress and contribute your ideas to the Different Strokes project, exploring body image and stroke.

 

23rd May: My Appearance and I

1.30pm — 4pm, Sun room
Free, Click here to book a space

Paloma Tendero delivers this workshop involving drawing and photography, focusing on the representation of ourselves in different stages and transitions in our life. During the workshop participants will creatively answer questions on how they see themselves, using different techniques that encourage us to think how we see ourselves, how others see us and how we want to be seen.

 

24th May: Different Strokes

2.30pm — 4pm, Gym room
Free, just turn up

An open studio and drop in session for stroke survivors, their families and friends.

You are invited to join artist in residence Julia Mason for afternoon tea and to find out more about the Different Strokes art project. The project is exploring the physiological and emotional impact of stroke and will create artworks that develop and support a positive and empowering sense of self following stroke.

There will be an opportunity to try different activities, share ideas and take part in the project yourself over the next few months, to help design and create an exciting exhibition of work together. No previous art experience is needed.

 

7th June: Build a Brain Neuron Web

12.30pm — 4pm, Gym room
Free, just turn up

A drop in workshop for everyone – make your own brain neuron!

There are about 100 billion neurons in the brain. These special brain cells form a complex interconnected web that send and receive electro-chemical signals to control movement and our bodily reactions. After a stroke, neurons in certain parts of the brain can be damaged affecting the way the body responds and functions.

Working with artist in residence Julia Mason, string and plasticine will be used to create hundreds of brain neurons. Each individual neuron will then be connected together to form one large brain web sculpture. How large can we go?

This workshop is part of the Different Strokes project, exploring body image and stroke.

 

11th June: Different Strokes

12.30pm — 4pm, Gym room
Free, just turn up

A friendly weekly art workshop for people living with the effects of stroke, their families and friends. Work with artist in residence Julia Mason, to design and produce exciting new art works exploring body image and stroke for an exhibition in October. No previous art experience is needed.

 

11th June: Japanese Bookbinding

6.30pm — 8.30pm, Sun room
Free, Click here to book a space

This workshop will take you through the different stages of making a Japanese style handbound book with hard covers. You will learn about paper grain direction, different bookbinding tools, materials and techniques. Japanese binding is a great method of binding together single pages with your artwork, photography or writing or making beautiful photo albums, notebooks and sketchbooks.

All materials will be provided and no previous experience is required.

The workshop is taught by artist and educator Lina Avramidou. Lina is the founder of We Make Books! and has extensive experience in delivering workshops and classes with a focus on book arts, bookbinding and printmaking.

 

18th June: Different Strokes

12.30pm — 4pm, Gym room
Free, just turn up

A friendly weekly art workshop for people living with the effects of stroke, their families and friends. Work with artist in residence Julia Mason, to design and produce exciting new art works exploring body image and stroke for an exhibition in October. No previous art experience is needed.

 

25th June: Different Strokes

12.30pm — 4pm, Gym room
Free, just turn up

A friendly weekly art workshop for people living with the effects of stroke, their families and friends. Work with artist in residence Julia Mason, to design and produce exciting new art works exploring body image and stroke for an exhibition in October. No previous art experience is needed.

 

28th June: Agamographs

1.30pm — 4pm, Sun room
Free, Click here to book a space

During this workshop we will be exploring how we see ourselves and our relationship to others by exploring concepts of angles and perspectives through making agamographs. You’ll be making your own photographs during the session, taking self portraits or working in pairs, then making DIY agamographs.

Cameras are provided. This workshop is suitable for all ages.

 

5th July: Different Strokes

12.30pm — 4pm, Gym room
Free, just turn up

A friendly weekly art workshop for people living with the effects of stroke, their families and friends. Work with artist in residence Julia Mason, to design and produce exciting new art works exploring body image and stroke for an exhibition in October. No previous art experience is needed.

  • Date: 14 Feb 2018
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