We run workshops during our exhibitions; it’s an integral way to collaborate with other artists, inspire visitors and build on our creativity as a collective. We invite everyone to take part in our unusual sessions which range from poetry for artists, to mixed media, to screen printing, to life drawing, to building cityscapes, to land pattern observation – so far!
We encourage bedroom artists to use the space as their temporary studio, and to get creating and co-working with each other while the exhibition takes place.
Screen Printing Workshop @ The City Centre
We had drop in workshops during the Open House weekend where participants could learn the basics of Screen Printing with our resident artist Charlotte Whiston. The prints were inspired by the City of London.
Positivity Mural & Stencil Workshop @ The National Archives
Working with visitors to create a mural on the theme of positivity for The Big Draw week, we took over the foyer of the National Archives. Everyone was invited to add to our wall either using stencils or drawing their own symbols of hope and love. The week coincided with the anniversary fall of the Berlin Wall, and participants could also make their own stencils to add to the wall, or make take away cards from.
Collage Workshop @ The London Transport Museum
We created a transport specific collage workshop especially for a LTM late event, where we made ‘reveal’ collages that combined old and new iconic scenes of London’s transport, with striking tube seat patterns and coloured card. We taught participants the art of precision cutting and encouraged everyone to get creative with combinations and compositions.
Royal Academy workshops
We ran a series of specialist workshops at the Royal Academy of Arts during their summer festival the Mayfair Art Weekend, July 2017, which were free for the public to take part in.
Learning how to sketch people and surroundings with confidence, taking in movement, capturing expression and form. An essential tool when building up a body of matter to use as the basis for an artwork.
Nerikomi pattern technique
Working with two pieces of coloured clay, participants made intricate patterns through different cutting and layering using the ancient Japanese technique. Resulting in a broach, pendant or object to take away.
Inspired by the Royal Academy architecture and abstract shapes and forms participants learned the process of silkscreen print to create an entirely unique printed images which they could take home with them.
Overview Pattern Observation
Pattern recognition is fundamental to human experience, and the world around us is suffused with pattern man made and natural.
Using a 3D vinyl topography we worked from photos to recreate earth from above, this workshop encourages viewers to explore pattern as a way of connecting with
both the external world, and our personal experience with participants populating and detailing an abstract sculptural landscape according to their emotions and thoughts.
Kurt Schwitters and Collage
Inspired by the work of Kurt Schwitters ‘the grandfather’ of collage we learned how to create collage using found objects and inspiration from the world around us like he did. Starting with observing examples of his work we created singular works and also and a giant communal collage which was developed through out the day.