Originary Arts

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Art Studio – Friday Takeover

Originary Arts are a team of colourful creatives led by Nikki Shaill and Sian Cannell. Based in Brighton, they are lovers of pattern and play, imagination and experimentation. They believe that everyone has the power to discover joy and express themselves through the arts. Originary Arts invite all ages to get playful with making and art together, inspired by artists old and new. Previous collaborations and projects include Tate Modern, RA Lates, Brooklyn Art Library, exhibitions in phone boxes, residencies inside skips and lots of getting messy with paint, paper and play in festival fields. Ready, set, make!


10:00 – 11:00 | 11:30 – 12:30: String Printing
It’s a string thing. Play with pattern and texture as you learn to print with string and ink! Free form relief printmaking for focus and fun to create unique DIY aesthetic designs. An accessible, inclusive arts workshop for all ages. 

13:30 – 14:30: Colourful Collage
Cut, paste, rip and stick to create bold collages bursting with colour! Use magazines, stickers, words and found imagery to express your imagination and make vibrant visions. Take inspiration from artists like Hannah Hoch, Wangechi Mutu or Matisse. Create your own bold patterns, curious compositions and surreal scenes. 

15:00 – 17:00: Bauhaus Life Drawing
Capture costumed characters so bold and bright as they pose for your drawing delight. Theatrical life drawing for all ages. Participate in playful life drawing exercises and mark making experiments to express yourself. Let your doodles dance and your scribbles wiggle! Sketch to a fun soundtrack and release your creative confidence. 

17:30-18:15 & 18:30-19:15 : Pyrography Art with Ruth Wheeler


19:30-21:00 : Life Drawing & Live Music with Bella


What you need to know

All workshops are free and non-bookable, drop by the Art Studio to join
Places available on a first come, first served basis

All sessions suitable for age 4+ with guidance from a parent/guardian
All children must be accompanied by an adult

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