Mindful Art Practice: Art Bank Online

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Join artist Lucy Alexander on this relaxing and enjoyable 3 week course run online through Zoom.  It’s all about mindfulness within creativity; you will produce work you are pleased with and gain some drawing tools to inform your own art practice.   Week 1 Mark making and Japanese mindful Grids A Brief lecture and presentation on mark making and the … Read More

Heroes and Villains (Creative Writing): Art Bank Online

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Heroes & Villains Writing Workshop: Frankenstein or Heathcliff, Hannibal Lector or Jane Eyre. So many characters to choose! We will discuss the traits of a memorable character & write our own hero or villain into existence. Join Polly Hall, poet and writer, in this fun, explorative writing workshop. No experience necessary. Polly’s debut novel ‘The Taxidermist’s Lover’ is available now. … Read More

Writing The Body (Creative Writing)- Art Bank Online

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In this workshop, you’ll be drawing on lived bodily experiences to inspire new writing or to deepen existing works in progress. You’ll be invited to investigate the stories held within your own body and the bodies of your fictional characters. You’ll look at extracts from literature and poetry for inspiration and explore question such as: What does the scar above … Read More

Write Where You Are (Creative Writing): Art Bank Online

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In this writing workshop with writer Alison Powell, you’ll experiment with psychogeography, exploring how your environment can be a source of inspiration for creativity. Working from the micro to the macro, you’ll begin with your immediate surroundings, writing about the space you inhabit for the workshop and then move out into the landscape around you. You’ll be invited to consider … Read More

Art Bank Online: 3-Week Portraiture Course

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Join artist Millie Gleeson for this 3-week portraiture course through Art Bank Online.   You pay for all 3 sessions (£6 each + booking fee) run on the following dates: 1st, 8th, 15th December 7 – 8.30 pm   In this 3 week course, you will explore portraiture through creating a variety of self-portraits. Focusing on proportions, contours, shading, basic … Read More

Art Bank Online: Emotional Truth in Creative Writing

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In this workshop we’ll be examining how to mine our own experiences and use them as the basis for creative fiction. Rather than writing memoir, you’ll find ways to use your own rich emotional life to bring a sense of truth to your writing. Alison Powell’s first novel was shortlisted for the Janklow & Nesbit Prize and won runner-up place … Read More

Art Bank Online: Let’s Write a Love Story

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Polly Hall, author of the novel ‘The Taxidermist’s Lover,’ will lead this fun creative writing workshop, where we will look at what makes a good love story. We will look at structure, tone, dialogue and you will have the chance to write your own love scene.  

Art Bank Online: Straw Painting Workshop for Kids

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Join artist Mandy McKenna as she demonstrates how to create beautiful and fun images using straws, paint and accessories. This is suitable for children aged 5-16 (or young at heart adults!) but younger children will need supervision. It takes place through Zoom online. Everyone will need paint/ straws/ paper. If painting blossoms white or brown paper. Black, red, pink paint. … Read More

Online Workshop: Frida Kahlo inspired Still Life

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Join artist Lucy Alexander in this two-part online workshop powered by Zoom. Frida Kahlo de Rivera is one of the leading female artist of recent times, best known for her joyful self-portraits, depictions of animals and flowers. Her paintings are strongly influenced by Mexican folk culture, her use of bright colours and dramatic symbolism. This course will be a Frida … Read More