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Islington Mill Arts Academy

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A day long series of workshops and discussions

Artists from Islington Mill Art Academy invite you to join them for a day of exploring art's value in our everyday lives.

How can we use art and creativity to live better?


WORKSHOP 1 10.30am - 12.00pm:

Hanaa Cara & Niki Colclough with lead a practical workshop that will encourage us to think about how we interact with the world and how we can bring more creativity into our everyday activities. You will be guided through new ways of looking at art, mindfulness & walking and making as an expression of feeling.

12.30pm - 1pm: Everyone is welcome to bring a pack lunch to share with the group.

1pm - 1.30pm: Speed networking with a difference! Talk about what you value and share new ideas with others.

WORKSHOP 2 1.30pm - 3.30pm:

Artist film maker Donna Wood and art historian Sara Riccardi(Art Across)will guide you through making your own video art, using ipads and digital cameras to film everyday objects, yourself or each othet. Discover how to use history of art as a vehicle to express yourself, explore ideas and to tell your own stories.

As inspiration for your video art we will look at the techniques that painters have used through the ages to tell their stories, by looking at examples of still life, portraiture and history painting. You will learn practical film making skills. All equipment provided.


There is an option to come to one or both of the workshops, if you would like to come to both, please reserve a ticket for each. The event is suitable for 18+.

Tickets are available through the eventbrite

Earlier Event: October 16
Invigilators Research Network
Later Event: November 2