CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP WITH ART THERAPIST HANNA LEIPOLD
SATURDAY 24 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
SUNDAY 25 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
Engaging with the arts and creativity generally has proven throughout history to aid communication, build relationships, form social connections and to help make sense of complex emotions and feelings.
In this 90-minute workshop, the participants will be guided through a creative experience facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist to explore and reflect together on the impact of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic on their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
We will use art materials and the exhibited photographs to reflect together in a supportive group environment on the challenges and pressures for young people to navigate the ‘new normal’.
KOREBAJU PROJECT BY CÉSAR CUSPOCA
INTERVIEW - SEPT 2020
Artist César Cuspoca talking about the Korebaju Project, a long term collaborative project with the Korebaju, an indigenous community of Colombia.
César Cuspoca is a Colombian artist (b.1987) based in Paris.
His work challenges human perceptions and beliefs established by convention or tradition within society. The idea of experience takes a central role in Cuspoca’s approach and allows him to structure his creative process. Through experiences, Cuspoca produces still images, videos, and sound recordings. He combines these gathered materials with elements of the local environment to build installations in situ.In 2018, accompanied by a production team and a phonetician, Jenifer Vega, Cuspoca spent a month among the Korebaju (Children of the Earth), an Indigenous community located in the Caqueta region of Colombia. The Korebaju population is estimated at two thousand individuals. Like other groups in the region, they were affected by the exploitation of rubber, minerals and wood which consequently lead to human-forced displacements and environmental damages. It’s a community in danger of disappearance according to UNESCO. While Cuspoca spent time with the Korebaju, he was struck by their capacity to adapt and survive despite the continuous violence around them. The Korebaju allowed the artist to record sound, video and photographic materials. Cuspoca used these materials subsequently and combined them with items of the local environment from the exhibition space.
The final installations provoke a sensitive reflection on the Korebaju reality and explore the interconnected stories between Indigenous people and Western civilisations.
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST RAPHAEL SATKOFSKY
SATURDAY 10 JULY FROM 11AM TO 1PM
SUNDAY 11 JULY FROM 11AM TO 1PM
HOW TO DRAW FROM PHOTOGRAPHS WITH ARTIST RAPHAEL SATKOFSKY
AGE 8 TO 11 ONLY
Saturday 10th July - From 11am to 1pm
Sunday 11th July - From 11am to 1pm
Admission : £5
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To work in conjunction with Bex’s portraits, this workshop will prove the ways in which art can be a great means for storytelling. Drawing is an investigation, of oneself and the world around them. It can be a depiction of one's imagination or a representation of reality. All of these notions are directly connected to the therapeutic attributes of art making. These themes will be presented in the workshop through my own perspective of image making and storytelling being inextricably linked. I will aid the children in their decisions of what to draw, whether it be inspired by Bex’s work or their own life experience. As the workshop outlines the process of drawing, storytelling will be discussed as the most personal form of human documentation. I will present the children with examples of how to draw through various, easy skills and techniques that they can use to produce their art both in and outside of the class.
11:00 -11:30 => Group introductions and a gallery walk-through with Kiely and Raphael. (needs to be hyphenated).
11:30 - 12:00 => Introduction to face shapes and the human figure with templates drawn from faces of Bex’s photographs. Raphael will then go over the basics of drawing.
12:00 - 12:20 => Break (snacks)
12:20 - 12:50 => The children begin their main lesson of the day, drawing each other. Raphael will go around the room and spend time with each student and help. In these individual moments, Raphael will show them how to branch out of detail and form them. (I do not know what the 'a' is in there for?
12:50 - 13:00 => Show and tell
Raphael Satkofsky is a Los Angeles born artist working primarily within graphite and oil paint. Born to an abstract painter, Raphael has been immersed within artistic practice, thought, and community from an early age. He has studied at the University of San Francisco and Camberwell College of Art. Since 2018, Raphael’s practice has combined his background in sociology with art making, allowing his work to be both a personal interpretation and distortion of the world around him. His early practice engages space and narrative as demonstrations of the way personal allegories are intertwined with historical and mythological events. Raphael uses drawing and painting as a method of investigation into social phenomena, looking specifically at the process of documentation, he interacts with image making as a presentation of the manifold existences of life.