July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to channel your voice and views through art and writing
Free tickets for members – £20 for non-members
We all have something to say, but it can sometimes feel like it’s becoming harder to be heard. Between all the #Girlboss content on Instagram and hot takes on Twitter, how can you get your message across on topics that are important to you — and make other people realise just how important what you’re saying is?
Part of the battle is using words and images in clear, concise, and impactful ways. This has been an important part of activism for centuries: plenty of revolutions and movements across history have used slogans and visuals to rally support and get their message across. Think #Metoo; a raised, closed fist for racial equality and BLM; and the Extinction Rebellion logo.
Join illustrator Hazel Mead and writer Monica Karpinski for a workshop where you’ll learn how to channel and express your own radical voice through art and writing.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- How to create your own personal manifesto as a creator, and how this feeds into the work you create
- How to create a piece of writing or artwork that expresses your point of view on an issue important to you. This could be a protest poster, comic strip, drawing — anything! We will provide some templates as guidance but really, you can create whatever you like!
- Tips and tricks on finding your inner creativity, and how to express that in a visual way
- Basic writing principles: how to create short and impactful slogans and taglines
No prior writing or artistic experience is required for this workshop: we believe that everyone can draw and write, and that everyone has a powerful voice that should be shared.
We will walk you through each step of the creation process with prompts, templates, and examples, so that no matter your skill level, you will be able to leave with something you’ve created.
Art supplies will be provided, and you’ll be able to order food and drink from our wonderful hosts, Kindred, who have a full cafe and restaurant on-site. The space is fully accessible via lift but please let us know about any accessibility needs you have, so that we can make sure that the space is comfortable for you to use.
About the organisers
Monica is a healthcare journalist and content strategist, who is the Founder and Editor of health media platform The Femedic. She has over 10 years’ experience in digital media, and has previously served as Content Director at digital marketing agency Curated Digital. Monica was named one of The Drum’s most influential women in digital in 2018 and writes widely on healthcare and gender inequality.
Hazel is a freelance illustrator whose work focuses on breaking taboos and challenging societal norms with an aim to make others think. After studying Fine Art and Illustration at University, she started her career in the period poverty movement and since discovered a power in using art and visual communication to start conversations.
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