Colourful character creation workshop for young people and families
Sat 2 July, 10am – 1pm
Free and all ages welcome
courtyard, The Triangle, Warburton Rd, Hackney E8

Calling all young artists! Join Hackney-based artist and qualified teacher Kelly Sweeney for a fun workshop where we will be working with brightly coloured shapes as a background for your own piece of artwork inspired by contemporary character illustration. You will be encouraged to explore experimental drawing techniques to create your own imaginary characters using the colourful inky surface to conjure ideas.

Expect a fun dynamic drop-in creative session that will welcome all abilities and ages. This is an inclusive experience for everyone to access drawing as a way of discovery and experimentation. With a wealth of experience delivering art education and creative engagement, this will be a supported activity with bags of artistic freedom to explore. All materials are provided. Work will be dry and ready to take away with you on the day.

This is a drop-in workshop for young people and families. Pop along for a fly-by visit or stay a while, work can always be developed at home. We look forward to seeing you and your creations!

The event is part of SPACE Open Studios 2022.

Kelly Sweeney is a London-based multidisciplinary artist who studied at Nottingham Trent University and Chelsea School of Art graduating with an MA in 2014. Sweeney exhibits regularly, with work in private collections in Europe, Asia, America, Canada and the UK. Recent exhibitions include: Absent Authors at APT Gallery, London (2021), Ineffable sound and visual collaborative project with LUVA Gallery, London (2021), Night Comers at The Function Suite (2021), Witches, Scamps and Things at HOXTON 253 (2020) and Colour Me film screening premiere at The Horse Hospital, London (2020). Sweeney has been awarded DYCP and National Lottery funding by Arts Council England and is currently developing a new body of paintings from a collaborative research project supported by Jerwood Arts. The artist lives and works in Hackney, and has a studio at SPACE’s Martello studios.