About this Event
The promise of Spring and the end of Lockdown 3 restrictions mean that windows are starting to open again. Collage Arts invite you to take part in ‘Beyond the Window’ – online workshops in art, crafts and creative writing to re-focus and discover your creativity.
CRAFTS & MAKING – Tues 16 March, 10am to 11.30am
CREATIVE WRITING – Wed 17 March, 10am to 11.30am
ART & PAINTING – Friday 19 March, 10am to 11.30am
CRAFTS & MAKING – Tues 23 March, 10am to 11.30am
CREATIVE WRITING – Wed 24 March, 10am to 11.30am
ART & PAINTING – Friday 26 March, 10am to 11.30am
Yana Stajno is an expressionist painter and writer based in north London. Born in Zimbabwe of Polish and French parents, she studied at Cape Town University where she became an anti-apartheid activist before moving to north London where she now lives. She has been drawing and painting for fifteen years and continues to work at the Royal Drawing School in Shoreditch. Yana works as a contemporary artist from her studio at the N22 Studios in Wood Green, north London and is part of the annual Crouch End Open Studios exhibition.
Ruth Valentine is a poet, novelist and short story writer based in north London. She has published nine collections of poetry; the tenth, If You Want Thunder, is due out in July. She’s also written a novel, The Jeweller’s Skin. She has taught creative writing at City Lit, Kensington & Chelsea College, and City University.
Julia Clarke is a maker who creates 2D and 3D sculptures for indoor and outdoor spaces. She works with willow, both dried and living, with wire, steel, paper, and ceramic. Natural materials and environmental concerns are an important element of her work and the rhythm of weaving and using tactile materials is important to her process. She states that her work comes from a place of having to make, “I’ve always needed to make…be tactile, touch, play and create in 2D or 3D. I’ve tried to communicate what I need to say, even if I’m not always sure where that is coming from.”
These workshops are free for people aged 50+ who live in Haringey, London.
This project is delivered by Collage Arts in association with Groundwork London.
Funded by Comic Relief and the National Lottery Community Fund.