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‘Word play’: a text-based book making workshop

Thur, 22 Sept 2022 (18:00 – 20:00 BST), Theatre Deli in London

Create and design a text-based accordion booklet using ‘found’ text, experimental collage and mark-marking.

‘Messing up’ collage workshop

Sun, 11 Sept 2022 (14:00 – 16:30 BST), Spiral Galleries in London

Taking inspiration from the values of reuse and revival, we will explore a variety of collage-making techniques to give new life to ‘scrap’ materials through a series of guided creative prompts.

Artists’ books: experimental book-making workshop

Sat, 30 July 2022 (14:00 – 16:00 BST), Spiral Galleries in London

In this creative workshop, discover the fascinating history of artists’ books and learn a range of experimental book-making techniques, from the concertina to the lotus fold.

‘Flower cities’: 3D zine-making workshop

Sat, 9 July 2022 (14:00 – 16:00 BST), House of Annetta in London

In this informal zine-making workshop, discover the history of garden cities, considering how flowers are used and lost in the city and how we can reimagine them.

‘Identity under the microscope’: Miniature booklet making workshop

Sun, 12 June 2022 (10:30 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 16:30 BST), Spiral Galleries in London

Explore the history of miniature booklets and learn simple book-binding techniques before delving into the theme of ‘identity under the microscope ‘ through collage, writing, and mark-making.

‘Portrait of an artist’: a painting masterclass

Mon, 13 June 2022 (14:00 – 18:00 BST), Spiral Galleries in London

In this artist-led workshop, explore different methods of the Old Master painters and choose a master painting to copy. You will use a grisaille or wipe out underpainting, and then build it up in layers. You will learn about values, creating a value scale and how warm and cool colours are used for light and shadow. Finally, you will discover how to reproduce some of the effects of oil painting in acrylic.

‘Mirror Image’ collage workshop

Sun, 22 May 2022 (14:00 – 16:30 BST), Spiral Galleries in London

In this collage workshop, part of Assemblage youth collective’s Abstract Identities series, join Assemblage artist Hannah Ladmore for a collage-based session looking at what makes up your identity and how you’d like to see yourself and be seen by others.

‘Still life with flowers’ photography workshop

Mon, 30 May 2022 (18:00 – 20:00 BST), E1 Studios in London

Discover the concept and history of the still life in art and how to arrange effective still life compositions with the flower as a focal point, then be guided through how to take striking photographs of still life arrangements.

‘Flowers and Feminism’ poetry workshop

Tue, 31 May 2022 (18:30 – 20:30 BST), Feminist Library in London

In this informal poetry workshop, part of Assemblage Youth Collective’s Flower Festival and in collaboration with the Feminist Library, we will explore the connection between contemporary feminism and flowers.

‘Peace of Art’ Digital Workshop in collaboration with the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG)

Sat, February 26, 2022 (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm GMT)

Through Peace Education led by IPYG UK, participants will learn about core values of a citizen of peace, and practical ways to apply it to their lives. This will be followed by a creative session led by Assemblage Youth Collective, focusing on connecting creative expression to peace.

digital events programme

19-26th September 2021

‘Make Concertina Booklets with Us!’ Digital Workshop

Join Assemblage illustrator Yelyzaveta Berestova and Ioana Simion of Artizine UK for a concertina booklet making workshop!

‘How to Podcast Like a Pro’ Digital Event

What’s the secret behind a successful podcast? Join presenter & producer Kate Whitaker of Navigating Your Twenties podcast in conversation with Assemblage to find out!

‘Be More Zen’ Digital Drawing Workshop

Stressed? Find your zen by joining artist Joshua von Uexkull for a mindful drawing class.

‘Self-Expression’ Digital Poetry Workshop

Join Assemblage writers for a three-part poetry workshop that will teach you creative ways of putting your emotions into words!

‘Scanning the Body’ Digital Free-Writing workshop

Combining neuroscience and anthropology, join us for a series of exercises designed to scan the body for truth and your inner writer.