About this Event
Crafts magazine invites you to the first in a series of three online mindful making workshops to help you relax, unwind and enjoy the meditative power of working with your hands. It marks the launch of our Mind & Body issue (May/June 2021), which explores how the enrapturing act of making can boost your wellbeing. It also kicks off Hey Craft!, the Crafts Council’s nationwide festival of craft participation.
In this 90 minute workshop, Liaqat Rasul – a Hackney-based collage artist who transforms humble everyday materials into vibrant compositions that have been exhibited in spaces across London – will lead you through a series of short exercises to re-engage you with the present. He will combine breathing exercises with processes like cutting, pleating, folding and drawing. Finally you will assemble your collage. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and kit requirements are humble items you will most likely have in your house already.
Essentials you will need:
- Tissue paper
- Recycled items
- 4 or 5 large sheets of white paper (preferably A2)
- Egg boxes
- Old magazines