GET CREATIVE

  • PhotoShed is a new creative social group for men that is taking place at The Art Station in Saxmundham on Thursdays from 11am – 1pm. The group is free to attend and equipment is provided. The group is being lead by photographer Tom Owens.

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  • Suffolk glass artist Arabella Marshall’s installation in October 2020 of a large, colourful contemporary glass “window” into the ancient ruined chapel which stands in the grasslands of RSPB Minsmere launched an ongoing project using art of all kinds to inspire us to deepen our affinity with the natural environment. A film about the project and news of ongoing public engagement can be found on her A Wing and a Prayer website.

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  • Meet Me At The Museum. The Art Fund podcasts feature well-known faces taking someone they love to a favourite museum or gallery, to explore what’s on offer, have a chat about what they find, and generally muse on life. Listen to the musings of the likes of Anneka Rice, Miles Jupp, Lucy Porter, Lloyd Langford, Mawaan Rizwan, Kirsty Wark and Mel Giedroyc as they walk you around museums and galleries such as the Barbara Hepworth Museum, Osbourne House, The Mary Rose, The Tate Liverpool and the Freud Museum.

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  • Harry Potter – A History of Magic (and other online exhibitions). Explore the wonders of the British Library with their Online Exhibitions. Alongside exclusive Q&As and insights into the artistry of the Harry Potter books, explore the British Library’s weird and wonderful collection of magical historical facts and witchcraft and magic artefacts, with curator Julian Harrison. All on this Google Arts dedicated page: Harry Potter – A History of Magic.

    image promoting Harry Potter online exhibition from the British Library

  • Free Creative Change Art for Wellbeing tutorials with artist Hannah Aria. In March 2021 Creative Change ran a series of Art for Wellbeing Workshops. The fun and informal online workshops can now be accessed as free YouTube video tutorials, aiming to empower you to use visual art as a platform to provoke wider discussions around important social justice topics whilst also improving personal well-being. The four social justice topics are Mental Health, Homelessness, Domestic Violence and The Environment. Aimed at helping Ipswich and Suffolk residents improve their wellbeing, mental health and self-confidence through the pandemic via artistic and creativity activities, the 16 creative tutorials are accessible to all levels of creative confidence, from complete beginners to confident crafters. For further information e-mail Hannah Aria: hannah.aria@hotmail.com

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  • Make thrifty, upcycled jewellery with this ‘Magazine Beads’ video tutorial from Red Ted Art. Originating in Africa where people make them for a living, they are fun, easy, frugal and colourful. There are more paper crafts and recycled crafts for children on the Red Ted Art website so take a look for more inspiration. 

    photo of magazine beads from Red Ted Art

  • Take part in a ‘Sketch a Day challenge or create an individual or family sketchbook journal of your isolation experience. The Brooklyn Art Library is home to over 41,000 sketchbooks from 130 countries. Over 25,000 of these have been scanned and can be viewed for free, and their Sketchbook Project invites you to participate and contribute your own sketchbook.

  • Visit a virtual museum or art gallery. The V&A, British Musuem, Guggenheim Musuem, National Gallery of Art Washington, The Louvre, Van Gogh Museum and more, all offer ways to access their collections online.