Launched in 2007, the Parasol unit Educational Events programme aims to encourage people to develop their interest in contemporary art through a variety of expansive activities. Its cinema evenings, poetry readings, music and performance, artist and/or curator talks, exhibition tours and symposia are all designed to provide unique insight into the work of a currently exhibiting artist. Already immensely popular, the regular, artist-led, Sunday Family Workshops and Storytelling for Families offer creative afternoons of art activities for children and adults of all ages and levels of interest. Most of the events and workshops take place at the foundation’s gallery, but some may include a small excursion.
Committed to involving local people from the boroughs of Hackney and Islington, Parasol unit regularly works with nearby schools and community organisations. If you would like to arrange a group visit please click here. If you would like to discuss any other educational partnership or opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parasol unit is grateful to Cass Art for supporting our Education programme, offering a wide range of materials and discount offers at the Flagship store in Islington.
Website link: www.cassart.co.uk
Using a range of materials and printmaking techniques, create a large-scale collaborative work.
Image credit: Sarah Pimenta
See how colours, textures and images come together to form intriguing personalities.
Image credit: Alexandra Hughes
Make intriguing patterns from distorted shapes and create a representation of yourself using the technique of collage.
Tschabalala Self, 'Cross' (detail), 2016. Fabric, linen, Flashe® and acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 121.9 cm, 72 x 48 in. Courtesy of Juan Bonet Collection,Spain. Photograph by Dan Bradica.
Praxis 6 includes performances by lo wie and Manfred Werder and guests Werder and Ryu Hankil.
Image credit: lo wie
Three-day workshop led by Social Fabric artist Sarah Pimenta presents a masterclass in printmaking techniques.
Image credit: Sarah Pimenta
Adult Workshops Teachers & Artists' Workshop: An Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation Thursday 26 January, 4-6 pm
Learn how stop-frame animations can be made using a range of technology.
Image credit: Parasol unit
Parasol unit’s programme of talks and lectures provides visitors with a chance to learn more about the foundation’s exhibitions through artist and curator talks; lectures and gallery tours by renowned art historians, writers and academics; and symposia in collaboration with local universities.
Parasol unit launches a new series of pilot workshops tailored to Under 5’s. Launching Project Light which is a new and exciting series of workshops which invites adults and young children to respond, explore through playful experimentation in an immersive and stimulating environment created in collaboration with artist educator Natalie Zervou – Director of Starting with Art - http://www.startingwithart.com/.
Since 2010 Parasol unit has worked on a yearly basis with local schools to deliver innovative and exciting workshops including annual Big Draw events. The creative sessions have actively involved children aged 7 – 11 years old (Years 3 - 6) from St Andrews Primary, Hanover Primary, Moreland Primary and Robert Blair Primary School in collaboration with the Oxford based charity The Art Room.
The foundation is very keen to create new partnerships with neighbouring schools and engage further with the local community. Schools can visit the galleries in two ways:
Through a self-led group visit, please click here to make arrangements
By booking a tailored creative workshop led by an Artist Educator in response to our contemporary art programme
To book a visit or enquire about a workshop, please contact Lala Thorpe, Education & Events Programmer.