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Hand Embroidery Workshop from Paintings

  • The National Gallery Trafalgar Square London, England, WC2N 5DN United Kingdom (map)

MENTAL WEALTH FESTIVAL 2018 - I will be running a workshop for this year's Mental Wealth Festival – a two day festival of talks, debates and workshops on how we can all contribute to people's mental wellbeing. 

This year’s festival spans two days, Monday 10th September coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day and Tuesday 11th September. Day 2 takes place at the National Gallery and the focus will be on mental health at home and within communities. There will be an emphasis on connecting the Gallery’s spaces and collection with events that inspire a sense of purpose and positive social empathy. 

TIME: 10:30am -12:00pm
VENUE: Education Room 1, The National Gallery
BOOKING: Standard day passes cost £10 or £5 for those who are unemployed or low wage
Book your ticket here

Enjoy the benefits of hand-stitching and its self-induced state of sustained focus whilst taking inspiration from paintings displayed in room 41.  You will select colour palettes and textures used by early 20th century painters Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Andre Derain to create your own hand-embroidered brooches.

Lovely photography by Philip Hardman Photography.