IWD Online Art Workshop – draw, collage & stitch your feminist icon

Celebrate International Women’s Day by creating your favourite feminist icon in a unique piece of art composed of drawing, collage & stitch.

“Well-behaved women seldom make history” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 1976

International Women’s Day runs each year on 8th March across the globe. This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge and together we can celebrate the woman we admire in our lives who chose to challenge.

We will have a fun two hour art workshop exploring our favourite feminist icons and recreate their energy and beauty in our own unique artworks. This will include a combination of drawing, collaging and finishing with stitching on the paper.

Aimed at all levels, and abilities, with a focus on ensuring, with limited art supplies, everyone can take part in art (if you do not have needle and thread that’s not a problem, you can still take part). Ideal for families too (children to be accompanied by an adult) and a great evening for couples to get together and create (and of course, you only need one ticket!).

Suggested donation £15. I’m trialing the donation based tickets here as my ethos is for all to access art. I please ask to be honest with the amount you can afford, as like many artists, I don’t make a killing out of art, thanks!

The online workshop is delivered in a way to avoid webinar fatigue with an engaging interactive presentation and of course, practical art activities – let’s call it a WebinART!

What you will need:

  • Images of your favourite feminist icon
  • A4 plain paper
  • Magazines and newspaper – anything with faces in we can collage with
  • Scissors
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients
  • Sharp embroidery needle and embroidery threads (if you don’t have these supplies please still attend as we can continue with mark making instead of stitching)

Please ensure you have everything ready to get the best out of the workshop.

Running online workshops is great for getting everyone across the globe to take part, please check here to see what time my 6pm (GMT) workshops will be in your time zone.

(I am running other times and dates, as well as other courses coming soon, please see my page here for more information)

Please note:

Your link to the Zoom webinart will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

Obscure Objects of Obesity – an artist’s talk with Rebecca D. Harris

Join artist Rebecca Harris as she discusses her ongoing textiles based body of work on obesity.

Join artist Rebecca Harris as she introduces you to the ongoing textiles based body of work on the fat female body. The soft-sculptures and embroideries focus on two areas: the alien interventions into the obese body through weight-loss surgeries and the deflated fat female skin following dramatic weight loss.

Obscure Objects of Obesity started in 2012 when the artist was due to have a gastric bypass but later cancelled. The body of work charts the journey of discovery the artist went on as she explored what inhabiting a fat female body means in our Western world.

Her writings on these artworks and the themes surrounding it have been published and seen her give talks at various institutes, most notably Oxford University, and this will be the first time the talks are available to an online public audience.

Following this live illustrated talk of approximately 25 minutes will be a Q &A session with the artist.

This talk is delivered for free but, to support the artist, it has the added option to make a donation if you can afford to – suggested donation £5, thank you.

Please check here to see what time my 6pm (GMT) workshops will be in your time zone.

Collage a Kahlo – interactive online art workshop

A fun online collaging art workshop with Mexican tunes, beautiful Frida and her inspirational iconic imagery.

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954, “is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.”

Let’s celebrate this beautiful and inspirational artist by exploring her iconic portraits before refining the component parts down to create our own collage like the example above. All the while we listen to some Mexican tunes.

Aimed at all levels, and abilities, with a focus on ensuring, with limited art supplies, everyone can take part in art. Ideal for families too (children to be accompanied by an adult) and a great evening for couples to get together and create (and of course, you only need one ticket!).

Suggested donation £15. I’m trialing the donation based tickets here as my ethos is for all to access art. I please ask to be honest with the amount you can afford, as like many artists, I don’t make a killing out of art, thanks!

The online workshop is delivered in a way to avoid webinar fatigue with an engaging interactive presentation and of course, practical art activities – let’s call it a WebinART!

What you will need:

  • A4 plain paper
  • Coloured papers: whatever you can find – magazines, pre-painted plain paper, post-it notes, wrapping paper – anything that’s paper and not white!
  • Scissors
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients

Please ensure you have everything ready to get the best out of the workshop.

Running online workshops is great for getting everyone across the globe to take part, please check here to see what time my 1pm (GMT) workshops will be in your time zone.

(I am running other times and dates, as well as other courses coming soon, please see my page here for more information)

Please note:

Your link to the Zoom webinart will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

Collage a Kahlo – interactive online art workshop

A fun online collaging art workshop with Mexican tunes, beautiful Frida and her inspirational iconic imagery.

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954, “is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.”

Let’s celebrate this beautiful and inspirational artist by exploring her iconic portraits before refining the component parts down to create our own collage like the example above. All the while we listen to some Mexican tunes.

Aimed at all levels, and abilities, with a focus on ensuring, with limited art supplies, everyone can take part in art. Ideal for families too (children to be accompanied by an adult) and a great evening for couples to get together and create (and of course, you only need one ticket!).

Suggested donation £15. I’m trialing the donation based tickets here as my ethos is for all to access art. I please ask to be honest with the amount you can afford, as like many artists, I don’t make a killing out of art, thanks!

The online workshop is delivered in a way to avoid webinar fatigue with an engaging interactive presentation and of course, practical art activities – let’s call it a WebinART!

What you will need:

  • A4 plain paper
  • Coloured papers: whatever you can find – magazines, pre-painted plain paper, post-it notes, wrapping paper – anything that’s paper and not white!
  • Scissors
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients

Please ensure you have everything ready to get the best out of the workshop.

Running online workshops is great for getting everyone across the globe to take part, please check here to see what time my 6pm (GMT) workshops will be in your time zone.

(I am running other times and dates, as well as other courses coming soon, please see my page here for more information)

Please note:

Your link to the Zoom webinart will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

Collaging like a Matisse – a WebinART

A WebinART of a creative collective of jazz, swing dance, drawing and cut outs as we create our own Matisse inspired artwork!

“Fit the parts together, one into the other, and build your figure like a carpenter builds a house. Everything must be constructed, composed of parts that make a whole.” – Henri Matisse

Get creative in lockdown with artist Rebecca Harris‘s WebinART – a collection of jazz, swing dance, drawing and cut outs as we create our own Matisse inspired artwork!

A fun evening journeying through drawing techniques – with an infusion of 1930/40s Parisian jazz (to immerse ourselves in Matisse’s world), observation of swing dance movements, use of formal elements in Matisse’s work before finishing with our own unique collage.

Aimed at all levels, and abilities, with a focus on ensuring, with limited art supplies, everyone can take part in art. Ideal for families too (children to be accompanied by an adult) and a great evening for couples to get together and create (and of course, you only need one ticket!).

Suggested donation £15. I’m trialing the donation based tickets here as my ethos is for all to access art. I please ask to be honest with the amount you can afford, as like many artists, I don’t make a killing out of art, thanks!

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, “Celebrated as both an orchestrator of tonal harmonies and a draftsman capable of distilling a form to its essentials, he long sought a way to unite colour and line in his work.”

The online workshop is delivered in a way to avoid webinar fatigue with an engaging interactive presentation and of course, practical art activities – let’s call it a WebinART!

What you will need:

  • A4 plain paper (or larger if you have it)
  • Coloured papers: whatever you can find – magazines, pre-painted plain paper, post-it notes, wrapping paper – anything that’s paper and not white! (try to find bold primary and secondary colours and black)
  • Pencil
  • A stick at least 6 inches long (a wooden spoon, twig etc)
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients

Please ensure you have everything ready to get the best out of the workshop.

What you will get :

  1. A fun and inspiring two-hour workshop
  2. A brief introduction to Matisse and his use of formal elements
  3. Inspiring and creative drawing and cut out techniques
  4. Your unique Matisse Collage
  5. Live recording sent after the session

Running online workshops is great for getting everyone across to globe to take part, please check here to see what time my 6pm (GMT) workshops will be in your time zone.

(I am running other times and dates, as well as other courses coming soon, please see my page here for more information)

Please note:

Your link to the webinart will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access. Workshops are delivered using Cisco Webex Meetings which you can run either through your browser (I recommend Google chrome) although the browser will not allow all interactive elements used in the WebinART. Their desktop software will ensure you can fully take part. If joining through mobile you will need to download the Webex Android or Apple app in advance.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

Collaging like a Matisse – a WebinART

A WebinART of a creative collective of jazz, swing dance, drawing and cut outs as we create our own Matisse inspired artwork!

“Fit the parts together, one into the other, and build your figure like a carpenter builds a house. Everything must be constructed, composed of parts that make a whole.” – Henri Matisse

Get creative in lockdown with artist Rebecca Harris‘s WebinART – a collection of jazz, swing dance, drawing and cut outs as we create our own Matisse inspired artwork!

A fun evening journeying through drawing techniques – with an infusion of 1930/40s Parisian jazz (to immerse ourselves in Matisse’s world), observation of swing dance movements, use of formal elements in Matisse’s work before finishing with our own unique collage.

Aimed at all levels, and abilities, with a focus on ensuring, with limited art supplies, everyone can take part in art. Ideal for families too (children to be accompanied by an adult) and a great evening for couples to get together and create (and of course, you only need one ticket!).

Suggested donation £15. I’m trialing the donation based tickets here as my ethos is for all to access art. I please ask to be honest with the amount you can afford, as like many artists, I don’t make a killing out of art, thanks!

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, “Celebrated as both an orchestrator of tonal harmonies and a draftsman capable of distilling a form to its essentials, he long sought a way to unite colour and line in his work.”

The online workshop is delivered in a way to avoid webinar fatigue with an engaging interactive presentation and of course, practical art activities – let’s call it a WebinART!

What you will need:

  • A4 plain paper (or larger if you have it)
  • Coloured papers: whatever you can find – magazines, pre-painted plain paper, post-it notes, wrapping paper – anything that’s paper and not white! (try to find bold primary and secondary colours and black)
  • Pencil
  • A stick at least 6 inches long (a wooden spoon, twig etc)
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients

Please ensure you have everything ready to get the best out of the workshop.

What you will get :

  1. A fun and inspiring two-hour workshop
  2. A brief introduction to Matisse and his use of formal elements
  3. Inspiring and creative drawing and cut out techniques
  4. Your unique Matisse Collage
  5. Live recording sent after the session

Running online workshops is great for getting everyone across to globe to take part, please check here to see what time my 6pm (GMT) workshops will be in your time zone.

(I am running other times and dates, as well as other courses coming soon, please see my page here for more information)

Please note:

Your link to the webinart will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access. Workshops are delivered using Cisco Webex Meetings which you can run either through your browser (I recommend Google chrome) although the browser will not allow all interactive elements used in the WebinART. Their desktop software will ensure you can fully take part. If joining through mobile you will need to download the Webex Android or Apple app in advance.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

Collaging like a Matisse – a WebinART

A WebinART of a creative collective of jazz, swing dance, drawing and cut outs as we create our own Matisse inspired artwork!

“Fit the parts together, one into the other, and build your figure like a carpenter builds a house. Everything must be constructed, composed of parts that make a whole.” – Henri Matisse

Get creative in lockdown with artist Rebecca Harris‘s WebinART – a collection of jazz, swing dance, drawing and cut outs as we create our own Matisse inspired artwork!

A fun evening journeying through drawing techniques – with an infusion of 1930/40s Parisian jazz (to immerse ourselves in Matisse’s world), observation of swing dance movements, use of formal elements in Matisse’s work before finishing with our own unique collage.

Aimed at all levels, and abilities, with a focus on ensuring, with limited art supplies, everyone can take part in art. Ideal for families too (children to be accompanied by an adult) and a great evening for couples to get together and create (and of course, you only need one ticket!).

Suggested donation £15. I’m trialing the donation based tickets here as my ethos is for all to access art. I please ask to be honest with the amount you can afford, as like many artists, I don’t make a killing out of art, thanks!

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, “Celebrated as both an orchestrator of tonal harmonies and a draftsman capable of distilling a form to its essentials, he long sought a way to unite colour and line in his work.”

The online workshop is delivered in a way to avoid webinar fatigue with an engaging interactive presentation and of course, practical art activities – let’s call it a WebinART!

What you will need:

  • A4 plain paper (or larger if you have it)
  • Coloured papers: whatever you can find – magazines, pre-painted plain paper, post-it notes, wrapping paper – anything that’s paper and not white! (try to find bold primary and secondary colours and black)
  • Pencil
  • A stick at least 6 inches long (a wooden spoon, twig etc)
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients

Please ensure you have everything ready to get the best out of the workshop.

What you will get :

  1. A fun and inspiring two-hour workshop
  2. A brief introduction to Matisse and his use of formal elements
  3. Inspiring and creative drawing and cut out techniques
  4. Your unique Matisse Collage
  5. Live recording sent after the session

Running online workshops is great for getting everyone across to globe to take part, please check here to see what time my 6pm (GMT) workshops will be in your time zone.

(I am running other times and dates, as well as other courses coming soon, please see my page here for more information)

Please note:

Your link to the webinart will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access. Workshops are delivered using Cisco Webex Meetings which you can run either through your browser (I recommend Google chrome) although the browser will not allow all interactive elements used in the WebinART. Their desktop software will ensure you can fully take part. If joining through mobile you will need to download the Webex Android or Apple app in advance.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

Kollaging like a Kandinsky – a WebinART

With music & drawing we’ll simplify the beautiful complexities of Kandinsky & take this through to the creation of our own creative collage.

“Everything starts with a dot” – Wasilly Kandinsky

(I am running other times and dates, as well as other courses coming soon, please see my page here for more information)

Creative block, looking for alternative approaches, or perhaps new to art? This two-hour fun and engaging online workshop will kick-start your art.

Learn in lockdown with artist Rebecca Harris as we will go through a journey of various drawing techniques, with an infusion of 1920s jazz, and build upon each activity before arriving at our very own Kandinsky inspired collage. Aimed at all levels, and abilities, with a focus on ensuring, with limited art supplies, everyone can take part in art. Ideal for families too (children to be accompanied by an adult).

Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944, was best known for his abstract works and painting music. With this in mind we will look at the artist’s abstract artworks, and work through a range of techniques simplifying his beautiful complexity. The online workshop is delivered in a way to avoid webinar fatigue with an engaging interactive presentation and of course, practical art activities – let’s call it a webinart!

What you will need:

  • A4 plain paper
  • Coloured papers: whatever you can find – magazines, pre-painted plain paper, post-it notes, wrapping paper – anything that’s paper and not white!
  • Pencil
  • DRY colouring medium: again, whatever you can find – oil pastels, kid’s colouring pencils or crayons, eye-shadow, felt tips etc (must be dry as we need to work with the coloured collage right away and no time to dry)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler & compass: or anything with a straight edge or circular
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients

Please ensure you have everything ready to get the best out of the workshop.

What you will get :

  1. A fun and inspiring two-hour workshop
  2. A brief introduction to Kandinsky, abstract art and how the formal elements are applied
  3. Drawing and collaging techniques with a little twist at the end (collaging a collage)
  4. Your unique ‘Kandinsky Kollage’

Please note:

Your link to the webinart will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access. Workshops are delivered using Cisco Webex Meetings which you can run either through your browser (I recommend Google chrome), or their desktop software. If joining through mobile you will need to download the Webex Android or Apple app in advance.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

VALENTINE’S COUPLES – Portrait Drawing Workshop – ONLINE

Drink, draw, laugh and get intimate (in a looking at each other kinda way) to kick start your romantic lockdown Valentine’s evening.

Looking for something to do for Valentine’s lockdown?

Join artist Rebecca Harris with her partner Lewis (a self-confessed “rubbish at drawing”) as we all literally gaze into our partner’s (or partners’ – however you swing) eyes for a fun evening of easy drawing techniques as we create portraits together of our loved ones.

No previous drawing ability required. This will be a relaxed, but fun, kick start to your romantic evening. Full of different ways we can capture the beauty of those we love.

We will look at the techniques and poses of some famous artists who painted and drew their lovers, and try some of those out upon our own lovers. You can watch Rebecca and Lewis join in as we will also be taking part alongside you and your partners.

A great evening to connect with others online whilst we also connect further as a couple. You will be provided with a YouTube playlist of funky love songs to help get the passion going into your drawings.

Above: Henri Matisse

What you will need:

  • Some plain paper – whatever size you have
  • Pencil, charcoal or ink
  • Any colouring medium – whatever you can find at home, kid’s crayons, paint, pastels even eyeshadow will do!

What you will get:

  1. A super fun start to the evening with your partner
  2. A series of easy drawing techniques
  3. Cherished memories of how you started your Valentine’s lockdown evening and look back at your creations, however you judge them!
  4. A live recording of the session sent after the event

This is sure to be a popular event so please don’t delay and book your tickets today! There will also be a waiting list enabled.

Suggested donation £15. I’m trialing the donation based tickets here as my ethos is for all to access art, no matter your income. I please ask to be honest with the amount you can afford, as like many artists, I don’t make a killing out of art, thanks. Of course, you only need one ticket for the pair of you anyway, like a 2for1!

Above: example of blind contour drawing, this will no doubt be fun!

Running online workshops is great for getting everyone across to globe to take part, please check here to see what time this 4:30pm (GMT) workshop will be in your time zone.

Please note:

Your link to the workshop will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access. Workshops are delivered using Cisco Webex Meetings which you can run either through your browser (I recommend Google chrome) you can also preinstall their desktop software. If joining through mobile you will need to download the Webex Android or Apple app in advance.

We really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.

Above: a taste of the tunes to expect!

Cover image: Pablo Picasso, Le Rêve (The Dream), 1932

Rebecca’s Collage Club – FREE ONLINE

Join me, artist Rebecca Harris, as we work through Grayson’s Art Club themes each week!

Anyone can collage – suitable to for all ages and abilities!

🎨 Cut, tear and create to compliment ‘Grayson’s Art Club’*, a Channel Four show, in which he reaches out to the nation to unleash their creativity during lockdown, I bring you ‘Rebecca Collage Club’!

✂️ Saturday morning we will work on the theme together to create our own collages which you can then decide to submit towards Grayson’s competition (you will have until midnight the following Wednesday to complete and submit online to their website).

Themes:

  1. Family – 6th Feb
  2. Nature – 13th Feb
  3. Food – 20th Feb
  4. Dreams – 27th Feb
  5. Work – 6th March
  6. Travel – 13th March

Collect any imagery you might find related to the theme you take part in each week – look in magazines, books, stuff you find online printed etc

🤩 A fun way to get together, meet online, learn new collage techniques as I guide you through some processes and ideas.

☕️ The workshop is free, all I ask is if you enjoyed the workshop, then if you can afford to do so, buy me a virtual coffee @buymeacoffee.com/rebeccaharris.

🙌 You can also support further by having a look at my other workshops.

What you will need:

  • Plain paper
  • Coloured papers: whatever you can find – magazines, pre-painted plain paper, post-it notes, wrapping paper – anything that’s paper and not white! Plus your theme related print
  • Scissors
  • Glue: if you don’t have any, this link will show you how to make glue at home with common kitchen ingredients
  • Colouring mediums (optional)
  • Embroidery needle and threads (optional) – I’ll show you about stitching paper

Please note:

*I am just enabling a chance for us to get together during lockdown and work on these themes, I am not affiliated with the show.

Your link to the club will be in your Eventbrite ticket, please arrive in good time to avoid any issues in gaining access. Workshops are delivered using Cisco Webex Meetings which you can run either through your browser (I recommend Google chrome), or their desktop software. If joining through mobile you will need to download the Webex Android or Apple app in advance.

I really look forward to having some art fun together and if you have any questions please email me at info@rebecca-harris.com or find me on Facebook.