Workshop

Workshop: archiving British-Caribbean stories through DIY sketchbook-making with Jasmine Karis

16 March 2024
2 - 4pm
£7

Pay homage to the stories of the British-Caribbean diaspora that objects hold, as we create our own DIY sketchbook using repurposed materials and mark making techniques.

Archive and pay homage to the stories of the British-Caribbean diaspora that objects hold, as we create our own DIY sketchbook using repurposed materials and a range of experimental drawing and mark making techniques.

For people in the diaspora, objects and the stories they hold are crucial ways we can remember and document our personal histories and grapple with the many ways we move through the world.

Using this as her starting point, through creatively documenting a range of diasporic Caribbean objects, textiles community artist Jasmine Karis invites the British-Caribbean community, people in the Caribbean diaspora, and those wanting to respectfully learn more about these communities to have a safe space to creatively explore personal and collective histories of displacement and migration.

We will playfully experiment with repurposed used packaging and ephemera, as well as a variety of drawing and mark making exercises including continuous line drawing, drawing using our non-dominant hand, drawing with our eyes closed, homing in on texture detailing, collage, observational life drawing, and other techniques to compile together a hearty stack of completed exercises which will form the pages of our sketchbook.

For the final part of the workshop, attendees will create their own book covers, before binding their creations together and leaving the session with a sustainably made A4 sketchbook, to act as a source of inspiration, a personal archive, or a creative foundation to continue adding to!

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