Workshop

Bow Skills workshop: freeing your creativity and overcoming blocks with Dora Lam

27 March 2024
6 - 8pm
£7

Join interdisciplinary artist Dora Lam in this experimental workshop to discover the value in letting go of our artistic inhibitions and becoming more instinctive when faced with creative blocks.

Join interdisciplinary artist Dora Lam in this experimental workshop to discover the value in letting go of our artistic inhibitions and becoming more instinctive when faced with creative blocks.

Creative blocks and muddle are universal experiences that many artists experience throughout their artistic lifespans. But, when you’re stuck in a rut, it can be hard to figure out how to funnel repressed creative energy elsewhere and get re-inspired to make and create again.

In this workshop, Dora Lam will draw from her own experiences as an artist to walk us through a number of creative experiments, activities, and techniques to activate different parts of your creative brain, which you will be able to come back to time and time again, as and when you need them.

In the first half of the session, we’ll be getting acquainted with some playful quick-fire, intuitive activities, spanning a range of mediums and formats to get those creative juices flowing, including blind drawing to music, performance and improv, storytelling, reflective writing, and more.

When you’re feeling stuck, it can also be helpful to bring things back to the personal and get inspired by things that deeply move you and others around you. The second half of the session will tease apart this idea through collective and pair work to reframe our relationship to objects and memories, identify the connections and dissonances between our lived experiences as artists, and enable you to find inspiration in the stories and tales passed on by others.

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Nunnery Gallery

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