Make It Yours: Free Workshops

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Make It Yours: Free Workshops


National Justice Museum
Various dates throughout December 2021 and January 2022

Make it Yours workshops are back at the National Justice Museum! You're invited to drop into our Creative Courtyard and make something inspired by the museum collection.

Their creative sessions are free and open to all. Join them to make and create together and contribute to the growing museum! The sessions will be led by artists, makers and writers, all influenced by this unique museum. Please register using the Eventbrite links on the website.

Please note, you will need to choose a timeslot when booking through Eventbrite. This is so all workshops adhere to current social distancing guidelines.

10 December 

Rope Mini Sculptures

Taking inspiration from Susie MacMurry’s site specific installation ‘Witness’, artists Barbara Sanding and Onaissa Jamil will inspire you to make a mini rope sculpture. Mixing traditional french knitting craft with a DIY sculpture making technique, you will create a unique interpretation of ‘Witness’.

17 December

Revolutionary Posters Making

Be an activist and create revolutionary protest posters with artist Ant Sacco. Using words, lines and symbols you will create collage based posters to inspire future change and imagine new worlds.

7 January

Protest Bag Making

Experiment with textile techniques, appliqué, print and stitch to produce your very own ‘protest bag’. Join textile artist Lubna Din to make something unique, using thoughts and inspiration from the Young people and Protest project #NJMProtest. Gorgeous materials are provided.

14 January

Protest Noises in a Shopping Trolley

Join artist Feng-Ru Lee in a calligraphy writing workshop with a twist! Inspired by a bell in the museum collection we’ll ‘make some noise’ together as we write onto metal objects to create a participatory installation. With climate justice in mind this workshop addresses the issue of over-packaging in supermarkets and a demand for more sustainable shopping solutions

21 January

Balaclava… embroidering protest!

Embroider and re-design a unique balaclava! In this workshop with Alice Peake, we will explore embroidering with conventional and un-conventional decorative techniques, whilst learning about how textiles have been used in protests across the world.

28 January

Fermenting Futures

The process of fermentation taps into the activity of bacteria, yeasts and moulds, teaching us the importance of community, cooperation and the interconnectedness of all things. In this session, we will learn the basic principles for fermenting vegetables, while discussing knowledge and skill sharing as a gentle way to influence a more interconnected future between humans and other species.

28 January (Online)

Balaclava… embroidering protest!

Embroider and re-design a unique balaclava! In this workshop with Alice Peake, we will explore embroidering with conventional and un - conventional decorative techniques, whilst learning about how textiles have been used in protests across the world.

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Opening Times

Fermenting Futures (28 Jan 2022)
Friday10:00 - 12:00
Balaclava… embroidering protest! (28 Jan 2022)
Friday13:30 - 15:00

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