A social evening of quick-fire taster workshops, as seen in TimeOut!
With Karen Logan, we invited people to revisit familiar local ground with us, accessing together a child-like sense of delight, belief and adventure in two complementary outdoor workshops designed to harness the power of the playful imagination.
Participants were urged to bring stout shoes, an open mind and a sense of humour.
I love the language and imagery of superstitious folklore, and the delicious slivers of fear invoked by a scratchy mark, a twisted root, a skulking crow.
Roll up your sleeves & get your hands in some mud – this Spring we’re going to be working in wet clay using simple hand-building techniques.
First workshop – 15th March: make a lidded Easter pot with pretty sprigs and a pulled handle.
Calling artists, crafters and makers for the opportunity to host your own workshops under the Make_E11 umbrella at award-winning cafe, bar and bookshop All You Read is Love (AYRIL).
Following the success of a pilot run last Autumn, we are planning more evenings this year; confirmed dates are Tuesday March 15th and Tuesday May 10th, 7.00 – 9.30pm.
The event is promoted extensively on Twitter and Facebook by Make_E11 and AYRIL, with listings in WF Guardian, Apex Arts… and occasional coverage from local media; last year’s listings & coverage included Good Housekeeping, TimeOut and Leytonstoner.
Our creative adventure has been going really well at All You Read is Love – lots of lovely people giving and attending workshops, so relaxed and social.
To finish the season, by popular request, we’re doing a Speedcrafting Christmas Party – you get to do four 1/2 hour workshops, then we can all chill, chat & admire each other’s good works with a glass of mulled wine and Christmas biscuits. Sounds like fun? Good Housekeeping thought so!
Read on for a potted history of the Make_E11 story so far…