Creative Inspiration Workshop: Reading Objects To Trigger Your Imagination

04 Jun 2019 · 10:00AM - 12:30PM
£15, Central St Martins
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
Event type
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Drawing on the Central Saint Martins Museum & Study Collection of art and design, this hands-on workshop will introduce the concept of ‘reading’ objects for creative inspiration, through close, forensic study.

This session is led by Judy Willcocks, Head of Museum & Study Collection at Central Saint Martins and a Senior Research Fellow specialising in object-based learning and will provide the opportunity to explore a range of museum objects, from the collection which includes art and design objects, textiles, prints, books and much more, through drawing, using synthetic trigger mechanisms, such as subtraction and repetition, as a way of generating ideas.

Where do I meet the group for the workshop?

Participants should report to the Central Saint Martins Reception Desk, on the right-hand side as you enter the building.

Who is the speaker?

Judy Willcocks is Head of the Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection (UAL) and an Associate of the Museums Association with twenty years’ experience of working in museums. She has a long-standing interest in developing the use of museum collections to support teaching and learning in higher education and teaches an archiving unit for Central Saint Martins’ MA in Culture, Criticism and Curation. Judy is also interested in developing relationships between universities and museums in the broader sense and is the co-founder for the Arts Council funded Share Academy project, exploring the possibilities of cross-sector partnerships.