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Bow Families: collective doodling with Jasmin Bhanji

Sunday 24th September 2023 , 11:00am to 1:00pm

Come along and join artist and arts educator Jasmin Bhanji for a huge group doodle, playfully encouraging and exploring what we can make when we freely doodle, draw, and create on a large-scale together. 

Equipped with a range of fun drawing, doodling, and mark-making materials, Jasmin will encourage children to respond to whimsical and surreal prompts and props designed to encourage creativity, imagination, and experimentation with this more expanded form of drawing. 

In this workshop, children will learn different drawing and mark-making techniques, group work, collaboration, and how to create artworks in response to things they see and touch. 

This event is an inclusive, friendly environment which is accessible to all abilities and age groups. This activity is ideal for ages 3-9, but we encourage anyone interested to attend.   

Bow Families is a series of free, drop-in family art workshops that take place on the last Sunday of every month in the Bow Arts Courtyard. These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for local families to get creative and try something new! Each session is led by a Bow Arts’ Artist and all materials are provided. 

Free Drop in – all are welcome!
Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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More about Jasmin Bhanji 

Jasmin works across different stages of learning, from nursery to adult education. She works with families and young children, providing workshops that explore elements of contemporary art practice in fun, meaningful and engaging ways. Jasmin also works with teachers in CPD session for curriculum diversity training and primary art skills development. Her workshops focus on contemporary art practice and her knowledge base is an MA (UCL) in Art and Design (now Art Education, Culture and Practice) and a PGCE, and a BA in Ceramics.

“Art practice can be seen as a means of ‘making sense’ and ‘making space.’ In my role, I strive to create a safe and open space for diverse learning communities to explore new ways of thinking, making sense of their world, and discovering new ways of being. I firmly believe that art has the power to foster inclusivity, social engagement, and dialogue” 


Access information    

The Bow Arts Trust courtyard has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.    

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)    

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space (e.g. making sure you have a table near the entrance) or anything else you can think of!  

Transport Information    

Opening hours: Mon-Friday, 9am to 5pm    
Address: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ    
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.    
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.    
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.