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Bow Families: creating painterly monoprints with Christina Brown 

Sunday 26th May 2024 , 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join artist Christina Brown in this hands-on workshop exploring abstraction and colour through creating our own DIY monoprints. Open to children and families of all ages – all materials provided! 

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking where a unique image is made from a ‘plate’ which is covered in printing ink or paint. The gorgeous thing about monoprints is now experimental they are and the process-focused nature of applying the paint or ink and pressing out your designs. 

In this workshop, children will explore colour, texture, and form by painting unique and abstract designs onto our DIY ‘plates’ which we will then press and lift our final prints from. This workshop encourages children to focus on the process of making an artwork, as well as the outcomes, and home in on the smaller details such as the texture of brushstrokes, colour combinations, and the sensory explorations that come out of this. 

For older children, we will explore how to translate pencil drawings into monoprint form and the spontaneous and unpredictable outcomes that can unravel from this! 

In this workshop, children will learn about monoprints, explore the colours and textures that paint creates, and experiment with paint to create unique abstract prints. 

This event is an inclusive, friendly environment which is accessible to all abilities and age groups.    

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!
181-183 Bow Road
London, London E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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More about Christina Brown 

Christina Rose Brown is an artist, mother and teacher.   

Her work is semi-autobiographical, often featuring depictions of the female form, or images of motherhood, to explore themes of female identity and universal and personal lived experience.  

She works predominantly with textiles and paint. Her process of making is slow and thoughtful and incorporates elements of chance, creating a space for mindful reflection within a world that is so fast-paced. 

Access information    

The Bow Arts Trust courtyard room 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.