Explore your creativity and share your wellbeing practices at this drop-in creative workshop
Care exists in many forms; a recipe, a poem, a favourite place, a supportive statement, a greeting, a cat meme, a piece of wisdom, or a space to breathe deeply. In this workshop, led by artist Demelza Watts, you can share, illustrate and discuss your ideas about care in a community and receive many more ideas back.
What will happen in the workshop?
You will produce a page of artwork that illustrates a method of care that you would like to share with the King’s community. You can write, draw, and collage using the art materials provided or found items around the campus like maps, leaves or twigs.
Each page will become part of the Collective Catalogue of Care, a new collaborative publication made by the student body and community of King’s College London, supported by King’s Culture.
The finished publication will be available as a digital pdf for everyone in the King’s community to use as a resource. In particular, it will be offered as a welcome to those starting at the University for the first time.
What time is the workshop?
Drop in to the Arcade at any time between 10:00 and 16:00 to make your page – you can take as little or as much time as you need.
I’m not an arts student, can I attend?
The workshop is open to students from all subject areas and all King's staff to share their unique experiences on care and wellbeing. No experience in the arts is required.
Do I need to bring anything to the workshop?
All materials for the workshop will be provided in the Arcade - all you need to bring is yourself!
King’s Culture wants all events to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. For more information about access to the Arcade, please visit the AccessAble guide online. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to further discuss any access requirements, arrangements for companions, or to find out more details about this workshop.
About Demelza Watts
Demelza Watts (1990, Wiltshire) is a transdisciplinary artist traveling the waterways of southeast England (UK). Play, pleasure and party are prioritised. Watts’ interest lays in the common ground for the artist and the spectator. Collaging research, found objects, crafts and experiences to examine the intersections of art, home and the everyday. Conversation, research, collaboration and making interconnect, the boundary between art and life if not removed, challenged. Prioritising collaboration and collective working, understanding facilitation and production as art practice.
About King’s Culture
King’s Culture enhances the impact and engagement of King’s through creative approaches and collaborations, exploring contemporary challenges with imagination and expertise for social and cultural impact. The specialist Culture unit works with academics, students, the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs) and local/international communities, catalysing new opportunities for knowledge exchange between the university and external partners across a wide range of disciplines.