Workshops for young people during Covid-19

Workshops for young people during Covid-19

May & June 2020

During Covid-19, we’re here to support young people aged 13-18 to keep making & creating.

Online events and workshops

We are offering free online workshops every Wednesday, with the below currently confirmed:

  • Wednesday 3 June, 2pm – Poster Design Illustration Workshop with Jess Nash.
  • Wednesday 10 June, 2pm – 2D to 3D Art with Genevieve Rudd
  • Wednesday 24 June, 2pm – Anthotype Photography with Genevieve Rudd

Workshop details

2D to 3D Art

For Year 9 – 13 students, sketching out 2D designs that will eventually be cut up and turned into 3D sculptures with Genevieve Rudd.

Anthotype Photography

For Year 9 – 13 students, a presentation on how to create Anthotype prints: images created using photosensitive material from plants and vegetables.

Illustration Poster Workshop

Illustration workshop based on an original commission that was set by Penguin Random House UK to design posters celebrating 70 years of Windrush contributions to the UK.

Jess Nash is an Illustrator and freelance Workshop Facilitator currently based in the South East. She enjoys making work focused on social commentary and making illustration interactive. Jess also really enjoy exploring the idea of art and education, and how the former informs the latter.

The posters advertised Penguin’s book titles written by Black British writers and the posters were also shown at the City Hall at an event put on by the Mayor of London’s office. Jess will be setting and taking participants through the same brief .

Creative Stress Management

This is a playful workshop that introduces students to practical stress management techniques. We invite participants to design a creative response to their personal management strategy before having the opportunity to enter their work into NUA’s Creative Kindness Competition. 

This workshop is designed in line with advice from Mental Health First Aid England.  

Photographing 2D and 3D Art Works

This session will take you through techniques and considerations when photographing your work, with practical time to take your own photographs and for questions at the end.

This workshop is perfect for photographing work produced during GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs, as well as prepping portfolios and submitting work into the NUA Creative Kindness Competition.

Still Life Drawing

Make a small ‘still life set’ of objects around the home and do drawing activities based around their set.

Repeat Pattern

To learn different kinds of repeat pattern and to create your own repeat pattern tile.
Creating your own repeat pattern tile is a simple skill that’s applicable to hundreds of fun projects including creating gift wrap, wallpaper, book covers, posters, gift wrap, or your phone lock screen. The possibilities are endless.

Tailored events or workshops

We can also offer tailored events; sessions or workshops for your students. Just drop us an email

Header image by Charlotte Johnston, MA Communication Design

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Book a place on an Open Day, or to find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, please give us a call.