Join educator and Spike Island Visitor Assistant Eileen Venner for a collage workshop inspired by Spike Island’s current exhibition Howardena Pindell: A New Language.
The workshop explores Pindell’s use of circles and the experiences that have shaped her creative processes. Participants are invited to create their own unique artwork using techniques such as layering and stencilling, while also playing with colour and form.
I AM MAKING ART
These regular activity sessions are led by artists and visual practitioners. Visitors of all ages and abilities can try out new techniques and approaches to making art, from drawing and painting to collage, sculpture and animation. All materials are provided.
Eileen Venner is an educator and a creative arts advocate. Venner holds a BA and MA in Librarianship, and has worked in educational settings with children, young people and adults throughout her career. Most recently, Venner developed art programmes in partnership with schools and community organisations, with the aim of engaging children and families in the visual arts.
Born in the Caribbean, Venner moved to the UK as a child in the 1960s as part of the Windrush generation. She has always had an interest in the African diaspora and Caribbean art and culture, and started her own African textile business, producing bags, clothing and accessories. Venner is currently working as a Visitor Assistant at Spike Island, hosting exhibition tours and delivering art workshops.