Make a paper portrait sculpture

A roughly cut-out human figure from paper, in red and peach on the floor.Photograph by Shepherd Manyika

Saturday 1 May 2021
with Shepherd Manyika
Online workshop via Zoom

Pay what you can

*The recommended ticket price for this workshop is £4.50 per family. If you are in a position to make this donation towards the running costs of the workshop, it is greatly received.

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In this fun family workshop, create a unique model of yourself from paper. Using a selection of paper and card from around the house, choose what colours and textures your feet, hands, head or legs will be. Then work together as a family to draw around each other and cut out your body parts, before assembling and personalising to complete your model!

Who is this class suitable for?
Recommended for ages 5+, children must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times.
You will need
  • Yourself and a partner to help draw around your body
  • A selection of paper – Newspaper, old magazines, printer paper, coloured paper, card would also work well
  • Scissors 
  • Pens or pencils
  • Tape (this could be sellotape, packing tape, masking tape etc)
  • A stick – this could be a piece of bamboo, a long tree branch, a broom handle, a walking stick… any stick will work! But this is not essential.  

Shepherd Manyika is a London based artist who works with mixed media. He is interested in representations, drawing narratives from found images and the everyday. Manyika graduated in BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2011 and MA in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication from Central Saint Martins in 2019. He exhibited at Royal Academy School of Arts with the Parasites school residency and also works on various education programmes across London.

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