If you fancy getting hands on during the festival we have plenty of opportunities. Whether its learning a traditional craft from an expert or experimenting to create your own pattern or visual. We have stationery, printing, textiles and more! The Brixton Design Trail is all about inclusive design, whether your a expert or just interested, everyone is welcome.
Obsessive Interests By the BDT collective will be taking over the train station passage.
Inspired by Otaku shops often located in the underpasses of Japanese railways, the space will offer installations including; hosting design workshops in collaboration with local illustrator Liisa Chisholm.
Join Karolina Merska’s brass geometric pajaki workshop as part of her installation in The Department Store. During the workshop you will create an unique chandelier inspired by her pajaki craft. Instead of traditional rye straw she will use a new material – brass tube. Ticketed event.
Lino Cutting Workshop with printmaker, illustrator and teacher, Kaylene Alder. Part of UNDER/EXPOSED, a design series hosted by Squire and Partners in their new Brixton office.
Love a bold print? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to draw, cut and print your own A5 lino-printed design in a single colour. You will print several of your design – in different colours and on different papers. You will be able to take your printing block away to continue your printing adventure at home.
Nurture your creativity by co-creating the Brixton Cloth in the company of others!
Enjoy the benefits of slow stitching, learn and practice embroidery stitches to make a communal stitched work of art that celebrates Brixton. A chance to get away from your mobile devices, embrace the resurgence of hand embroidery and community making. Explore the wealth embroidery stitches learning together on our large embroidery frame to create a embroidery cloth celebrating Brixton. Discover the benefits of stitching as a form of de-stressing, which encourages crafty mindfulness as an antidote to modern life in the beautiful surroundings of Squire Architects.
Design your own greeting card with printed textile designer Samantha Warren. Samantha’s signature style incorporates watercolour painting with photography and collage. Samantha shares her experimental layering technique in this Brixton Design Trail workshop where participants can create their own artwork and leave with their very own unique greeting card. Friday 12-2pm At the Department Store.
Incorporating bold lino cut prints, vibrant watercolours and textiles, award-winning artist and textile designer Antonietta Torsiello brings the London Rocks exhibition to Diverse on Brixton’s Coldharbour lane.
Championing the influences and long standing history of African/Caribbean communities in London, from market culture, rich clothing, music and the iconic Notting Hill Carnival to embody community, creativity and the Love is Power theme.
The public are also invited to come along and create their own original art print in an interactive workshop incorporating linocut and watercolours. There will also be a limited edition product range at Diverse during the Pop-Up.
Get stuck in with the ole’ fashioned methods of saddle stitching and burnishing after picking your own colour, and thread to create a leather purse with designer/maker, Candice Lau as part of Under/Exposed at the Department Store.
Suitable for beginners wanting to test and try their hand at leatherwork using naturally dyed veg tanned leather from Italy. You will finish off the workshop by personalising the wallet by embossing your name/initials with a letter set.
Love Type workshops will be hosted in the green house upstairs at Pop Brixton. You will have the opportunity to create some artwork using stencils, paint and marker pens, exploring the concept Love is Power with messages of positivity and creativity. After you have created your work of art it will be added to the Create Space exhibition downstairs at Pop. Sat 16th & 23rd 12 – 4pm
Find more workshops, talks and demonstration on our full events line up!