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Wednesday
04
APR

Nasty Women North East presents: (small but) Fierce workshops.

13:00
15:00
Thought Foundation
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Nasty Women North East presents:
“(small but) FIERCE”
An international art magazine for and by children who want to change the world (and the adults who support them).

Come and help Nasty Women North East create a new kind of children’s magazine!! No pink princesses or strong but silent superheroes. These workshops aim to bring alive the excitement and world-changing work of the global art and activism movement “Nasty Women”, which includes a series of education projects called “(Nasty) Women are in art history too”.

In the sessions children will explore the work female artists and activists throughout history- learning about how art can change the world and creating typical magazine standards (word searches, colouring in pages, free prizes and cartoon strips) with a twist. All inspired by the work of female artists through the ages from cave art to the many female artists involved in Nasty Women International Movement.

A selection of work made during these workshops will be included in the “(small but) FIERCE” magazine, which will be launched at the Anti Art Fair in London in October 2018.

After the huge success of the International Nasty Women Conference last year, Nasty Women North East is thrilled to be back at Thought Foundation starting this new journey. The workshops at Thought Foundation will be focusing on two incredible movements in art history, DADA and Surrealism and the women who were part of them.

When you think of DADA and Surrealism artists you might think of Duchamp and Dali. But what about Hannah Hoch, Claude Cahun, and Dora Marr. Just a few amazing female artists who have been overshadowed and forgotten through time.

Session one - DADA and Surrealism
Focusing on artists Hannah Hoch and Valentine Penrose who created and defined photomontage. Photomontage is an amazing way to get creative. Think drawing is essential to being an artist? Think again. Finding inspiration in photos, magazines and newspapers you will create:

a DADA WordSearch

"Dada means nothing, it's just a sound produced by the mouth". This was said by Tristan Tzara for the Dada Manifesto. Dada is about thinking outside the box and creating things that are not the norm. Come along and create a strange and wonderful word search for our magazine.

A photomontage mascot.

Using images from Newspapers, photos and magazines to create your very own DADA mascot.

These workshops are most suitable for 4-8 year olds but younger and older siblings are very welcome- children need to be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per 3 children)!
Tickets £2 per child or £5 for 3 children
No booking required pay at the till on the day.