Sat, 16 Sept|
The Observer Building
Text Art Workshop - See What you Say
Join Christine Harmar-Brown for a three-hour workshop for all who want to pack a verbal punch, catch the eye and say something pithy and memorable.
Time & Location
16 Sept, 10:00 – 13:00
The Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Rd, Hastings TN34 1DT, UK
About The Event
Want to make a point? Play with words? Create a memorable line?
Graffiti… protest placards… news headlines… They catch our eye, make us laugh, and
stick in our memories. Funny, shocking and thought-provoking phrases are all
around us, but how to nail that perfect word combo?
First, we’ll look at examples of text art and explore the ideas and topics that matter to
Next, using a combination of exercises and editing techniques we’ll craft a single,
resonant, line or phrase.
Finally, using type-face and pictures from magazines and newspapers, we’ll create
eye catching collages to make our words stand out.
If you’ve been thinking about writing but don’t know where or how to start, this is a
great, playful way to begin and if you struggle with editing this will give you loads of
All welcome – no writing experience necessary
We are able to offer one free place on each of our workshops for a writer who is on a low income/unemployed and struggling with the cost of living. Please apply via email to email@example.com and confirm your reasons for applying and which workshop you'd like to attend. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Christine’s career has combined work as a playwright and freelance director with
working in television as script editor on Casualty and then as Head of Development
with La Plante Productions.
Theatre credits include 15 Minutes developed with the Royal National Theatre
Studio, Blessings: Old Red Lion, Cinderella: De La Warr Pavilion, Class and
Corruption: B&R Productions, adaptations of five Shakespeare plays for the
Mercatoria Company and numerous devised works for Youth Theatres.
Christine’s work as an arts educator includes scriptwriting, creative writing and
facilitating creative and independent thinking as a means to empower students to
articulate their experiences and develop functional and emotional literacy.
Currently Christine runs the Time To Stare programme at B&R Productions’ Studio in
Three Oaks which offers workshops, creative retreats, bursaries and writers’
development. She is also working on her own collection of short stories.
Text Art Workshop
Price includes all necessary materials - pens, paper etc