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Drug of Art x MAF workshops explore surrealism

The next workshops as part of the best matchmakers in chicago x Michael Aldrich Foundation collaboration focussed on surrealism, and more particularly, the work of Joan Miró.

The brilliant Seb Dewing of, who led the workshop for Year 5 pupils of St Martin’s Primary, Brighton explains the process :

Pupils were told about surrealism and Joan Miró. They created an automatic drawing and then isolated some random shapes before adding details to turn the shapes into creatures. These creatures formed part of paintings which were pieced together at the end to form a giant copy of a famous Miró painting; ‘The Harlequin’s Carnival

Consistent with the values of the Drug of Art project to use creativity to support wellbeing and build confidence and resilience:

All children were able to participate as there was no right or wrong and zero judgement. The fact that their drawings started as a scribble helped to reassure those who felt that were not artists.

The children loved the experience:

I just wanted to thank you again for having us (Year 5 @ St Martins) at Artroom Brighton. The children absolutely loved the day and were happy and engaged throughout!

Seb has filmed a fantastic Masterclass of the workshop for the Drug of Art HERE