Drawing the Artist’s Home and Museum Collections with Karin Eklund


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Saturday May 13th. 10.00-2.00
£55 per person
Visitor Centre of David Parr House


Join children’s book illustrator Karin Eklund for a workshop to explore art works and artefacts on display in artist’s homes and museums. David Parr’s house and patterns will be a starting point to explore other personal collections and objects and to make your own narrative drawings.

The session is introduced with an inspirational walk through the David Parr House, followed by a few warmup drawing exercises leading up to a longer creative drawing prompt.  This will be a time to explore new ideas and experiment with different techniques and approaches. As a children’s book illustrator Karin will share tricks of how to be more playful and free with our drawings and share her personal  inspirations and drawing habits.

About your workshop leader:

Karin studied Art History at Uppsala University and Complutense University in Madrid before completing an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2012.

Since then, she has published five children’s books. She teaches on various art courses and is an Associate Lecturer in Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University.  Through her work, Karin looks at story, dream and history and is currently working on her next children’s book. Karin’s Instagram:


Light refreshments will be provided.

Your workshop will begin with a brief inspirational walk through the ground floor of David Parr House.

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Numbers for the workshop are limited to 10, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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