Tate Britain Course

Experimental Making (Creating From Everyday)

Photograph of Michael Atavar's How To Be An Artist

How To Be An Artist © Michael Atavar. Photograph Jack Jackson

Explore the process of making art with artist Michael Atavar

How can you take what you see in front of you, everyday materials, and turn them into an art practice? 

Over four sessions, Michael Atavar explores with you the process of making art – always with the emphasis on experimental methods – using exercises and techniques to see the gallery in new ways. 

Each week take part in both individual and collaborative activities that expand your potential and encourage dynamic group interaction. Sessions include time spent in the studio as well as the opportunity to investigate the art currently on display at Tate Britain, including the Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979 exhibition. 

This course is for those interested in developing creativity but not necessarily currently activating their own creative practice.


Led by artist and creative consultant Michael Atavar, author of How To Be An Artist, 12 Rules Of Creativity, Everyone Is Creative and the creative card system 210CARDS (a collaboration with Miles Hanson). His previous courses at Tate include Creative Process and The Creative Act.

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


Every Friday at 14.00–17.00

10 June – 1 July 2016