Tate Modern Course

Tate Lab: May 2014 with StoryHands

Tate Lab: May 2014 with StoryHands 2

Tate Lab: May 2014 with StoryHands 1

Tate Lab: May 2014 with StoryHands 3

Join illustration collective StoryHands in an interactive workshop based on the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern. As Matisse used his home and studio as creative space, StoryHands invite participants to explore mark making, drawing and creativity throughout the session in Tate Modern, creating a space which acts as a physical extension of the studio and sketchbook. Use a variety of materials and techniques to experiment with typography, colours and patterns, making work which lives in its physical context beyond a simple piece of paper.

StoryHands illustration collective was originally formed by June Sees and Jenny Robins, who met at the start of their illustration careers and were inspired to establish a collective to pool resources and share their skills, along with fellow illustrators John Riordan and Martyn Warren, later and later joined by Emma Donnelly and  Antonia Parker through their mutual contribution to Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Together they unite an amazing mix of specialisms with a shared passion to projects in print, online and in a mix of live events. At this workshop June, Jenny and Antonia bring together their love of colour and inspire through insights into their creative processes, both as individuals and as part of the StoryHands collective. 

StoryHands are devoted to the use of traditional mediums and hand-made creations with minimal computer wizardry: acrylics paints, watercolour, gouache, acetate, pens, inks, colour swatches and endless streams of paper are the tools to their trade. Fashion catwalks, design, portraits, books, comics, murals, fairy tales, music and typography are just few of the inspirations the StoryHands Artists just love to draw. 

StoryHands Collective have featured in Computer Arts magazine, numerous live portraiture and drawing events, conferences, fashion parties, charity fundraisers, networking events, and many more exciting projects.

Tate Labs are a series of regular workshops held on the first Saturday of every month curated by and aimed at 15-25 year olds.

Tate Labs are part of Circuit, a national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

3 May 2014 at 11.00–16.00

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  • Tate Modern

    Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

    17 Apr – 7 Sep 2014
    The most comprehensive exhibition devoted to Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs at Tate Modern from April 2014