The Project: 1 Day Fine Art Project Development Workshop

Thu 01 Jan 1970



£50* | £42* Concession


10.30am - 4pm

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The Project: 1 Day Fine Art Project Development Workshop

The Project is a 1 day workshop that supports you to realise your creative ideas and produce a fine art project .

You will be guided through a series of exercises to help you develop an open and exploratory approach and there will be chances to work collaboratively and opportunities for group feedback 

Session Plan:

10.30 – Group introductions

10.45 – Presentation – What is involved in dreaming up and actualising a project?  

This will cover:

  • Question – Research Question or purpose question  
  • Finding inspiration: Exercises – Writing, Research, Reading, relevant artists feedback and trouble shooting from group, creative journaling.  
  • Project managing & creating a timeline Following a thread – intuition.  

11.30 – Creative Journaling Exercise – Stream of consciousness writing – finding a question / purpose for project. If you already have a project title in mind – ideas and thoughts on how to implement it, where to start.  

11.45 – Pair up and take turns to talk about personal project ideas: 5 mins one person talking without interruption, 5 mins feedback and discussion. Then swap.  

12.05 – Noticing Exercise – Gathering inspiration: Participants go out for 20 mins and gather images on phone camera, or quick sketch that inspire them.  

Meet back and share findings with group. 12.25 – Print out / expand on ideas in journal.  

13.00 – Lunch  

13.30 – Texting exercise – Each person in the group writes a short text about something of relevance to them in that moment and passes it to the person on their left. The person receiving the text then makes an image in response to the text. Without showing the text writer the image, they respond with a text in response to the image they have just created.  

14.30 – Journal – time to note and explore new ideas and feedback. Think about what was helpful and discard what was not relevant.  

15.00 – Create / Expand on a plan to implement project. HP will talk individually to each about their project and give one-to-one feedback of ideas.  

15.30 – Whole group discussion – a sharing of ideas and feedback.

16.00 – End.  


Henrietta studied Fine Art Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art in the late 1980’s and recently graduated with an MA in Painting from Plymouth College of Art. She has been painting and creating ever since, exhibiting in the West Country, Bristol, Scotland and London and in 2018 was included in in the Tate Exchange programme at Tate Modern. 

Working primarily in oils her subject matter has shifted over recent years from atmospheric landscapes and still life to a more conceptual exploration of human connection. Creative journaling has always been an integral part of her practice.
Henrietta has many years of experience in supporting people of all ages in their creative process, and also teaches Hua-Qigong, an ancient Chinese practice of cultivating creative energy. 

Places are limited and pre-booking is required. To learn about the Covid-19 safety measures we have put in place please read the following information about your visit to Exeter Phoenix >>

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


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