This summer holiday, bring the kids to Autograph for a free family photography workshop! Parents/carers and their children can get creative together through playful art activities at our gallery in Hackney, London.
Family Mindful Photography Workshops are an inclusive photography project led by artist Pierre Bureau. No previous experience with photography or art is required, simply bring any kind of camera (a smart phone or tablet works great) and join in. All other materials will be supplied for free at the workshop. This workshop will involve a short trip across the road to photograph in the gardens of Shoreditch Church.
We'll be inspired by Autograph's current exhibition Monica de Miranda: The Island. The workshop is aimed at 4 - 13 year olds and their families, however siblings of all ages are invited to come along and get involved. Everyone will be introduced to the art of photography, build skills and confidence, and have fun.
Have any questions about the activities or your visit? We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at email@example.com
Parents/carers will need to stay with their children during the workshop.
Pierre is a French Ethiopian, award-winning, photographer living and working in London. He founded Mindful Photo Lab in 2020 to improve mental health with photography. The Lab combines the everyday magic revealed by photography, with the self-knowledge and clarity offered by meditation.
Pierre developed his respect for meditative practices through travel to India, learning meditation, drinking chai in clay pots, and listening to Bollywood classics. He has first-hand used photography as a restorative tool when he experiences mental health problems, leading him on a path of mindfulness, allowing him to reconnect with reality and stay present in the moment.
Pierre teaches classes online and from his studio and has worked with organisations across London to provide opportunities for adults and families to engage in photography and wellbeing. He is motivated by the belief that photography can be a powerful tool for growth if used mindfully.
Everyone is welcome at Autograph. We care about our visitors, staff, artists and community, and have measures in place to help ensure a safe visit for everyone. Have a look at our Visit Us page, it has full information about Covid-19 safety and accessibility at Autograph.
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