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Family Sketchbook Workshops with Morag Myerscough

Sat 15 May 2021, 11.00am1.15pm

Family Sketchbook Workshops with Morag Myerscough

This summer our landscape will be brought to life in a brand new collaboration with artist and designer Morag Myerscough, and award winning contemporary dance company 2Faced Dance. Inspired by intangible forms of folk art- music, dance, folk lore and storytelling- this exciting project will see Myerscough’s vibrant, floating pavilion on the lake animated by 2Faced Dance with a new performative piece.

You’re invited to join the collaboration. On Sat 15 May join Morag Myerscough on the South Lawn for one of three FREE family sketchbook workshops. Explore design and how spaces shape our movements and feelings through a series of creative, colourful tasks.

‘We all look at something and acknowledge its presence but when we use our eye to see we start to be aware and begin to understand’ — Morag Myerscough

Sessions:
11am – 11.45am
11.45am – 12.30pm
12.30pm – 1.15pm

Sessions are suitable for children aged 3+.
Please sign up with Morag at least 15 minutes before the session, first come first serve. Sketchbooks will be available to take home with you.
Please note that all visitors are required to pre-book day admission here.

*Please be aware photography may be taking place to document the sketches produced so the artist can use these to inspire her future designs for the lake installation*

Morag creates specific local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity. She often works with community groups to develop ideas that reflect the identity of the users, drawing on shared cultural history and heritage of the local area. These workshops will be used to develop the final designs of an exciting installation on Compton Verney’s lake, reflecting the communities who participated and activating by 2Faced Dance companies performances on the Sat 28 and Sun 29 Aug.

Don’t forget to take photos of your sketchbook and share them on Instagram using #IntangibleCV #ColourRiot21 #Colourtherapy and make sure to tag us @2faceddance @compton_verney @moragmyerscough

Banner: Morag Myerscough, Make Happy, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist
Second image: Morag Myerscough, Love at first sight, 2019. Photo by Ian Georgeson