Educational Events at Swedenborg House

Swedenborg House is a publisher, library, events space, museum, bookshop and registered charity, which has always endeavored to provide a range of educational events, free to the public and open to all. In addition to organizing lectures and conferences, exhibitions, performances and film screenings, we will begin in the summer of 2017, a new series of educational children's events which will explore the fascinating collection held at Swedenborg House. 

Discover the hidden treasures of Swedenborg House with Sally Kindberg

Drawing workshops for Adults & Children!

Click the image to watch a video of our latest drawing workshop!

As part of The Swedenborg Society's evolving educational programme, we delivered a free drawing workshop on 14th February 2018.

The workshop was designed and led by artist and author Sally Kindberg, who was assisted by artist and teacher Kylie McManus. Swedenborg House was the setting for a lively and creative afternoon's activity, with both comic book and quill pen drawing sessions on offer to the workshop participants. The workshop also offered an opportunity to explore the building and see some of the fascinating items from our fabulous archive. It was a very successful event and the excellent feedback we received was both positive and encouraging

Next drawing workshop Saturday 20 October | 2.00-4.00pm

Introductory drawing workshops for adults and children (aged 6-10)  | Saturday 20 October | 2.00 to 4.00pm | Free refreshments and materials | Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH | FREE  | Children to be accompanied by a parent or carer



A fantastic and exciting way to learn about Swedenborg and the mysteries of Swedenborg House” Stephen McNeilly, Executive Director

Come and explore the secrets of Swedenborg House! We are delighted to announce a second workshop by acclaimed artist, author and designer Sally Kindberg. Accompanied by artist and filmmaker Jacob Cartwright, Sally will be leading drawing workshops for adults and children (aged between 6-10) on the many fascinating items on display at Swedenborg House, and upon Swedenborg himself. Visitors will be led through a unique exploration of our rare collection of artefacts and treasures, including strange mechanical inventions, powdered wigs, duck feather pens and angels.

SALLY KINDBERG is the author and illustrator of the popular children’s book series Draw It! and The Comic Strip History of Space, both published by Bloomsbury. Sally’s work has appeared in numerous children’s books, in comic strips for CBBC and in The Guardian. She has also delivered creative workshops at Edinburgh Festival, the Wellcome Collection and in places as diverse as Beijing and the Outer Hebrides. Sally is a City of London guide, the curator and founder of the Museum of Dust and is currently working on a graphic story called Sputnik.

Places are limited so booking is essential. Please email to book a place!

No specialist skills required. All materials will be provided including duck feather pens and ink, paper, pencils and Sally Kindberg’s unique Swedenborg leporello.

Why not take a look at our first drawing workshop back in October on Sally's Blog!