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DATE: 14th February 2018

TIME: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

VENUE: Swedenborg House Bookshop, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

WORKSHOP LEADER/S: Sally Kindberg | Kylie McManus

14 February 2018 | Drawing workshops for Adults & Children!

Introductory drawing workshops for adults and children (aged 6-10)  | Wednesday 14 February | 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 Kylie McManus—artist and educationalist—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 on 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.

Key features:

  • Children will learn comic books skills from Sally Kindberg, one of the UK’s leading comic book authors; 
  • Children will learn to draw with duck quill pens from educationalist Kylie McManus; 
  • Children will be encouraged to explore the mysterious museum at Swedenborg House, a Grade II-listed eigtheenth-century building in Bloomsbury;
  • Children will receive free refreshments and art materials.

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.

Sally Kindberg Press release