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DATE: 1st June 2019

TIME: 2.00-4.00 pm

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

WORKSHOP LEADER/S: Sally Kindberg | Jacob Cartwright

Come and explore the secrets of Swedenborg House! We are delighted after the overwhelming popularity of our previous workshop to announce a fourth drawing workshop by acclaimed artist, author and designer Sally Kindberg. 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 book skills from Sally Kindberg, one of the UK’s leading comic book authors; 
  • Children will learn to draw with duck quill pens;
  • 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.

press release

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.