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Connect the Dots workshop – by Dima Karout


Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018


Migration Museum at The Workshop,
26 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7AG


Saturday 24 November 2018 | 11am–3pm
Migration Museum at The Workshop
£15 (Advance booking essential – click here to book)

Connect the Dots is a hands-on Acrylic painting workshop hosted and run by Dima Karout, our first artist-in-residence during our Room to Breathe exhibition.

Dima will introduce Acrylic painting tools and techniques and invite participants to create abstract motifs using different colours, and to experiment with various compositions and textures. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to connect with their creative side. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge or experience of painting to join us.

The workshop, held in the art studio space at the Migration Museum, offers an intimate space where participants can exchange and share moments and memories related to people who have influenced their lives. Dima invites participants to reflect on their relationships with other humans who have contributed to their evolving identity.

The workshop starts with a presentation, short reading and an open discussion inspired by Dima’s project, Human Bridges. With the help of idea-generator exercises, participants are invited to reflect on intriguing connections they have made with another human (friend or stranger); to seek inspiration in their own memories and personal experience; and to create an abstract artwork to express this connection with dots and colors.

Participants will create a simplified motif that represents a positive trace another human added to their journey and personal identity. By the end of the workshop, everyone will create acrylic compositions that they will sign and keep, as well as participate in a collective artwork that will be displayed in Dima’s art studio in Room to Breathe at the Migration Museum in November.

The cost of this the workshop is £15 per participant – all tools and materials are provided and included in this price, as well as coffee, tea and snacks and Eventbrite booking fee.

To ensure that all participants are able to learn the techniques and feel comfortable sharing their stories, a maximum of eight people are able to participate in this workshop, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

About the artist:
Dima is a visual artist and educator based in London. She works with mixed media and creates images, texts and installations. In her research, artwork and classes, she advocates for socially engaged art. In her projects, Dima focuses on subjects related to the evolution of identity beyond borders and the metaphor of home; traces moments of internal and external conflicts; explores the relation between people and places. Dima has lived and worked on different continents and discovered many cultures while developing experience in curating art exhibitions, organising cultural events, designing educational art programmes and teaching. Over the past 15 years, she exhibited her work in Damascus, Leipzig, Paris, Montreal and London.

For more information, visit Dima’s website

About Room to Breathe:
Room to Breathe is an immersive exhibition at the Migration Museum inviting visitors to discover stories from generations of new arrivals to Britain. Journey through a series of rooms in which the struggles, joys, creativity and resilience of living in a new land are brought to life through audio, films, photographs and personal objects. The art studio within the exhibition will serve as a setting for a series of residencies by migrant artists. For more information, visit the Room to Breathe exhibition page.