Follow us:
 

Your basket is empty.

Educational events

Launched in 2007, the Parasol unit Educational Events programme aims to encourage people to develop their interest in contemporary art through a variety of expansive activities. Its cinema evenings, poetry readings, music and performance, artist and/or curator talks, exhibition tours and symposia are all designed to provide unique insight into the work of a currently exhibiting artist. Already immensely popular, the regular, artist-led, Sunday Family Workshops and Storytelling for Families offer creative afternoons of art activities for children and adults of all ages and levels of interest. Most of the events and workshops take place at the foundation’s gallery, but some may include a small excursion.

Committed to involving local people from the boroughs of Hackney and Islington, Parasol unit regularly works with nearby schools and community organisations. If you would like to arrange a group visit please click here. If you would like to discuss any other educational partnership or opportunity please email lala@parasol-unit.org

Parasol unit is grateful to Cass Art for supporting our Education programme, offering a wide range of materials and discount offers at the Flagship store in Islington.

Website link: www.cassart.co.uk

 


Family Sunday Family Workshop: In Search of the Real Me Sunday 12 March, 2:30-4 pm

Image of Family Sunday Family Workshop: In Search of the Real Me Sunday 12 March, 2:30-4 pm

Make intriguing patterns from distorted shapes and create a representation of yourself using the technique of collage.

Tschabalala Self, 'Cross' (detail), 2016. Fabric, linen, Flashe® and acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 121.9 cm, 72 x 48 in. Courtesy of Juan Bonet Collection,Spain. Photograph by Dan Bradica.


Youth Programme

Image of Youth Programme

In 2014 Parasol unit launched a Youth Programme for young people aged 8 – 13 yr. olds and 14 - 19 yr. olds. This new education strand started during the October half-term with a free 5-day Sketchbook Project: Handmade Journeys for 8 – 13 yr. olds. The project was funded by, and in partnership with, Rose Bowl, a Youth Centre in Islington.In February 2015 we received a successful funding bid from Hackney Council to programme a youth project during Katy Moran’s exhibition, as part of Discover Young Hackney. This project involved 32 young people aged 14 – 19 yrs. old working in creative media over 10 workshops, as well as curated and installed a 2-day public exhibition in the Education & Events Room.
In Feb 2016 as part of the Julian Charriere exhibition with a series of events and workshops including a special holiday programme for young people from both Hackney and Islington.  Our Youth programme across the year also includes Free Workshops to local Secondary schools and F.E colleges, extending experience and learning of contemporary art beyond the classroom.

Image credit: Parasol unit


Adult Workshops

Image of Adult Workshops

Teachers & Artists Workshop: An Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation


Talks & Lectures

Image of Talks & Lectures

Parasol unit’s programme of talks and lectures provides visitors with a chance to learn more about the foundation’s exhibitions through artist and curator talks; lectures and gallery tours by renowned art historians, writers and academics; and symposia in collaboration with local universities.


Early Years

Parasol unit launches a new series of pilot workshops tailored to Under 5’s. Launching Project Light which is a new and exciting series of workshops which invites adults and young children to respond, explore through playful experimentation in an immersive and stimulating environment created in collaboration with artist educator Natalie Zervou – Director of Starting with Art - http://www.startingwithart.com/.


Live

Image of Live

Courtesy of the artist and Parasol unit, London


Film

Image of Film

Parasol unit Film + Video presents film screening series in response to the exhibition programme. The diverse programme screens the work of international artists and film-makers and includes contemporary and historical artists’ moving image; feature length film and video and animation.


Schools

Image of Schools

Since 2010 Parasol unit has worked on a yearly basis with local schools to deliver innovative and exciting workshops including annual Big Draw events. The creative sessions have actively involved children aged 7 – 11 years old (Years 3 - 6) from St Andrews Primary, Hanover Primary, Moreland Primary and Robert Blair Primary School in collaboration with the Oxford based charity The Art Room.
The foundation is very keen to create new partnerships with neighbouring schools and engage further with the local community. Schools can visit the galleries in two ways:

Through a self-led group visit, please click here to make arrangements
By booking a tailored creative workshop led by an Artist Educator in response to our contemporary art programme

To book a visit or enquire about a workshop, please contact Lala Thorpe, Education & Events Programmer.


Past events

Image of Past events

'A place to live when we are old', 2012. Courtesy of Ana Gallardo, Mario Gomez Casas, Ramiro Gallardo and Parasol unit, London. Photography: Hugo Glendinning