Activity: Describing Colour

Source: Activity: Describing Colour

A good workshop activity is a good workshop activity, whether working with secondary school pupils developing visual literacy, or with creative writers aged 20 – 75, introducing the ‘muscle groups’ required for effective writing.
It’s the second week of a new term at Mary Ward – the ideal time to play this. Both ‘Beginners’ and ‘Write Here! Write Now!’ classes got some fabulous writing out of that little inch of colour, which always feels miraculous.
(Thank you to Handyman’s Corner on Acre Lane for allowing me to raid your paint swatches again!)


About claire collison

Writer, photographer, creative facilitator, and breast cancer survivor, I am currently Artist in Residence at the Women's Art Library (WAL) My first novel was a finalist in the Dundee Book Prize, and my short stories and poetry have appeared in print and online. In 2015 I was awarded second place in the inaugural Resurgence Prize, the world's first eco poetry competition, judged by Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, and Jo Shapcott. This blog began as a space for words generated on my walking/writing workshops at the Mary Ward centre in Bloomsbury - Writing the City (WTC). WTC has since grown to include many other venues, including the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Barbican, the River Rom, Southwark Woods, Aylesbury Estate, and most recently, as part of Walking Women festival, An Intimate Tour of Breasts. I have worked with Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, as the recipient of the first Max Reinhardt Literacy Award, designing teaching resources; and for The Photographers' Gallery, helping school children develop visual literacy as part of 'Seeing More Things'. If you would like me to design a workshop or walk for you, please be in touch!
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