Explore the possibilities of the sketchbook as a place for experimentation and research with artist and educator Jasmin Bhanji.

Jasmin is interested in broadening and diversifying narratives in art history, as well as demystifying artists and their processes. During the session, she’ll lead practical activities inspired by a range of contemporary artists, including William Kendridge, Lina Iris Viktor and Hew Lock, that will enrich and expand children and young people's sketchbook practice. These include the value of the ‘less good idea’ and alternative approaches to copying.

You’ll also have the chance to visit Jasmin’s studio at Arts and Media School Islington - an expanded sketchbook where she accumulates and arranges layered imagery, images of artists, artefacts and materials to question the concept of ‘the artist’ and ‘the studio’.


This session is open to Islington educators, with a focus on Art and Design teachers and coordinators.

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Artist and educator Jasmin Bhanji grew up in North London, attending a large comprehensive school before studying for her degree at Brighton University. She has since gained a PGCE and a Masters (UCL) in Art Education. She works with children and adults from Nursery to 90 years old, exploring opportunities for learning in contemporary art making and exhibitions. Jasmin has worked with many institutions and schools over her career including University of the Arts, Morley College, Whitechapel Gallery, Cubitt Artists and Bow Arts.

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