Reciprocal creative practices – drawing, movement, painting, writing with Florence Peake

Ref: SLW33433

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About this course

Draw in g into movement; movement into pai n ting; writing into movement; moving into writing.

Course Description

This workshop will encompass a practical engagement with your tutor's approach to movement/the body in relationship to materials and making of performance work, sculpture and mark-making.

You will explore working between mediums of movement (from a somatic dance approach), writing and drawing - how the different encounters feed into each other.

No dance movement experience is needed, no visual arts experience needed either.


Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials


  • On this course the College will supply most of the materials including some cartridge paper and masking tape per student plus a large roll of Fabriano paper, oil pastels, charcoal and some watercolour paint to share amongst the group.

What students need to bring

  • Please bring a selection of brushes and any other materials you wish to bring along such as basic drawing materials and water-based paints.
  • Loose clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and feel free to move about in.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A good variety of art materials

Additional information

Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear (no sandals or open toes).


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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Further study options

Take the next step in your creative practice, with foundation level to Masters in Fine Art study. 

Depending on your experience, start with an Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (one year, part-time), a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design made up of 10 short courses taken over two years (part-time) or advance your learning with our BA (Hons) Art and Contemporary Craft: Materials, Making, and Place (six years part-time). All will help you develop core skills, find direction in your practice and build an impressive portfolio in preparation for artist opportunities or higher-level study. See all degree and diploma courses.