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Family Fun: Biscuit Art

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Family Fun: Biscuit Art

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18 February 2023


2 sessions of 90 minutes each


Leighton House

£5 children; free for accompanying adults

About the event

Join us for this fun and creative workshop with artist-researcher in Islamic and digital design Sara Choudhrey and design historian and biscuit artist Ella Hawkins.

Children will create edible art inspired by Leighton House's patterned tiles, while learning the history behind them: where the tiles came from, how they ended up in London and what it means for us to recreate them.

  • Workshops suitable for children aged 5-11yrs
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer during  the workshop (please note, workshops are not drop-off
  • Accompanying adults (max. 2 adults per child) come for free and admission to the historic house is included
  • The workshops will take place in the newly opened Learning Centre at Leighton House
  • There are 2 workshops of 90 minutes each  (10:30am-12pm and 2pm-3:30pm). Please note, workshops are not drop-off.
  • All materials are provided


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Meet the tutors

Sara Choudhrey  is a London-based artist and researcher, using an investigative process to explore themes of space, place, heritage and belonging through visual and material culture. She holds a Masters in Digital Arts from Camberwell College of Arts (UAL, London,  2010) and completed a PhD in Digital Arts from the University of Kent (2018). Her practice involves visual analysis, looking at the construction and application of patterns in a variety of media, where geometry and natural forms reference artefacts and architecture around the world.

Ella Hawkins is a design historian, author and artist based in Birmingham, England. She completed a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick followed by an MA and PhD in Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. She shares her fascination with design by collaborating with arts and heritage organisations, and by creating edible art inspired by historical textiles, objects, and costumes.


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