Held every year since 2018 on the 30th of May, National Creativity Day was founded by screenwriter Hal Croasmun and ScreenwritingU establish National Creativity Day to “celebrate the imaginative spirits everywhere and to encourage them to keep creating." Whether it's artists, writers, sculptors, filmmakers, mosaicists, dancers, and many more, creativity deserves to be celebrated in all its forms.
Here at Obby, we’re all about getting creative and learning something new! It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how - if you want to get stuck into creativity, we have plenty of workshops (like the ones below) that you can jump straight into with no experience needed!Check Out What You Can Learn on Obby
Our Top 8 Activities to Help You Celebrate National Creativity Day 2022 are:
- Creative Writing Workshop from London School Of Mosaic
- Paint Your Own Picture with MasterPeace
- Leatherworking Workshop with YUSSICO
- Beginners Pottery Wheel Class with Suzan Art Pottery
- Brush Pen Calligraphy with Blue Palette Art
- Sew a Leather Tote Bag with Love and Savage
- Well-being Zine Making Kit with The Art Room
- Make a Chakra T-Bar Necklace Workshop with Jules & Gems
1. Creative Writing Workshop from London School Of Mosaic
Location: Gospel Oak, London | Price: £144pp
Whilst London School of Mosaic might not be the first place you’d think of when it comes to creative writing but as a small independent art school, they’re expanding their offering of classes outside of their usual range! With this Creative Writing Workshop, you’ll get down to the nuts and bolts of creative writing in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry with your teacher Ruth V Jarvis, a BA (Hons) author, editor and script consultant.
You’ll explore the various aspects of what it takes to be a creative writer in this class, developing techniques such as Character, Setting, Story Arc, Dialogue, Research, The editing process, Feedback and critique, and Genre and Form. Designed for any level of budding writer, if you’re looking to improve your writing skills this National Creativity Day then this class is for you!Book now on Obby
2. Paint Your Own Picture with MasterPeace
Location: Belgravia, London | Price: £45pp
Paint to your heart’s content with this Coached painting workshop from MasterPeace. At their base in Eccleston Yards, founder Zena El Farra’s team of artists offer a wide range of Coached painting classes for both adults and kids to get stuck into. This class allows you to tap into your creativity without the worry of having to sketch your scene out, as with their signature mini-projectors, you’ll be able to use your smartphone to project any photo of your choice onto the canvas!
MasterPeace's philosophy stresses that any painting done - either during their classes or at home - doesn't need to be perfect. Instead, by focusing on the journey taken when painting, you can gain the full benefits of creativity that could otherwise be lost - the perfect approach to National Creativity Day!Book now on Obby
3. Leatherworking Workshop with YUSSICO
Location: Deptford, London | Price: £89pp
Looking to unleash your creativity in a medium off the beaten path this National Creativity Day? Then join YUSSICO aka Yusuf, a master craftsman who left his job as a lawyer to work full-time as a professional leather craftsman from his studio in Deptford!
Under his expert instruction, you’ll get to will learn how to create your very own leather piece - either a purse, cardholder, valet tray, bracelet or cuff, lanyard or keychain, or keyholder. You’ll get to mark, hole-punch, hammer, and shape his way to creating his own leather creation to take home, a great reminder for the future of what benefits can come when you let your creativity shine.Book now on Obby
4. Beginners Pottery Wheel Class with Suzan Art Pottery
Location: Forest Gate, London | Price: £50pp
Get stuck in and your hands dirty (literally!) with this Pottery Wheel Class from Suzan Art Pottery. Having owned her own studio since 2017, Suzan designs and creates all of her own pottery work which is inspired by her mixed family background, and travels.
This class is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to throw on a pottery wheel, so don’t worry about not knowing what you’re doing! Firstly Suzan will give you an introduction to the materials and the processes of wheel throwing, followed by a quick demonstration so you can see exactly what to do. As the class is a maximum of two people, Suzan can then assist you one-to-one on the wheel to make sure you’re able to create your ceramic masterpiece and share her insights with you on a personal level.Book now on Obby
5. Brush Pen Calligraphy with Blue Palette Art
Location: London | Price: £55pp
This calligraphy class from Blue Palette Art Studio is a perfect class for National Creativity Day if you’re looking to get away from your screen and focus on the tactile creative task of writing! Set up by Dr. Sai Banerjee, she is an experienced teaching artist, art historian and calligrapher committed to promoting creativity as a wellness practice through art and calligraphy.
In this class, you'll have 1 hour of calligraphy instruction, where you'll learn essential techniques needed to get stuck in - such as how to use a dip pen and ink - before practising the basic strokes and the alphabet, then moving on to developing your own style. Along with this tutoring, you'll also receive your own personalised modern calligraphy kit to take home, including a penholder and nib, ink, paper and other stationery treats! So you can continue being creative at home.Book now on Obby
6. Sew a Leather Tote Bag with Love and Savage
Location: Leyton, London | Price: £135pp
If you’re a fashion lover, combine your creativity and fashion eye with this Leather Tote Bag Making Workshop! Run by Love & Salvage, you'll learn how to create your own leather bucket bag from scratch; using 100% reclaimed leather from offcuts that would otherwise be binned!
You'll learn how to choose your own leathers, use a range of leather tools, use an industrial sewing machine, construct your bag, as well as fit the hardware for your bag. Suitable for all beginners, you'll be expertly guided by your teacher Eli through the whole process and end up with a gorgeous bag you’ll get to show off to your friends and family.Book now on Obby
7. Well-being Zine Making Kit with The Art Room
Location: At Home | Price: £25
On this National Creativity, why not turn inward and use creativity as a tool to look after yourself? With this kit from The Art Room, founded by artist Sarah Davies, you’ll receive everything you need to create your very own ‘zine’; DIY books that employ the art of paper folding. Incorporating expressive text and visual art, Sarah feels that zines can be a powerful way of sharing your thoughts, memories and/or ideas. In this home kit, you will receive a set of beautiful handmade papers, as well as card, labels, envelopes, collage materials, a folding tool, a binding ring and other little treats to get you started. This kit is a great way to get creative on your terms and in your own time!Buy Now on Obby
8. Make a Chakra T-Bar Necklace Workshop with Jules & Gems
Location: Wood Green, London | Price: £40pp
If you fancy making something you’ll be able to wear or even gift as a creative outlet, then why not try this Necklace Making Workshop from Jules & Gems? Run by Julie, Jules & Gems is a sustainable jewellery and accessories boutique selling pieces designed and made by Julie and other designers.
With this 2 hour class, you’ll learn how to create your own Chakra T-Bar Necklace, as well as about the symbolism of the crystals you’ll be using as well to create your piece. You can create it in gold or silver and all the materials you need are included in your ticket price! It’s a great tactile activity to help you get creative this National Creativity Day.Book now on Obby
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