Workshops/Talks

Sensory Sculptures | Workshops with Sense

Recently working with Sense at Touchbase Pears in Birmingham, I’ve been running sensory engaging workshops for adults with complex communication needs from their residential homes. Working with 8 different groups over a series of sessions each, we’ve been exploring materials, sensory manipulation and a range of making techniques. I will be combining all of the work created through these sessions into a series of collaborative works to be exhibited in Touchbase Pear’s gallery space in Spring 2018.

To read some more about my experiences and thoughts from running these sessions you can read a blog post over on the Sense website here.

All images in this post are courtesy of Sense.


Free For Arts Festival 2016 | Ursula Rose Rae and Elnaz Yazdani

"Ursula Rose Rae and Elnaz Yazdani are visual mixed media artists. Playing with material, scale and technique they push textiles into new, exciting contexts. Engaging the audience in simple making techniques they will explore the process of collective making to create exciting sculptural forms and transform this space into an immersive tactile installation. Growing over the course of the week the work will constantly change and evolve with the help of the public."

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Join us at PLY over the course of the week to assist in creating a tactile installation! We shall be documenting the installations progress on social media through our instagram and twitter accounts and also through a livestream! So make sure you follow along!

Instagram: @ursularoserae  |  @elnazyazdani

Twitter: @ursularoserae  |  @elnazyazdani

Ursula Rose Rae and Elnaz Yazdani Livestream


Free For Arts Fringe 2015 | CoLAB Workshop

Over the weekend of the 23rd-25th, Free For Arts Fringe took place at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre, which showcased a range of work from the artists taking part in the full event in 2016. With exhibitions across three days for the public to view, additionally the artists taking part in the event also spent time getting to know each other, through conversations, making, and artist talks. 

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I was fortunate to be asked to run a workshop for the CoLAB part of the day on the Saturday.

A taster of what may be to come from the full festival event...

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Charnwood Arts | ArtsHouse on Tour

Some photographs from my ArtsHouse on Tour workshop with Charnwood Arts...

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...so many fantastic designs - brightly coloured, exciting plastic bottles completely transformed! 

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The children did a great job of creating a really visually appealing and intriguing sculpture - it drew many people to come and watch our work progress. The process of making and creating a piece of work in the open, allows an interaction with the piece as it develops, rather than simply viewing a finished project. Well done to all who took part in the workshop...the result was definitely striking!

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Charnwood Arts | ArtsHouse on Tour Workshop

This summer I have been invited by Charnwood Arts to run a workshop as part of ArtsHouse on Tour. In it's second year, ArtsHouse on Tour will bring a varied range of arts workshops to rural Charnwood villages, from African drumming to Raku pottery, from Circus skills to my own Bottle Nests: An Installation Workshop. The whole series brings an exciting range of activities for all. A full list of workshops and details concerning bookings can be found here.

Bottle Nests: An Installation Workshop will explore the transformation of simple everyday recycled materials into a vibrant colourful sculpture, situated within the community as a collaborative installation. Come and join me in decorating, cutting, attaching...altering, a range of bottles to then join together in the creation of a large public artwork!

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Please don't hesitate to contact me to find out more about these workshops!