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Wellcome Collection – Queer Life Drawing Workshop for Young People

What you’ll do 

Join a life-drawing workshop led by artist Gaby Sahhar, focusing on queer bodies.

For the first part of the session you will be exploring materials related to queerness in our permanent gallery, Being Human.

You will then go into the Forum to create a large-scale installation. You’ll do this by working as individuals or groups, and will use your imagination to redefine what a queer body looks like through drawing.

For the second part of the session, there will be three trans and non-binary models for you to draw against the backdrop of your installation. The models will be clothed. As part of this process, we will also be looking at images from the James Gardiner Collection to explore ideas around vulnerability and resistance.

All required materials will be supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own if you like. Snacks and drinks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch, and there will be an hour’s lunch break.  

Who can come

This activity is for people aged 14 to 19 years old and disabled people aged 14 to 25 years old.

No previous experience in art is necessary. This is also a great opportunity to build your portfolio.


Saturday 27 May 2023, 11:00 – 16:30