Have you heard the news? Grayson Perry and Channel 4 are launching a new TV series, Grayson’s Art Club. It’s aimed particularly at “the average Joe on the sofa” and aims to encourage everyone to try more creative things, like sculpt, draw and paint... Just like Spark Creativity, then!
“I want to make art an ordinary part of life
Grayson’s Art Club will be part of a raft of Channel 4 Programmes called Lockdown Academy, and a new show called House of Craft starring Kirstie Allsopp is also on the cards. Channel 4’s chief executive says it’s part of their mission to “lift people up and make them feel connected with the rest of the world when they are isolated at home”.
Of course, that’s also what Spark Creativity is all about too. We don’t have the fame of Grayson Perry or the audiences that Channel 4 can draw, but we DO have things like our Spark Creativity Facebook page where anyone can share creative projects and ideas easily and our Spark Creativity Cafe and After-Cafe, which ran for the first time yesterday. If you missed them, don’t worry: we’re running every Friday lunchtime while the Coronavirus crisis is keeping people at home, so join us next time!
Meanwhile, here is an interview with Grayson Perry that I really love...
He’s talking about how the most exciting creative work is often online and often ‘outsider art’ made by people who aren’t part of the art world (and my Instagram feed is certainly proof of that!)
And if this inspires you to try something creative for yourself today, have a look at the Spark Kindling Creativity ideas, or maybe have a go at the one below...