Where are you at this Christmas? With Roland Carline

Guided by the participants and their current mental / emotional / physical state, this person-centred online workshop with Roland Carline aims to provide you with a virtual Xmas party with festive-themed fun, music and post-2020 cheer.

Beginning with an introduction to Roland’s practice, we will then discuss what has been going on in our own lives and creative practices this last year. After a short conversation we will each respond by making something related to our individual interests that can be brought back to the group to discuss later in the day.

This will be a (virtually) social and supportive day with lots of opportunities for breaks and extra activities depending on the energy levels of the participants.

Please have some art supplies (whatever you would usually use in relation to your particular practice) ready for the beginning of this workshop.


11am-12pm: Introductory talk
12-1pm: Making session
1-2pm: Lunch
2-4pm: Continue making / informal crit

This session will be taking place online via Zoom. You must book your place via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link and password. If you do not receive this please get in touch via info@openschooleast.org well before the event starts. When joining, please ensure that your mic is muted unless you are speaking. These sessions may be recorded for archival and promotional purposes, so please switch off your video feed if you do not wish to be included in this. Please join early to avoid delays (there may be a queue, the host will let you in to the session).

About the artist

Carline has been working in social work and applied arts in community settings since 1998. His live works often feature signature props, costumes and ‘loose parts’, Carline believes in the act of making and showing as a transformative process that can be a powerful vehicle for learning, relationship building, social and political resistance. He often uses humour as a way into this complex process.