How do you recharge your creative batteries?

Exhibitions and Christmassy things we’re going to catch before they close in January. We are all looking forward to the Christmas break and use it as a chance to recharge our creative batteries. So much to see and do during these next few weeks, it’s difficult to fine tune but here are our top picks for some visual and creative inspiration….

photo Hannah Fishwick

Christmas lights throughout central London are always worth a night time visit – after the shops have closed, when it’s a little quieter..We love Soho ho ho ho ho – this year’s clear winners!

Renzo Piano at The Royal Academy
The Art of Making Buildings

Not to be missed- on until 20th January 2019.
There aren’t many opportunities to get such an in depth exhibition about how a designer/architect works and thinks. This exhibition feels like you’re in a working studio – full of models and drawings, with a centre piece model of The Shard.

Japan House
Subtle, delicate or infinitesimal 

Quick – it finishes on 24th December!
the ultimate exploration of Japanese minimalism and the delicate art of paper”

photo Lynne Rossington

Tate Modern

Anni Albers – until 27th January 2019

The queen of Bauhaus textiles. Geometry and colour combine to make some stunning woven pieces – from large wall hangings to exquisite small pictorial weavings, as well as some of her prints and exploratory drawings.

“Annie Albers combined the ancient craft of hand-weaving with the language of modern art”

These are just a few things we will be doing to recharge our creative batteries over the festive season.

What will you be doing? How do you recharge and do you have plans to do something creative in 2019?

We have several courses and inspiration days coming up in early 2019, why not come along and get your creative juices flowing? You could always encourage a loved one to give you a gift voucher as a present!

“The school was a great experience for me as it felt more like you work for a Design Company rather then siting in a school! A great benefit was that the school offers only 18 students a place every year , that made it really intense but on the other hand you could see a lot of progress week by week! All in all I must say the school felt to me like a big family which helped me a lot in order to settle in as a a graduate abroad!”    

Marcel Eberharter   – graduate 2011