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Join BALTIC artist Zoe Allen for all things tree-like and textured in this 7-minute discursive and making activity.

Start with some looking-based questions before collecting a bank of tree-suitable descriptive words. Zoe will talk you through how to turn these into drawings, using everything from a biro to a lump of coal and squeezy mustard, before encouraging you to create an Abel Rodriguez-inspired textural landscape.

You will need: card or thick paper, brown paper or envelopes, scissors, glue and a variety of drawing materials and/or things you can make marks with.

Remember to share your makes with us…we want to see! #balticconnect

This week, Zoe has taken inspiration from BALTIC’s current exhibition by Abel Rodriguez and his indigenous knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Amazon rainforest. You can take a virtual tour of the show here.

This event is open to the public.