Family Workshop: Make 3D Paper Portraits with Nurbanu Asena

Explore the art of paper sculpture and make a mini portrait to take home.

When, Where

Spend your Saturday afternoon exploring the art of paper sculpture. Discover different styles of portrait-making, learn techniques for drawing facial features and produce a beautiful mini portrait to take home.

We will practice how to draw the features of a particular person and use this sketch as a guide for our paper cuttings. We will then layer different coloured papers to create a detailed paper relief sculpture of your chosen subject.

Your ticket to the workshop includes entry to our current exhibitions: Corita Kent: Power UpLudwig Bemelmans: Sketches for Madeline and YiMiao Shih.

Materials are provided.

About the tutor:

Nurbanu Asena is a Turkish illustrator and animator based in London. She likes to work on witty and colourful projects that touch on themes like psychology and society, children and empowerment. She has a BA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design in New York and an MA in Screen Documentary from Goldsmith’s in London. She has worked on various projects in the USA and in Turkey.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Child ticket with gift aid£6.60 £6.60
Child ticket£6.00 £6.00

Family workshops may only be attended by children with accompanying adults. Adults who are not accompanying children will not be admitted. Please note that child tickets must be purchased in advance, and adult tickets are £7.50 and should be purchased on the day.

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- This ticket entitles you to gallery entry on the day of your House of Illustration workshop.
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