Soundseeing at Art of Tea

Part of our Tours and Activities guide

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Lili Holland-Fricke

Soundseeing at Art of Tea at The Art of Tea, Didsbury, 27 January 2022, from £3.50 - Book now

Manchester isn’t short of great art classes, some of you may have experienced jewellery making at MCDC, ventured into the studios at Salford Makers or embraced physical form with Life Drawing Manchester however, this class is like nothing you’ve seen before. Cellist Lili Holland-Fricke is an accomplished visual artist as well as musician and is helping others embrace these two artforms with a series of Soundseeing workshops.

The audience will be encouraged to listen to and “draw” the sound

Like a life drawing class, there will be a series of short and longer drawing tasks, the difference being that you won’t be drawing an image, instead you’ll be translating live music into visual art. Soundseeing is the middle point between an art class and a gig. Lili is bringing some of the best classical and electronic musicians in Manchester to perform solo sets, which the audience will be encouraged to listen to while “drawing” the sound.

Sound can be transformed into mark making, sketching or colour

To ease you into what might not be a usual practice Lili will start the session with a short workshop in which she’ll explain some ways in which sound can be transformed into mark making, sketching or colour. At the end of the session, Lili will be taking photos of work that people are happy to share, which will later be compiled into an online video showing the music and art alongside each other.

The first of these sessions is taking place in Didsbury’s cosiest cafe, Art of Tea. You’ll be able to sip a beautifully crafted tea (or something a little stronger), while you explore this new way of drawing.

Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you have a preferred medium. Soundseeing is a collaboration between Lili Holland-Fricke and Bothy Manchester.

Soundseeing at Art of Tea at The Art of Tea, Didsbury

27 January 2022 7:00 pm
From £3.50

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