Leonora devises and delivers educational workshops based on her research around movement and mark-making.

Please get in touch if you’d like to organise an event.

Photo from Goldsmiths BA Design workshop.

Your body as a research tool

Run in collaboration with fellow artist and Trinity Laban alum Emma Hoette, these intensives for design students incorporate movement and physical awareness into their creative research process.

This playful and experimental workshop offers immediate practical benefits, e.g. presentation skills, research tools and performance-led approaches, as well as the long term advantages of developing an ongoing relationship with the body and movement to inform student’s individual design practices. The aim is to equip you with an embodied understanding that will serve you throughout your studies and career. 

Emma and Leonora have delivered these workshops on the BA and MA Goldsmiths Design Degree courses and at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. This workshop usually takes place over one or two days.

Image credit: Caroline Irby

Movement and mark-making

These energetic drawing workshops explore movement and mark-making. Through experimenting with the different ways the body can move we find out what kind of marks those movements make on paper.

The aim is help participants understand that the ways in which we move our bodies can effect the visual impact we have in the world. This is a workshop for all ages. Parents and children often enjoy taking part together.

The idea for this workshop emerged out of my masters research into Rudolf Laban’s movement theory, also known as ‘effort theory’, or more broadly termed as Choreology. These workshops can be run in 30 to 60 mins slots, or as a half-day workshop introducing movement theory and more involved creative experiments with mark-making.