Painting Music Workshop

This article is from 2008.

Painting Music Workshop

We all have images in our heads when we listen to music, but capturing them on paper isn’t something many people attempt. Rhuti Carr of Painting Music, however, has made an entire career out of doing just that. Her workshops feature live music, large sheets of paper, paint and a lot of imagination.

With a little encouragement, workshop attendees learn how to turn notes into lines and shapes – building them up into an original artwork. ‘By the end they’ve got a painting of a piece of music and they’ve learnt a bit about the oboe, piano and cello,’ explains Carr. ‘And then they can all go away and paint their favourite song at home.’

Carr’s workshops have been popular with families at the Fringe for the past two years, with young and old grabbing a paintbrush and exploring their creativity. ‘The workshops suit any age group,’ she says. ‘Last year we had everything from babies and toddlers through to adults who fancied having a go.’

Sweet ECA, 0870 241 0136, 1–25 Aug (not 11), 12.50pm, £3 (£5.50).

Painting Music Workshop

  • 4 stars

A truly lovely way to introduce children to an appreciation of music. Pick up a paintbrush, listen to the live piano, cello and oboe and get painting. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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