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Emotions and the art of nursing: Stained glass workshop


Emotions and the art of nursing: Stained glass workshop

Create a piece of stained glass in a workshop inspired by the history of emotions in nursing.

[This event is for nurses, midwives and care workers only]

Art and emotions have long been connected in healthcare and medicine. Surgeon and artist Charles Bell sketched the expression of different emotions in the 1820s, while researchers from Charles Darwin to modern psychologists have turned to art to represent and invoke emotional states. Join us to explore which emotions have been linked with nursing over the last 100 years, and how emotions might be represented in nursing care today.

Set within the iconic National Glass Centre in Sunderland, this day-long workshop led by Stained Glass artist Gill McGinley and supported by Rachel Mulligan will include a practical session making stained glass.

During the practical workshop you will be introduced to some of the tools, materials and techniques that make up the stained glass process. An introduction to stained glass engraving and painting techniques will be inspired by historic images of nursing.

The artworks produced in the workshop will form part of a new exhibition, launching in January 2020 at the Royal College of Nursing. The RCN is working with researchers from Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions on a Wellcome Trust funded project to explore emotions and healthcare from the Victorian era to the present day.

Accessibility: National Glass Centre is a fully accessible building in all areas.

Lunch will be provided at The Glass Yard. Please note dietary requirements when booking.

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Map National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom
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