Spinningfields Art Gym

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Spinningfields Art Gym

Spinningfields Art Gym

Olga Gerke By Olga Gerke

Art gym - the same way you workout every day you have to retrain your eye and brain to unleash creativity and escape dopamine fuelled feedback loop

Manchester Idea stage

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Pop up art gym - after work/lunchtime, with perspective to becoming regular feature and rent a room for regular workshops. Up to ten easels with paints, brushes and lots of things to draw/paint. you work out every day, but what about your eye? everybody can click on FB, how about creating unique experience, developing your eye and brain with help of Betty Edwards technique, creating a sketch in your lunchtime or after work?... How long does it take? from 10 minutes to an hour. What level you should have in drawing? Any level, if you can write you can draw. You have to just to have courage to try something new. If you based in city centre, if you work in Spinningfields or Deansgate area - try it today!

What we'll deliver:

  • bringing people in Spinningfields area together
  • escaping dopamine fuelled feedback loop

Why it's a great idea:

Lots of people are trapped in "dopamine fuelled feedback loop", we receive 90 % of information through eyes, but we neglect our eye's "fitness" and instead of beauty of 3d natural objects we see... well, how many times you liked today babies photos, cute kittens pics or tantalising pics of ocean? yep, 1000 times - instead of seeing - and expressing what you see - real beauty of this world. To reverse the process you have to take control of what you see, and drawing/painting is an old and trusted method for it, you dont need special abilities, if you have eyes and can write - with Betty Edwards' and other techniques its proven that you can paint. Join us and start WORKOUT FOR YOUR EYE AND BRAIN. Un-glue your eyes from the screen, see instead - faces, landscapes, sky and flowers. ( workshops are short and aim at busy people at lunch breaks and after work)

Steps to get it done:

  • making pop up Spinningfield Art Gym sessions regular ( weekly)
  • renting space with some equipment left on site


Location Manchester

About the space

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Manchester City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,877

art materials for 1 person per month x 5 ( average n of attendees) x12 - £1,200 (42%)
model, rent and admin - £1,200 (42%)
marketing costs x every three months - £200 (7%)
Other - £277 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

art materials for 1 person per month x 5 ( average n of attendees) x12
model, rent and admin
marketing costs x every three months
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,877

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