Karen Scudder draws for her mental wellbeing and for a sense of belonging.

“My aim is to get to know Gillingham better, I will do this by walking around the area and drawing what interests me in my sketchbook using a variety of media. By doing this I aim to feel more connected to the area and start to notice how people use the environment around them and start to see where I fit in and how I feel when in different spaces.”

If you spot any of the Gillingham POW! pieces, take a photo and upload it to social media using the hashtag #GillinghamPOW.


You will be able to see Karen's work in Gillingham Library and several shop windows in Gillingham High Street from 28 August 2021.

Texture family drawing workshops with Karen Scudder

Learn how to use texture and pattern to add interest to your drawings. Karen will show you ways to create texture using a variety of materials. You will also be experimenting with different effects including:

  • wax resist
  • crumpling
  • cutting
  • rubbing
  • mark-making.

The workshops are suitable for families and children aged 4 to 11 years old.

The workshop is free and all materials are supplied.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop dates and times

Saturday 16 October 2021

  • 10am to 11am
  • 11.30 to 12.30pm.

Wednesday 27 October 2021

  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • 3pm to 4pm.

How to book

To book, contact Gillingham Library by:


Gillingham Library
3 High Street

Find out more

To find out more about Karen Scudder and her work, you can follow:

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