Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Zara Wood Colour and Forage 6

Spotlight on: Colour & Forage

Woody was commissioned to bring her Colour In Club to Brighton a few moons ago.   Colour & Forage was a drawn hedgerow that appeared to be growing before your very eyes.   After colouring-in the artwork, people could also pick natural elements like apples and berries.   Check out the full project here... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Spotlight on: Colour in Space from 2015

Let's go back in time, and space, to Brighton in 2015, where people came together and coloured in a 6 metre long graphic by Woody. Woody’s Colour In Club brought its cosmos of uncluttered graphics and coloured pencils to Jubilee Library in the heart of Brighton.   Humans of all ages sat down together and collaborated on a super-sized artwork to celebrate World Mental Health Day and the launch of City Reads 2015. Read and see more about Colour Space here... SEE MORE arrow-right

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H A P P Y N E W Y E A R - W E L C O M E 2 0 2 1

Happy 2021 folks! Our studio shop will reopen soon once we have done our annual stock check. Look out on Twitter for the latest updates. We'll also be updating our studio project page with all the art direction and e-learning design commissions that Woody has been heading up.   ... SEE MORE arrow-right

The Story of Aurora 3

10 year anniversary of Mirror Mime

It is the ten year anniversary of Woody's exhibition Mirror Mime at YSP - Art Fund's museum of the year in 2014. Her drawn illustrations were translated in to a temporary public art installation measuring 5 metres by 25 metres with a subject matter spanning over 200 years old.    Infused with Renaissance imagery and 1920s style, Mirror Mime depicted a beguiling world where historical fact became a reimagined present.   Cherie Federico for Aesthetica magazine wrote... SEE MORE arrow-right

Mountain Calm

Sending you all some calm in these surreal days... SEE MORE arrow-right

PechaKucha Love Creativity

International PechaKucha Day - 20.02.2020

As part of international PechaKucha Day, Woody and the Brighton team will be hosting 'Love Creativity' at the Nightingale Room on Thursday 20th February.   For line-up details click here This event is now SOLD OUT Doors open for ticket holders only at 6.30pm    ... SEE MORE arrow-right

Good Grub PechaKucha Poster OCT Woody Web

Project Spotlight: PechaKucha Posters

As well as co-curating and producing the events, Woody and the studio also design the posters for PechaKucha Brighton. Here's a few of our favs...and to see more click here ... SEE MORE arrow-right

Octo card

Woody's Design Studio Opens as a Shop - Saturday 12th May

Something for everyone: new drawings for the art collectors, paper tape for the hobbiest, art posters for childrens' bedrooms, plus Summer t-shirts and accessories. Woody opens the doors to the design studio on Saturday 12th from 11-5. Workshop 3, Balcony Level, Brighton Open Market, BN1 4JL ... SEE MORE arrow-right

Art Saturday with Woody

Art Saturday with Woody starts April 2018

Art Saturday springs in to life this April half term in Brighton. Calling all young artists to join illustrator Woody for art workshop fun.  Woody sets the scene and shares her drawing, collage, creating characters and making art stories know-how.   Bring your imagination and leave with your own art project. Brighton Dome Saturday 7th April 2018 - materials included:10.30am - 11.30 for 5-7 year olds 1.30pm- 3.00pm for 8-10 year olds This time round Woody will be showing... SEE MORE arrow-right


Box of Letterpress Cards

Perfect for Christmas Cards - box set of letterpress cards... SEE MORE arrow-right


The Studio

creative direction + illustration
online event design + curation

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Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creating sell-out fashion collections.  The studio also curates and delivers online events for the education and arts sectors.

Woody, also known as Zara Wood, creates, curates and educates.
A co-founder of The Enquiry Desk and a PechaKucha producer for Brighton for several years, she is now a senior lecturer in  Illustration and part of the International Illustration Forum.  



One-off artworks to buy online
This where you can buy original artwork by Woody.

More Little Treasures (original miniatures in vintage jewellery) coming soon.

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Sociable Woody


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