Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

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Brighton Studio Shop Open Saturday 12-4pm

Our Brighton studio shop is open this Saturday with t-shirts, accessories, greeting cards, paper tapes and posters - all printed in the UK.   SATURDAY 25TH JULY12pm - 4pm    STUDIO WOODY, Workshop 3, 1st Floor Balcony, Open Market, Brighton, BN1 4JU(fully accessible) #woodyshopopen... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Come Back to Colour - Colour In Monday Club Brighton

New super-sized graphics for Monday's Colour In Monday Club show inspiration from our new home at the beautiful Patterns in Brighton.  Fun foliage, iconic faces and fruity cocktails, come and colour in at Patterns this July. Woody's Colour In Monday Club on Mondays 6pm-8pm - Colour + friends provided FREE at Patterns 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Colour Continues at Patterns Brighton

Here's a sneaky peak of one of the new designs we'll be colouring-in tonight at Woody's Colour In Monday Club. We are back at the beautiful Patterns Brighton. Woody's Colour In Monday Club at Patterns 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL Monday 13th, 20th, 27th July 6pm-8pmColour + friends provided FREE After-work colourists, design-loving folk, come colour those Monday blues away and make some new friends in the process! #ColourInMondayClub... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Woody Adds Colour To Patterns

Monday night saw Woody's Colour In Monday Club move to Patterns in Brighton!   Big pencils, super-sized colouring-in sheets and the coolest colourists were all in the mix. "Patterns is my new favourite bar" says Woody "And it's a perfect match with Colour In Monday Club - the interior is beautifully designed.  There's loads of natural light and the best tunes to inspire our after-work colourists." Woody's Colour In Monday Club continues every Monday in July up at Patterns 6-8pm... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Colouring-in Gets Cool at Patterns Brighton

Think cool. Think big. That's Woody's Colour In Monday Club - a colouring-in group for adults - at its beautiful new home Patterns in Brighton. Starts 6th July! Woody’s design-led illustrations are printed on huge pieces of paper ranging from 2metres to 4metres long and people are invited to colour-in them together.  The communal aspect of this type of colouring-in promotes calmness and co-operation. Woody's Colour In Monday Club at Patterns 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Jubilee June - Brighton Colour In Monday Club

Colour in Monday Club every monday after-work in June is at Jubilee Library in the heart of Brighton.  Uncluttered graphics, journey-bound characters and plenty of space for colouring off-piste. It’s not the usual child’s play, but then this isn’t for children.  The Colour In Monday Club is a colouring-in group for adults.  New super-sized designs by Woody will be waiting for the after-work colourists.  Come colour your blues... SEE MORE arrow-right

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June's Colour In Monday Club Brighton

Colour in Monday returns to the city of Brighton every Monday in June! The Colour In Monday Club starts Monday 8th June at 5.30pm til 7pm.   Follow the yellow posters to our first floor Colour Room at Brighton's Jubilee Library.New super-sized designs by Woody will be waiting for the after-work colourists. Colour provided. £4 tickets are available on the door - first come, first served.   Can't make it... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Colour In Monday Club starts Monday 8th June 5.30pm til 7pm

Colour in Monday returns to the city of Brighton at a new time with a new venue!  The Colour In Monday Club starts Monday 8th June at 5.30pm til 7pm.  We will have our own colour room on the first floor of Jubilee Library in the heart of the city. New super-sized designs by Woody will be waiting for the after-work colourists. Materials provided. £4 tickets are now available here or on the door - first come, first served. Spaces... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Woody's Talent Pool Talk Powered by PechaKucha

The other Thursday Woody co-curated and hosted Talent Pool  with Alex Leith, editor of Viva Brighton magazine.  An evening of quick-fire talks from ten of the top talented folk in Brighton.  Powered by PechaKucha, each presenter showed 20 slides for 20 seconds each.  Woody was the secret eleventh speaker at the end of the evening at the fabulous Velo Cafe. Entitled 'Journey' Woody looked at the very simple question of 'How did I get here?' but in... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Add colour to your day to win Woody art

Woody has partnered up with VIVA Brighton this month to celebrate the launch of her new colouring in group for adults called Colour In Monday. Woody's artwork appears on May's VIVA cover and if you show us how you're colouring in your day, you could win a hand-coloured print of the featured artwork. Plus it will be dedicated to you and signed by Woody. Simply take a snap of how you add colour to the week - from wearing a bright pair of socks to spotting colourful things... SEE MORE arrow-right


The Studio

creative direction + illustration
face-to-face + 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 project and Brighton's PechaKucha producer for several years, she is an award-winning senior lecturer + part of the International Association of Illustration Academics forum.  



One-off artworks to buy online

Launching later in 2024

 Original artwork by Woody, including the lastest Little Treasures
- original miniatures framed in vintage jewellery.


Sociable Woody

Follow @thisiswoody on Twitter


@zarawoodakawoody on Instagram 


Interviewing & hosting - Podcasts + Talks:

Rave About Illustration Podcast
Time for some illumination on illustration. Illustration is everywhere and yet you may not be familiar with what an illustrator does. Rave About Illustration sheds light on the creative world of visual translation.