Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Woody Pecha Kucha Tokyo

PechaKucha Night: Thursday 3rd Sept 2015

PechaKucha is back, this time with a 'Japan Brighton' theme and another stellar line-up, including Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell (who uses a Japanese brush in his illustrations), Manga artist Inko, origami furniture designer Coco Sato, fabulous print-maker (and one of Kirsty Allsop's upcycling experts) Lee Baker, 'smaller than average' illustrator and Japan traveller Tilly, Workflow founder and Risograph expert William Sadowski plus former... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Our Brighton Studio Opens as a Shop on 15th August

Our Brighton studio will open as shop again on Saturday 15th August. Expect new risograph prints, original pen and ink drawings, plus some sample sale goodies. SATURDAY 15th AUGUST 12pm - 4pm    STUDIO WOODY, Workshop 3, 1st Floor Balcony, Open Market, Brighton, BN1 4JU. UK(fully accessible) #woodyshopopen... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Little Bike Look Out - Golden Times

It's been a while since we uploaded some little bike action. So here you go.  I must confess my head's been swayed by my early 70s Nord France racer, but I'll always have a soft spot for these vintage compact bikes. Little Bike Look Out - what's that?  Woody loves little vintage bikes, in fact she rides a cream Raleigh Compact from 1986 (and most recently a standard size 1970s cherry red Nord France racer). But fear not,  when she spots... SEE MORE arrow-right

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Forecast for Monday: Bright with Design Intervals

Woody's back at Patterns in Brighton on 24th July with Colour In Monday Club - a colouring-in group for adults with super-sized design-led worksheets.   Be sure to catch some colour from 6-8pm overing looking the sea at: Patterns 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL, UKColouring-in design sheets and Materials ProvidedFREE The social after-work group will then return to Brighton in September with new designs and special prizes for loyal colourists. Not in... SEE MORE arrow-right

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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

Woodys Colour In Monday Club

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


The Studio

creative facilitation + branding + marketing 

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Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creative faciliation for research projects.  The studio also curates and delivers events for the education and arts sectors.

Woody, also known as Zara Wood creates, coordinates 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

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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.