Illustration & Improv (Online Improv Elective)

Tuesday 20th April
19:00 – 21:30 GMT

Artists and Improvisers have a lot to teach each other, from being comfortable making mistakes and even embracing them to learning to use your surroundings and specific details in those surroundings for inspiration and so much more besides.

In this elective we’ll be playing a series of short games and exercises that combine improv and surrealist games. 

No technical skills or improv ability are necessary; this elective is all about ideas and playing. 

Ros – what improvisers will get out of learning from artists

A chance to step out of your comfort zone and play with a new artform, learning to look at your surroundings and environment to generate ideas and learning surrealist principals to get your unconscious mind working for you!  

Billie – what artists will get out of learning from improvisers

An opportunity to explore improvisation and surrealist techniques as a way to loosen up, generate ideas, experiment, collaborate and embrace failure as part of the creative process. 

Digital tools we’ll be using:

  • Breakout rooms
  • Zoom Whiteboards

Practical tools you will need to have to hand: 

  • Blank paper
  • Your preferred drawing implement
  • A marker pen
  • Scissors
  • Newspapers and/or magazines


The Bristol Improv Theatre is committed to making our classes as inclusive as possible. Please get in touch at to let us know about any accommodations we can make to give you the best possible experience during the class

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