On Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October , our 40 artists studios opened to the public, alongside the two arts organisations, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Dance Space.
Additionally, family and adult art workshops took place on Saturday and Sunday and there were guided tours of the artists’ studios both days.
Saturday 1st Oct
1-2pm Painting workshop in the Studio Education Space. Artist Uliana Apatina and members of the our community “Art of Growing Club” ran a free drop-in workshop exploring painting to music. Suitable for adults and accompanied children.
2-5pm Family Day at Chisenhale Gallery. Join the Gallery for a free artist led drop-in art workshop inspired by James Richards’ exhibition. Suitable for all ages but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Also from 2pm in the Studios, there were guided tours running through the afternoon when artists gave short talks in their studios about their work.
Sunday 2nd October
1-2pm Painting workshop ran again in the Studio Education Space, with artist Uliana Apatina and members of the our community “Art of Growing Club” .
2-4pm Family Day at Chisenhale Dance Space. Leading professional dance artists delivered a dynamic free workshop for ages 7-12 years in the iconic dance space.
For the next Art of Growing Club project, Emma Gunningham will run four workshops exploring the art of portrait painting. These workshops are suitable for beginners and more experienced painters alike. Emma will take you through each stage of the process leading to a completed portrait painted in acrylic paint on canvas.
The Art of growing Club takes place on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm in our Education Space that borders the canal.
Emma’s workshops will take place on 20th and 27th July, 3rd and 10th August. They are free and open to all but numbers are limited and we ask that participants attend all four classes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
During the past year, a number of the studio artists have run workshops with The Art of Growing Club. Malcolm Jones explored collaged and painted landscape, Jon George taught the technique of colour cast-printing, Uliana Apatina showed us how to use music and paint to free the imagination; we explored still life painting and made mono prints with Emma Gunningham, used ink and collage with Kate Hardy, made wood sculptures with Kevin Harrison, designed lettering with Geoff Seville and meandered through memories and found objects to create poetry with Charlotte Mew.
Some of the vast body of work we produced will be shown at the View Tube. Work will be shown on the stairwell, in the café, in the outside space and there’ll even be a piece of sound sculpture in the loos!
For those of you who haven’t yet been, the View Tube gives a stunning vista over the Olympic park and currently gets approximately 10,000 visitors a week. It is a 5 minute walk from Pudding Mill Lane DLR.