Archive for August, 2011

Art of Growing Club- autumn schedule

11 August, 2011  |  Featured, Public Programme, Uncategorized

We are a free, friendly, community art club facilitated by professional artists from Chisenhale Studios who run workshops in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. We also take short, inspirational artist led walks exploring the local parks and canals. New members of all ages welcome, including beginners.

Wednesdays 10am-1pm

September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th      

Join painter Malcolm Jones for a four week project using photographs and paint to explore our personal response to landscape.

October 5th and 12th

Join artist Alicia Paz in workshops exploring our mystical relationship to trees using paint and collage.




Art of Growing- Portraits with Emma Gunningham

10 August, 2011  |  Public Programme, Uncategorized


After a successful Private View of the work produced from last years workshops at the View Tube, the Art of Growing began anew on the 20th of July with Emma’s portrait classes. First for practice, we sketched Barbara who kindly offered to model for everyone, and who was so patient she stayed in position for well over an hour. Everyone used charcoal in order to get the gist of shading and outline. Emma took photos of us which would be the source for reference for our self portraits. The following week, with the aid of  a projector, we drew an outline of ourselves using the previous weeks photographs straight on to the canvas. We then started the process of painting using acrylic and brand new paintbrushes which were a joy to use. This week some of us who were struggling with the shading learnt the technique of turning the painting upside down which takes the attention of the eye away from the outline on to the detailing. Some had already completed their portraits,especially Barbara who initially without anyones notice began doing caricatures of everyone and once we realised we all had a good laugh!


Layers of paint- A six week painting workshop with Kate Hardy beginning Thursday 15th September 2011 from 7-9.30pm

5 August, 2011  |  Classes, Public Programme, Uncategorized

Join professional artist Kate Hardy for six Thursday evening workshops to explore varied visual subject matter, and examine methods of working with built up colour used by contemporary painters using watercolour, acrylic, oils and collage. Participants will make six paintings, using a range of media and techniques exploring  additive layers of colour and mixed media.

The workshops will take place on 15, 22, 29 September and  6, 13, 20 October 2011 from 7-9.30pm.  The fee for the six workshops is £90 payable on the first evening.

Contact Kate for more details on 07946814317 or