Archive for April, 2012

‘The Locket’s Riddle’, Lawdale Junior School, 2011-12

The Locket’s Riddle film project was the second hugely successful collaboration between Chisenhale Art Place and Lawdale Junior School, funded by Help a Capital Child.

Chisenhale Art Place commissioned artist Lisa Nash to work with children and teachers from Year 5 on a series of script-writing and film workshops, which culminated in the making of a short-film, The Locket’s Riddle. The film is set in London Docklands and looks at the history of the area, relating directly back to the curriculum. With Lisa’s support, the children worked as a team to lead on all aspects of the film-making process – from story-boarding and directing to editing and costume-making.

The Locket’s Riddle was screened at the school in January 2012 to a large and enthusiastic audience of children, teachers and parents. A very special second screening took place at the Museum of London Docklands in March 2012, allowing the children to see their film on the big screen.

Many thanks to Help a Capital Child, the Museum of London Docklands, Lawdale form teachers Justine Kavanagh and Anita Vanjara, and volunteers Yasmin Kauser and Mavela Daley, for their support of and enthusiasm for the project.








Colour and the Canal, Art Workshops with Kate Hardy, from 19th April 2012

18 April, 2012  |  Classes, Public Programme, Uncategorized

New Painting Course: Colour and the Canal

Artist-led courses for adults of all levels of experience at Chisenhale Art Place on Thursday evenings from 6.30 to 9pm.

A six week painting workshop beginning on Thursday 19th April, led by artist Kate Hardy.

Participants will make six paintings over six Thursday evenings using a range of painting techniques exploring advanced colour mixing and the subject of the canal: water, light and reflected buildings that can be seen from Chisenhale Art Place’s canal-side Education Space.

Basic materials supplied.

Group tuition alongside individual support ensures this course is suitable for all levels of ability.

Fee for the six week course: £90, payable at the first class.

For bookings or questions please contact: Kate Hardy, Chisenhale Studios, mobile no: 07946814317 or email:

Or come to the Education Space at Chisenhale Art Place 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ on Thursday 19th April at 6.30pm.


Art of Growing Workshops – Spring schedule 2012

Art of Growing, Wednesdays, 10am-1pm

The Art of Growing is a free, friendly, drop-in art club that is facilitated by the professional artists at Chisenhale Studios.

Workshops explore drawing, painting, sculpture, video, performance and much more. We rotate the tutors every few weeks, so there is plenty of opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience from the wide range of artists within the Studios.

Schedule for April, May and June 2012

18th, 25th April: EMMA GUNNINGHAM
Using a variety of materials, Emma will be looking different approaches to portraiture.

2nd, 9th May: JON GEORGE
Relief Painting
Jon George will be exploring a new approach to painting using pulped paper gesso.

16th, 23rd May: RICHARD LAYZELL
Video Art
Richard’s approach to art uses video and performance, and offers something, which is completely different for the Art of Growing project.

30th May and 13th June: KATE HARDY
Oil Painting
Colour and the canal. The group will focus on colour and oil painting.

20th June, 27th June: JO KERNON

Social sculpture 

Jo Kernon’s workshops look at developing creative strategies and introduce the principles of social sculpture.

All welcome!

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of an anonymous donor who is supporting the Art of Growing from February 2012 to June 2012. This funding goes directly towards the workshops, enabling the community to continue to benefit from this much-loved art workshop and club, and supporting the artist tutors involved in the programme.