Archive for October, 2012

Practice makes Perfect – An Engage London Area Group Meeting

25 October, 2012  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events

Practice makes Perfect: Enriching education practice & participants’ experiences by the involvement of artists’ residencies and studio practice, and vice versa.


On Thursday 22 November 2012, 4-7pm, Chisenhale Art Place will be hosting an event for engage members, This will explore, the impact of direct contact with professional artists on the learning experience.


· How does working with participation and education programmes enrich artists’ practice?
· How is the practice of the arts educator shaped by this process?
· How is the learning experience of the participants enriched by direct contact with professional artists and their practice?
· What are the benefits and pitfalls?

Participants will hear presentations by artists and educators from Chisenhale Art Place, Whitechapel Gallery and V&A responding to the questions above and a group discussion around studio practice and participation.  The event will finish with a tour of Chisenhale Art Place with the option of attending the preview of the current Chisenhale Gallery exhibition. Engage Members from any region are welcome to attend.

This event is for engage members.  (engage is a membership organisation representing gallery, art and education professionals in the UK and in 15 countries worldwide.)

Please see their website for information


Without Walls – A Chisenhale Collaboration

We are delighted to introduce the Artists selected for our exciting new Chisenhale Collaborative Project. The three collaborative partnerships were awarded to Charlotte Mew and Rachel Gomme, Richard Layzell and Rosie Heafford, Nadine Mahoney and Victor Fung.

Each of the partnerships is between a visual artist from Chisenhale Studios and a dance artist from Chisenhale Dance Space. These collaborations, which join two Artists who have not previously met, will seek to offer new ways of working and an opportunity for experimentation, creative exchange and development. They will produce a small collaborative work that will be presented at a public event on Saturday 24th November 2012, a day celebrating the vast artistic activity that takes place at Chisenhale Art Place: a membership organisation that is home to 40 artist studios, Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Gallery.
We will be in touch with more programme details for Saturday 24th November shortly.

The Commissions are initiated by Chisenhale Art Place, as part of its annual public event that celebrates its members.



                                     ‘Positively Phototactic’ Victor Fung, photo by Sebastian Hinds.

                                             ‘Beholders Share’ Nadine Mahoney, photo by Artist.


Painting and Drawing – Series and Themes at Chisenhale Studios: Thursday Evenings

17 October, 2012  |  Classes, Public Programme, Uncategorized

Painting and Drawing – Series and Themes

A six-week course on Thursday evenings led by Emma Gunningham at Chisenhale Art Place Education Studio: November 8th to December 13th. 

7.00 – 9.30pm

Classes are small and suitable for all abilities.

Inspired initially by the Munch exhibition we will be exploring the repetition and re working of subject matter.  “Subject matter” can be specific as in portraits, flower painting etc, or more abstract looking at shape and colour.

This could involve making drawings and collage, making a series of quick paintings, using a diptych/triptych format or a combination. I will be working closely with each student and the structure will vary to suit the individual project.

As always in these small classes group discussion of each other’s work and ideas is an important aspect of the classes.


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

For bookings or questions please contact: Emma

07940 563063 or email:

Come to the Education Room (Last door on right of the Chisenhale building) Chisenhale Art Place 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ on Thursday November 8th 2012 at 7.00pm.



Castprinting workshops

11 October, 2012  |  Classes, Public Programme

Jon George, a founder artist at Chisenhale, is starting workshops in Castprinting, his new technique.

Come and immerse yourself in this rare, completely new experience. learn something different and be part of an ongoing experiment.

At Chisenhale Studios 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3

in his studio, Friday 12 & 19 October from 5.30 – 9.30pm

To discover more about Jon’s practice and workshops visit e: or ring 07940 581 656


Colour Course with Kate Hardy at Chisenhale Studios

10 October, 2012  |  Classes, Uncategorized

 A six week course on Thursday evenings run by artist Kate Hardy and held at Chisenhale Art Place Education Studio:  September 20th to October 25th  7.30 – 9.30pm

This course provides adult painters or beginners an opportunity to work on paintings which examine and redefine our personal use of colour and to discover ways in which contemporary and historical artists have developed their personal colour language.

We will produce a range of paintings which explore both representational and non- literal subject matter.

Each session will focus on an aspect of colour:

Hue and Saturation, Colour Vocabulary Harmony, Complementary Colours, Neutrals, and Expressionism.

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: 

07946814317 or email:

Or come to the Education Studio (Last door on right of the Chisenhale building) Chisenhale Art Place 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ on Thursday September 20th 2012 at 7.30pm.


Children’s Art Studio at Chisenhale Studios

10 October, 2012  |  Classes, Public Programme

Children’s Art Studio

This autumn, an after school, short art course begins for children aged 8 to 11.

The course will be led by professional artist, Kate Hardy who will guide your kids in drawing,painting, printing, mixed media and sculpture.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from  4 – 6pm and will be £70 for 10 weeks

The course Starts 18th September 2012

For more details contact :

Mobile number: 07946814317


East End Rising Photography workshops

This summer an exciting photography project took place at Chisenhale Art Place.

The project was for those interested to learn about taking photographs from a creative perspective.

Led by photographer Jenny Matthews, the workshops taught the basic principals of photography, such as how to consider the creative and interpretive methods that can be applied when creating images with impact and also how to consider the types of photographs and possible themes that could be developed whilst enjoying a fun and creative day of photography.

Many interesting subjects were found in the local area, which  provided a variety of artistic challenges with industrial backdrops, the Olympic sites, park and canal settings as well as the buzzing streets around the local area.

The workshops were open to mixed abilities, so complete beginners with compact cameras and more experienced digital SLR camera users could all benefit.

Knowledge of the specific features of your camera was essential but tutoring was given on aspects such as depth of field for particular types of images and using appropriate camera settings, as well as subject, composition and how to tell a story or evoke feelings about your subject.

At the end of the project a Tumbler account was set-up to showcase everyone’s work.

To view the work achieved, log on to the following: eastendrising

The project was generously funded by Chisenhale Art place.