Art In The Park – Free art workshops at the Outdoor Classroom

Join Chisenhale Studio artist for free workshops in Victoria Park, each month there will be a different artist leading the workshops.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, no need to book just drop in at Victoria Park’s Outdoor Classroom which is next to St Agnes Gate at the end of Gore Road.

For more information contact either Joelle or Yasmin





Seeing the world -Summer Oil Painting Course with Kate Hardy

17 April, 2018  |  Classes, Featured, Public Programme

10 short and long oil painting projects with a focus on seeing the real world,starting on Wednesday April 18th, 7.30 – 10pm. Suitable for all levels of experience.

At Chisenhale Studios Education Studio
on the Hertford Union Canal.
64-84 Chisenhale Road E35QZ

Fee for the ten week course: £200

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Technology and Art – A Workshop with Nick Edwards


This is a workshop designed to introduce the concepts of electronics and coding in an easy to follow workshop. In the workshop you will be using the BBC microbit, a low cost powerful microprocessor (essentially a computer without a hard disk or screen) and the aim is that at the end of the workshop attendees will be able to write simple programs to read data from the inbuilt sensors and make thing s happen e.g. light up LEDs or start motors moving.

This can be especially useful for those that might want to use electronic technology for their installations or art work.

Although everyone is welcome to attend, children must be accompanied by parents.

This workshop will take place in our Education Room which is on the ground floor and has easy access from the street.

This workshop is free but booking is essential to secure your place please email





Studio4 Summer Residencies 2018

The following artists have been selected for our Summer residencies. They will use Studio4 to develop new work, research and public events relating to themes such as dark matter, confusion, cow footprints, and repetition.

Susan Eyre 5th March – 15th April
Emma Backlund – 30th April – 1st July
Jonny Briggs – 23rd July – 19th August
Alison Ballard & Martin Lewis – 20th August – 16th September.





Images: Susan Eyre – Cloud Chamber workshop,






Image:Alison Ballard & Martin Lewis – ‘Wasted Labour’



Image: Johnny Briggs – ‘Under Oath







Emma Backlund  – Cow footprint shoe research image


Easter Mayhem with The Monster Mash!!

This Easter holidays, Artburst will be leading two fun filled days of activities both at the nearby Roman Road Adventure Playground and here at Chisenhale Studios. Children will have the opportunity to try their hand at acting, singing as well as making, with a  special final performance at Chisenhale Dance Space too!!

So if you want to take part, book your free place directly with



Women’s History Month – Female Subjectivity A Group Critique hosted by Alicia Paz

26 February, 2018  |  Featured, Public Programme, Talks & Events

Image Run Deep by Alicia Paz

Please join this group critique to discuss in an informal and supportive environment, participants’ work. It can be visual, sound, or written work, it can be a work- in- progress, or just ideas you may wish to have feedback on.

Priority will be given to Chisenhale Artist

2pm on 17 March at Chisenhale Studios in the education Room.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential to reserve a place please email:



Free Cloud Chamber Workshop Saturday 17th March 12 – 1.30 pm

Join us for a free one-off workshop to witness beautiful trails made by cosmic particles that are constantly passing through us and our world unseen! Cloud Chambers allow a glimpse into the invisible world of particles produced in the radioactive decay of naturally occurring elements and those generated when cosmic rays strike the top of the Earth’s atmosphere.

In the workshop, participants will see a large cloud chamber in action and make their own mini cloud chamber. Using a sealed plastic container, some pure alcohol and dry ice participants will create a super-saturated environment where the invisible charged particles ionize the vapour in their path triggering a condensation process in the ‘cloud’. We will discuss how a cloud chamber works and think about other even more elusive particles such as dark matter that scientists are unable to detect at present.
This workshop is led by Susan Eyre, an artist who is interested in ways of visualising the unseen activities of matter around us and how we relate to the idea that most of our universe is beyond our perception.

Although everyone is welcome  to attend, this event is not suitable for those under 12 years of age.

This workshop will take place in our Studio4 on the first floor, where there is no elevator or stair lift.

Note too that dry ice will be used in the workshop under the supervision of the artist.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL.  Please email to secure a place.


Art session with Charlotte Mew for Book Swap 2018 at Victoria Park


Chisenhale studio artist Charlotte Mew will be doing a fun filled art session for the 2018 Book Swap event which will be held at the V&A building in our nearby Victoria Park.

(The building is in the park on the north side of Grove Rd on the opposite side of The Royal Inn On The Park)

For more info and details contact



Programmed in collaboration with Victoria Park and Discover Children’s Story Centre.






Introduction to Ceramics for Adults

Tuesdays 7-9.30

For six weeks starting 23rd January (last day is 27th February)

Cost is £60, payable in advance to secure a place.

This is a beginners ceramic course that will explain the basic techniques of hand building, glazing and decorating clay.  It is a hands on experience and participants will make at least one finished piece to take home.

During the first three weeks the course will focus on understanding how to build and decorate with clay using different methods: carving, coiling, pinching, press molding and slab building.  Alongside these practical exercises participants will also learn the basic theory behind the alchemic process of glazing and firing the clay in the kiln.  The last three weeks will focus on planning, designing and developing your personal project by applying what you have learned. The piece will be glazed, fired and taken home.

The course will be taught by Paulina Michnowska, an artist who creates visual allegories in clay. These are often humorous, rooted in autobiographical anecdotes, historical folklore and the dullness of mundanity.

Please book directly with Paulina. Payment must be made before places can be confirmed.