Through The Picture Plane with Kate Hardy

19 September, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme

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Thursday evening painting sessions starting on Thursday Sept the 18th at:

Chisenhale Art Place
64-84 Chisenhale Road

London E3 5QZ

For artists or beginners aged over 16 at all levels of experience – as ever, in our lovely canal side education studio.

The course will run on Thursdays, 7 – 9.30pm, costing £90 per person for the six week course.

We will be looking at ways of describing space in painting and drawing, and at the concept of the picture plane. We’ll be working on combinations of materials and subject matter, including objects in interior space and collaged landscape. You will end up with a series of paintings exploring these, and others, in your choice of painting or drawing media. for booking or more information


Morning Twilight Photography with Alina Kisina

11 July, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme, Workshops

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The early morning before sunrise or between the hours of 4am – 8am is considered a magical time, especially for photographers and cinematographers.

This special summer workshop will help you understand your camera, composition and making the most of natural morning light under the guidance of an experienced cityscape photographer whose approach has brought widespread recognition.

All levels welcome.

Date and time: Saturday, 9. August, 5-10am

Place: Chisenhale Studios and the surrounding area. (Chisenhale Art Place, 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, E3 5QZ.)

Time and where to meet: Ground Floor Education Room, Chisenhale Studios at 5am.

What to bring: Your camera and a notebook and pen.

Cost: £55. Includes light breakfast. Places are limited and must be booked in advance: or 07919 234 997.

Kisina’s signature style centres on reflections and natural light. She travels the world photographing cities and does most of her work between 5 and 8am.


Life Drawing sessions

23 June, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme, Workshops


Drop-in, artist-led life drawing sessions

Tuesday (fortnightly) 7-9pm £8 0r £5 conc.

All levels of drawing experience welcome.

Art Materials, drawing boards and easels supplied or bring your own.

To confirm your place or for more info contact:

Andy on 07807698187 or Kate at



Contrast and Creativity: Painting Course with Emma Gunningham

26 May, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme, Workshops


PK sunsetA new painting course with Emma Gunningham will be held in the Education Studio at Chisenhale Art Place.

Thursdays: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17

7.30 – 9.30pm

6 week course £90 payable at the first class

Participants will make a series of paintings exploring the creative use of contrast in colour, texture and shape, using watercolour, acrylic and oils. There will be an opportunity to paint outdoors as well as studio based work. The course is suitable for all levels of experience; the classes are small and students will get both individual tuition and the benefits of group discussion.


To book or more details contact Emma 07940 563063


Transparent, Translucent, Opaque: Painting course with Kate Hardy

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Painting with Layers

A new painting course with Kate Hardy will be held the Education Studio at Chisenhale Art Place.

Thursdays: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

From 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

This course is an opportunity for painters at all levels of experience to make a series of paintings which explore the strength and subtlety of multi layered watercolour, acrylic and oil paint. 6 week course: £90 payable at the first class.


Contact:  07946814317


Inspired by Spring – Painting and Drawing course with Emma Gunningham

11 February, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme


A six week Painting and Drawing course with Emma Gunningham


To explore this broad theme, participants will make a variety of work including monoprints, drawing, mixed media and canvas painting.

February 27th – April 3rd

Thursdays 7 – 9.30 – Chisenhale studios workshop

Cost for 6 week course £90

Suitable for all levels of experience

For more details please contact Emma on 07940 563063 or


Exploring Materials – Evening Course with Emma Gunningham

16 October, 2013  |  Classes, Public Programme, Workshops


A six week course starting Thursday 7th November – Thursday 12th December 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Each week we will create a new work using a different material to explore the diversity of picture making.  We will use charcoal, pastel, paint, collage and clay. The clay and collage materials will be provided.

I will set up a still life to work from each week, but students are free to bring in their own subject matter (objects, photos drawings etc) to create their own themes if they wish.

The classes are suitable for all levels of experience. The small group size allows for individual tuition as required and a mutually supportive atmosphere.


Cost for the 6 week course £90

To book or ask questions contact me on 07940 563 063 or


Views Outside – Evening Course with Emma Gunningham

22 May, 2013  |  Classes, Public Programme

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Seven Week course starting Thursday June 6th – Thursday July 18th 7.30 – 9.30

We will be exploring a range of approaches and methods to depict our external environment.

This will include:

Drawing and painting outdoors

Painting from sketches

Employing collage and photography

Delving into imaginary landscapes

This course is suitable for adults at all levels of painting experience including beginners.

Cost for the 7 weeks course is £105

Please contact 07940 563063 or email with any questions.


Children’s Art – Workshops with Kate Hardy

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Art Workshops with Kate Hardy

For 8 – 11 year olds

Make Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture in this friendly group led by professional artists

Tuesdays 4 – 6 pm   £7 per session

April 16th – July 9th  (Half Term May 28th)


Canalside Education Studio, Chisenhale Art Place

Contact 07946814317

(Entrance is the black door on far right of the Chisenhale building)