Landscape: Winter Painting with Kate Hardy

9 December, 2015  |  Classes, Featured, Workshops



Explore landscape imagery in the darkest months  of the year with a 10 week Thursday evening painting course at Chisenhale Art Place.

Projects include: Drawing in the dark, imagined landscape, painting with light and layers of transparency, painting generated by drawing and collage.

Course fee £150 includes winter food drink and music.

Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 4, 11 March 3, 10, 17, 24

Book for yourself or for a great Christmas present:   Chisenhale Art Place Education Studio 64 Chisenhale Road E35QZ

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Saturday Family Art Workshops

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We run regular drop-in family art workshops on Saturday mornings during term time. The workshops are delivered by a different artist and encourage children and parents to learn fun new art ideas that they can also do together at home.

Join us for the spring term starting from Saturday 9th January 2016 until 19 March 2016
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Ages: 5-12 year olds
Where: Ground floor education room at Chisenhale Studios

Each session is £4.00 per child (Adults are free) with 10% off if you book for the entire term (£32)
We have a limited number of free places; please contact Yasmin to see if you qualify.

Don’t forget you can also join Chisenhale Dance Space’s creative dance classes every Saturday morning term time, for more details email:

These workshops are for children and their parents/carers to participate and learn together.
Children cannot be left alone. We advise the wearing of ‘messy’ clothes, but we have some large shirts to put over clothes too.

Further details from or phone 020 8981 1916


Photogram Workshop Saturday 8 August


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Artist Elisavet Kalpaxi leads a workshop for families to create photograms, unique photographs made without cameras. Participants will learn how to expose and develop prints in the darkroom and at the end of the workshop all prints can be taken home.
A photogram is an imprint of objects on a light-sensitive base (usually paper). The principle of creating direct prints using diverse processes and light sources predates the invention of photography.

The workshop is programmed in response to Nicholas Mangan’s exhibition  Ancient Lights, currently on at Chisenhale Gallery

All materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring transparent objects or objects with interesting outlines that could be used for your own compositions.

For children aged 4-12 Please note: children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. 12-2pm

For young people aged 15-25 who have an interest in art and want to have an engagement with arts organisations, enjoy learning about creative career opportunities, vocational workshops, networking and making new friends.

Programmed in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery.

This event is free to attend but places are strictly limited and booking is essential. To reserve a place please visit the Eventbrite page here.


Autumn Colours: with artist Emma Gunningham

27 October, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme, Workshops

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A new painting course with Emma Gunningham will be held in the Education Studio.

Students will make quick studies and canvas paintings taking autumn colours as a starting point and inspiration. A variety of materials and techniques will be employed. 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.

Thursdays: 7.30 – 9.30

November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11

6 week course £90 payable at the first class


To book or more details contact Emma 07940 563063


Photomonth Events at Chisenhale Studios

7 October, 2014  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events, Workshops


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As part of Photomonth 2014 we will be hosting two unique events here during October.

19th October 2-5pm Photowalk with Alina Kisina
Join cityscape photographer Alina Kisina for a unique photo-walk exploring the East End from a different perspective. Designed especially for Photomonth, the 1.5 hour walk will explore the city’s reflected image and will be followed by a return to the studio to share, edit and print your favourite images.
Booking essential £10.

22 October 7-9pm Artist Talk: The Turner Prize vs Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
This talk led by artist and photographer Emer O’Brien highlights artists that have been awarded or shortlisted for the Turner Prize and/or the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Booking essential £20/£15concs



Free family art workshops




Chisenhale Studios is running Free drop in family art workshops on Saturdays

Starting on 11th October 2014

Each workshop is run by a different artist each month and will encourage children and parents to learn fun new art ideas that they can also do together at home.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Age group: 5-12 year olds

This is a workshop for children and their parents/carers to participate and learn together.

Children cannot be left alone. We advise the wearing of ‘messy’ clothes, but we have some large shirts to put over clothes too.

Further details from 020 8981 1916


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.