Morning Twilight Photography with Alina Kisina

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The early hours before sunrise are considered a magical time, especially for photographers and cinematographs, in this workshop you will explore how best to make the most of natural morning light when using your camera.

This special summer workshop is led by Alina Kisina an experienced cityscape photographer, she will be on hand to give one to one guidance about composition and different camera functions. At the end of the workshop you will have opportunity to review and discuss images created.

Date: Saturday 30th of July

Time: 5.00am –

Venue: Chisenhale Studios (surrounding area)

64-68 chisenhale Road E3 5QZ

Cost:  £30, (Concessions and under 25’s  £20)
Includes light breakfast

For Booking Contact:
Places are limited and must be booked in advance.





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