Infinity in Art

How can a child get to grips with the notion of something that never ends? Infinity in Art opens doors simultaneously to maths and creativity. An introduction to the symbol for infinity against a starry night sky is one way. Playing with perspective is another: a few lines drawn on the page to set a view point and already some things appear closer while others seem tiny, vanishing into the paper horizon and onwards into infinity!

Sessions are for children of six to 12 years, each for a maximum of six children, lasting ninety minutes. They take place as usual at my home in Danemere Street (Putney SW15 1LT). Book as soon as possible as places fill up quickly!

Dates
Session 1: Wednesday 1st February, 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm (pick-up from OLV or St. Mary’s School on request) 
Session 2: Saturday 4th February, 10.30 am – noon
Session 3: Saturday 4th February December, 4 pm – 5.30 pm 
Session 4: Sunday 5th February, 4 pm – 5.30 pm 

 

Saatchi Gallery – Painter’s Painters

Painters’ Painters at the Saatchi Gallery (London, SW3 4RY) is a fascinating exhibition presenting nine artists with strong painting heritage. All have been strongly influenced by earlier masters, from Cézanne, Munch and Hopper to more recent artists such as de Kooning – and deciphering these influences is a big part of the pleasure of this exhibition.

Saatchi’s mission is to find and promote new talent, and this exhibition of upcoming artists is in some respects his seal of approval, and well-deserved. It is also proof if needed that painting still occupies an important place in contemporary fine art.

Book your tour until the 28th February 2017: cjolanda@icloud.com

 

Picture above: David Brian Smith, Great Expectations – Candy, Gallery Albert Baronian, Courtesy Isabelle Arthuis.David Brian Smith is one of the nine artists in the Saatch Exhibition. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in his work.

Iridescence

In this workshop I will introduce the children to iridescence. We will look how certain objects – shells, peacock feathers to name a few –  catch rainbow colours as their surface reacts to light in an unusual way. Because this is fascinating as much from a scientific point of view as from a purely artistic one, this workshop will delight children when practicing their colour gradients to achieve iridescent effects.

Sessions are for children of six to 12 years, each for a maximum of six children, lasting ninety minutes. They take place as usual at my home in Danemere Street (Putney SW15 1LT).

Dates
Session 1: Wednesday 11th January, 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm (pick-up from OLV or St. Mary’s School on request)
Session 2: Saturday 14th January, 10.30 am – noon
Session 3: Saturday 14th January, 4 pm – 5.30 pm
Session 4: Sunday 15th January, 4 pm – 5.30 pm

 

Next sessions:

Workshop Five: Infinity in Art
Wednesday 1st February, Saturday 4th February and Sunday 5th February
Materials: pencil, charcoal and geometry set

Workshop Six: Ornamental Letters 
Wednesday 1st March, Saturday 4th March and Sunday 5th March
Materials: pen and ink