Christmas Lantern

Christmas Lantern will teach about transparency, translucency and opacity, and how filters can be used. We will apply these effects cutting out shapes and figures from paper, and using these to make a Christmas lantern. We will also look at a few contemporary artists and how they use colour and light in their work (e.g. Olafur Eliasson and Dan Flavin). The workshop will also serve as an introduction to Workshop Four, Iridescence (January 2017).

Art workshops – Full programme

Art Workshops for Children: Autumn & Winter Programme (Putney SW15)
This autumn and winter I am holding monthly art workshops for children, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Workshops last one hour and a half in Putney.
Sessions are for a maximum of six children (6 to 12 years old), and are described below. Please try to give me as much notice as possibleIf you are interested in the workshops but can’t make these dates, please also let me know as I might be able to work additional sessions in.
session 1: Wednesdays: 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm (with pick-up from OLV or St. Mary’s School on request) 
session 2 and session 3: Saturdays: 10.30 am to midday (session 2)  / 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm (session 3) 
session 4: Sundays: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm 
Session 1
Wednesday 28th September, Saturday 1st October, Sunday 2nd October
Flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keefe, with gouache paint
Session 2
Wednesday 2nd November,  Saturday 5th November and Sunday 6th November
Compositions with black and white cut-outs (paper and other media)
Session 3
Wednesday 30th November, Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December
Christmas lantern
Session 4 
Wednesday 11th January, Saturday 14th January and Sunday 15th January
Iridescence (coloured pencils, pastels)
Session 5
Wednesday 1st February, Saturday 4th February and Sunday 5th February
Infinity in Art (pencil, charcoal and geometry sets)
Session 6
Wednesday 1st March, Saturday 4th March and Sunday 5th March
Ornamental letters (pen and ink)
For more information on art activities for children see here

Art in Mayfair

Mayfair tour : 10th,11th and 12th November
I have been wanting to give this tour for a long time – of some of the best contemporary art in London! We will start at Hauser and Wirth (23 Savile Row, W1S 2ET) with installations by Lygia Pape and Mike Kelley. After that we’ll walk to Neo Rauch at David Zwirner, Michael Benson at Flowers Gallery, and a group show at Gazelli Art House. Then we’ll cross Piccadilly to the new premises of Skarstedt (Cindy Sherman and David Salle). We’ll end our tour at the White Cube (Magnus Plessen). As usual, either the curators or I will talk you through the work as we go along. It should take us about an hour and a half (from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm). Please book here: cjolanda@icloud.comearth-over-the-lunar-horizon-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-12-october-2015
Michael Benson
Earth over the Lunar Horizon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 12 October, 2015