Tapping the Colours of Nature

This is an invitation to my next workshop – Tapping the Colours of Nature. Please choose from sessions starting Friday 14th July to the following Monday, 17th July. 

Summer is a season of heady beauty (if we’re lucky!), full of the promise of ripe fruit. Trees and bushes are lushious with leaves. Flowers tint gardens and our surroundings. Nature offers us vivid colours – let’s catch them while we can! My workshop will give free-flow to children to choose natural subjects to paint from the garden, or from an indoor still-life (if the weather keeps us inside) – or just from their imagination. 

Sessions are for children of six to about 12 years. Each is for a maximum of six children, and lasts 90 minutes. They take place at my home in Danemere Street (Putney SW15 1LT).

This is the last art session before the summer holiday. I hope this advance notice will help you plan for what is a busy season for us all!

Printing Nature

This is an invitation at short notice to my next workshop – Printing Nature. Please choose from sessions starting this coming Friday to following Monday.

There is a magic in printing it seems: it takes just seconds to create a complete and elaborated image that can last for centuries. And yet, the print is only the final step of an elaborate process. In Printing Nature, we will explore this process, beginning with the image itself. We will gather material for our prints by sketching from nature, and then experiment with different techniques for transforming these into prints (including monotype), taking contemporary artist, William Kentridge, as our inspiration. Finally we will apply colour to our completed plates and – “hey presto”!

Sessions are for children of six to about 12 years. Each is for a maximum of six children, and lasts 90 minutes. They take place at my home in Danemere Street (Putney SW15 1LT).

Please choose one session:

  • Session 1: Friday 9th June (after school): 3.45 – 5.15 pm
  • Session 2: Saturday 10th June: 10.30 am – noon
  • Session 3: Saturday 10th June: 4 pm – 5.30 pm
  • Session 4: Sunday 11th June: 4 pm – 5.30 pm
  • Session 5: Monday 12th June: 3.45 pm – 5.15 pm

Art Intensive

This May half-term I will run an Art Club on Monday 29th May (it’s a bank holiday!) from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (kids can also choose to come either in the morning or in the afternoon only).

The idea is to let children catch up on sessions they may have missed during term, or perhaps to deepen their experience of a subject they particularly enjoyed.

We will have sessions on the following (depending on who comes):

  • Infinity in Art (introduction to perspective, observational drawing)
  • Painting a Still Life (painting in the Dutch Style)
  • Black and White Notan (geometry, positive and negative space and composition)
  • Chinese and European Calligraphy (ink and brushes).

Practical details

  • Sessions will run from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 to 4.00 pm.
  • Children who come for the whole day should bring a packed lunch: we’ll eat in Leaders Garden (a five minute walk from my house) weather and time permitting.
  • Sessions are for children of six to 12 years, for a maximum of seven children (please note that a minimum of three participants is required for the session to take place.)
  • Location: SW15 1LT