This is an outreach project which I’ve been working on for several weeks. The individual illustrations have been created by Tower Hamlets based community groups (including local primary schools, classes for elderly participants and a few of my own characters).
The image represents Poplar; past, present and future, from the suffragettes in East London, the current, constant redevelopment work and new high rise flats and the future of the area: further construction and jobs for local people.
I have a finalising meeting on Wednesday morning and the finished result will be put on permanent display at Poplar DLR station. This is a local station to me and it feels very exciting and a privilege to be involved in the making of something so close to home.
Every Saturday (until next week as we finish for the year) I teach Art on the Saturday school programme for Newham based 8-12 year olds at Rosetta Art Centre.
We’ve had a fantastically rich six months, covering ceramics, drawing, painting techniques, mixed media, ceramics and last Saturday had splendid results; we worked as a team and painted large-scale Aboriginal inspired animals onto a banner.
I think it looks fantastic…
I will be facilitating a free workshop in which yow will get to create your own vintage inspired Artwork, followed by a solo P.V. of my work
All levels welcome, it is a fun, therapeutic, experimental activity in which you will be left with your own Doll/character artwork, which you will be able to take home….
The workshop will be held between 5-6pm on Thursday 10th November at Rosetta Art Centre and will be followed by a private view of my work between 6-8pm.
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Don’t forget I’m holding an Experimental Drawing workshop between 2-3pm today at Live Christmas Project (275 Fulham Rd) – nearest Tube South Kensington- I’ll also holding a second workshop at 6-7 pm tonight for those who won’t be able to make it in the daytime…You’ll leave with a mini masterpiece…inspired from Matrioshka Dolls – a perfect, personalised Christmas Gift! x
I’ll be holding an experimental drawing workshop this Friday 19th December (2-3pm) at Live Project (275-277 Fulham Road).
I’ll be taking you on an Artistic journey creating a series of of one & two minute drawings inspired from Matrioshka Dolls, teaching varying fast paced drawing techniques such as continuos line, reverse hand and one & two minute fast paced Illustrations.
Next Wednesday there’s a very special 2 for 1 offer on my Fashion Illustration classes at Debut Contemporary Gallery…………
Come out after the two hour session with an Artwork which is completely ‘Outside the Box’ you will learn a whole host of creative techniques and processes and combine them together to create one final masterpiece……