Workshops and activities at the spring 2013 fair
The Affordable Art Fair’s Education Programme will be returning with an action-packed arty activity filled array of free artist-led workshops, talks and our ever popular Kid’s Activity Packs to help you (yes – you, not just the children!) unleash your creative side.
The Education Space
You are welcome to pop along to the Education Space at any time to get creative, as well as take part in our daily artist-led workshops.
Workshops in the Education Space sponsored by Faber-Castell
Creating abstract paintings through pattern
What is abstract painting? Looking through examples under expert guidance, be inspired to let loose and create your very own abstract painting using colour, pattern and shape.
Botanical Patterns: Inspired by William Morris
Taking inspiration from plants and flowers, and the style of textile designer and artist William Morris, you will be guided through the process of creating your own beautiful, botanical patterns.
Make your own Aboriginal Dream Painting
Explore the fascinating world of aboriginal paintings and learn about the meanings behind the marks and symbols used. Bring a recent dream or distant memory to life using pattern and shapes to design a visual story.
Nature’s Patterns: using nature’s patterns to inspire art
Butterfly wings, tree trunks, ripples in water…nature is full of patterns! Using Faber-Castell connector watercolour paints, you will be encouraged to devise your own nature-inspired pattern.
In the Education Space we will have special competition sheets for you to grab and complete ‘The Park of Your Dreams’ and put your masterpiece up on the walls of the space to enter Faber-Castell’s competition to win a host of their art materials! Just pop along to the Education Space at any time to take part. For kids aged under 15.
The Colour and The Shape
The artworld is full of colour, patterns and symbols which help give meaning to artworks. This spring, the Affordable Art Fair’s Education Programme will be exploring pattern and symbols in art in a fun, friendly and accessible series of workshops, suitable for all ages and abilities.
Join expert tutors from the Independent Art School for hands-on workshops in the Education Space sponsored by Faber-Castell each day at 3pm, they will explore everything from aboriginal to abstract art!
Artichoke will be running their ever-popular drypoint printmaking workshop in the Print Studio at regular intervals each day.
Did we mention all our workshops and activities are absolutely free? All you need to bring are ideas, and you can leave with your very own handmade masterpiece!
Printmaking with Artichoke in The Print Studio
Pop along to the Print Studio and learn how to make a drypoint print; your very own masterpiece to take home with you!
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12, 2 & 4pm
Sunday 12 & 2pm
Kids’ Activity Guides
These complimentary packs are crammed with a range of arty activities to help children aged 4-11 discover art in fun, new ways!
All workshops are free of charge and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Children MUST be supervised at all times by a responsible adult – they cannot be left in the activity spaces or workshops.