Adventures with Colour

Why not take a bit of time out at the fair to try a new skill or attend one of our programmed talks and tours? We have something for all ages and abilities and best of all, it’s all free! This year’s education theme is the weird and wonderful world of colour: learn about the theory and science behind pigments, and get involved with our hands on activities and experiments! But that’s not all, check out one of our walking tours on a diverse range of subjects or pop into the Printmaking Studio to learn how to make your own drypoint monoprint.

The Education Space is open to all outside of workshop times and little ones can collect a free kids’ pack containing an Adventures with Colour activity booklet and some Derwent watercolour pencils.

All activities are free of charge and, unless stated, are open to all ages. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and cannot be left unattended in the workshops.

Affordable Art Fair Education Space

Thursday 11 June

12.30-2.30pm Colour Theory Workshop with Hampstead School of Art
Artist and Hampstead School of Art Tutor Derek Ogbourne will show you how to make your own colour wheel. Derek will give practical guidance on how to mix and explore the visual effects of colour combinations, and will explain how primary colours become secondary colours and then tertiary colours.
All ages welcome.

4pm Let’s Talk Colour workshop with Kolormondo
Join colour specialist Janet Best in exploring how we interact with the millions of colours in our world through interactive and fun activities. Have fun with colour illusions, play a colour naming game, experience what it is like to be colour blind and put together a 3D  colour puzzle. A great workshop for artists, interior and graphic designers and the simply curious!

Kolormondo colour globes make colour theory easy to understand by using a 3D format, and are used by industry experts and as teaching aids across the world.
Suitable for adults but supervised children welcome to join.

Friday12 June

2pm Spotlight on Bridget Riley
Artist and Hampstead School of Art tutor, Sabrina Scolaro, leads an Op-Art inspired workshop. Give your work an injection of colour using acrylic paints. Find other Riley-inspired activities in the kids’ activity pack too!
All ages welcome.

4pm Drink and Draw
Frui Creative Courses and Holidays host a drink and draw.

Always wanted to have a go at drawing but suffer from beginners nerves? Drink and Draw is an informal sketching session with guidance from Frui’s own art tutors; grab a glass of wine from the bar and get stuck in! Ideal for beginners but all levels welcome.
Suitable for adults only, meet at the wine bar.


Saturday 13 June

12pm Information is Physical: Art, Colour and Quantum Theory
Made in Arts London artist Libby Heaney presents an intriguing and accessible look into information, art and quantum theory – but it’s not as scary as it sounds! Having studied an MA in Art and Science at Central St Martins, Libby will bring quantum concepts to life through interactive activities.
Suitable for adults but activities for children will also be provided.

2pm Spotlight on Matisse
French artist Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) is well known as a  master of colour and fluid shapes. Hampstead School of Art tutor Lisa Ratner will help you make your own Matisse inspired-masterpiece. Cut and collage shapes to make a stunning, colourful composition.
Suitable for all ages.

4pm A Magical Colour Adventure with Okido
Our friends from the kid’s arts and science magazine Okido are at the fair for one afternoon only! Make sure you catch them for magical and fun colour and science inspired workshop.

Sunday 14 June

2pm Spotlight on Abstract Painting
Artist and Hampstead School of Art tutor Anniek Verholt invites you to take part in an abstract colour painting workshop inspired by artists Patrick Heron and Kandinsky. With guidance, learn how to use shape, colour, line and form to create an abstract composition to take home.

Print Studio

Printmakers in Residence are back with their magical printing press made from a garden roller!  

You are invited to join them at the Print Studio to learn the simple but effective technique of drypoint printing. The print demonstrations are for all art lovers and budding printmakers alike and are suitable for ages 4 and up.

Thursday 4pm
Friday & Saturday
12pm, 2pm & 4pm
Sunday 12pm & 2pm

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