A feast of art at Hampstead 2014

2014’s Affordable Art Fair Education Programme was a feast for the senses! With a menu of food-inspired workshops from The Hampstead School of Art and Artyard, printmaking with Printmakers in Residence, talks from Be Smart About Art and our ever-popular Kids’ Packs, there was never more reason to get stuck in and satisfy that arty craving.

All activities are absolutely free, so whatever your taste there’s something for all ages and abilities. It’s a great way to learn a bit more about how different types of art are made, and, as well as being a lot of fun, you get to take away your very own masterpieces!

Wednesday

Announcing life drawing classes, with a difference! Yes, even during the Private View we want to give our visitors the opportunity to get creative so for one night only, our friends from Frui present a sassy burlesque performer and a tutorial on pencil sketching from life. You’ll have to be quick though – each session only lasts five minutes!

Thursday

1-2pm The Zero Calorie Feast! 3D Paper Craft
Join Artyard Handmade at The Crafthouse in making the tastiest sculptures ever to be seen at AAF! Create tempting treats and delectables suitable for a Mad Hatter’s tea party entirely from upcycled materials and card.

3-4pm Still Life Collaborative Mural
Join artist and principal of the Hampstead School of Art, Isabel H Langtry, as she guides you in a still life workshop with a difference. Take inspiration from the delicious real life recreation of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Head – the Italian painter famous for his surreal portraits constructed entirely from the shapes of fruits and vegetables. Add your art to our collaborative mural inspired by his work – so you can tell everyone your work was exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair! Can’t make Thursday’s workshop? Not to worry, the mural will be up all week for visitors to add to, just drop by the Education Space and get stuck in!

Friday

3-4pm Surrealist Watercolour Painting Class
Taking further inspiration from Giuseppe Arcimboldo, artist and teacher Sabrina Scolaro from the Hampstead School of Art will guide you in creating a surrealist watercolour, painting from observation directly onto artist-quality watercolour paper.

 

Saturday

1-2pm Arcimboldo-inspired Self Portrait Collage
In this hands-on workshop artist and teacher Valerie Wiffen from the Hamsptead School of Art will help you explore a variety of collage techniques and guide you in creating your very own Arcimboldo inspired self portrait. Fruity!

2.30-3.30pm Photography Workshop
Join Frui Creative Holidays and Courses for a free beginners photography workshop on Hampstead Heath!  Workshops will be led by Frui’s team of inspirational tutors who will encourage you to get creative and introduce you to some essential techniques.  Don’t be scared to give it a go!

This session must be pre-booked via hello@frui.co.uk. You can check at the Info Desk on the day to see if spaces are still available. 

Sunday

1-2pm Still life with Oils Workshop
One of the classics – still life in oil – teacher Vincent Milne from the Hamsptead School of Art will show you how to use the liquification technique to make a stunning oil painting, using the real life portrait of Arcimboldo’s head as inspiration; explore the medium and create your very own stunning painting to take home!

2.30-3.30pm Drawing Workshop
Join Frui Creative Holidays and Courses for a free beginners drawing workshop on Hampstead Heath!  Workshops will be led by Frui’s team of inspirational tutors who will encourage you to get creative and introduce you to some essential techniques.  Don’t be scared to give it a go!

This session must be pre-booked via hello@frui.co.uk. You can check at the Info Desk on the day to see if spaces are still available. 

Print Studio
Printmakers in Residence will be running their hugely popular print workshops every day of the fair. Come along and learn how to make your very own relief print using their magical printmaking machine made from a garden roller! It’s quick, easy and loads of fun, best of all you get to take away your very own handmade print, absolutely free!

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