Adventures with Colour

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

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

Check back soon for details of our 2016 programme!

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 demonstrated how to make your own colour wheel. Derek gave practical guidance on how to mix and explore the visual effects of colour combinations, and explained how primary colours became secondary colours and then tertiary colours.
All ages welcome.

4pm Let’s Talk Colour workshop with Kolormondo
Colour specialist Janet Best  and artist Shirine Osseiran explored how we interact with the millions of colours in our world through interactive and fun activities.

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.

Friday 12 June

12pm Drawing Portraiture An hour taster workshop that delved into the art of capturing a likenesses using a range of different drawing materials. Visitors experimented with alternative exercises and traditional techniques, and learnt how to look and draw from a live model. With contemporary artist Benedict Romain, who teaches a regular life-drawing class, Drawing the Body As Sacred, at JW3 Art Studio. Suitable for adults but supervised children welcome to join.

2pm Spotlight on Bridget Riley
Artist and Hampstead School of Art tutor, Sabrina Scolaro, led an Op-Art inspired workshop.
All ages welcome.

4pm Drink and Draw
Frui Creative Courses and Holidays hosted a drink and draw. Drink and Draw was an informal sketching session with guidance from Frui’s own art tutors; visitors grabbed a glass of wine from the bar and got 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 presented an intriguing and accessible look into information, art and quantum theory – but it wasn’t as scary as it sounds! Having studied an MA in Art and Science at Central St Martins, Libby brought quantum concepts to life through interactive activities.
Suitable for adults but activities for children will also be provided.

Workshop kindly supported by The Handweavers’ Studio.

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 helped visitors make their own Matisse inspired-masterpieces. 
Suitable for all ages.

4pm A Magical Colour Adventure with Okido
Our friends from the kid’s arts and science magazine Okido were at the fair for one afternoon only, running a magical and fun colour and science inspired workshop. Suitable for all ages.

Sunday 14 June

12pm Light and colour workshop with JW3 Jewish Community Centre Visitors had a go at transforming light into beautiful colours and create artwork to take home or add to our art installation. Inspired by the work of Jewish artists Barnett Newman and Marc Chagall.

Workshop was led by Alice Kristina Rose  at Tiger Boat Theatre.

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

4pm Geometrical – Patterns With TapeMade in Arts London artist Esther Ellard  explored the patterning possibilities of Japanese Washi tape. Washi tape is a thin paper tape that comes in a multitude of different colours and patterns, and when layered, overlapping or intersecting creates new hues and unexpected designs. You could create super straight grids, repeated patterns, or go abstract and freeform! Suitable for all ages.

Workshop kindly supported by Cass Art.

Print Studio

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

You were 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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