Activities and workshops
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 Kids’ Activity Packs to help you (yes - you, not just children!) unleash your creative spirit.
There’s something for all ages and abilities and it’s a great way to learn a bit more about the way different types of art are produced…as well as being a lot of fun…and you get to take home your very own masterpiece!
The theme for this year at Hampstead is Wild Things, which explores the diverse wildlife and nature on the Heath –and you can take part in hands-on workshop to have a go at everything from photography to sculpture and painting to papercuts.
The Education Space
You are welcome to pop along to the Education Space at any time to get creative with fantastic Faber-Castell art materials, as well as take part in our daily artist-led workshops with tutors from Hampstead School of Art.
Lomography – Exploring ‘La Sardina’
Hands-on Photography Workshop
Join experts from Lomography for a comprehensive class covering everything you need to know about their favourite wide angle lens camera the ‘La Sardina’. They’ll teach you all the basics from loading your camera, to shooting exciting doubles and long exposures. You’ll get to snap all the excitement of the Affordable Art Fair in film!
Workshops include one roll of film and 10% discount on processing at the Lomolab. Visit www.lomography.com/more/stores/london for more information.
Maximum number of places is 11 and this workshop is for adults and children 14+ only.
Clay sculpture with Isabel H Langtry – Principal of Hampstead School of Art
Pop along to create your very own clay sculpture under expert tuition. Suitable for all ages
Create your own papercut with Two for Joy
Join expert crafter Stacey, aka Two for Joy, and create your very own handmade papercut.
Please note – this workshop is only suitable for adults and older children due to the sharp tools used.
Watercolour workshop with Ake Arnerday – Hampstead School of Art tutor
Working from a still life of logs, preserved butterflies, insects and fungi, learn how to paint directly with watercolours
Collage workshop with Vincent Milne – Hampstead School of Art tutor
Learn the art of collage with Vincent to create an artwork from direct observation
Exploring oil pastels with Jan Malaszek – Hampstead School of Art tutor
Learn how to use the ‘liquification technique’ and open up a whole new world of oil pastel fun! Suitable for adults and older children.
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.
The Print Studio
The gang from Printmakers in Residence will be running their ever popular daily hands-on printmaking workshops in the Print Studio, where you’ll be able to create and take home your very own drypoint print.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12, 2 & 4pm
Sunday 12 & 2pm
Based on the ‘Wild Things’ theme, the packs are crammed with a range of arty activities and Faber-Castell crayons to help children aged 4-11 discover art in fun, new ways!