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Features and programming at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea Autumn Collection 2018

Creative Studio

Charity Private View

Be one of the first to discover this Autumn’s new and eclectic range of works on Wednesday 17 October from 5.30 – 9.30pm. Enjoy a complimentary drink whilst you explore the artwork at our evening view in support of our Charity Partner, NSPCC.

The NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse. That’s why the NSPCC is here. One in 20 children in the UK has been sexually abused – the effects are devastating. The NSPCC’s service, Letting the Future In, helps children affected by sexual abuse to recover and rebuild their lives, using creative techniques such as messy play, storytelling and art to help them express feelings they can’t put into words.

Abuse changes childhood, but so can we. Join the NSPCC in its fight for every childhood.

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Late View

Join us on Thursday 18 October from 5.30 – 9.00pm and catch a slice of midweek culture for our late night opening. We’ll be offering the chance to enjoy a complimentary drink whilst exploring art after dark and delving into our innovative programme of unmissable workshops.

Frida Kahlo: Creating Identity, 6 - 8pm

Come along to this unmissable self-portrait masterclass Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s bold gender fluidity. Explore and express identity through paint, and question traditional perceptions of femininity and masculinity to create an honest and personal representation of self.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Drink ‘n’ draw social, 7 – 8:30pm

For a chance to unwind after a long day, release your creative inhibitions with a tipple or two at this inspiring sketching social. Join Viktorija, illustrator and founder of Andsmilestudios, and create fast, expressive sketches with Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pens.
In the upstairs mezzanine. For adults.


Whether you fancy getting hands-on and creative, want to find out more about the artist behind the masterpiece, or are on the lookout for expert advice on art and interior design, there is certainly something for everyone this Autumn. We have worked with a whole host of amazing programme partners to give you a truly unmissable choice of workshops, talks, and tours, open to all. Plus, pick up a free family pack filled with activities from the Creative Studio or Information Desk.
All workshops are free of charge and take place in the Creative Studio unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied at all times. All materials are provided.

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Thursday 18 October

Vintage Collage Class, 11:30 – 12:30pm

Join Naomi Vona in this vibrant collage workshop, where you will discover ways of using colour and pattern to bring vintage photographs to life. Delve into the past, cutting and sticking with mt Masking Tape to create a montage of glamour and sport. This fascinating and accessible art form will leave you inspired and itching to shake up your old family portraits.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Miniature Worlds, 1 - 2pm

Unleash the artist within and join Central Saint Martins (CSM) Short Courses tutor and artist Rochelle Fry to discover a world of still life drawings with a twist. Construct and draw mini-still life arrangements from tiny objects that often get lost or discarded. No experience necessary, just come along and get inspired by the things that surround us daily.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Moving Bodies, 3 - 4pm

For an opportunity to delve into new processes and materials, join CSM Short Courses tutor and artist Rochelle Fry to create collages focussing on themes of shape and movement. Seek inspiration from artist Jens Ullrich and open up to collage, the art of listening to your materials. Beginners are more than welcome, just come along and you’ll surprise yourself with what emerges.In the Creative Studio. For adults.

The Art of Upcycling, 3 - 5pm

Join Lowie for an afternoon of embroidery and applique and learn to love your clothes again. Bring along a tired garment and delve into our trim treasure trove to give it a new lease of life. Keep clothes for another 9 months, and you will reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by up to 30%! Add fabric, ribbons, buttons, pompoms and embroidery to express yourself and ease your eco-conscience.
In the Upstairs Mezzanine. For adults.

Friday 19 October

Quick Character Collages, 11:30 - 12:30pm

Take inspiration from vintage dolls and escape the conventional to create your own moveable collage character. Join Steph from Collage Club, using collage techniques and plenty of colourful mt Masking Tape to combine the weird and wonderful for an original masterpiece. Cut and paste the body of a ballerina, the arms of an astronaut or legs of a deep-sea diver and throw the rules out the window!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Making like Matisse, 1 - 2pm

Throw yourself into Henri Matisse’s glorious world of colour and compositions with CSM Associate Lecturer and contemporary artist Alice White. Get involved and be creative with collage, learning about the cut-out and paste techniques made so prominent by this leading figure of modern art. Perfect for anyone who would like to learn how to ‘paint with scissors’.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Sensory Still Life, 3 - 4pm

Seek out this sumptuous display of fascinating fruits and follies and discover accessible drawing and painting techniques with CSM Associate Lecturer and professional oil painter Alice White. This unconventional still-life will provoke an exploration of the masculine and the feminine, and the multitude of meanings behind these terms. Focus on shape, form, colour and texture in this creative session, welcome to all.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Terrarium Creation, 5 – 6:30pm

Join Jar and Fern and bring a little bit of the outdoors in with this incredible terrarium workshop. Meet specialists in terrariums, workshops and event floristry, and find out more about the perfect plants for these mini masterpieces. No green fingers? No problem… Jar and Fern will teach you everything you need to know. Terrariums make the perfect house plant as they are self-watering, require very little care and make amazing mini gardens for the home.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Saturday 20 October

Mixed Media Portraits, 11:30 - 12:30pm

Create a unique and contrasting portrait, exploring different materials with Viktorija, illustrator and founder of AndSmile Studios. Combine Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pens with beautiful patterned mt Masking Tape, learn about basic facial anatomy, and use a plethora of basic techniques for making imaginative and colourful creations. Welcome to all, this is the perfect opportunity to let go of your inhibitions and try something new.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Fabric Frivolity, 13:30 - 14:30pm

Explore a colourful and dynamic still-life featuring fabrics in vast array of patterns and textures with Viktorija, illustrator and founder of AndSmileStudios. Discover new techniques of mark-making with Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pens and think about pre-conceptions of clothing and gender. This fun and informal workshop is for anyone looking for the chance to try something new and release your creativity!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Art and Identity, 3 - 4pm

Join CSM Short Course tutor, Dr Rosa Nogués for an insightful and thought-provoking talk on the importance of considering identity when thinking about art. Focussing on interlocking questions of identity, difference and representation, here you will have the opportunity to question and critique the notion of the universal subject (by default white, male and heterosexual) that women, non-white and gay and lesbian artists have presented.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.


Sunday 21 October

Strong Superheroes, 11:30 - 12:30pm

Experiment with the idea of strength, joining illustrator and designer Alice Nyong of The Mark Makers for a workshop using Faber-Castell materials. Challenge traditional ideas of ‘Superheroes’ and think of the powers that you value the most, from physical clout and practical skills to empathy or honesty. You’ll be able to harness your imagination and creativity through drawing and painting to ‘build' your own super hero for a completely unique creation.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Strength in Animals, 13:30 - 14:30pm

Let your imagination run riot and build your ideal animal using mt Masking Tape. Join illustrator Alice Nyong of The Mark Makers and use this fun material to ‘draw’ unique and colourful masterpieces. Getting inspiration from the rich and varied animal kingdom, we will explore strength within different creatures. Use block shapes, linear techniques and bold colours and delve into the world of wildlife.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Exploring Gender in Art, 3 - 4pm

In this introductory talk, CSM Short Course tutor, Theo Carnegy Tan, will look at issues of representation and gender while discussing the ground-breaking works of photographers’ Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman. How is masculinity and femininity traditionally represented in the arts? How do these representations influence wider culture, and how can they be subverted? Take a closer look at gender in the arts with this challenging discussion.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

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