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Features and programming at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2017

Workshops at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2016

Charity Private View

Make sure you’re one of the first to peruse the art on offer and to enjoy a complimentary glass of the good stuff with us this year in Hampstead on Wednesday 10 May from 5.30 – 9.30pm. We’re pleased to share that our Charity Partner will be the Roundhouse.

To many the Roundhouse is simply an iconic music and performance venue, but what a lot of people may not be aware of are the host of creative opportunities offered to young people in the form of music, performing arts, digital media and much more. These opportunities encourage participants from all different walks of life to build and develop the skills needed for employment and personal development.

On the night, look out for entertainment from the Roundhouse's young DJs and performers who will have lots of surprises in store and don’t miss the chance to see Hampstead School of Art artist Abi Yentis making work live in our Tree Top Sculpture Caf&eacute from 5pm - 8pm. Book your tickets here

Late View

Don’t’ miss our Late View on Thursday 11 May from 5.30 – 9.30pm for an evening of inspiring art and activities, a live DJ and a complimentary glass of wine as well as thousands of artworks to choose from. Plus, Hampstead School of Art are back with live demonstrations in our Tree Top Sculpture Café as well as young performers from the Roundhouse.

Workshops, Talks & Tours

This summer, we are celebrating the cultural diversity of London as a creative hub through a variety of events and workshops. We’ll be embracing art techniques inspired by far flung places like the Cameroon and Indonesia, whilst looking closer to home at the global influences that inspire the emerging Made in Arts London artists. JW3 are back with activities for all ages including a workshop on the folk art of traditional Jewish paper cutting and for those of you wanting to learn something new, City Lit will be delivering taster sessions of their popular part time art courses. Expand your horizons and get creative in the process!

Outside of workshop times, the Creative Studio will be open with art supplies on hand for all ages to drop in and get creative. Kids aged 4 – 11 can pick up a free ‘Art Passport’ activity pack from the Creative Studio. Unless otherwise stated all activities take place in the Creative Studio.

View programme by day:

Thursday 11 May

City Lit Workshop: Postcard Paper Cutting, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Be inspired by destinations and cultures to create a post-card sized paper artwork. Explore playful approaches to papercutting and collage techniques, incorporating different weights and qualities of paper and related found imagery. With Lara Mantell. For adults.

JW3 Workshop: Drawing for the Perplexed, 1 – 2pm

Drawing is a skill that can be learnt and refined with practice and guidance. Join Tamara Mizroch, presenter of the JW3 course, to learn some essential drawing skills for all those who say that they can’t draw, but would love to learn. Experiments with mark-making and exploration of different drawing materials will help you gain confidence to express thoughts and observations through drawing. For adults.

Tour du Jour with Made in Arts London, 3pm

Made in Arts London introduce their exhibition of work by University of the Arts London students and recent graduates, looking at the theme of ‘Borderless’. Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

City Lit Workshop: Cultural Magpie, 3 – 5pm

Here you will learn traditional crafts from around the globe and explore a combination of patterns and artefacts to create your own multicultural design concept. With Louise West. For adults.

Friday 12 May

Holiday Portraits: Improve Your Photography Portrait Skills, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Learn how to take great travel portraits in this hands-on workshop from City Lit. You will be shown how best to approach people and how to improve the portraits that you take on your travels. You’ll have a chance to apply the techniques and make your own prints during the workshop. Cameras and printers will be provided. With Michael Harding. For adults.

JW3 art workshop: Faces in Places, 1 – 2pm

Learn techniques for sketching faces when you are out and about. There is more to a portrait than a likeness and tutor Benedict Romain will show you the importance of light, shade, expression, form and colour to help you capture an essence in an instant and inspire you to fill up your sketchbook on your travels. For adults.

Tour du Jour with Made in Arts London, 3pm

A chance to learn about Made in Arts London’s exhibition looking at the theme of ‘Borderless’ featuring work by University of the Arts London students and recent graduates. Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

City Lit Workshop: Fantasy Faces, Places and Spaces, 3 – 5pm

Enjoy a series of short drawing and collage exercises and create, construct and conjure up a host of exciting characters and locations inspired by your imagination and the work of other artists. With Mario Lautier-Vella. For adults.

Saturday 13 May

Hampstead School of Art Workshop: Ocarinas from Pre-Columbian America, 11.30am – 1pm

Join Ronaldo Wiltshire and make a clay Ocarina or vessel flute, the earliest of which are over 12,000 years old. Early civilisations of pre- Columbian America, Incas and Aztecs made music with them and they were often shaped animals. Learn techniques of hand building clay and making textures and patterns. For families.

Sofa Session with City Lit, The Global Art World, 1 – 2pm

A talk with international contemporary artist Alexandra Harley on the arts and the global world. In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Hampstead School of Art Workshop: Foil Sculpture Workshop, 2 – 3.30pm

Inspired by the style of Indonesian artist Dolorosa Sinaga. Hampstead School of Art Principal Isabel H Langtry will show you how to start with a simple body shape and then develop a more expressive figure in the style of the artist. For families.

Tour du Jour: London is Open, 3pm

Since the EU Referendum, the Mayor’s #LondonisOpen campaign has focused on celebrating London as a global hub for creativity and innovation. Selina Skipwith will take you on a journey exploring art with a global influence. Meet at the Info Desk.

Sofa Session with Charlotte Keates, 3pm

Arusha Gallery present a Q&A session with Charlotte Keates. Hear how her recent artwork has been inspired by a road trip to the states and what influences bear on her work. In the Talks Lounge.

Hampstead School of Art Workshop: Picasso and the Cameroon, 4 – 5.30pm

Picasso's portraits were often inspired by West African art. Hampstead School of Art tutor Sabrina Scolaro will help you to make your own portrait using cardboard, pens, scissors; you will take your artwork home with you. For families.

Sunday 14 May

Drop in and Draw, 11am – 12.30pm

Grab an ‘Art Passport’ activity booklet from the Creative Studio and find all the materials you need to get creative. A drop in space for families.

JW3 Workshop: Doll Chains and Papercutting, 1 – 3pm

Be inspired by the folk art of traditional Jewish paper-cutting: fold, draw and snip away to reveal your own circle of paper figures, making doll chains. Each doll can come from a different place, culture or even planet! Use your imagination to decorate your creations, adding colour and sparkle, maybe even a feather or two! This workshop was designed for JW3 by Tigerboat Theatre. For families.

Sofa Session with the Roundhouse, 1 – 2pm

Hear how our charity beneficiary create opportunities for young people through creative projects. In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Tour du Jour with Made in Arts London, 3pm

Made in Arts London introduce their exhibition of work by University of the Arts London students and recent graduates, looking at the theme of ‘Borderless’. Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Print Studio

Journey through time, space, sea and Hampstead Heath with Printmakers in Residence as they bring their popular roller press to the fair. From hot air balloons, rockets, flying saucers and even time travel, they will have all the travel inspiration you need to make your own relief print to take home. This activity is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Thursday – Saturday: 12, 2 & 4pm
Sunday: 12 & 2pm

Tree Top Sculpture Café

Head to the Café to see Hampstead School of Art’s programme of live sculpture demos focusing on a different theme each day:

Thursday: Demonstrating a clay portrait
Friday: Creating an abstract sculpture
Saturday: Making a wood construction
Sunday: Building a large clay vessel


School's Art Competition

While you are at the Creative Studio don’t forget to check out our extra special School’s Art Competition run in partnership with Anscombe and Ringland and City of London Corporation. We asked local primary and secondary school pupils to create artwork themed around ‘Wildlife on the Heath’ and you can view the winning and shortlisted entries at the fair. We had a huge variety of responses from kingfishers and foxes to majestic oak trees, all celebrating the flora and fauna found on Hampstead Heath.

The Dog Photobooth

Alma Haser, 'Jack', The Dog Photobooth

Don’t miss your chance to book a slot for fine art photographer Alma Haser to capture a portrait of your canine friend in The Dog Photobooth at this year’s Affordable Art Fair Hampstead. Alma’s photographic artworks are distinctive in style and completely compelling. A 20 minute session at The Dog Photobooth costs from £200 and includes one fine art photographic print (size 35 x 28 cm or 60 x 45cm) in a unique edition.

To express an interest email [email protected]. All bookings confirmed by Friday 5 May will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the fair.

Alternatively, you can book at the Info Desk on the day – slots are not guaranteed and the entrance fee will not be covered.

Payment will be taken at the time of bookings. Prints will follow post fair and delivery is included in the price.

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