Well there may have been a pandemic but I have managed to be creative and work throughout – which I am so grateful for as an artist but also as a gardener. Before the pandemic I had a solo show at The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, What Window Are We Going To Go Through Today? (2020). I was selected for the Orleans House Gallery exhibition, Beyond The Frame, here I was inspired by a postcard of a glasshouse in their archives Byfield House (1892). I wrote a poem as part of a project led by The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, in response to the pandemic, Covid-19 Lockdown 100. This has now been published and also the book has been placed in the British Library. This was then used as part of a shadow box in The Art Unlocked exhibition at Orleans House Gallery, as part of a response to the unfurling of Covid-19 by the Artists, Designers and Makers of Richmond Art House Open Studios. I created a video to talk about Muybridge for Kingston Museum and History Centre. I have exhibited at the Sprout Art Gallery in Streatham in their New Faces Exhibition.
Teaching has continued I am pleased to say, prior to the pandemic I had taught at Kew Art Studio, Cyanotype workshops. I also taught on the National Saturday Club and work was exhibited online instead of the exhibition taking place at Somerset House. I have started to teach online, through making videos for the next cohort, learning new skills myself to ensure I am up to date as an artist and educator.In the Summer I taught at The Landmark Arts Centre: Cyanotype and Printmaking using recycled materials.I also have managed to teach online via zoom for Adult Art Groups.
I am now also teaching Children and Young People both in an outdoor environment safely in lines with government guidelines and then latterly Online via zoom with support of parents.
At the Landmark Arts Centre my work is for sale in their shop this includes: Prints, Cards, Handmade Journals, Christmas decorations and other gifts. If you are interested in any of of my work or would like me to do a commission please contact me directly. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and creative New Year and thank you for your continued support
I am now running smaller classes at Kew Art Studio
Providing either 1-1 or 1-2 to enable people to participant in classes but to remain safe at this current time.
Students will be required to wear a face covering whilst working in the studio. I will be wearing a face covering and shield.
Hand sanitizer will be used but it is suggested that you also bring your own.
Gloves will also be required when using some equipment within the studio.
If you feel unwell or if you have been in close contact with someone who has had Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to the class please do not attend the class.
In view of current guidelines I will keep up to date, to ensure safety is maintained throughout the course.
For further information contact me directly by email: louiseandersonart@gmail
Summer School at the Landmark Arts Centre. I am delighted to be running 3 classes in August
Sun printing – Cyanotype
Saturday 1st August; 10 – 4.00pm
Explore, experiment, and create your own blue sun-print! If it’s not sunny you can still, make our very only sun print (cyanotype) images using an Ultraviolet Light Box.
All materials will be provided. You will be supported by local artist Louise Anderson This workshop is an opportunity to explore a 170-year-old photographic printing process with a modern-day twist. Open to all and no previous experience needed.
Saturday 8th August; 10 – 4.00pm
Today is an opportunity to switch off from your day to day activities, connect with your breath and be in the moment. This will be a relaxing day of sketching as you learn new skills.
Learn to use the power of observation and awareness – Letting go of the critical mind by being creative and learn to tap into a Mindfulness Creative Practice. An introduction to mindfulness and how it can be combined into your artistic practice or help you to develop your observational and drawing skills. You will have the opportunity to draw from the magnificent Landmark Arts Centre, create from poetry, Still Life’s, and Music. Open to all and no previous sketching experience needed
Printmaking using recycled materials without the aid of a press.
Saturday 15th August; 10 – 4.00pm
A fun day experimenting using materials that you find in the home. You will learn the basics of collagraph and mono printing combining collage to make a simple concertina book and prints. You will produce a series of experimental prints from recycled materials creating different textures and techniques learning how layering can develop depth to your image.
Open to all and no previous printmaking experience needed but this is also open to print makers who just want to think outside the box.
All classes £65.00 and include materials although you will be required to bring some things with you in line with your own Personal protection (a list will be provided)
We maybe in lock down but a few of the Isleworth art group are meeting a couple of times a week to meet, talk and reflect via zoom. The main focus of the group is to be creative, have fun, stay connected and have fun…
We have followed a simple theme. The alphabet, starting at A, and each member of the group has the chance to chose an artist to then challenge their inner artist to create a piece of work that reflects the style of the artist but the one thing that it has to be is it corresponds to the letter of the alphabet for that day…
Some of the artists we have explored in no particular order…
Grayson Perry, Turner, Warhol, Gauguin, Monet, Lichtenstein, Marc Franz, Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Van Gogh, Seurat, Bansky, Klimt, The Bloomsburg Group, Aboriginal Artwork
Sounds simple but it has been a curious journey
‘Joining this fantastic Art group has taken me back to my love of art and picture making which has been neglected for some years. The fun and laughter and joy we have had with learning about the artists and also learning about the other artist in the group has been a complete joy. I have really appreciated having a wonderful focus with you all. Many thanks Louise’.
Exciting to share I will be holding a solo show of new arts work at CornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, Douglas Road, Surbiton
Meet the Artist, Private View – 3 March 2020 – 7.00-9.00pm
Louise Anderson is an artist, a printmaker living in Teddington, inspired by the natural world and she finds herself continually drawn to nature where within this, she can find stillness and peace. ‘Being in nature is like a meditation, time is lost, and you are able to clear your mind and wipe the slate clean’ Through this new body of work she explores the memories of loss and stillness by looking through the windows of life.
The exhibition comprises of printmaking, photography and cyanotype prints.
Kew Gardens 2020
All in the preparation
What Window Are We Going To Go Through Today
Cyanotype before developed 2020
Fern – Looking through the window – West Dean Gardens 2020 Photography
UVL exposing Screen – Kew Art Studio 2020
Lost Glasshouse of Cookham 2020
Kew Gardens – Temperate House Research 2020
Cyanotype Leaf Kew Gardens 2020
Palm House – Looking in to the Sky, Screen Print 2020
Archive and Cyanotypes on fabric
Cyanotypes on fabric
Cyanotypes on fabric
Cyanotypes on fabric
Conversation with Artist
Silk Screen Prints
Silk Screen Prints
Video – Waterfall
Delighted to say I will be running two new workshops at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington for 10-14 year olds
Marbling & Simple Book Making – 28th March – 10am -12 noon
Sun Print Zig Zag Book – Saturday 25th April – 10am – 12 noon
Booking directly with the Landmark Arts Centre
Sun print Zig Zag
Sun print Zig Zag
Sunprint Zig Zag
Kew Art Studio -Sunprint Zig Zag
Simple Book Making
Marbling & Simple Book Making
Marblng & Simple Book Making