Being Mindful: Drawing workshop at Kingston Museum

Practice drawing as a way of exploring Kingston’s art and heritage and experiment using a variety of techniques and media guided by local artist Louise Anderson.

Not drawn or sketched in years, or just want to be creative? Why not try out something new? On a Saturday afternoon at Kingston Museum.

Under the watchful eye and expertise of local artist Louise Anderson explore the museum collection whilst taking inspiration from Thames Valley Art Society‘s exhibition (12-27 October 2018).

This is an opportunity to take time out from your busy day, by being mindful, by sitting and being still in the moment, by simply observing and drawing what you see without pressure to create perfection.

There will be an opportunity to experiment using a variety of techniques and media, including pencil, charcoal and ink. All materials provided. All levels of experience welcome!
You will leave with your own creative pieces to treasure.

COST: £10/per participant. Suitable for adults.
Payment is to be made on the day – CASH ONLY 

Tickets must be reserved through Eventbrite and paid on the day.
Any questions or queries, please contact Kingston Museum or call 020 8547 6463.

 

Cyanotype Autumn Workshop

I have set a date for the Autumn to run another Cyanotype Workshop. I have had a few enquiries for new dates, more dates to follow.

If you cannot wait until then, please contact me directly I can arrange to offer a 1-1 or set up a bespoke workshop designed to meet your individual or group needs.

YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THIS NEW SKILL AND HAVE FUN WILL BE SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2018

KEW ART STUDIO

St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey
TW9 3NP

Here are some images from the last workshop, where we were able to take advantage of the summer sunshine. Making sunprints in the sun, was such a joy.

Contact: louiseandersonart@gmail.com

 

Remind me to remember…

12th – 15th July 2018

Brock Keep Gallery, OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading

The pieces I will be exhibiting are part of a small installation

The work references my own feelings of mortality and time passing of aging drawing on former work linking to identity and matriarchy female history spanning 159 years.  ‘Daisy’ was the name of the unborn child I never had, she would of been 16 years of age this year…

Reference to Wilfred Owens poem… A Terre – “Pushing up daisies,” is their creed, you know.

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National Saturday Club: Summer Exhibition 2018

The Summer exhibition is taking place at Somerset House – 9 to 17th June 2018

The National Saturday Club is an incredible project where 13-16 years have the opportunity to experience and try out different artistic practices and thinking in a fun way. There were  71 clubs with over 1500 members.

I was able to be involved in this project by teaching at Reading College – Activate Learning. I worked with an extraordinary group of young individuals, some of my group were only 12 years of age. Printmaking focused primarily with my teaching; mono-printing, lino-printing, including collage, text, making zig-zag books and finally making a large collaborative installation piece 2.4 metres x 2.4 metres.

This has been an amazing few months, challenging, but rewarding  and I was thrilled to meet one of the trustees Edmund de Waal at the Private View who complimented our installation.

Taken from their blog:

24 Pairs of Eyes Who am I?

A collaboration of young artists aged 13-16 years as part of National Saturday Art & Design Club at Reading College: Louise Anderson, Printmaker, Artist and Factilator has worked with the group to create the piece for the final project.  Identity, who am I?  The same but different. For this project, the young people have looked at who they are and what identity means to them. Over the previous weeks they have developed their printmaking skills. This project is using linocut printmaking and the image will primarily be will be the eyes and the eyebrows (mainly the eyes). The linocut/images will be printed in different colours and layered on top of each other – to represent that we are all multi-layered and facetted. The linocuts will be printed on 4 large pieces of lining paper. There will also be pieces of yellow tissue paper placed across the paper. Yellow: being the colour of peace.  The second layer, which will hang in front of the first , will be a sheer fabric (which is a really thin and see through). Words will be hand sewn onto this layer, describing the personality. The overall aim of this project has been to learn new skills, have fun, work collobratively in a team and develop a piece of art work that represents the 23 young people, the same but different…