Still Life with the Friday drawing class


The Friday evening drawing class works on drawing still life in the pictures below. The class is taught by Simon Veis and is suitable for all levels of experience. Run in the cosy setting of the Art in the Park studio, the drawing class is a great way to develop new skills as well as meet other artistically minded people. The course is not restricted exclusively to still life as there are occasional sessions where the work of other artists will be discussed, along with occasional life drawing sessions. The course fee is £10 per session, but have a look at the course page as there are some great offers when booking multiple sessions, or referring friends. More details on the course, such as times, can also found on the course page. Please note that next week, Friday the 18th July, will be the last session of the term, but the course will resume again in September. Keep an eye on the course page for details of the date that next term will start.

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Four Corners group’s project


A new project by the Four Corners Art Group began yesterday, working towards an exhibition at the Elephant and Nun festival on Saturday 16th of August. The group started by looking at a variety of old pictures of the area around Elephant and Castle, with one even dating back to the 18th century! Pictures included those of the old Trocadero Cinema, as well as the Baldwin’s Shop. Over cake, there was discussion about the history of the area, with some members remembering the times at which the pictures were taken. After much deliberation, pictures were selected from those provided, with each person approaching the production of a piece of artwork in a different way. The project looks to be an interesting one.

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The previous project completed by the Four Corners group.

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Upcoming workshop with Thomson-Reuters


On July 21st Art in the Park studios will host a large work group from Thomson Reuters solicitors group, who have recently moved into new offices at Blackfriars. The morning session brief was to provide a corporate social event that enabled employees to get to know each other. In consultation with Cally and Sophie, Art in the Park are offering an activity whereby each employee will design and print their own reusuable cotton bag. No more throw-away plastic bags! An element of social responsibility was part of the brief. There will also be an introduction to the history and activities of Art in the Park, a small charity local to the new offices. The equipment we will use and some examples from previous groups are shown below.

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Bridge to Nowhere Installation opened!


imageThe Bridge to Nowhere installation was opened on the 7th June by several of the children who had worked on the project. The barges, made in plywood and resin represent the various cargoes which flowed into the park: bricks, shells for the lime kiln, timber with a Camberwell Beauty butterfly, and those products which were shipped out: bibles and R.Whites lemonade. Andrea and Bill worked with local children to create heritage-linked artwork.imageimage

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Bill working on barges for underpass installation. Opening this Saturday, 12pm, Burgess Park.#7thjune