Sunday, 5 January 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a super merry Christmas and an excellent new year! Happy 2020!

My courses are rolling out this week, starting with a full day of life drawing from 10am - 3.30pm, this Saturday, Jan. 11th. It's at Adult Learning Lewisham's Brockley Rise Centre and you can find out more and book a place here:


Then, on Friday January 17th, you can have some fun experimenting with watercolour. It's a five week course on Friday afternoons, 1-3pm. Here's the link:


If you want to pack loads of art fun into one day, and learn lots of techniques from measuring, construction and mark making, to texture with paint and pastel still life, join my Super Art Saturday course on Jan. 25th, by going here:


If you prefer my independent classes, please join me at Nunhead's Salvation Army Hall SE15, on Tuesday mornings from 10am - 1pm. I'll be running Exploring Creativity, where we learn about a new artist each week, and make work inspired by their story.
We kick off on January 14th with Georgia O' Keeffe. The following week we'll look at Rita Ackerman.
The next three weeks will be inspired by still life artist Clara Peeters. We'll be working from the same still life arrangement for three weeks before the half term break. So you'll have the opportunity to try out oil paints if you like.
Pay upfront for the whole ten weeks, or drop in here and there for £20 per session (concessions are also available). For more info and to guarantee your spot please email me.



And last but not least, you can find me at Wave Cafe in Muswell Hill this month. Come and relax, have some tasty food, chat with pals, try out fun activities and make some art:


I'm also excited to be involved in some fabulous exhibitions, more news on those coming soon!

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

This Thursday you can find me at Wave Cafe Muswell Hill, where we'll be making willow wreaths for Christmas, doors open at 7pm. http://https://www.wavecafe.org/events/christmas-wreaths-2


On Saturday during the day, I'll be selling quirky pin cushion and sewing bags, prints, cards and watercolours, at ALL's Winter Market Place. On Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon I'll be at the Salvation Army Hall in Nunhead, with the same wares and a few more - my oil paintings. Come along and say hi, meet other local artists and eat a mince pie!


Friday, 27 September 2019

Dear everyone,

This weekend - September 28th and 29th, 11am - 6pm, you'll find me at The Salvation Army Hall SE15 3QQ, for the Nunhead Art Trail. The whole of Nunhead comes alive with art, lots of unique pieces for sale and plenty to enjoy, including performances, music and poetry. Don't miss out! More info here: http://www.nunheadarttrail.co.uk/

 Also on Sunday 29th September 12 - 5pm you can find my work at the West Norwood Artist yard sale. There will be lots of work for sale by an amazing array of artists, and I'll be part of the Chutney Preserves team, curated by Sarah Sparkes. Come and experience the maverick, intriguing, irreverent, surprising and delightful world of The Chutney, and grab yourself a memento while you're at it!
Address: Roseberys Car Park, 70-76 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0JD
Transport: Very close to West Norwood train station which links to Victoria and London Bridge stations. Tube: Brixton then buses 196, 2, 432 to West Norwood.
 

 
Next Friday October 4th, and over the weekend, I'll be at Great Art in Hoxton, as artist in residence. I'll be making a series of semi abstract watercolour artworks. Pop in to say hello, or join in trying out some lovely art materials, stretch your skills or learn some new ones. Details of the venue and opening hours here:


Also on Sunday October 6th, it's the opening of the latest BAG show. From 3-6pm at Cafe Gallery Projects in Southwark Park. You'll find my work "A Break in the Weather (watercolour abstract)" at the "Re" exhibition. More info can be found here:


And last weekend I was at Wave for Change Day. At the party afterwards we made a large collaborative painting. Here's a detail from that :):
 
 


For more info on Wave please go here: https://www.wavecafe.org/

With love and best wishes - Joanna

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

This Thursday evening over at Wave Cafe in Muswell Hill, I'll be delivering a watercolour workshop with an autumn theme. Come and join the fun! For tickets go here:


Then on Saturday I'll be at Wave for Change Day, learning all about Wave's fantastic work championing inclusion, and also running an art workshop at the party in the evening. For more information go here:


Next weekend it's the Nunhead Art Trail. On Saturday 28th, and Sunday 29th of September from 11am - 6pm, Nunhead comes alive with a myriad of works on display and for sale. There'll be performances, music, open studios, exhibitions and more! The highstreet has already come alive with beautiful artworks painted in the shop windows. Grab a map and get exploring! More information here:


The Union Chapel are hosting a public consultation, along with delicious Margins cake and tea on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th to share their plans to repair the Sunday School Hall. If you are interested in the creation of an exciting new space for contemporary community use, head over and meet the team & have your say.

Sun 29 September 2019 > Doors open: 14:00
Mon 30th Sept > Doors open: 16:00

More info here:


Monday, 9 September 2019

Dear everyone,

My 6 week course Multi Model Medley 1, 2, 3, for Adult Learning Lewisham starts tomorrow.

It runs from 3.30 - 6.30pm at the Brockley Rise Centre.

In weeks one and two we'll have 1 model, weeks three and four 2 models, and in weeks 5 and 6 there'll be three models to draw! All materials are included, there are easels and drawing boards, and the room is large and light.

So if you like a long class (3 hours) with some tuition and the chance to draw from more than one model, then book your place today!

Follow this link to book:


Or call the centre on 020 8314 3300 to secure your place.




I was at Grove Park Carnival last week, manifesting as a White Stallion. Thanks to Frog Morris for curating me, and Caroline Gregory and Nicole Mollett for these photos:






And before that I was working with Lee Endres and Christopher Jackson on the video for Lee's wonderful Weightlessness song. Read about it and see the video here:


More news soon!

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Dear Everyone,

If you're at a loose end tomorrow, why not pop along to Grove Park Carnival, where I will be manifesting as a white stallion.

The carnival kicks off at midday, with a magnificent parade around the streets of Grove Park, and continues at Chinbrook Meadows until the late afternoon.


You could win a Harley Davidson! Take part in the talent contest or dog show, and enjoy lots of free art and creative activities, sample the local delicacies and chill out in the sunshine.

For more information go here: https://groveparkcarnival.co.uk/https://groveparkcarnival.co.uk/

Next week my classes are starting up again, with Life Drawing at Little Nan's in Granddad's Shed SE8 4BX, on Monday evening - 8-10pm, £10

Then on Tuesday, it's Exploring Creativity from 10am - 1pm, upstairs at The Salvation Army Hall on Nunhead Green, SE15 3QQ. This course is 10 weeks long, but every week is different, so feel free to drop in!


We explore a different artist each week, and have a lively discussion, followed by practical creative adventures based on their life and work. Tomorrow we kick start with Chris Ofili (he likes football).

The cost is £150 for 10 weeks, or £20 for a drop in. For concessionary rates please email me. Pay by cash or card.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Dear everyone,

I hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather!

If you are free tomorrow or Friday, why not pop along to Wave Cafe's open days at The Birchwood Centre in Muswell Hill, at the Birchwood Centre, 171 Fortis Green Road, where on Thursday morning I'll be helping you make lovely picture postcards using acrylic painting techniques:








Here's Ben, Wave's Creative Director, with sculptures created by participants at one of their weekly Thursday evening sessions.
Wave run a great variety of Thursday workshops.
 This one was delivered earlier this month by Rubbish Artist and me, working together as Trash Twins.










Find out more about Wave Cafe here: https://www.wavecafe.org/

On Saturday I'll have a few small select pieces of art for sale at Caroline Gregory's Summer Art Sale, happening at AMP Gallery, in Peckham SE15:



My work will be there all day, but I won't be there until the evening, because during the day I'll be teaching my Super Art Saturday class for Adult Learning Lewisham. 
This fun day will involve experimenting with lots of interesting practical exercises with pencil, charcoal, pastel and acrylic paint. A small number of places are still available. Go here to book:

https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/aw0034abr---super-art-saturday---1-day-workshop---69284

If you like life drawing come along to the last Five Alive of the summer. It's happening upstairs in the bar at Union Chapel in Islington. With FIVE models all posing together, short poses, acrobatics and yoga, music, drinks from the bar, the okie kokie and a multi model 45 minute long pose, this is an evening not to be missed! The session is for the most part untutored, with one to one coaching from me during the long pose. There are a few tickets still available, so book quickly to secure your spot!

https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/event/20190728-five-alive-life-drawing-at-the-chapel/


And on Monday and Tuesday 10am  - 4pm, I'll be running my Watercolour Advanced class at the Salvation Army Hall in Nunhead, SE15. Day one will focus on landscape watercolour, and on day two we'll explore abstraction.
No need to book, just drop in. You can pay by cash or card. Reply to this email for a list of art materials to bring.



And finally! Here are some pics from my Singing Mermaid live art installation for Oceans Day at Greenwich Maritime Museum:







With love and best wishes - Joanna