Fighting Talk

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 8 May - 8 May
Friday 10:00 am
Fees: £55 (£45 concessions)

Fighting Talk

Friday 8 May

10am – 5pm

£55 per person (£45 concessions)

An introduction to writing for stage and screen

A fun, accessible, interactive one day intensive workshop offering an insight into the
history, craft and guiding principles of writing stage and screenplays.

Who’s it for?

Anyone with a passion to learn about the art and craft of writing scripts. Absolute
beginners are welcome along with those who are already writing and looking for a
refresher to hone their skills. The only requirement for admission is an open mind, a
willingness to engage and a pencil/pen and writing pad.

Workshop Detail

Designed to offer insight and inspiration in a safe and supportive environment, the
workshop will include the screening and analysis of excerpts from feature length
movies and award-winning student films. We will read from both stage and screenplays and engage in some simple creative writing exercises. Given the theme of the day is the 75 th Anniversary of VE Day, the focus will be on character and conflict.

  • Small Talk – The Fine Art of the Short Film
  • Manifesting the Muse: Ritual, Research… Results!
  • Character vs Characterization: Psychological, physiological, sociological
  • Screen vs Stage: Show & Tell
  • The Story Tree™: Organic narrative structure, a guide to building story
  • Film Script Format: Rules, Tools & Reasons
  • You Talking To Me?: Text, Subtext and Dialogue Demystified

About the Tutor

Simon David Eden (MA Dist) studied filmmaking at the Royal College of Art, on a scholarship from Goldcrest Films. He devised the UK’s first MA Film Production course at the RCA and his student productions won numerous awards – including a BAFTA, a Gold Hugo and the Fuji Film Award – and were screened at international film festivals in Cannes, Munich, Tel Aviv and Chicago. A published playwright and author, he is a member of the Writers Guild of America West and the Society of Authors. His career as a screenwriter includes commissions from Hollywood studios Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures, and he has written for UK broadcasters BBC, Thames and Granada TV. His original script All Fall Down (for Carlton TV’s medical drama series Bliss) won Best Feature Length Television Drama at the Quebec International Film Festival. He has written, designed and directed for theatre, and lectured on playwriting and screenwriting at The Royal College of Art, Bucks New University, the London Film Academy and Chichester Festival Theatre.

www.SimonDavidEden.com

Creative Textiles for Beginners

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 7 May - 4 Jun
Thursday 10:30 am
Fees: £40 per session – £140 if you pay for the whole course up front.

Creative Textiles for Beginners

Thursday 10:30am – 3.30pm

7 May – 4 June

£40 per session – £140 if you pay for the whole course up front.

10% discount for concessions

Basic materials included and the tutor will supply some materials at a small cost.

This is a 4 week beginners course for learners with little experience.

You don’t need any particular skills to join in – you will be introduced to a range of ways to colour fabric and paper using simple methods such transfer paints, printing and hand painting. This collection of fabrics and papers will be used to create a set of appliquéd /collaged pieces that will be further developed using hand stitching

What will you cover?
Week 1: Use transfer dyes /disperse dyes to explore colour overlays line and pattern
Week 2: Use fabric painting to experiment with mark making and overlays
Week 3: Experiment with appliqué / collage to produce a set of small samples or a
completed contemporary textile piece .
Week 4: Use a variety of embroidery hand stitches to decorate samples

About the Tutor

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, with training in Graphic Communication, Print and Textile Art. She has also worked as an Art Director on various independent short films. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses; printmaking, mixed media and textiles, at Diploma level, City & Guilds and in Adult Education. Her teaching career expands over 25 years. Amarjeet is also a member of Studio 21 textile art and (TSG) Textile Study Group, two of the most exciting textile art groups.

Intermediate / Advanced Creative Textile Workshop

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 18 Jun - 20 Aug
Thursday 10:30 am
Fees: £60 per session – £430 if you pay for the whole course up front.

Intermediate / Advanced Creative Textile Workshop

Thursday 10:30 – 3.30pm

18 June – 20 August

£60 per session – £430 if you pay for the whole course up front.

10% discount for concessions

Basic materials included and the tutor will supply some materials at a small cost.

This 10 week course is for intermediate and advanced level students who have some knowledge of textile processes and be willing to experiment and push  to further develop your ideas.

Using a variety of techniques such as print, stitch, mixed-media and  drawing we will explore text, pattern, mark making and colour. Working with your own theme to inspire your samples, this could either lead to a finished piece or a portfolio collection, depending on your personal choice. The course is designed to take your textiles to the next level, by offering a range of design processes, textile techniques and  individual support . The emphasis will be on experimentation  and extending textile boundaries .

What will you cover? :

Week 1 & 2  Design: Use a sketchbook to research and develop ideas for textiles, developing a personal theme. We will explore a range of mark making and drawing techniques. This collection may be used to inspire sessions 3-10.

Week 3 & 4  Printing: Explore  a range of  printing  techniques such as mono printing, stencils and block.  You will make your own  blocks and stencils. The aim is to create a set of fabric prints, which explore overprinting, the use of colour, mark making, patterns and texture.

Week 5 & 6 Surface Decoration: Experimenting with a range of  heat and image transfer methods to apply surface decoration. You will use transfer foils, puff binder and lamination methods .

Week 7 & 8 Hand Embroidery: Experiment with a range of hand embroidery stitches to create marks, texture and embellish. You will explore a variety of stitches for you to creatively interpret. These will include stitches from the chain family, buttonhole, loop, couching and line family.

About the Tutor

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, with training in Graphic Communication, Print and Textile Art. She has also worked as an Art Director on various independent short films. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses;
printmaking, mixed media and textiles, at Diploma level, City & Guilds and in Adult Education. Her teaching career expands over 25 years. Amarjeet is also a member of Studio 21 textile art and (TSG)Textile Study Group, two of the most exciting textile art groups.

Intermediate/Advanced Drawing

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 20 Apr - 13 Jul
Monday 2:00 pm
Fees: £25 per session – £250 if you pay for the whole course up front.

Intermediate/Advanced Drawing

Monday 2 – 5pm

20 April – 13 July

£25 per session – £250 if you pay for the whole course up front.

10% discount for concessions

basic materials included

This course is designed for learners who have already completed a basic drawing course, and who
are confident and adventurous in outlook.

In a relaxed and informal atmosphere participants will cultivate their repertoire of markmaking, and expand their knowledge of contemporary and historical drawing. The course will involve observational and non-representational drawing, experimental and conventional processes, and will enable development of individual practice.
There will be a continuous appraisal of drawing; what it is, the basic components, and what it can be.
Artists whose practice contains a strong drawn component will be used as reference and inspiration
– examples include Kathe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele, Kiki Smith, David Hockney, Ellen Gallagher, Tacita Dean, Jasper Johns, Vija Celmins, Julie Mehretu.
Learners will be encouraged to bring in source material with personal meaning and interest, and to keep visual journals or sketchbooks to inform their work.
Basic materials will be supplied but learners may wish to supplement with their own preferred items.

About the Tutor

Since as far back as I can remember I’ve drawn, painted and made stuff.

As a child I consumed anything I could find about art, lugging gigantic books home from the library and actually reading them. I first attended art school at age 16, which was far too young, then returned after travelling and raising a family to study for a degree in Fine Art (Mixed Media). My creative career has been diverse and eclectic, including projects such as a seaside tearoom, a printmaking studio, and a spell as a gallery artist at the De La Warr Pavilion. I’ve designed for books, magazines, galleries and shops, and was selected for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘Cherry on the Cake’ works on paper collection. Drawing has always been my mainstay, I believe everyone can do it, and I enjoy sharing my passion with others through teaching and facilitating studio groups. My practice has recently evolved into social engagement, curation and collaboration with ‘outsider’ artists. I divide my time between London and a tiny studio in my caravan in rural East Sussex.

Introduction to Contemporary American Culture

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 17 Apr - 19 Jun
Friday 10:00 am
Fees: £15 (£135 for the course) 10% discount for concessions

Introduction to Contemporary American Culture

Friday 11am – 1pm

17 April – 19 June

£15 per session – £135 if you pay for the course up front

10% discount for concessions

In this 10 week course, Dr Katie da Cunha Lewin takes you on a tour of 20th and 21st century American culture. We will explore and discuss literature, poetry, film, and photography in this 10-week course. Each session will be comprised of a short introductory lecture, reading excerpts and class discussion. Particular emphasis will be placed on work by women, LGBT people, and people of colour.

  • Week 1: Introduction: Who’s America?
  • Week 2: The poetry of Frank O’Hara
  • Week 3: Feminist movements – focus on Audre Lorde and Angela Davis
  • Week 4: American essay Joan Didion and Rebecca Solnit
  • Week 5: American essay: Kiese Laymon
  • Week 6: Hollywood and stardom
  • Week 7: American photography
  • Week 8: The short story: Grace Paley and Yiyun Li
  • Week 9: The poetry of Claudia Rankine
  • Week 10: Thinking about America in the 21st century

Why not continue the discussion over lunch? Course discount available at Reineta.

About the Tutor

Dr Katie da Cunha Lewin is a researcher, writer and tutor. She has a PhD in literature, specialising in the work of Don DeLillo and is the co-editor of Don DeLillo: Contemporary Critical Perspectives, published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She has taught film, literature and culture at the University of Sussex, Bishopsgate, Picturehouse Cinemas and City Lit. Her writing has been widely published at the LARB, The White Review, The London Magazine, the Irish Times, and the TLS

Clay Succs

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 18 Apr -
Saturday 2:00 pm
Fees: £35 (all profits go to charity)

Clay Succs

Saturday 2 – 4.30pm

18 April

£35 (all profits go to charity)

Book via Eventbrite

BUILD YOUR OWN CLAY SUCCULENT PLANTER

Make a hand-built ceramic planter that looks like a succulent. Learn classic clay coil hand-building techniques.

What’s this class all about?

This is a great introduction to clay. This 2.5 hour class will let you get creative and have fun learning a new skill. You’ll build a beautiful planter that every gardener will be jealous of.

  • Succulents will be provided, along with taking care of them: 101 tips and tricks to keeping your new succulent alive!

Why book this class?

Feel good about booking: all profits go to Charity, a community arts project called HAUS OF, which provides art classes to London’s most vulnerable groups.

HAUS OF partner with local charities so that they can provide vulnerable people with arts classes that help them stay on the right track. Whether that’s dealing with addiction, staying off the street, finding safety from violence or healing mental illness, HAUS OF use what they know about the healing nature of art to help people feel empowered. If you’re passionate about helping with HAUS OF, please get in touch!

About the Tutor

Rachel is an abstract ceramicist who runs the ceramics for HAUS OF, her community arts project. From a very young age Rachel began working with clay with her father who was a potter for many years. Rachel is passionate about the arts and has an experimental eye for sculpture and homeware. Rachel holds a BSc in Broadcast Journalism and a MA in International Politics and Human Rights. Coming from a background of charity and government work, Rachel is ready to explore a more grassroots solution to tackling London’s most pressing problems. She believes art gives people back their dignity and helps people realise the beauty in life through the mindfulness artistic work requires.

Watercolour Classes with Jessica Rose

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 21 Apr - 7 Jul
Tuesday 10:00 am
Fees: £264 per student – there is an early bird discount of 10% (i.e. £240) if you book before 03 April.

Watercolour Classes with Jessica Rose

Tuesday 10am – 1pm

21 April – 7 July

Booking: phone 07790 995040 or email  jessicaroseartist@gmail.com

Learn how to produce beautiful, luminous paintings in the exciting medium of watercolour, working on topics ranging from seas to skies, still life and much more.

Classes are suitable for both beginners and intermediates.

Choose from lessons on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. 
The summer term runs from 21 April-08 July and costs £264 per student – there is an early bird discount of 10% (i.e. £240) if you book before 03 April. 

Please bring your own pencils, brushes, paint, masking fluid and paper (your tutor can send you a list of recommended materials).

About the Tutor

Jessica is an Ealing-based painter and printmaker and has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, Chelsea Art Society and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. 

Website: jessicaroseartist.co.uk

Facebook: /JessicaRoseArtist

Twitter&Instagram: @JessRoseArtist

Watercolour Classes with Jessica Rose

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 22 Apr - 8 Jul
Wednesday 10:00 am
Fees: £264 per student – there is an early bird discount of 10% (i.e. £240) if you book before 03 April.

Watercolour Classes with Jessica Rose

Wednesday 10am – 1pm

22 April – 8 July

Booking: phone 07790 995040 or email  jessicaroseartist@gmail.com

Learn how to produce beautiful, luminous paintings in the exciting medium of watercolour, working on topics ranging from seas to skies, still life and much more.

Classes are suitable for both beginners and intermediates.

Choose from lessons on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. 
The summer term runs from 21 April-08 July and costs £264 per student – there is an early bird discount of 10% (i.e. £240) if you book before 03 April. 

Please bring your own pencils, brushes, paint, masking fluid and paper (your tutor can send you a list of recommended materials).

About the Tutor

Jessica is an Ealing-based painter and printmaker and has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, Chelsea Art Society and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. 

Website: jessicaroseartist.co.uk

Facebook: /JessicaRoseArtist

Twitter&Instagram: @JessRoseArtist

Getting Started with Drawing and Painting

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 21 Apr - 7 Jul
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Fees: £25 per session (£250 for the course) 10% discount for concessions

Getting Started with Drawing and Painting

Tuesday 7 – 9.30pm

21 April – 7 July

£25 per session – £250 if you pay for the whole course up front.

10% discount for concessions

basic materials included

This twelve week course is designed to help beginners gain a good grasp of various drawing and painting techniques.

Every week the tutor will introduce a new concept or technique, as well as guiding you to understand how to best implement these new concepts and techniques into your work. You can draw or paint a subject of your choosing every week, provided you incorporate newly learned techniques and concepts in your work wherever possible!

About the Tutor

Joel Sydenham (chidi3s) is a visual artist based in Acton, London, with a degree in chemical engineering, which he gave up to fulfil his dream of being an artist, and follow his passion for connecting with people on an emotional level. He is a qualified tutor running workshops for charities, educational organisations, and youth centres across London.

His personal philosophy is “self-expression, leads to self-knowledge, which leads to self-actualisation”. He believes every individual is born a creative genius, and his personal goal for his workshops is to help people gain the necessary skills to express that genius.

Mastering the Art of Watercolour Painting

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 4 Mar - 8 Apr
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Fees: £20 per week (£85 if you pay for all classes up front) 10% discount for concessions

Mastering the Art of Watercolour Painting

Wednesdays 7 – 9pm

4 March – 8 April

£20 per session (£85 if you pay for all 5 sessions up front) 10% discount for concessions

A 6 week watercolour workshop inspired by the work and techniques of David Hockney to coincide with his “Drawing from Life” exhibition showing at the National Portrait Gallery from 27 Feb to 28 June.

This class is for anyone who

  • loves to paint
  • wants to improve their technique
  • wants to build a portfolio of work
  • wants to get together with other enthusiasts  
  • wants to visit top London exhibitions for inspiration
  • wants to develop a personal style

Week 1&2 History and Process – Research and explore the work, themes and techniques of artist David Hockney. Start a personal watercolour journal. Visit the NPG

Week 3&4 Colour Mixing – Watch demonstrations on colour theory and do exercises. Create an original painting that incorporates new colour mixing techniques.

Week 5&6 Improving Techniques – Explore ways to maintain a clean and fresh approach. Using watercolour pencils for improved composition. Brush care and selection. Best practice for storing, developing and presenting work. To finish off the course there will be individual and group reflection sessions and instruction on how to mount paintings.

Required materials: watercolour paints ( 24 colour solid pans ),  brushes (various shapes round/flat/mop and sizes ranging from 4, 6, 8,10 and 12), palette, watercolour pencil, watercolour paper and watercolour sketchbook.

Optional : watercolour paints in tubes, Wooden drawing board, artists masking frog tape, masking fluid, sponges.

About the Tutor

Gail Astbury has a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon UAL and has recently gained an MA in Contemporary Arts Practice from Goldsmiths University and Tate Galleries 2014. Her work has featured in many prominent locations such as London’s Trafalgar Square, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Academy and she has works held in the collection of the MMSU Museum of Modern Art in Croatia.

Gail makes series of paintings and watercolours in her studios in London and La Péruse, southwest France. Her work starts with her immediate surroundings, taking photos, sketching and amassing a picture library to draw reference from. She then plays with the imagery, using scale, colour, edits and zoom to select and highlight interesting focal points. She uses a range of techniques from renaissance lighting and brushwork to the colour and decorative compositions of 20th century modernism through to contemporary mass media image making and production. The resulting paintings are celebratory, they tell visual tales and proclaim societal hopes and fears.  

She is currently exhibiting a series of watercolours ‘L’Ile au Tresor’ at the Institut Francais London in South Kensington. see http://www.gailastbury.com for more details