Colour Panels with Fiona Grady is the latest two hour workshop by Fresh Creative Nights Out. It is an enjoyable (and productive) session to set you up for the weekend.

Thursday 2 September

7.30 – 9.30pm

£35 per person including all materials

Book your place by clicking on this link

Learn how to create a stained glass effect panel using transparent coloured vinyl.

Artist Fiona Grady leads a practical workshop focusing on her work and processes investigating relationships between architecture, light and space.

We shall use Perspex sheets and transparent coloured and mirrored vinyl to create ‘stained glass’ effect panels. You will be able to practise designs by drawing on paper or working with acetate before moving on to your panel. Fiona will talk about her large scale vinyl artworks to explain the ideas behind her works and the ability of colour light to transform the ambiance of a room. Everyone will have an opportunity to experiment with cutting out, drawing into and laying vinyl to create playful artworks.

If you have particular drawing or effect you wish to achieve in this Colour Panels with Fiona Grady workshop, we are happy to discuss them.

This is an 18+ event, suitable for beginners and up.

We provide all the materials you need for the session.

CURRENT COVID SAFETY MEASURES

  • Tables will be 2m apart and we’ve capped the number of people in the workshop at 10 for the moment.
  • If you attend with a family member or someone from your support bubble, you can sit together on the same table.
  • Please wear a mask when coming into the building and throughout the workshop.
  • We’ve hand sanitizer at the entrance for your convenience and have some to use during the workshop.
  • For the moment we are not providing food or drink. Please feel free to bring your own food and a drink in your own containers.
  • We sanitise all tables and materials before the workshop.
  • For the purposes of NHS Test & Trace, OPEN Ealing Arts Centre displays an official NHS QR code poster. You can optionally ‘check in’.

If you want to try creating colour panels with Fiona, please book now – click on this link

About Fresh Art Clubs

Fresh Creative Nights Out for adults happen on the first Thursday of the month. We are based in Ealing Broadway, close to car parks and the station. Every month we bring you practising artists and makers making sure you have a great creative night out.

No experience necessary, just come along forget about the everyday, meet new people, let your creative side loose, and take home your own piece of art.

Fresh Creative Nights Out is part of Fresh Art Clubs founded by Anna Bhowmick. She has a BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern and has been running  popular and lively art clubs for primary school children at lunchtimes and after school since 2013.

She is a qualified teaching assistant – with experience of working in both primary and high schools. Before teaching, she worked in fashion and retail focussing on the creative aspects of visual merchandising and display.

As a mum of two, Anna is great at pinpointing projects and activities that work for children of all ages. She is fully DBS-checked and is certified by St John Ambulance in Essential First Aid for children and infants.

If you are interested in art clubs for your children – check out Fresh Art Club for Children.

Ananda : the sound of your soul is a unique concert by Agnieszka Ara and Artur Kwiatkowski. Join us for an evening of music from around the world.

Friday 3 September

7 – 9pm

£10 per adult – if you buy your ticket in advance

£12 per adult – if you buy your ticket on the door. Please note: we only accept cash.

Children go free

Book a seat in advance for £10 by clicking on this link.

Join Agnieszka Ara and Artur Kwiatkowski for an evening of instrumental music inspired by nature, travel and London’s multicultural society. Throughout the evening they create beautiful sounds on a range of instruments from Tibetan bowls and gongs to djembe drums and harmonium.

You also have the opportunity to jam with the duo at the end of the evening.

Tickets for Ananda : the sound of your soul are on sale now – buy yours now!

Find out more information about what Agnieszka and Artur do on their vlog: https://stylbyciacom.wordpress.com/ 

Holiday workshops with Start Studios is a great place for your child to develop their drawing and painting skills.

Monday 9 August : 10am – 12pm – MIXED-MEDIA – Pichardo : Suitable for 5+

In this workshop Fernanda Moreno introduces the children to the art of Mexican contemporary artist, Enrique Pichardo’s style in a fun and simple way. Starting with a series of doodles they will find fun figures where there was chaos and make those figures come “alive”. They will work with acrylic paints, makers and paper to create an abstract painting full of colour and vibrancy.

To book a place click on this link

Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 August : 2 – 4pm – FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD : Suitable for 5+

Carla Tebbutt leads this 3-day course. The children will be immersed in an adventure about Food and its role in Art. Each day we look at different artists and use different techniques to create fun and interesting artwork. For more information about the course and to book a place, click on this link

Severini, Gino; Quaker Oats Cubist Still Life; Estorick Collection, London; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/quaker-oats-cubist-still-life-132977

We provide all the materials you need for the holiday workshops with Start Studios. If you want to book a place for your child, please click on this link

About the Tutors

Start Studios was founded by Carla Tebbutt and Fernanda Moreno in 2016. They are artists and mothers.

Carla studied Developmental Psychology and Art Therapy. More recently she has focused on mindfulness for children and child mental health awareness and well-being. She has worked with children aged 18 months to 16 years old. She is fascinated by shapes and colours and believes that creative expression is about the process and journey through which we use and develop our genius.

Fernanda studied graphic design at university in Mexico City, followed by a course in drawing, painting and photography at  Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence. She continued her art education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she studied Animation and Media arts.  “It was the perfect combination of my favourite things: drawing and cartoons.” She has worked in animation and design on TV, films and video in New York, Mexico City and London –  the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, Ex-Machina and James Bond to name but a few. She teaches animation at Notting Hill and Ealing High School.

Visit their website or Facebook Page

Join us on Thursday 26 August to see Smut by Lily Phillips at Healing Comedy Club.

Thursday 26 August

6.30pm – 19.10

FREE entry and pay what you want bucket at the end of the performance. (All proceeds go directly to the comedian.)

Click here to secure your seat!

BYOB

Lily Phillips brings you a show that was going to be about feminism, but is now going to be about her dog!

Lily is one of the most exciting up and coming voices in comedy in the UK. She was a Runner Up at the 2019 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year, Funny Women Finalist 2018, and was a part of prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

She is a series regular on The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2 – series 2 & 3). Her TV credits also include Period Dramas (BBC3), The Joy Of Missing Out (All4), and comedy shorts for Comedy Central Online. She has also debated at the Oxford Union.

Lily has fronted campaigns for Dominos, North Face, Bumble, and Mooncup, bringing her hilarious brand of feminist comedy to the masses.

Visit her website to see more of her work.

“Cheery disdain for the genteel…and bulletproof confidence”

Steve Bennett, Chortle

Book Now to see Smut by Lily Phillips – click here

About Healing Comedy Club

Every Thursday we hold a weekly open mic comedy night; all things and Covid-19 prevailing. It’s a great evening which aims to make you feel good. You get to see comedians at all stages of their careers, hear varied material and have a good laugh.

The venue is large and airy, yet has an intimate feel. The flexible seating means that we can arrange chairs in household bubbles and ensure everyone has a great view. We sanitise the venue before you come in, monitor the numbers in the room during the show and do our best to keep you safe.

Rudy Ilyas established Healing Comedy Club in 2018. They do most of their contact via Facebook. To keep up to date with their gigs like and follow their page https://www.facebook.com/groups/healingcomedyclub/

If you are an act and want to perform, please email Rudy healingcomedyclub@gmail.com

Join us on Thursday 19 August to see Sharlin Jahan’s WIP at Healing Comedy Club.

Thursday 19 August

6.30pm – 19.10

FREE entry and pay what you want bucket at the end of the performance. (All proceeds go directly to the comedian.)

Click here to secure your seat!

BYOB

Sharlin Jahan is a Bangladeshi, British, Canadian, Muslim, female living in London. She is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and writer.

Sharlin was a Finalist for Rising Star Comedy 2020 and Semi-finalist for Get-up Stand-up 2019. She has been featured on Union JACK Radio and BBC Essex Radio and BBC Interconnected long listed her writing in 2020. This year, you can see Sharlin on the Second City ‘virtual stage’, as she is currently going through their Conservatory programme.

5 Stars, Ed Fringe Review 2019: 
“Hilariously funny. Her comedy is quirky and unique”
“Undeniably impressive. Jahan’s comedy covers classic themes, but her unique perspective and confident delivery kept the jokes fresh, and far from the clichés.”

Edinburgh Fringe Review 2019

Book Now to see Sharlin Jahan’s WIP – click here

About Healing Comedy Club

Every Thursday we hold a weekly open mic comedy night; all things and Covid-19 prevailing. It’s a great evening which aims to make you feel good. You get to see comedians at all stages of their careers, hear varied material and have a good laugh.

The venue is large and airy, yet has an intimate feel. The flexible seating means that we can arrange chairs in household bubbles and ensure everyone has a great view. We sanitise the venue before you come in, monitor the numbers in the room during the show and do our best to keep you safe.

Rudy Ilyas established Healing Comedy Club in 2018. They do most of their contact via Facebook. To keep up to date with their gigs like and follow their page https://www.facebook.com/groups/healingcomedyclub/

If you are an act and want to perform, please email Rudy healingcomedyclub@gmail.com

California Dumb Dumb by Sid Singh returns to London to discuss how most smart people are dumb and most dumb people are…still dumb too.

Thursday 12 August

6.30pm – 19.10

FREE entry and pay what you want bucket at the end of the performance. (All proceeds go directly to the comedian.)

Click here to secure your seat!

BYOB

If you missed California Dumb Dumb on BBC, Peacock or Comedy Central, this is your opportunity to catch the sequel. The Scotsman listed the show as the top free show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. All his shows have sold out; so definitely not one to miss.

Sid Singh is a regular at numerous clubs in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego including Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, and The Tony Show (run Comedy Central’s Adam Atamanuik). Among his television credits are Living the Life (Islam Channel), Greatest Party Story Ever Told (MTV), Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (NBC). On radio Sid has appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Inconspicuous Consumption, BBC Asian Network, Fresh Air Radio, and Mutiny Radio. Sid has appeared on Kurt Metzger and Sherwood Small’s popular podcast Race Wars and weekly on legal podcast The Law is My Ass.

Sid’s debut stand-up album, Amazing, Probably, is available on Stand Up Records, iTunes, and anywhere else albums are sold and is currently at number 3 on the iTunes US Comedy chart.

Book Now to see California Dumb Dumb by Sid Singh – click here

About Healing Comedy Club

Every Thursday we hold a weekly open mic comedy night; all things and Covid-19 prevailing. It’s a great evening which aims to make you feel good. You get to see comedians at all stages of their careers, hear varied material and have a good laugh.

The venue is large and airy, yet has an intimate feel. The flexible seating means that we can arrange chairs in household bubbles and ensure everyone has a great view. We sanitise the venue before you come in, monitor the numbers in the room during the show and do our best to keep you safe.

Rudy Ilyas established Healing Comedy Club in 2018. They do most of their contact via Facebook. To keep up to date with their gigs like and follow their page https://www.facebook.com/groups/healingcomedyclub/

If you are an act and want to perform, please email Rudy healingcomedyclub@gmail.com

No Brainer by Nicole Harris is a new show that is what it says! Come and join us on Thursday 5 August for a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

Thursday 5 August

6.30pm – 19.10

FREE entry and pay what you want bucket at the end of the performance. (All proceeds go directly to the comedian.)

Click here to secure your seat!

BYOB

Come along and enjoy the unique humour of award winning comedian, Nicole Harris. She will entertain you as though you are a guest in her own home AND she will be the perfect host!

The best thing about live comedy is you never know what will happen and Nicole will exploit this as she improvises material by reacting to what’s happening in the room but also bringing her finely tuned gags to the performance. This is a No Brainer in every sense of the word.

Nicole Harris is A Force of Nature

Arthur Smith

Book Now to see No Brainer by Nicole Harris – click here

About Healing Comedy Club

Every Thursday we hold a weekly open mic comedy night; all things and Covid-19 prevailing. It’s a great evening which aims to make you feel good. You get to see comedians at all stages of their careers, hear varied material and have a good laugh.

The venue is large and airy, yet has an intimate feel. The flexible seating means that we can arrange chairs in household bubbles and ensure everyone has a great view. We sanitise the venue before you come in, monitor the numbers in the room during the show and do our best to keep you safe.

Rudy Ilyas established Healing Comedy Club in 2018. They do most of their contact via Facebook. To keep up to date with their gigs like and follow their page https://www.facebook.com/groups/healingcomedyclub/

If you are an act and want to perform, please email Rudy healingcomedyclub@gmail.com

Join us on Thursday for a wonderful evening’s entertainment featuring Identity Thief by Fiona Clift

Thursday 29 July

6.30pm – 19.10

FREE entry and pay what you want bucket at the end of the performance. (All proceeds go directly to the comedian.)

Click here to secure your seat!

BYOB

Fiona Clift is one of the most exciting performers to hit the comedy scene. She is a performer, puppeteer and director and trained at London International School of Performing Art. She has a wide body of work. Visit her website to read more about Fiona’s work

During lockdown Fiona created over 50 comedy characters and now she is no longer sure who she is. Politicians, TV personalities, people from the internet, and some people she stole from real life, get all muddled up in 30 minutes of character comedy mayhem.

AS FEATURED ON BBC RADIO SOLENT

“The next Catherine Tate”- Audience Member

Book Now to see Identity Thief by Fiona Clift – click here

About Healing Comedy Club

Every Thursday we hold a weekly open mic comedy night; all things and Covid-19 prevailing. It’s a great evening which aims to make you feel good. You get to see comedians at all stages of their careers, hear varied material and have a good laugh.

The venue is large and airy, yet has an intimate feel. The flexible seating means that we can arrange chairs in household bubbles and ensure everyone has a great view. We sanitise the venue before you come in, monitor the numbers in the room during the show and do our best to keep you safe.

Rudy Ilyas established Healing Comedy Club in 2018. They do most of their contact via Facebook. To keep up to date with their gigs like and follow their page https://www.facebook.com/groups/healingcomedyclub/

If you are an act and want to perform, please email Rudy healingcomedyclub@gmail.com

Join Nick Pearson in virtual ‘gallery tours’ of London’s permanent art collections, as well as selected, special exhibitions you might have missed. Of course, this can never substitute for the real thing, but you do get to view an exhibition from the comfort of your own home!

The price for the two-hour virtual tour and notes is £20 per person. If two of you join the tour and share a computer screen, the price is £30 for you both. You can pay Nick via bank transfer or cheque. He will send you the details.

Email Nick directly to book your place on these virtual tours – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Virtual Tours in August

Tuesday 10 August : 1.30pm :  Delight in Turner’s Bequest at Tate Britain.

Thursday 12 August : 3.00pm :  Join Nick for another opportunity to view his highlights from the Permanent Collection at Tate Modern
(Part I) 

Untitled (for Francis) 1985 Antony Gormley born 1950 Purchased 1987 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T05004

Tuesday 17 August : 7.00pm : Enjoy the highlights of the National Gallery’s extensive collection of Renaissance Art.

Wednesday 18 August : 10.30am : Join Nick as he takes you on a tour of more of his highlights from Tate Modern’s Permanent Collection
(Part II) 

Wednesday 18 August : 2.00 pm : Join us on a tour of the National Gallery’s French Neo-Classicism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism paintings.

Tuesday 24 August : 1.30pm : A review of Rembrandt’s Light Exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2019/2020.

Tuesday 24 August : 7.00pm : Tate Modern: Frank Bowling (Exhibition: 31 May–26 Aug 2019) 

Thursday 26 August : 10.30am : Enjoy the work of Modigliani. The Tate Modern had a popular exhibition of his work in 2017/2018)

Tuesday 31 August : 7.00 pm : Van Gogh loved Britain and this exhibition by Tate Britain in 2019 celebrates his work.

Join the virtual gallery tours via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, Nick can show you how to download and use the program.

Support Notes

When you have booked your place, Nick sends you a handout with high resolution images. You can refer to this handout during the lecture and see the images clearly. He projects the images on his studio wall and uses them to point things out as he speaks. After the tour Nick sends you his lecture notes.

Email Nick directly to book your place on this virtual tour – connie.spark@btopenworld.com

About the Tutor

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us are made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices. They deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him: connie.spark@btopenworld.com

Painting with Pastels is a short four week course led by Andrea Tierney during which time you learn how to use this versatile medium.

Fridays

10am – 1pm

6 – 27 August inclusive

Course Fees : Full £75 ; Retired £65 ; Concession £50

Pay As You Go Rates : Full £25 ; Retired £20 ; Concession £15

Pastel is a most versatile medium: from the subtle to the dynamic, from controlled observation to subjective expression, working with pastels makes it possible to great effect. Artists throughout history have used pastels to achieve that quality impossible to render in oils, watercolours or acrylics.

Workshop 1 – we discuss the materials and techniques we use and what paper is the best to use:

  • Ingres paper
  • Watercolour paper
  • Velour paper
  • Sand-grain paper

During the session we look at blending techniques and use of white. To fix artwork we use fixative (or hairspray). We create a floral still life.

Workshop 2 – this week we create a seascape (water and sky) from sketch to finished painting. We learn about the pressure of stroke and rubbing techniques.

Workshop 3 – using a range of household objects as subject matter we aim to create the illusion of transparency as well as volume and density.

Final Workshop – we examine portraits and people. We study the colour of skin and hair; how to build up tone and how to refine a portrait.

Materials

You will need to provide your own materials for Painting with Pastels.

  • Pastel paper
  • A range of pastels. They can be hard or soft. Choose what you prefer.
  • Kneaded eraser (putty rubber)
  • A blending stump (you can make it yourself from blotting paper)
  • A soft brush for blending
  • A soft cloth
  • Apron or old shirt

About the Tutor

Andrea Tierney is a practising artist with a training in Fine Art, Digital media and Textile Design. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and worked in artist residencies in Italy, the Czech Republic and Austria.
For 15 years she worked as art teacher in High Schools and as visiting artist in Primary and High Schools as well as taught Life Drawing and Drawing and Painting in Adult Education.

www.andreatierneydesign.com

www.andreatierney.webeden.co.uk