"We loved it, and our kids’ artwork improved instantly. Such a cool morning with an incredibly interesting person."
London Drawing Workshop
Gallery in Trafalgar Square or on the South bank. Then it’s off with
sketchbooks and an array of art materials to get to grips with the views
and landmarks of London . Your tutor will have lots of fun ideas and
exercises to get you started. It is all about engaging in the process of
drawing, experimenting with techniques and connecting with what you are
looking at. You will go away with a sketchbook full of images creating
lasting memories of place more evocative than any photograph.
Will Lunn organised his first exhibition, including two internationally renowned artists, aged just seventeen. He has previously worked at a number of London galleries, before he set up Sumarria Lunn Gallery with Vishal Sumarria at twenty. After Sumarria Lunn, at twenty-five he opened Copperfield, an independent contemporary art gallery just south of Tate Modern. He is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art and prior to becoming a curator and gallerist, he has been exhibited both in England and abroad as an artist working under another name. He sees his work as a curator as an extension of that practice - bringing pre-existing objects with pre-existing concepts together in a space to create new meaning.
Worldwide traveller, Camelia Shakti has an MA degree in History and a Post Graduate degree in Landscape Design. An experienced and talented story teller and a passionate explorer of city, mind and landscapes, Camelia works as a yoga artist and designs pop-up yoga playgrounds using petals and seeds. Her designs function as events and have been featured among other places at the V&A Museum of Childhood and Regent's Royal Park. Having explored the aesthetics of horticulture and the practicalities of gardening, she has worked as horticultural consultant for the biggest garden centre in the UK and volunteered on garden projects around the world focusing on environmental approaches to landscape design and maintenance. She has been visiting Kew Botanical Gardens for the past 7 years and is happy to share and bring context of this magical space that houses the biggest collection of live wild species from around the world and beautiful architectural gems that reflect the history of the Industrial revolution, the growth of capital and the transformation of thought and practise into the Age of Reasons, through the Enlightenment and into contemporary efforts in conservation and genetic research. The story that Kew helps us unravel is one of identity and how Britain became a country of gardeners.
Victoria Threlfall read English and History of Art at St Andrews University before going on to take a BA in Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art. She has worked as a professional painter ever since. She makes abstract and figurative works whose defining feature is colour and light. She is also a commissioned portrait painter. She teaches drawing and painting in schools and at her studio in Sussex and conducts curated walks for groups interested in the 19th century visionary painter Samuel Palmer.
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