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City Lit: Art and design taster classes available at the Affordable Art Fair

Story added 15th Feb 2017

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring Collection 2016. Photo Guy Bell

City Lit is the programme partner for this year's Affordable Art Fair, taking place from 9 - 12 March in Battersea Park.

City Lit Art & Design offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London, taught by successful artists and practitioners. We have courses tailored to suit all abilities from the complete novice to the practising artist.

You can join us at the Affordable Arts Fair at the drop in area for a free taster in book art, drawing, photography or your journey through art, plus collecting art 'sofa session' – however, places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring Collection 2016. Photo Guy Bell

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring Collection 2016. Photo Guy Bell

Free tasters

Papercuts and book arts

Thursday 11:30 – 13:30 Tutor: Lara Mantell

Explore collage and paper cut-throughs, manipulating and cutting paper, experimenting with ideas through layers, depth and structure.

 

Love drawing workshop

Thursday 14.00 -16.00 Tutor: Louise West

Can’t draw, won’t draw? Explore a variety of fun and experimental ways into drawing.  Exploring artists' and designers’ processes develop a mini sketchbook that you can take away with you and begin your drawing journey.

 

Explore your creativity: reveal your inner artist 

Friday 11:30- 13.30 Tutor: Mario Lautier-Vella

Enjoy short, fun, practical exercises that will fire up your imagination and launch your journey into creating art.

Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring Collection 2016. Photo Guy Bell

 Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring Collection 2016. Photo Guy Bell

Mindful photography

Friday 14:00- 15:00 Tutor: Rachel Wegh

Mindful Photography - a taste of a unique and inspiring course to promote wellbeing, develop ways of seeing, improve photography and increase self-confidence.

 

Collecting contemporary art talk 

Saturday  13:00- 14:00 Tutor: Charles Chambers

A fast forward through City Lit’s Collecting Contemporary Art course with cultural studies tutor Charles Chambers. Whether starting a collection or buying a one-off; a few of the things to consider, both before and after.

Affordable Art Fair logo

 Affordable Art Fair logo