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INK + DRAW workshops - Wembley Park

  • ThisLakshmi - Studio CHA-01 Cambium House, Palace Arts Way (off Empire Way, behind Brent Civic Centre) HA9 0GJ (map)

Join me in my beautiful studio in Wembley Park, set in the newly built arts sector of the Wembley Park development. My space is minimal and peaceful with all the facilities for you to join me in my space and enjoy a mindful couple of hours drawing.

When: Wednesday evenings 7-9PM (Saturday dates to come)

Duration: 2 hours

We will be using inks with a brush and various warm-up techniques in pen and charcoal which I have adopted over time in order to understand art as an expressive avenue anyone can adopt. My workshops can vary but are mainly based on botanical drawing. I will guide the participants through the first a series of warm up techniques to loosen the mind and understand making marks and strokes. From there we will experiment with ink and brush exploring forms and understanding the way ink moves as well as the shapes and detail of the our subjects. The last section of the workshop moves to using a pen to explore line drawings, learning to hone the skills we have developed over the course of the class and concluding with much more detailed drawings. Each stage includes a short demonstration and guidance throughout, as required individually, as well as to the entire group but allows each participant enough time to explore the various mediums.

Experience: Whether you just want to try something new, or dust off the old paintbrushes and just get into the practise of drawing again, you do not need to have any experience to join, all welcome to participate.

Materials: Every participant will be presented with a selection of hand-picked materials to use during the class and to take home with them to continue to use, including ink, a brush, a pen, charcoal, various papers and a presentation folder.

Refreshments: I will provide biscuits/snacks and tea/coffee/water.

Location / Parking / Directions: My studio is located in the heart of Wembley Park is less than a 5 minute walk from Wembley Park Tube Station which has great connections to central London. The full address will be provided upon booking.

Transport: Jubilee and Metropolitan Line to Wembley Park Tube, just 12 minutes on the Metropolitan Line from Baker Street, and less than 10 minutes from Finchley Road station.

Wembley Stadium overground station is also within walking distance.

Unless you are local, public transport is recommended, parking is available nearby but please plan ahead if you wish to travel by car. Wembley Park is subject to parking restrictions on event days and so you do not want to be caught out. There is free parking available on some streets within walking distance, but this is subject to event day restrictions.

Participants under 16 welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to future dates, subject to availability.