Free Mosaic Art Workshops in London

I am bringing my Mosaic Art Workshops to 2 local Festivals this Summer!
Both are suitable for absolute beginners, so come on down and give it a go!

The Cally Festival  – Sunday 17th June 2018
“Community Hub” within the festival, Caledonian Road, N1
FREE 30 minute Mosaic Workshops for young Adults and Adults.
There are 8 seats available at every 30 minutes, starting at 12.30pm and final slot at 3.30pm. (no workshop at 2.30-3pm)
NO booking required, just turn up!
(More info about the festival: http://thecallyfestival.co.uk/programme )

Midsummer Muswell – Saturday 23rd June 2018
Inside St James Church, N10 3DB
FREE 90 minute Mosaic Workshops for Children aged 7+
12 seats for children from 2pm to 3.30pm
12 seats for children from 3.30pm to 5pm
FOR ADULTS: there will also be 2 seats available at both time slots for adults at £15pp. Pre book to guarantee your slot or drop in on the day and see what’s available. 
BOOKING REQUIRED, please email
(More info about the event: https://muswellife.com/midsummer-muswell-2018 )

Until next time,

By | 2018-07-23T13:44:08+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Art Workshops, Education, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

Mosaic Art Classes – Spring 2018

BRAND NEW Mosaic Workshops!

Come and learn the ancient and easy Art of Mosaic, in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Sat 24th February – Mosaic Art Class for beginners – children aged 8+ welcome with parents.

Sat 24th March – 3D Mosaic Class for all skill levels – adults only.

Would love to see you there!

MORE INFORMATION

With my Warmest Wishes,

By | 2018-07-23T13:46:36+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Art Workshops, color, Colour, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Leave the Job you Hate!

Hi everyone!

Creatives in their early stages often struggle with Money VS Time. You have to pay the bills now, but you also want to do what you love and that takes TIME. We all need to financially support ourselves but this never means doing something you hate doing! Choose work that compliments your skills, not something that leaves you drained and uninspired.

Please enjoy the Brand New Video – 5 Reasons to Leave the Job you Hate!

This is the final week of my Empowered Artist Video Series – I hope you have enjoyed it and taken away some Inspiration.

If you are struggling with your Creative Career then remember I offer a 3 session programme called “Get in the Zone”.
In this programme you discover whats really holding you back and how to move on with joy, ease and to make more art more often!

I look forward to helping you Get Back in the Zone!

5 Reasons to Never Give Up!

 

Welcome to the “Empowered Artist” – a new video series for Creatives!

Each week for the next few weeks I will be sharing a video to inspire and motivate you to get back in the Creative Zone!

This week I give my 5 top reasons why it’s crucial to not give up on your project – or your Creativity in general!

Let me know which reason has inspired you to keep on creating!

Enjoy!

Adults Art Classes

Teaching adults is such a joy. Every Spring I teach a series classes to adults and this year the first Adults Class was Mosaic Art. Participants made a Door Number Plaque or Artwork for their home. They learnt the very basics techniques of Mosaic Art – a historic and simple process that is a delight to learn and easy to master in one class. Its wonderful to help adults relax and design their own Artwork based on materials they may have not even seen before. I always provide a huge selection of glass and ceramic tiles to choose from, which are hand prepared and cut prior to the workshop. Each participant was an absolute beginner, so it was great to help them start their Mosaic journey. Just have a look at what they produced below – in just 4 hours!

At the end of April I have a Mandala Making Class coming up! This one is Drawing and Painting Motifs, to create a circular pattern that radiates out from the centre. I’ll be taking my  Adults Colouring Book, Colour My Soul, to help inspire them. I’m looking forward to seeing what the participants come up with this time!

With Warm Wishes,

By | 2017-03-26T22:30:18+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Art Workshops, color, Colour, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

Final Chance to be involved in making a Public Artwork for Muswell Hill!

Final Mosaic Workshops for the Public Artwork in Muswell Hill
Saturday 16th July 2016
The Methodist Church, Muswell Hill, N10 3PP
Choose from: 2pm to 4pm OR 4pm to 6pm
Suitable for Adults and Children aged 7+
Please read below on how to book your place.

I have designed and will facilitating the making of a large Mosaic Artwork for St James Square in Muswell Hill. The Artwork both names the square and features elements from the plasterwork, woodwork and stained glass windows of the Edwardian buildings in the area. We had a wonderful day as part of the Midsummer Muswell Festival last Saturday, starting off the Mosaic. Its coming on brilliantly, but we still have a little way to go! Please do come along – bring your children (7+) and your grandparents and lets finish this mosaic together!

This a donation-based activity. If you’ve been involved in any project like this with me before, you’ll know just how much materials are required plus the lengths of time it takes to prepare it for you to make such a beautiful piece of Art together. £5 is a great starting donation, thank you.

HOW TO BOOK:

1- Choose between a 2pm to 4pm workshop
or the 4pm to 6pm workshop.

2- Email me to confirm your space on your preffered time slot.

3- Donate via the yellow button here to secure your place http://artistsresource.co.uk/community-art/

Please note there are only *6 spaces for the 2pm to 4pm slot and 6 spaces for the 4pm to 6pm slot* so please get in touch as soon as you can. First come, first served.

Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you there!

With my Warmest Wishes,

By | 2018-07-23T13:52:40+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Art Workshops, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

Community Mosaic for Muswell Hill

Come and take part in this amazing Art Project for the community!

Midsummer Muswell Festival 2016
Saturday 25th June 2016

Free Mosaic Workshops for the making of the Community Artwork,
St James Church, Muswell Hill, N10 3DB
1pm – 5.30pm.
Suitable for Adults and Children aged 7+
Please read below on how to book your place.

I am SO excited to tell you all about this amazing new Public Art Project!

I have designed and will facilitating the making of a large Mosaic Artwork for St James Square in Muswell Hill. The Artwork both names the square and features elements from the Edwardian buildings in the area (the plasterwork, woodwork and stained glass windows).  The decorative features were heavily influenced by the Greeks in the 1800’s. One of the common motifs in the area is a bunch of grapes which symbolises Prosperity and Longevity, so I have included them in the design.  The Artwork will be made of lots of hand cut ceramic tiles (hand cut by me!) that have been kindly donated by Topps Tiles, the U.K’s leading tile supplier. It will be permanently displayed in St James Square.

This Artwork is a celebration of the vibrant community in Muswell Hill and the stunning architecture of the area. It is my hope that it gives a sense of place, pride and ownership to all those that take part and enriches the lives of all those who pass it every day. The Project is self-initiated and self-funded. If you would like to donate to the making of this Artwork, you can do so in the donation box on the day, or send money via Paypal using the email leona@artistsresource.co.uk.

How to book:

1- If you want to just put 2 or 3 tiles down you can pop in anytime on the 25th June from 1pm to 5pm.

2- If you’d like to spend up to 1 hour mosaicing your own section of the Artwork, then you’ll need to choose from the time slots below:

1pm to 2pm
2pm to 3pm
3.30pm to 4.30pm
4.30pm to 5.30pm

and then email me to confirm the booking of your slot.

Please note there are only 6 spaces for each time slot, so please get in touch as soon as you can.

*** Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you there! ***

With my Warmest Wishes,

By | 2018-07-23T13:53:17+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Art Workshops, Creativity, Education, Inspiration, Mosaic, Mosaic Art|0 Comments

Contrasting Colours (Colour Theory)

Its great to top up your knowledge on Colour Theory, so that you have wealth of information to call on when you need it. I have always been hugely influenced by Colour. You can see it strongly throughout all my work from Sculpture, Mosaic and Painting. This week on Periscope, we discussed the 7 types of Contrasting colours as outlined in “Itten -The Elements of Colour” (a treatise on the colour system on Johannes Itten – The art of colour, published in 1961). Hugely important for all kinds of visual artists from set designers to digital artists.

7 types of Contrasting Colours

1- Hue. The most contrasting colours are Red, Blue and Yellow (as they are primary) followed by Green, Purple and Orange (as the secondary colours are less vivid). If you contrast any of these with Black and White you also get a bold contrast effect.

2- Light/Dark. Placing a lighter colour against a darker colour produces a contrast and of course Black and White would be the strongest. When you mix any colour with White to get lighter or mix with black to get darker, you get an infinite amount of grey tones which produce shades (using black) or tints (using white).

3- Warm/Cool. Yellows, Oranges, Reds and Pinks are warm colours and Greens, blues and Purples are cool colours (although purple can lean more to warm if it is a more red purple). Putting warm colours and cool colours together produce great contrasting effects.

4- Complementary. Complementary colours are some of the most invaluable colour combinations that we have. Appearing on opposite ends of the colour wheel, Contrasting colour combinations are intense and dynamic.  Orange & blue, Green & Red, Purple & Yellow are the three main complementaries.

5- Simultaneous. This type of contrasting colour is interesting because its where we begin to see slight optical illusions. Simultaneous contrasting is the fact that when you see one colour, your eye also generates its complimentary colour. You can see this as evident when you place a neutral colour such as grey next to your colour. Within this grey you begin to see tinges of the complimentary colour. Its so fascinating!

6- Saturation. This type of contrast is based on the vividness of a colour. The most effective contrast being the most vivid of a colour and the least vivid. The colour is usually mixed with varying amounts of grey tones, to produce what I like to call ‘dusky’ colours.

7- Extension. This is the most complex of all the types of contrasts. Contrast of Extension means the proportion of two or more colours next to each other. For example, if you had a large green circle and within it, a small red circle, the red circle is contrasting to the green because it seems so much more vivid, even though it is smaller, because of its powerful hue.

I asked my viewers what their favourite complimentary colour pairing was and the majority chose the pairing of blue-green and orange-red. You can see that pairing across the centre of the colour wheel above.

What your favourite?

Until next week. With Warm Wishes,