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  • Talk on 150 years of London Underground Design

    £5 payable on the door. No ticket needed.  Drinks from 7pm, one-hour lecture at 8pm.

    Lecture outline
    This lecture overs surprising attempts to create some graphic unity, even in the 1860s and 70s. Our speaker, Mark Ovenden, discusses the expansion of the London Underground and the need to create some cohesion between the different operating companies, Leslie Green’s architecture. He covers many subjects, including the Arts & Crafts movement, Frank Pick, Edward Johnston’s typeface, Charles Holden’s architecture and the Streamline Moderne/Art Deco movement, the New Works Programme, post war austerity and design, the Victoria Line, the loss of Johnston and its rescue by Kono, the Jubilee Line Extension and its architecture, the creation of TfL, recent schemes and future works including the Elizabeth Line/Northern Line extension to Battersea.

    Profile
    Mark is a broadcaster and author who specialises in the subjects of graphic design, cartography and architecture in public transport, with an emphasis on underground rapid transit.

    His first book Metro Maps of the World published in 2003 is a guide to the diagrams, plans and maps of underground rapid transit system including images ranging from photos of the systems to rare and historical maps. Paris Metro Style in map and station design was published November 2008. Railway Maps of the World was published in May 2011 in the USA, a British edition was produced in September 2011. London Underground by Design was published by Penguin Books in January 2013. A celebration of the Johnston typeface centenary and 90th Anniversary of Gill Sans was published in 2016, and in July 2017 Mark fronted a television documentary for BBC Four on the subject of Johnston and Gill and in November 2018 he presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 on skyscrapers.

    The Arts Society Richmond event

  • 8 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Handmade Soap Making

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety

    During this workshop you will learn the basics of melt and pour soap making. You will watch demonstrations of layering, modelling and scrolling techniques and then have the opportunity to express your own individual creativity. Experimenting with colour mixing you will create large block soaps with embeds that can be sliced and cut in a variety of ways. You will create small coloured and fragranced guest soaps. All soaps will be gift packaged at the end of the session ready to give as gifts or to keep!

    £70 including materials

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 10 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Smartphone Photography - Online course

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

    Saturday 10 and Saturday 17 October 2020

    Get the most from your smartphone in 2 Workshops covering:

    • Practical, technical tips and tricks

    • Composition and Lighting

    • Editing and enhancing

    • Filters and functions

    • Focus & Sharpness

    • Shooting mode

    £80 (two mornings)

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 12 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Patchwork Star

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

    This one-day course will introduce you to hand stitched patchwork using the traditional template technique, also known as English pieced paper. You will make a lovely six-pointed star, perfect for the top your Christmas or as a gift. 

    You will master covering templates accurately and then hand stitching them together so that they form a star. Embellishments can be added including buttons, beads and a handy hanging ribbon.

    A pleasing project that can be completed in a day and once you have learnt this technique you could easily tackle something a little larger like a cushion, table runner or even a small quilt."

    £65 including materials

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 14 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Bookbinding

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

    Learn how to create handcrafted books from experts from the London Centre for Book Arts.

    During this workshop participants will learn how to fold and manipulate paper using specialist bookbinding tools, and will learn a versatile book structure––four-hole stab binding with a hard cover covered in cloth––which can be used to present work, sketchbooks, gifts, or as the basis for artists’ books.

    On completion of the workshop participants will leave with a set of their own books and the skills to make more at home using minimal equipment. All materials and tools provided.


    £65 including materials

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 15 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Make A Traditional Willow Break Basket

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

    Learn to make a traditional stake and strand bread basket - great for proving bread, then once you've baked it use your basket to serve your hot bread. 

    In this one-day class you'll learn how to make a round base, weave the sides and turn down a border - if there's time we can make a handle too. We'll use traditional grown Somerset willow and use age old basketmaking techniques. 

    All tools and materials supplied.

    £85

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 19 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Turkish Iznik Tile Making

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

    Iznik was an established centre for the production of simple earthenware pottery with an underglaze decoration when, in the last quarter of the 15th century, craftsmen in the town began to manufacture high quality pottery with a frit ware body painted with cobalt blue under a colourless transparent lead-free glaze. The designs combined traditional Ottoman  arabesque patterns with Chinese elements. In Iznik tiles, dark blue colour of lapis lazuli, turquoise blue, coral red, emerald green can be seen with similar colours as semi-precious stones.

    A ceramic tile (10x10cm) will be painted by attendees using traditional soil-based underglaze paints. A second tile will be available for attendees for those who finish one. Our instructor will glaze and fire them up to 1100°C for 9 hours in the kiln after the class.

    Students will collect their work once they are ready.

    All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

    Whilst every care is taken in firing your work, please remember that ceramics can be subject to cracking during firing. 

    £75 including materials

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 21 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Festive Paper Cutting

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

    The ancient art of paper cutting has been brought bang up to date on this one-day workshop. You’ll be inspired by looking at a wide range of cut out artefacts including Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal work and wooden fret work as well as numerous art works, photos and resource sheets. You’ll master cutting safely using a scalpel and get to grips with creative freehand lettering to design your own unique paper cut. Highly rewarding and great fun, you will never need to buy a Christmas or greetings card again!

    £60 including materials

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 22 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Calming Mandala (pen and ink)

    Friendly, expert teaching with COVID-19 measures in place for your safety. 

    A mandala is an ancient traditional artform designed to help focus the attention and in some cultures, the spirituality, of the artist. Its roots lie in Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism.

    In contemporary art, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern with the design flowing from the mind of the practitioner. It is a meditative process and although usually geometric, modern mandalas can be expressed in many different ways.

    All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

    Our tutor will provide the materials for this workshop which are included in the price. Materials supplied will include paper, pens and pencil, eraser and ruler.

    £65 including materials

    For more information or to book a place call 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 23 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Talk: Kingston School of Fashion

    Caroline Alexander will give a talk on the 1990's revival of craft embroidery ateliers such as Lesage.

    Information which may be of help for visitors:

    At present we plan for this talk to go ahead but numbers will be limited. Please contact  Kbegmembers@gmail.com to book a place.

    Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start, giving you time to sign in, we are a very friendly group and you will receive a warm welcome. 

    You will need to wear a mask and you will be spaced out in the hall, 2m social distancing to be adhered to.

    On arriving through the narrow entrance we will ask that you wait behind the lines one at a time. Hand sanitiser will be provided.

    Unfortunately we are not able to offer our usual sales table and library at this time.

    Please bring your own tea, coffee or water if desired. Toilets will be open but please do not congregate near them.

    There will be a few news & notes before the talk. 

    Your first visit to one of our Friday evening meetings is free, second and third visits are £10.00 each and thereafter we ask you to please join our membership - a happy group of embroiderers and textile enthusiasts of all skill levels & ages (we also have a Young Embroiderers Group), with lots of fun and interesting activities on offer.

    Kingston & District Embroiderers' Guild event

  • 24 October 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops

    Saturday Watercolour Workshop:  October 24th 10.00am-4.00pm 

    Paris: Café de Flore.  Made-to-measure one-day workshop led by 

    experienced tutor Pat Harvey at 21, Cranebrook, Manor 

    Road TW2 5DJ, her Twickenham riverside home. All abilities.

    The aim: for you to end the day with a painting you can be proud of!

    Suggested donation £45 (£10 reduction per class for three or

    more). Email patkayharvey@talktalk.net or call 020 3643 6227

    for details. www.patharvey.co.uk 

     

    Saturday Watercolour Workshops event

  • 27 October 2020 - 30 October 2020Museum/Heritage

    Ghosts of Richmond Palace - family workshop

    Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October 2020

    Discover the ghostly goings on in the remains of Richmond Palace and make your own spooky stained glass window to help decorate your home this Halloween!

    Workshops are £5.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited

    Follow this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghosts-of-richmond-palace-tickets-84004402429

    Using a mix of real and replica historical objects from the Museum’s handling collection, our workshops provide families with a hands on experience where they learn more about the history of the local area and develop new skills by having a go at arts and craft activities.

    Our workshops are led by our Learning Officer, Vicky, who has over ten years of experience of working with families and has an Enhanced DBS check.

    Workshops are primarily aimed at children aged 5-11 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and adults are encouraged to get stuck in too!

    Younger siblings (under 5s) are welcome to join in and we can provide simple craft and colouring materials for them during the workshop instead of the main craft resources. as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials.

    Children aged 11 and over are also welcome to join in, and we can make the activities more challenging for them. They would need to have a paid for place booked for them as the workshop charges are to help us cover the cost of craft materials used during the workshop.

    Museum of Richmond event

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