Calling All Young Artists
Powerjam, a local rock and pop band project, is looking for talented young artists who are interested in having their artwork featured as part of Powerjam's ongoing music releases under their label 'Powerjam Recordings'. The artworks would act as the cover art of Powerjam's various bands’ releases appearing on all online music streaming services (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, YouTube, Soundcloud and many many others), as well as on their social media pages. All techniques and styles of artwork are welcomed. If you're interested and would like to submit your work, please submit as a jpeg to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th November for this year's upcoming releases and by January 10th for 2022 releases.
Some examples of the artwork used on prior Powerjam releases:
- junkbaby: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3FbbFP31ZcKErnCG4Gb5rI (Artwork by Maisie Lesbirel, Paulina Prismantaite, and the late Anne-Marie Ricketts)
- Elastic Parade - How Deep Is Your Love: https://open.spotify.com/album/4kOOAeykWKlIjcawutnIt4 (Artwork by Prentis Rollins, Graphic Novelist, DC Comics)
- Téa Texier - Garden Smiles: https://open.spotify.com/artist/48bE542gYX3rI917oBgWis (Artwork by Mitch Williams)
Powerjam is a unique not-for-profit and charitable project led by music industry professionals that offers budding and serious young musicians the opportunity to form or join bands and/or collaborations, and by providing the infrastructure to rehearse and gig regularly, as well as professionally record, market, and release music on all streaming platforms. Various teen bands at Powerjam have achieved over 17,000 Spotify streams (over 90,000 collectively!) of their recently released singles, and many of the young musicians at Powerjam have had their songs played on Radio stations such as BBC Radio 6, SW London's Riverside Radio, River Radio, & West Middlesex Radio. Powerjam bands have also participated in New York Times endorsed International livestreams and have gigged year after year on some of the most reputable stages in the area, including Richmond Riverside Music Festival, Strawberry Hill Music Festival, and St. Margaret’s Fair. For more info on Powerjam, please visit https://www.powerjambands.com/
For further examples of artwork on Powerjam releases and more information, follow Powerjam on:
Things That Were About to be Lost
RuptureXIBIT at Kate Howe Studios is proud to present Things That Were About to be Lost, an exhibition of seven artists curated by Hamit Üçok, RCA MA Painting graduate ‘21.
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Tweety Shiwen Wang
23 October - 1 November Open 11 am to 7 pm daily.
Private View 23 October, 5-10 pm. Book ahead for the private view as this event will have an open bar, live music, and we will limit the headcount.
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Kate Howe event
Molesey Art Society Autumn Fair 2021
We are pleased to once again open our doors to visitors at our 2021 Autumn Fair, a display of our very latest works of art and craft. Featuring original and affordable work from local craft designers and artists, all members of the Molesey Art Society. We expect to include: jewellery, ceramics, glass designs, wood and greeting cards. All welcome. Admission Free.
Molesey Art Society event
Loom Beading Workshop
Fancy trying out a new skill this autumn?
Join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon of beading heaven!
Using a wooden bead loom, we'll teach you how to make an attractive bracelet or bookmark, either using one of our pattern templates or your own design. We'll have lots of different beads for you to choose from, together with clasps to finish off the bracelet (if you choose this project).
We'll start by showing you how to assemble and string up the loom, then you'll be ready to weave your beautiful beaded creation. Finally, you'll be taught how to finish off your work securely and neatly.
All materials and tools are provided, as are drinks, so just bring yourselves. The bead loom is also included in the workshop price, so that you'll be able to continue beading at home.
The class will be taught by Ann and Catherine from Handmade Workshops.
Handmade Workshops event
Could 2021 be the year you finally learn to knit? Why not come along to our 2 hour taster session and have a try at this wonderful craft? Be warned, though – it’s seriously addictive!
In this introductory session, we’ll teach you the knit stitch, then when you feel ready for more we can move onto purl stitch, together with casting on and casting off.
We’ll also show you a variety of different yarns and needles and talk about the different projects you could use them for.
You’ll be learning in a small group, in a relaxed and supportive environment, with experienced teachers Ann and Catherine from Handmade Workshops, and we’ll even give you coffee, tea or wine to help your concentration!
You don’t need to bring anything with you, as all materials will be provided – and you get to take your needles home, so you can keep practising!
“Ann and Catherine’s Introduction to Knitting workshop has put me straight, or rather put my stitches straight. Their friendliness, patient demonstrations of two plain, two purl plus delicious home-made lemon cake and coffee were enough to put the most nervous of knitters at ease.”
Handmade Workshops event
Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Elena' (Russia)
Elena, a late middle-aged former nurse from a humble background, shares a luxury apartment with Vladimir, a wealthy older man, whom she nursed back to health a decade ago and subsequently married. She is a dutiful and conscientious wife and, whilst the differences between their backgrounds are apparent, the couple appear reasonably content.
Difficulties arise, however, because each spouse detests the other's adult child from previous marriages. Vladimir's estranged daughter is a hedonistic and entitled party animal, whilst Elena's son is an idle and feckless waster, who regards his mother’s marriage as his meal ticket. Vladimir deplores his son-in-law’s attitude and balks when Elena makes a request for money to resolve a family issue.
Shortly thereafter, a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten Elena's inheritance and she must decide how to respond.
Elena is a discomfiting, understated and quietly gripping film, which benefits from fine cinematography and an outstanding performance from its lead. It is the third feature from director Andrei Zvyagintsev to be shown at RFS, following The Return and Leviathan, which were screened in October 2005 and October 2015 respectively. The film garnered 23 awards worldwide, including the 2011 Special Jury Prize at Cannes.
Please note that this screening is 'members only'. See http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk for up to date details
Richmond Film Society event
Lecture: Photography as Fine Art
Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as art? This question is at the heart of Brian Stater’s lecture, in which he references the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fay Godwin, Bill Brandt, Ansell Adams and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Lecturer: Brian Stater
Richmond Art Society event
Painting by Candlelight
Painting by Candlelight
Wednesday 27th October | 2pm to 4:30pm
Age: 7 years and up
By the gentle glow of candlelight, join artist Beatrice Boyle to paint bones, skulls and pumpkins using acrylic paints.
Beautiful, gothic and glowing the finished pieces will be fantastic to behold. Not only is this course fabulously creepy but the high contrast candle light is also a deeply traditional and highly effective way to learn observational painting techniques, seeing tone, contrast and shade.
Learn how to mix colour and leave with a finished masterpiece.
Frida Kahlo Portraits Painting Class
Frida Kahlo Portraits
Wednesday 27th October | 10am to 12:30pm
Age: 7 years and up
Passion, Life, Death and Love. A healthy dose of the surreal and an incredible eye for the exotic, unusual and beautiful: Frida Kahlo is our kind of artist and she is the subject of this phenomenal course in tribute to her individual painting style.
Join artist Beatrice Boyle for your chance to paint and draw in the style of this iconic artist. Expect to use lots of colour and to carry home your own Kahlo painting by the end of the class.
We couldn't resist holding this class at Halloween, a time of year immediately associated with Mexico, day of the dead and the star of the show, Frida Kahlo!
Cyanotype Gothic Printed Notebooks
To celebrate Halloween and taking inspiration from Landmark’s architecture and gothic stories, you will explore, experiment and create your own blue sun-printed folded notebooks. If it’s not sunny we can still make our very own sun print (cyanotype) images using an Ultraviolet Light Box. This workshop is highly practical, and you will experiment and explore a 170-year-old photographic printing process with a modern-day twist. It combines gothic story-telling, architectural and other drawing techniques, simple bookmaking and photography.
Tutor: Louise Anderson
Booking: Email email@example.com or telephone 020 8977 7558.
Landmark Arts Centre event
Carve your own Broomstick
Make your own Broomstick
Wood carving and heritage craft class with Suzy Williams
Thursday 28th October | 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Age: 7 years and up
Broomsticks and magic are inextricably linked in the Muggle mind. So roll up, aspiring witches and wizards for our broom making workshop this Halloween. (Muggles are also welcome).
What you make will both be comfortable and aerodynamic. It will also be perfect to hide in a Muggle household, and use to actually sweep, if you’re trying to hide your true identity.
Besom brooms are a true art that have been made by wizards and Muggles alike for centuries. Join coppicer Suzy Williams for an afternoon of magic where you will use axes and bend birch twigs to create your new ride.
Disclaimer: Once you have finished your broom, it will be up to you to cast your desired spells on it. You could also attend our potion workshop on Tuesday 26th October for new spells and tips.
There will be a fly-by around Barnes Pond 4.30-5pm after the workshop. Please invite your parents if they know about your magic roots. Pickup will be from by the OSO Theatre, Barnes.
Wood Whittling Course
Wood whittling class with Suzy Williams
Thursday 28th October | 9:30am - 12:30pm
Age: 7 years and up
Every witch or wizard needs a special, magic spoon for stirring their potions. In this course, you will make just that.
Come and split, carve, axe, cut and scoop to make one of the first things humans ever created: the spoon. The oldest spoon recorded is from Ancient Egypt, dated from 10,000BC, and the word ‘spoon’ comes from the Old English meaning ‘chip of wood’.
You may have many a wooden spoon at home, but carving your own caldron spoon is a real wonder.
Coppicer Suzy Williams looks after woodland in Berkshire and will teach students about different types of wood and how to source your own to carve.
Come and learn a new hobby you can take to your very own potion dungeon - whittle the hours away with this highly tactile, satisfying craft.
Because of the hand strength required to carve, children need to be aged 7 upwards. We will be using the proper tools so non-cut gloves will be provided.
Teddington Artists Art Fair - Strawberry Hill House
Teddington Artists at Strawberry Hill House 29, 30 & 31 October
See both the Artists and the House for half the usual entry fee. Admission at £6.00. Open Friday evening 6-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.
Following the success of our first Fair at this fabulous venue in 2019, Teddington Artists are delighted to return to the magnificent surroundings of Strawberry Hill House for the Teddington Artists Art Fair 2021, The event provides a terrific opportunity to see both a superb array of top-quality art but also the local treasure that is Horace Walpole's exotic home by the Thames.
There will be 21 very varied artists at the Art Fair - a mix of members of Teddington Artists and carefully selected guests. There are painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile artists and a mosaicist.
Teddington Artists event
Paper Cutting Workshop
Come and treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing and informative afternoon of paper crafting.
During the session, local artist, paper cutter and print maker Gill Smith will teach you all the skills needed to start you on your paper cutting adventures. By the end of the session you’ll have created 2 beautiful artworks using different paper cutting skills.
Starting with some practice exercises to teach you how to safely cut paper, you’ll then move on to a simple layered geometric artwork using triangular cuts, before then progressing on to making the fabulous rooster.
The class is suitable for both total beginners and those with a little prior experience of paper cutting.
We’ll provide all the materials and tools for you to use during the workshop and Gill will also have some mounts to fit the artworks, should you wish to purchase one on the day. If you do have your own scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat, you might like to bring them along to use.
We’ll also give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.
Handmade Workshops event