Events Walthamstow

Mindful painting session at William Morris Gallery

The pay-what-you-can session will be guided by East London painter Kelly Frank

A guided painting session inspired by the work of renowned landscape artists JMW Turner and Hurvin Anderson will take place on Monday (15th January).

The session, called ‘Mindful Mapping’, is part of the gallery’s current Radical Landscapes series of events and activities programme.

According to the Gallery, the “mindful” guided painting session will “encourage artists to consider their emotional response to the landscape”. It will start at 10.30am and finish at 12pm.

Attendees will be guided in using watercolour and masking techniques to create an experimental map.

The workshop is suitable for beginners, and participants with all levels of experiences, and those aged 60 or over especially welcome.


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East London contemporary painter Kelly Frank will lead the workshop. Her work explores themes of identity, memory and relationships. In July, Kelly’s work was shown at the Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park. The joint exhibition with artist Laura Porter, explored the psychological theory of cognitive dissonance.

Meanwhile, on Thursday 18th January, the Walthamstow gallery will be welcoming Turner Prize wining artist Veronica Ryan for a special discussion on her career and the themes and motivations around her work. Her 2021 major solo exhibition Along a Spectrum is included in the gallery’s current exhibition Radical Landscapes.

Find out more and book your ticket here


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