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Flower Power: a winter blooms

Flower Power: winter blooms15th December 2018, 4-7pm

A free drop in Christmas wreath making session for you and your family with a special winter punch to warm you on your way!

Join and make a few floral little extras to bring light to your home through winter, learn some of the old Christmas traditions that unite home and hearth with our Winter gardens.

Open to all, please feel welcome!

Drop in (first come, first served)
4-7pm, Saturday 15th December 2018
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way, SE146PD

Free fun for all the family
Children must be accompanied by an adult
With many thanks to Brockley Assembly for supporting this event.

‘Flower Power’ provided a popular series of nature-based seasonal events,
exploring different elements of nature and art and appealing to a wide range of audiences. The initiative will continue with further funding being sought, and future summer sketch crawls in Brockley’s community gardens, a ‘Flower Power’ legacy designed to become a regular feature on the local arts calendar.


Flower Power: Trick or Treat Halloween Special

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Photo credit: Elise Rose

On Saturday 27 October Lewisham Arthouse turned into a Halloween themed, pumpkin carving hot spot where families dropped in to create their very own scary lanterns just in time for the holiday.

Over 30+ children came along on the day, joined by artist facilitators and their guardians to design and carve out a picture of their choice. Taking inspiration from the spooky imagery on hand the group quickly got stuck into making the most of being welcomed to make a creative mess!

In addition to their lanterns, each pumpkin carver left with an early treat bag and in an effort to promote minimal waste and home growing – a pouch of their pumpkins seeds with instructions describing how to plant them in their gardens next year.

The activity was part of Lewisham Arthouse’s Flower Power programme, kindly supported by Brockley Assembly and developed in partnership with a number of local community gardens. The initiative ran throughout 2018, aiming to promote awareness and community care for the environment in engaging and creative ways.


Flower Power: Halloween

FLOWER POWER halloween27th October 4-6pm

Lewisham Arthouse is getting spooky this October with a FREE, halloween themed Flower Power FAMILY ACTIVITY. Drop in on Saturday 27 October (4-6pm) to design and carve your very own pumpkin lantern just in time for the scary season!

Help will be on hand as will a variety of pumpkins, tools, arts materials and inspiration. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Designers of all ages will leave with a scary pumpkin lantern as well as their seeds and instructions on how to plant them next Spring!

Facilitated by members of Lewisham Arthouse with many thanks to Brockley Assembly. The ‘Halloween Special’ is the final instalment of our Flower Power community initiative that has been exploring green spaces and care for the environment through the arts this Summer.

Open to all, please feel welcome!

Drop in (first come, first served)
4-6pm, Saturday 27 October 2018
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way, SE146PD

Free fun for all the family
Children must be accompanied by an adult
With many thanks to Brockley Assembly


Making Works 2018

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Every Tuesdays 4-6pm

Making Works 2018

Leybridge Estate and Lee Green Lives

Creative drop in workshops on the grass at the Leybridge Estate
Tuesday 11th Sept – 4-6pm
Tuesday 18th Sept – 4-6pm
Tuesday 25th Sept – 4-6pm
Tuesday 2nd Oct – 4-6pm

Special event
Saturday 6th Oct- 2-5pm

Skills-based Masterclasses at Lee Green Lives community centre
Tuesday 16th Oct – 4-6pm, Lee Green Lives
Tuesday 23th Oct – 4-6pm, Lee Green Lives
Tuesday 30th Oct – 4-6pm, Lee Green Lives
Tuesday 6th Nov -4-6pm, Lee Green Lives

We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned for the fifth year running to deliver Making Works workshops for young people on the Leybridge Estate in Lewisham. These workshops are funded by Clarion Housing and run by professional artists from Lewisham Arthouse.

Making Works creative workshops are open to all children and young people living at the estate, as well as their parents, on a drop-in basis. This year we will introduce a range of crafts and artforms, with painting, woodworking, fabric & sewing, paper & collage to produce costumes, hats, masks, theatre backdrops, banners, toys and sculptures.

This year, in addition to the usual outdoor workshops, we are organising 4 special indoor Masterclasses at Lee Green Lives community centre. The outdoor sessions will foster working on ‘big ideas’, whilst the indoors sessions will focus on new skills and individual projects.

The workshops are free and open to all. Call or text 07789 362 069 for more information, or follow us on Instagram: @Making Works.


Courses and Workshops

Courses and workshops
September 2018-19

Did you know that a number of our members run workshops? Don’t miss your opportunity to join in. Courses are aimed at a range of age groups and levels of ability. We also have open access facilities, such as an analogue darkroom and a Kiln for hire. Check out our Joining in and Hire pages for more details.


Flower Power 4

Drawing Flowers & Plants1st September 2-4pm

Come join the fourth in our series of workshops exploring local community gardens through the arts.
Drawing Flowers and Plants is a Saturday drop-in with artist Anita Gwynn on 1st September 2-4pm.
We will be using drawing and watercolour to observe flowers & plants in the beautiful Heston Gardens. All ages welcome.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

1st September
2-4pm
Free
Meet at 2pm at Lewisham Art House
140 Lewisham way
SE14 6PD
London

FLOWER POWER is a series of Lewisham Arthouse – art events, focusing on local community gardens and care for our environment.


Flower power

Flower power21 July 2018 2-4 pm

Join another of our free drop in workshops on Saturday, Experience art through play in this fabulous open air workshop, making enormous cardboard flowers and giant monster plants with Arthouse members, Laura X Carle and Alma Tischlerwood.

FLOWER POWER is a series of Lewisham Arthouse – art events, focusing on local community gardens and care for our environment.

Make Friendly Giant Flowers in Friendly Gardens
69 Ashmead Rd, London SE8 4DY
Entrances: Lucas St, Oscar St or Friendly St

Saturday, 21 July 2018
2 – 4 pm
Free
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Flower Power is kindly supported by Brockley Assembly.


Flower power still going

STILL LIFE FLOWER POWER
14th July 2018 2-4pm

FLOWER POWER is a series of free art events throughout the summer, brought to you by Lewisham Arthouse in the Brockley area.
Our first three workshops have already taken place from making fantastic street clay ornaments to wake up Rokeby Road, and for making a mark with the local community to building dens and tunnels animals live in during a free W/e workshop in Luxmore Gardens. In total we already had over one hundred participants of all ages.
The FLOWER POWER project is designed to kick start an on-going process
of art based social engagement and care for our
environment, addressing complex issues surrounding the relationship between
communities and their local environments.

Join our next free drop in event STILL LIFE | Nature Morte – painting: Saturday, 14 July 2 – 4pm in Breakspears Community Gardens located on Breakspears Mews, just off Ashby Rd SE4 1UW for all ages – Children must be accompanied by an adult

Flower Power is kindly supported by Brockley Assembly, conceived and curated by Arthouse members, Alma Tischlerwood and Heather Steed .

http://www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk


Flower power continues

16-17th June 2018

Here are a few picture of the event run by Lewisham Arthouse’s Laura Ximena Carlé. Thank you to everyone who attended.

FLOWER POWER is a series of free art events throughout the summer, brought to you by Lewisham Arthouse in the Brockley area.
Our first three workshops have already taken place from making fantastic street clay ornaments to wake up Rokeby Road, and for making a mark with the local community to building dens and tunnels animals live in during a free W/e workshop in Luxmore Gardens. In total we already had over one hundred participants of all ages.
The FLOWER POWER project is designed to kick start an on-going process
of art based social engagement and care for our
environment, addressing complex issues surrounding the relationship between
communities and their local environments.

Flower Power is proving very successful in numbers of people engaged of all ages, and fruitful in terms of creativity, community engagement, and new community links.

The project has introduced and encouraged members of the local community to use green spaces. New collaborations have been formed between artists and community leaders which have already inspired a legacy of related collaborative workshops at events in local community gardens.


Flower power

29th May 2018

Flower Power

Thanks to all of the 35 participants who braved the rain and made it to our first drop-in FLOWER POWER workshop, with ceramicist, Shirley Stewart
We hope you enjoyed getting your hands ‘clayed-up’ – for creating fantastic street ornaments to wake up Rokeby Road, and for making a mark with the local community.


Not only women only

Not only women only

Not only women only

Not only women only

Not only women only
21th March 2018

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Image credits Sophie le Roux


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Image credits Alma Tischer Wood


On a Wednesday night in March The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby hosted Lewisham Arthouse’s Not Only Women Only PUB QUIZ as part of the grassroots Telegraph Hill Festival. The event attracted over 60 participants from across the borough and beyond, bringing people together to test their knowledge of the ‘second sex’ 100 years since the Representation of the People Act. Raising money to support Sisters Uncut, a direct action group campaigning to end all domestic and gender based violence.

The evening was hosted by artists Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis who devised the format with fellow Arthouse member Fanny Aboulker. On the evening, participants were guided through four energetic rounds which covered herstories, culture, labour and sexy bodies aka the explicit round. In a packed out backroom of the pub seven teams comprised of both friends and strangers battled it out for a fantastic selection of art prizes all donated by Arthouse members and their networks.

The atmosphere was loud, silly and at times confusing. Many commenting afterwards that they had ‘learnt and laughed a lot’ and that it was ‘a great way to spend a Wednesday night!’ We are pleased to report that the event successfully raised nearly £200 for Sisters Uncut and although not everyone was a winner – the prizes did end up split across different teams.

Some people bagged a weekend ticket to visit A Women’s Place project at Knole House, others took home some fantastic comics by Heather Steed, postcards notated by curator Alexandra Kokoli or received vouchers to join a tapestry workshop with Fanny Aboulker or a colour lesson with Alma Tischlerwood. Other prizes included a massage with Serena Morgan Therapy, an original print on cotton by Arthouse artist Raju Rage, ceramic work by Shirley Stewart and other fantastic artworks and publications by Rosalie Schweiker, Ruth Beale, Sara Willet or natural, handmade products by Iza.

However, the absolute final winner on the night, facing tough competition during tie-breaker karaoke managed to bring home a membership to OMGyes.com (kindly purchased by Lewisham Arthouse).

All in all a great night celebrating wimmins and the first time the Lewisham Arthouse has contributed to the local festival programme. The Telegraph Hill Festival organisers commented that they had received great feedback from participants and were very thankful of the novel idea and the fun, reshaping of the quiz format.

Sophie and Kerri want to thank everyone who donated, participated and helped make it happen.

Lewisham Arthouse members host, contribute and facilitate a number of local, creative educational initiatives throughout the year. You can find out more on the website here. For more information about the quiz, see here.


Courses and Workshops

Courses and Workshops September 2017-18

September 2017-18

Did you know that a number of our members run workshops? Don’t miss your opportunity to join in. Courses are aimed at a range of age groups and levels of ability. We also have open access facilities, such as an analogue darkroom and a Kiln for hire. Check out our Joining in and Hire pages for more details.


Making Works: Leybridge Estate

Leybridge Estate
July – October 2017

We’re in our fourth year working with the residents of Leybridge Estate. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Laura X Carlé who led the project from its inception with our partner Affinity Sutton. This year the project was placed in the capable hands of artist Ruth Beale. Ruth and our members had a terrific time with the kids; looking, drawing, building, sculpting and lots more. Check out our blog to see all the fabulous things they produced.

https://makingworks.tumblr.com


PLAY/Make – a celebration of making

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19th – 23rd April 2017

Lewisham Art House is delighted to invite you to PLAY/MAKE – an exciting, interactive exhibition that celebrates the long tradition of running and hosting learning projects at the Arthouse. It will show-case the wide and varied programmes we support, including musical events, adult classes, film evenings, children’s art lab, ceramics, mo-saics, printing, life drawing, photography and painting as well as the popular Graduate and Curatorial Awards that we run.

This exhibition also profiles our outreach work at local schools and estates, such as the “Making Works”, sponsored by Affinity Sutton, Lewisham People’s Day, Deptford X and our events at major London galleries, including the Tate Modern and The South Bank Centre.

Come along and try one of our free taster workshops on Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd April 2 – 5 pm – there will be something for everyone !

Private View
Wednesday 19th April 2017 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition runs:
19th – 23rd April 2017
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


Open House London 2017

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Sunday 17th September, 2017

Lewisham Arthouse will be participating in this year’s Open House London. A free weekend event for Londoners to explore behind the closed doors of some of the capital’s biggest, most renowned and most secret venues for free in September 2017.

This is your chance to explore a bit of hidden London and have a poke around some of London’s best buildings.

Click the following link to download our Open House information sheet:
History of Lewisham Arthouse

Open 10am – 5pm

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Across the whole of London, there is a the full programme of architectural venues to visit spanning 30 of the capital’s boroughs. Proudly representing the borough of Lewisham the Arthouse will open its doors to welcome in the public.

Free entry
Step-free access


Making Works Returns to Leybridge Estate

Making Works 2016
30th June – 22nd September 2016
(Thursdays and selected Saturdays, dates below)

On the grass @ Leybridge Estate, Lee Green, London SE12

Affinity Sutton, Lee Green Lives Community Centre and Lewisham Arthouse are pleased to announce that free Making Works workshops for young people will be available to Leybridge Estate residents for the third year running this Summer 2016.

Making Works creative workshops are open to all children and young people living at the estate as well as their parents on a drop-in basis. Participate and you could take home a little trophy, such as a spooky toy spider or a colourful flag!

These fun and engaging workshops have been commissioned and funded by the Affinity Sutton Community Fund and Groundwork. They are delivered by qualified artists and art tutors from Lewisham Arthouse, with practical support from the local Lee Green Lives Community Centre.

The project has run twice previously in the Summer’s of 2014 and 2015. In those past two years, children made fantastic and outrageous houses and castles; their own space ships; speedy go-cards; pyramids and much more, whilst learning how to use power tools along the way. All materials such as wood, colourful tapes, DIY tools, paper and paint are provided.

Lead artist and workshop tutor Laura X Carle says that it has been truly amazing to see the children enjoying themselves so much whilst learning practical and transferable skills for life when taking part in the creative activities. ‘They learn to share, to collaborate, to make practical decisions together, for instance when they build a house there is so much teamwork going on’. Laura and her team are looking forward to working with children who participated before as much as they are welcoming new participants.

Parents are welcome to join for a complete session or just a part of it. Children under 4 years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the whole workshop. Parents have commented on how much they enjoyed taking part together with their little ones. Rebecca, Isaac’s mum, said ‘it gets the children outside, getting creative and making together’. Dan, Natan’s Dad, commented ‘it was such a great idea to get the kids and adults outside, working together and having fun’.

For further enquiries about the workshops, please contact Adila Rose on 020 8285 4165 or Laura X Carle on 07789 362 069.

Workshop Dates:
Thursday 30th June 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 7th July 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 21st July 2016, 4.30-6.30
Saturday 30th July 2016, 3.30-5.30
Saturday 6th August 2016, 3.30-5.30
Thursday 11th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 18th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 25th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 15th September 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 22nd September 2016, 4.30-6.30
Visit to Tate Modern, Date TBC

Twitter: @makingworks
Tumblr: makingworks.tumblr.com


Lark In The Park

Lark In The Park
Saturday 18th June 2016, 12-4pm

Mayow Park, Mayow Road, Sydenham, London SE26 4SS
Free

Join Lewisham Arthouse artists Laura X Carlé and James Mackness at Lark in the Park this weekend. Laura and James will be representing Lewisham Arthouse and running the fantastic workshop Placard Factory, where children are invited to design and paint a placard and make a protest.
Laura works primarily with sculpture. The themes of her work come from situations that she witnesses in the social space. She produces objects and installations that aspire to challenge the spectator to question their own perceptions.


Courses and Workshops

2 Courses and workshops
September 2015 – July 2016

Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of the courses and workshops starting this month. Courses are aimed at a range of age groups and levels of ability.

These include classes in Ceramics, Printmaking and Photography. Our Life Drawing Class is amongst the most affordable in London. Check out our Joining In page for more info.

Lewisham People’s Day

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Saturday 11th July 2015

Make a Racquet

On a very sunny day in July our Studio Members had a wonderful day making racquets with visitors to Lewisham Peoples day.

Families were invited to design their own racquet shape and decorate their creations using a variety of materials. They also had an opportunity to play with them to.

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Image credit Amanda Francis

Kindly supported by London Borough of Lewisham

Making Works Leybridge Estate: Reloaded

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15th July – 7th October 2014

After last year’s success we were invited back to Leybridge Estate. We’ve had a great time making all manner of wonderful constructions with the kids this summer.

They’ve become confident builders, using simple construction materials and methods. Each group was encouraged to explore form, line and colour. They were given two hours to design, build and dismantle their creations. Structures varied from imaginary dwellings to abstract sculpture…

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Image credits Laura X Carlé

To see more of their work visit www.makingworks.tumblr.com

Kindly supported by Affinity Sutton