East Street Arts

East Street Arts / Events / Sat 22 Feb to Fri 14 Mar 2014 (3 weeks)

Wat Art?

Wat Art?

Wat Art? A new Pop Up Gallery celebrates local artistic talent.

East Street Arts is working with Herts Visual Arts and intu Watford to celebrate artistic talent in Watford by transforming a vacant shop in Charter Place shopping centre into a Pop Up Art Gallery. The Gallery will be open until May 2014 and this will be the last use of the shop prior to its planned demolition.

The first exhibition, opening on the 22nd February at 2pm, will display traditional and contemporary art and craft from 22 local artists including silk batiks, ceramics and encaustic wax. There will also be a programme of engaging talks, workshops and demonstrations throughout. Reuse, reinvention and remembering traditional skills will be a constant theme - the limited time will make it unmissable for local art enthusiasts.

The Pop Up Gallery will be open in 39 Charter Place, intu Watford, WD17 2UB (opposite New Look). The first exhibition is 22nd February - 14th March 2014, open from 11am – 5:30pm Wednesday – Saturday, with demonstrations, workshops & talks below;

Throughout the exhibition some of the artists in residence will be giving you an insight into their practice by holding workshops and demonstrations. These practical sessions are free to attend but a contribution towards materials will be required.

Saturday 22nd February, 3pm – Mini mono-printing with Sian Fenwick.

Sunday 23rd February, 2 – 4pm – Have a go at oil pastels with Gill Potter.

Thursday 27th February, 6:30pm – Herts Visual Arts drop in session with Linda Warminger who will be on hand to help you update your members page on the HVA website and also tell you about open studios 2014.

Thursday 27th February, 7:30 – 8:30pm Sarah Crickmore - ceramic demonstration.

Saturday 1st March, 11am – 2pm – Have a go at silk painting with June Faulkner

Saturday 1st March, 2pm. Silk Scarf printing demonstration with Eleanor Sidaway

Sunday 2nd March, 2 – 4pm – Felt making with Claire Zammit.

Thursday 6th March, 6:30 – 8:30pm – Encaustic Wax demonstration by Julie Wrathall.

Saturday 8th March, 11am – 2pm – Have a go at silk painting with June Faulkner.

Saturday 8th March, 2pm - Silk Scarf printing demonstration with Eleanor Sidaway

Sunday 9th March, 2 – 4pm – Mini mono-printing with Sian Fenwick.

Thursday 13th March, 7:30 – 8:30pm - Ceramics demonstration by Sarah Crickmore.

Places are limited to first come first served. Register your place in advance on the facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/341574215980401

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/341574215980401/

Event Location

Pop Up Gallery

39 Charter Place, intu Watford, WD17 2UB (opposite New Look).
WD17 2UB

Email: vikki@esamail.org.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/341574215980401/

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