Art for Wellbeing: Everyday - Programme announced for 2019

We are delighted to announce the final four projects in the Art for Wellbeing: Everyday (AWE) programme. Full details of all four projects can be found below, they run between the end of April and October this year.

The AWE programme, funded by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG), has been running for over a year. It provides the opportunity for local people to work with professional artists to learn a range of visual arts skills. Each new skill will be taught over 12 hours at our Blechynden St Studio in W10 (close to Latimer Rd Tube Station).

The projects are open to anyone over 18 and registered with an NHS WLCCG GP. Places are free to attend, all we ask for in return is for your feedback. This will help us to help us create a 'how to guide' for the skill you have learnt, so other local people can try out the same activity at home with family or friends. Skills already taught have included mosaic, paper sculpture and linocut printing.

To sign up for a project please click on the corresponding picture below and complete the on-line registration form. Places are limited and we will be in touch to confirm your place.


Ink Drawing, with Lesley Greening Lassoff

2pm – 4pm, Wednesdays 
from 13th March to 17th April

Lesley Greening Lassoff is a practising artist and experienced teacher, who enjoys making art accessible to everyone. She specialises in drawing and painting.

Drawing with inks is a simple pleasurable activity that anyone can learn, and requires no previous experience. In these sessions we will learn different ways of markmaking, and use unusual methods to create striking and dynamic images.


Experimental Casting, with Jocelyn McGregor

2pm – 6pm, Mondays
29 April, 13 and 20 May 2019

Jocelyn is a Sculptor based in Cumbria, she often uses life casting as a starting point to explore the inside/outside topography of the human body, looking to folklore, surrealism and supernatural fiction to investigate our relationship with the earth, the home and the machine. Her experimental casting course will focus on life casting as well as exploring other casting techniques and materials to help you re-imagine the everyday.


Ways of Weaving, with Emily Hall 

2pm – 4pm, Wednesdays
19 June – 24 July 2019

Emily is a ceramicist and basketweaver from London, she graduated from Brighton University in 2010 with a first class degree in 3D Materials Practice, specialising in ceramics and wood.

Basketweaving is a broad and versatile craft with many different materials and styles to explore and inspire. Over the 6 weeks you will learn different methods to build up a range of beautiful woven objects.


How to Make a Comic, with Peter Morey

2pm – 5:30pm​, Saturdays
3, 10, 17, 31st August​ 2019

Peter is an illustrator based in North West London who does a lot of live illustration and makes comics. He enjoys telling stories with visuals and this is what he will be encouraging everybody to do in these sessions. We will look at figure drawing and character creation, putting drawings into sequence, pencilling, inking, and using words with images to tell any story you like.


Geometric Drawing, with Sara Choudhrey

10am – 12pm, Tuesdays
10 September – 15 October 2019

Sara Choudhrey’s artistic practice engages with themes on space, place, border and order. Sara incorporates geometry and stylised botanical forms in her work, using pattern as a lens to explore altered perspectives. Much of her inspiration is found in historical sites around the world including those where cultures intersect.


Save the Date: Monday 10th June 2019

You are invited to a day of drop in arts activity, and a community lunch. The event will take place at Blechynden St, between 10am – 4pm. Everyone is welcome, visit this page for further details.