The Arts Factory

The Arts Factory

Art clubs for creative KIDS, TEENS & ADULTS with a passion for art. Award winning in the South London area.

Operating as usual

05/01/2024

Happy New Year to you all!

Hereโ€™s hoping we can all have a more creative and mindful โœจ2024 โœจ

Our termly classes start back next week for our KiDS & TEENs from Mon 8th Jan, please check the website or use links in bio to book.

Kids
Monday 4.15 pm - 5.30 pm
Tuesday 4.00 pm - 5.15 pm
Goose Green Centre

TWEEN & TEENs
Wednesday 6.45pm - 8.15 pm
Thursday 6.00pm - 7.30 pm
Edward Alleyns Clubhouse

Our classes are aimed at all creatives from age 6 to 16 years. We provide the inspiration, the know how and skills for you to create

Drop us a line or book your free trial using the link in our bio.

23/12/2023

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโœจ Merry Christmas to our incredible Arts Factory community!

๐ŸŽจA big thank-you to all our members for their incredible creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication - you have made this year one to rememeber.

A special shoutout to all our parents who have been the ultimate supporters, tirelessly dropping off and picking up our artists for their classes.

Your unwavering support means the world to us! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Have a wonderful festive everyone - hope it is filled with joy, laughter and loved ones.

From Lynn, Violet, Emma & Lola # # #

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 22/12/2023

Acorns small and round,
waiting to grow tall,
Nature's tiny gifte,
planting dreams for all

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 22/12/2023

How cute are these wee guys? ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ ๐Ÿ

We made these lovely autumnal scenes in our kids club.

Clay acorns from joining two pinch pots and adorning them with leaves and a little bug of our choice. We learned lots of techniques to manipulate and shape the clay - scoring, pinching, rolling, flattening and scoring. We used a variety of tools to create textures and create detail.

If your child would like to join our kids clubs- do get in touch. DM or email [email protected]

We do all sorts painting, printing, drawing, clay, collage - you name it, we do it.

20/12/2023

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ Dive into the world of still life with our Beginners Still Life Drawing & Painting course!

Join us for a supportive INTRODUCTORY 4-week journey, discovering step-by-step techniques to capture the beauty of everyday scenes.

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธโœจ Explore graphite, charcoal, inks, and acrylics

In this course, you'll master:
โ€ข How to work with still life objects and set-upsโ€จ
โ€ข How to plan out, measure and place several objects within a space to create a balanced compositionโ€จ
โ€ข To develop techniques to measure angles, heights, widths and make use of negative space to ensure we create an accurate representation of the scene.โ€จ
โ€ข How to create tonal variations & create volume through shadow and light using using graphite, charcoal and acrylicsโ€จ
โ€ข Gain confidence with colour application to create depth & definition

*4 WEEK COURSE *
Mon 10 am - 12.30 pm
Jan 15th - Feb 5th
All welcome
Aged 16 +

Venue

๐Ÿ‘Œ To book visit link ๐Ÿ”— in profile or DM me

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Photos from The Arts Factory's post 20/12/2023

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ Dive into the world of still life with our Beginners Still Life Drawing & Painting course!

Join us for a supportive 4-week journey, discovering step-by-step techniques to capture the beauty of everyday scenes.

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธโœจ Explore graphite, charcoal, inks, and acrylics as your artistic tools, crafting captivating compositions featuring flowers, fruits, and more.

In this course, you'll master:
โ€ข Setting up and working with still life objects
โ€ข Crafting balanced compositions with multiple elements
โ€ข Precision techniques for accurate representation
โ€ข Creating depth and volume through shadow and light
โ€ข Basic colour theory and acrylic painting skills

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Photos from The Arts Factory's post 15/12/2023

'The best laid schemes oโ€™ Mice anโ€™ Men
Gang aft agley,' by Rabbie Burns

On this occasion it was a blessing!

We all loved this project- a last minute idea when my amazon delivery went awol and didn't arrive in time to start the project I had meticulously planned. Decided to use up some bags of clay I had in my art cupboard instead.

Very glad my original plan did not work out as I absolutely love the creativity shown by our very talented teens in this project.

Think it may be favourite of all time - well done gang๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Does your child like to get creative? Did they love art at primary school but have somehow left it behind since starting secondary school?

We may have a few spaces in next terms art session for kids and teens. Please do get in touch if you are interested by DM or email [email protected]

You can book a trial session using the link in the bio.

Don't delay though, places are scarce.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 29/11/2023

๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŽจ Blooming Talents Alert! Our budding artists at after school club have been channeling their inner Georgia O'Keeffe with these stunning oil pastel flowers! ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Swipe through to witness the magic these young Picassos have crafted! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

29/11/2023

Georgia O'Keeffe's abstract flower paintings are a mesmerising fusion of nature and imagination, where petals and colours swirl into captivating forms on the canvas. She once said, "I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty." Her art isn't just about flowers; it's about seeing the world in a whole new wayโ€”a colourful, bold, and breathtaking perspective that invites you to explore beyond what meets the eye. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŽจโœจ

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 27/11/2023

Some more of our Georgia O'Keeffe inspired landscapes made with oil pastels and oil paints and charcoal, soft and fine liners for the skulls.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 27/11/2023

Our Georgia O'Keeffe inspired landscapes made using charcoal, soft and fine liners for the skulls. We used oil paints and oil pastels for the landscapes.

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Georgia O'Keefe's Ram's Head, White Hollyhock - Hills is one of her most important paintings.

She was 46 at the time she painted it. She had been living between New York & New Mexico for almost 6 years. After suffering a breakdown due to artistic frustrations and a tumultuous marriage she moved to New Mexico and returned to painting with renewed enthusiasm.

The painting is about her rebirth, not about death as we may first initially think.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 08/11/2023

I absolutely โค๏ธ these super illustrations by .

Edie has worked for us over the past year whilst she was doing a masters in Visual Communication at the RCA.

She is definitely one to watch as a new talent making waves.

She has just launched an etsy shop and takes commissions - a brilliant Christmas present for someone special.

07/11/2023

Beautifully sensitive and delicate sketch of an everyday object by Neve.

So beautiful - well done ๐Ÿ‘ Neve.
# # observationaldrawings

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 07/11/2023

Still Life - looking at still life to reframe familiar things.
We used objects that were scattered remnants of daily life.

We filled our page with small regular boxes. We did quick 3 min studies of 5 objects on a table. Between drawings, we changed the angle we viewed the table and rearranged the objects into better relationships with one another.

We considered the use if the table edge to unify the composition.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 05/11/2023

Getting cosy for Autumn. Our teens spent a session running through the basics of charcoal. Exploring mark making, blending and lighting to create a focused beautiful still life. The students experimented with layering and reduction with each part of the study representing each tone.

Such a lovely relaxing session.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 01/11/2023

Happy Day of the Dead, festivities in Mexico typically unfold over two days โ€“ November 1 and 2. An opportunity for people to show love and respect for deceased family members. In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revelers don funky makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance and make offerings to lost loved ones.

๐Ÿ’€โค๏ธโ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŽ‰

15/10/2023

Step into the festive spirit and join us on Sunday, December 3rd, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm for a Christmas wreath making workshop.

This special event is a collaboration between Lynn from and the incredibly talented .co trained by the legendary McQueens Flower School.

Bring a friend, enjoy a glass of bubbly & delicious mince pie and immerse yourself in the joy of creating a bespoke wreath wreath.

Whether you prefer a traditional wreath of a more contemporary style, our tutors will be there to guide you through the process.

Don't miss out, spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 05/10/2023

Forgive me insta....I have been neglecting you. Been a very busy September at Arts Factory Towers.

We have lots of posts to catch up on so keep an ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for our artwork over the next couple of weeks.

To kick off here are contemporary oil pastel portraits.

These were done in one of our teen holiday clubs. These were done in just one session.

Love the colour choices here.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 17/07/2023

Our kids club artist inspiration this project was Grayson Perry ๐ŸŒˆโœ๏ธWith his expressive portraits and colourful outfits we thought he would make a great portrait!

The multimedia artist is known for his ceramics, tapestries and fashion, and Iโ€™m sure some of you will recognise him from his brilliant lockdown art club!

We learnt about proportion and sketching pressure to create different tones. I think they really captures Graysonโ€™s character! ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽจ

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 06/05/2023

Happy Coronation Day
from our very favourite .

Paddington Bear
6th May 2023

I still remember the day I got my Paddington Bear for my 8th Birthday - so many decades ago now. Still my very favourite and with the arts factory kids today.

Swipe to the end to see my somewhat worse for wear Paddington bear now. My mum lent my bearโ€™s welly boots to our neighbourโ€™s little girl because she was going fishing, so sadly he is barefooted. He has also lost his hat, tag and been eaten by the moths.

I still love him though x

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Photos from The Arts Factory's post 06/04/2023

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

Here are our beautiful Spring gardens filled with joy. Bouncing Easter ๐Ÿฐ , chirpy ๐Ÿฅ and cute wee ๐Ÿ‘โ€™s surrounded by spring flowers and of course some chocolate mini eggs ๐Ÿชบ

Well done all the super creative little ones at this weekโ€™s hokiday art camps

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03/04/2023
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Thankyou for inviting me,
once again, to lead an art workshop for their Wednesday morning group. Such a joy to meet new people in the community.

Mindfulness ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ and coffee and cake. Whatโ€™s not to like?

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, do get in touch.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 21/03/2023

๐Ÿ‘˜Kimono (็€็‰ฉ) are traditional Japanese style clothes. "Kimono" meant "something you wear" originally. About a century ago, most people in Japan wore kimono every day. Now, people wear other clothing in Japan most of the time. However, they still wear kimono for special occasions such as formal ceremonies, but also for fun and fashion.

The kids in our afterschool club have designed and made these Kimono bookmarks ๐Ÿ”– as part of our project on Oriental arts.

As ever, they did a wonderful job.

Photos from The Arts Factory's post 19/03/2023

๐ŸŒŸ Happy Motherโ€™s Day ๐ŸŒŸ โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹
Once again I was lucky enough to judge the Rigby and Mac Motherโ€™s Day Competition. What a treat to see the wealth of artistic talent displayed by our local kids. I was blown away. Here are a few of my favourites Mother's Day portraits!

Pop down to Ed, Tomlinsons and The Dulwich Trader to see the winners and the complete gallery of wonderful artwork.

Do you recognise one of you? ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป
















17/03/2023

๐ŸฃWe will be having a whole heap of fun at this Easter at our Art Camps ๐Ÿฃ

Come and join us !

We will once again open our holiday doors for creative exploration and fun. Even your kids will be surprised at the masterpieces we create.

Do your kids like collage, drawing, posca pens, painting, printing and lots more?

Send them along, but hurry to bag your place. Places go fast!

Sessions include snack time and short break in the park ( weather permitting)

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Letting loose with collage - tearing, cutting, layering, overlapping - going wherever the shapes take you.
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