We are really excited that we will be hosting workshops and talks at the Affordable Art Fair – Hampstead, from 10-13 May 2018.

CSM Short Course tutors, David Price, Kim Scouller, Andrew Marsh, and Sarah Sparkes will be providing great workshops and talks each day of the fair.

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

In advance of the event, we spoke to our CSM Short Courses tutors and asked them, ‘What would you say to someone that thinks they are not creative?’

David Price

To be human is to be creative. People who don’t think that they are creative are mixing up creativity for skill and craft. Skill and craft are the tools of artists to enact on their creativity – but these are learned – not innate. Being creative is innate, and we simply need to find our own ways to enact on our own creativity. 

David Price

David Price

Thursday 10 May, David Price will be running two workshops:

Pass the Paper! 1 – 2pm

Join CSM Short Courses tutor and artist David Price for a fast-paced drawing game for all. No need to book, just roll-up-ready and get stuck straight in. Quick drawing games designed to help you lose all your drawing inhibitions and have some fun.

Cut and Paste! 3 – 4pm

CSM Short Courses tutor and artist David Price will show you how to make your own Joseph Cornell inspired collage. Using prepared photocopies of animals, maps, and antique prints you will create your own unique artwork with ideas and skills borrowed from one of Surrealisms’ most popular and enduring creators. No experience necessary, just an eye for detail – this workshop is quiet, calming aimed at anyone who can use a pair of scissors.


Kim Scouller
Firstly, stop saying you’re “not creative” – by changing your mindset you can become more creative – so if you think you’re creative, then you’re more likely to actually be creative. 
 
Turn the judgemental part of your brain off and do something you enjoy and that inspires you and don’t worry about the results. It’s really hard to be creative under pressure, so let go and do something that maybe feels silly, anything to break up your routine. By doing this you’re telling your brain it’s ok to try new things.
 
So take risks, try something new…anything, just have a go and see what you can do!
Kim Scouller

Kim Scouller

Friday 11 May, Kim Souller will be running two workshops:

Making your Mark – Drawing Workshop, 1 – 2pm

CSM Short Courses tutor and artist Kim Scouller, will help you discover new ways of making marks in this fun hands-on drawing workshop. Choose from a variety of objects to explore their form and texture using both your hands and eyes. Imagine looking at the objects under a magnifying glass and discover ways to re-create the visual textures using bold tactile marks.

Decadent Drawings Workshop, 3 – 4pm

Delve into drawing with a Baroque inspired workshop with CSM Short Courses tutor and artist Kim Scouller. You will be exploring the most decadent period of art through different approaches to drawing. Feast your eyes on our quirky and delicious still life, using traditional and non-traditional techniques to create drawings good enough to eat!


Andrew Marsh

I often hear people say that they’re not creative, but I think one needs to think about what a creative act can be. It doesn’t necessarily mean wielding a paintbrush. Many of us are creative in our jobs seeking creative solutions to problems we might encounter. Lot’s of people have hobbies that require a creative approach in some way or another. Gardening is hugely creative. When we visit museums and look at art we engage with creativity and our own taste as we do when we got to a gallery or an art fair and buy a work to live with. These are all creative acts. Just because you don’t wield a paintbrush doesn’t mean you’re not creative.

Andrew Marsh

Andrew Marsh

Saturday 12 May

How to Support Emerging Artists, 1 – 2pm

Andrew Marsh will be chairing a panel discussion and will explore the work of four exciting young artists from Made in Arts London (MiAL) and how they produce work.

We will discuss how buyers and collectors of art are perceived by emerging artists and how buyers and collectors of art can support artists early in their careers and gain insight into new artistic practices.


Sarah Sparkes

Everyone can be creative it just takes work and practice and encouragement.

Sarah Sparkes

Sarah Sparkes

Sunday 13 May

The Wunderkammer: Art and other Curiosities, 1 – 2pm

Sarah Sparkes will introduce you to the Cabinet of Curiosity, its contents and place within historical and contemporary art. With reference to works at the fair and beyond, this talk will look at how artists have responded to the idea of the Wunderkammer along with Victoriana and botanical art.

CSM Short Courses will be providing workshops and talks throughout the Affordable Art Fair. We have also teamed up withMade in Arts London (MiAL) for a panel discussion with UAL students that are showing their work at the show. Tickets are available for The Affordable Art Fair. To see the full programme events, just have a look at What’s On.