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outdoor art class, poplar union, workshop, painting class, landscape painting drawing tower hamlets poplar, east london, Canary Wharf, arts centre

Poplar Union’s Art Class is back where participants can learn new ways of painting, drawing and mark-making inspired by the unique Poplar landscape.

What to expect

Whether you’re a seasoned painter or just looking to try something new, this friendly and creative group is the perfect fit! Be inspired by the scenery around you; the green views of Bartlett Park and the drama of Canary Wharf and learn new skills in drawing and painting.

The class is entering its fourth year, and as always, we welcome anyone regardless of the level of experience. If art is a distant memory from school or you have your individual practice, this class allows you to experiment and discover new avenues to your creativity. Come and talk to our tutor (Poplar Union’s Creative Director, Paolo Fiorentini) if you have any questions or wish to plan or customise your tuition. Each student is encouraged to take individual decisions to expand their opportunities and growing artistically more confident.

Some of the skills you will discover are painting techniques (acrylic, watercolour, oil), drawing and sketching (graphite, charcoal, colour pencil), collage, stencilling, as well as learning about a variety of different supports (paper, canvas, textile). The class will dedicate particular attention to recycling materials, affordable and sustainable alternatives.

This class is open to anyone and participants are welcome to attend for as much time as they choose- be it the full two hours, or as a creative lunch-break when working from home.

This event is capped at 12 people per week.

Art packs & pricing

All participants will receive an art pack in their first session which is included in the ticket price of £5. You will be responsible for bringing this pack to each session. This reduces the need to share equipment in line with Covid-secure protocol.

From Tuesday 6 July, we will be increasing the price of these classes to help fund materials and Paolo’s time. It will be £5 per class / £10 for 1st session including art material pack / £30 for 6 week bundle (which includes art pack).

If you’d like to attend consecutive weeks, you can now book a 6 week bundle by selecting the 13 July or 24 August £30 ticket. This includes your art pack.

If you have any questions about the class or booking, please get in touch – info@poplarunion.com / 020 3039 3333.

Teacher Profile

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Paolo is our very own Creative Director. Paolo studied for a Fine Art degree in Italy, and later for a second degree in literature. He is a Visual Artist who works primarily with felt, wool and intricate lines drawings. See his work here.

Next date: Tue 15 June 1pm-3pm

£3 per class / £5 for 1st session including art material pack / £20 for 6 weeks
Age range: 18+

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