Workshops in Wembley Park
2 -27 AUGUST
£10 – FREE DURING AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
GUERRILLA ARTS: CHANGING WEMBLEY PARK WITH PUBLIC ART
Join our Guerrilla Army of public artists to make your mark on Wembley Park. Get creative on a giant scale with flag making and wood carving workshops led by acclaimed artists and makers.
Emergency Exit Arts and Wembley Park have partnered with visual artist, sculptor and internationally-renowned artist Helen Davenport, acclaimed wood carving artist and sculptor Stephen Stockbridge and leading illustrator Emma Barnie who will lead three exciting workshops that will be open to the general public.
Helen Davenport will lead participants through different techniques in designing, painting and printing, so they can create their own fabric masterpiece in a flag-making workshop. Over the bank holiday, Emma Barnie will host a number of drop-in illustration sessions and people will also be able to carve their own totem pole with Stephen Stockbridge, learning to design and carve shapes out of natural material using traditional tools.
The final creations from each workshop will be completed off-site by the Emergency Exit Arts team, who will install final artworks at Wembley Park this September, forming part of a permanent large-scale public art project for the neighbourhood.
Flag-making workshops will take place on 2 and 4 August. Wood Carving Workshops will take place on 10 and 11 August.
Free sessions are planned for kids on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August.
Choose your class from the options below and book your ticket today!
FREE DROP-IN CLASSES FOR KIDS
All this fun is not restricted to the adults. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Wembley Park is offering free drop-in classes for children and young people to get involved. These courses are taught in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and all tools and materials will be provided.
Free flag-making and illustration classes for kids will be taking place on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August, from 2 pm to 5 pm each day.
ABOUT EMERGENCY EXIT ARTS
Founded in 1980, Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) is a leading outdoor arts company and National Portfolio Organisation with over 30 years’ experience in delivering high-quality outdoor art experiences. They run events, festivals carnival and parades across the country. EEA have been commissioned by Wembley Park to deliver a programme of workshops to create a public outdoor art commission.
MEET HELEN DAVENPORT
Leading our workshop will be multi-skilled freelance artist Helen Davenport, Helen has over 35 years’ experience in costumery & the arts, with 18 years dedicated to the carnival sector as a designer and producer of large-scale costumes featuring the integration of unique artwork within the design. Helen is continuously involved in the community-sharing skills with workshops for all ages, cultures & abilities.
MEET STEPHEN STOCKBRIDGE
Stephen Stockbridge is an artist, sculptor maker and collaborator whose practice spans over 20 years. He has worked in large-scale community public art projects since 1991, collaborating with many designers and artists to create carvings, wooden constructions, interactive installations and public artworks. He has worked with the National Trust and Heritage Lottery projects, Somerset House, the Courtauld Institute, Manchester Lit Festival, Trees for Cities, the Ground Work trust and various London Borough Councils. He is also the director of Creative Nature artist collective.
MEET EMMA BARNIE
Emma Barnie is a community artist working in illustration, installation and film. Emma creates sets for the children’s programmes and runs workshops at the Albany Theatre, Deptford.
BOOK YOUR SPOT
GET HERE EARLY AND RELAX
Get here early and grab a bite to eat from the London Designer Outlet. With over 20 restaurants and bars you will be spoilt for choice. If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, do some shopping at one of the 50 outlet stores where you can get up to 70% off high street prices!
FINDING WEMBLEY PARK
Wembley Park is easy to reach from central London with three tube lines and an overland line. The Jubilee Line offers access to Bond Street in 19 minutes from Wembley Park Station. The Metropolitan Line has fewer stops to reach Wembley Park Station, and many people swap onto it at Baker Street or Finchley Road. The journey time from Baker Street to Wembley Park Station is 12 minutes. The Bakerloo Underground Line is accessed from Wembley Central Station, offering access to Paddington, Charing Cross and Waterloo. The London Overground Line also runs from Wembley Central Station and gets you to Clapham Junction in 22 minutes.
Wembley Park has over 3,000 secure car parking spaces. Wembley Park’s official marshalled car parks are all close to Wembley Park’s iconic venues. The nearest car park to the SSE Arena Wembley is the Gold Car park.
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