Entries by Barbara

Easter 2019 – Highgate Studio Holiday Programme

Thursday, 11th April:  Pop art!  Andy Warhol endangered animals! Tuesday, 16th April:  Still life – bring your trainers! Age:  suitable for children aged 4-12 Time:  ALL sessions morning only: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm  Place:  KidsArt!  Highgate Studio Cost:  £40 per session per child What’s included:  Art tuition, materials and snacks Who’s teaching:  Experienced KidsArt! tutors for Sessions 1 and 2 Consent:  Booking […]

Easter 2019 – Muswell Hill Studio Holiday Programme

Tuesday, 9th April:  Japanese Art – manga!  Ahead of the British Museum’s exhibition opening in May 2019 details here! Tuesday, 16th April:  Pop art!  Andy Warhol endangered animals! Thursday, 18th April:  Vincent van Gogh to tie in with the major van Gogh exhibition at Tate Britain – further details here! Age:  suitable for children aged 4-12 Time:  ALL sessions morning […]

Easter 2019 – St John’s Wood Studio Holiday Programme

Monday, 8th April:  Edvard Munch’s The Scream, to link with the exhibition at the British Museum ‘love and angst’!   Friday, 12th April:  Japanese Art – manga!  Ahead of the British Museum’s exhibition opening in May 2019 details here! Wednesday, 17th April:  Pirate art!  Catch “A Pirate’s Life for Me” at the V&A Museum of Childhood closing 22 April! […]

Easter 2019 – Hampstead Garden Suburb Studio Holiday Programme

Monday, 15th April:  Japanese Art – manga!  Ahead of the British Museum’s exhibition opening in May 2019 details here! Thursday, 18th April:  Still life – bring your trainers! Age:  suitable for children aged 4-12 Time:  ALL sessions morning only: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm  Place:  KidsArt! Hampstead Garden Suburb Studio Cost:  £40 per session per child What’s included:  Art tuition, materials and […]

Easter 2019 Holidays: What’s on and where!

  calendar Easter 2019 – Holiday Programmes! calendar April Finchley Hampstead Hampstead GS Highgate Muswell Hill St John’s Wood Mon., 8th Van Gogh clay – – – – Munch Scream Tues., 9th Munch Scream – – – Manga Art! – Wed., 10th Pirate Art! Pop Art Warhol – – – – Thurs., 11th Manga Art! – – […]

Long-lost Caravaggio masterpiece – London pre-auction viewing at the Colnaghi Gallery

Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1607). Courtesy of Cabinet Turquin “There are only 65 of his paintings in the world, and I found the 66th painting in an attic” (Labarbe, Toulouse auctioneer) This second version of Caravaggio (Michele Angelo Merigi da Caravaggio, 1571 – 1610)’s Judith Beheading Holofernes  was discovered in a French attic in a Toulouse […]

Can a painting be humorous?

Saying Grace, Norman Rockwell cover picture of The Saturday Evening Post published 24 November, 1951.  Oil on canvas. Rockwell (1894-1978) was well known for his humorous subjects and most famous for his cover illustrations of everyday life for The Saturday Evening Post.  He was a prolific artist, producing more than 4,000 original works in his lifetime including […]

Why is this painting (now) famous?

Архип Куинджи (Arkhip Kuindzhi)’s Ai-Petri. Crimea, painted between 1898 and 1908 . IT WAS STOLEN! ….   on Sunday, 27 January 2019 from the State Russian Museum, Tretyakov Gallery,  Moscow in full view of dozens of gallery visitors and staff. It was retrieved less than 24 hrs later hidden at a building site. A tall, blond male in […]

February Half-Term Programme calendar – all studios

Studio Finchley Highgate Hampstead Garden Suburb St John’s Wood Monday, 18 February Pop Art Valentine’s Day – – Impressionism Tuesday, 19 February Vincent van Gogh Van Gogh – clay! – – Wednesday, 20 February David Hockney – clay! – – Van Gogh – clay! Thursday, 21 February Picasso – clay! – Hockney – clay! – […]