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Community Outreach

Thanks very much to Hammersmith & Fulham council who have

given ArtWest a grant for our event. We will do our best to

repay this by reaching out to local neighbourhoods.

We also succeeded in receiving grants from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative which sees grants of between £1000-4000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local ventures. This will help us pay for distribution of our flyers to people in the local area this year.

 

School workshops

June Bartlett and Asaki Kan have been holding art workshops

in Kenmont Primary School since 2013 to help and encourage children to be more creative in life. We always receive a good response from teachers and parents as well as children (see quotes

on right and below).

 

Asaki Kan has been also holding art workshops at the

Old Oak Community & Children’s Centre (oldoakcentre.co.uk) this last a few years.

We hope to continue to be involved with local communities and to help people explore creativity in this way.

 

 

        'As always Asaki volunteers her highly varied artistic skills

         to teach our club children in East Acton Estate each holiday.

         she always manages to engage the children in fun and

         creative ways while providing them with new skills in the

         process.

         The staff here are always impressed with the outcomes.

         Asaki manages to draw out from the children despite their

         age or creative ability.

 

         It is a pleasure to have her offer her services and the

         children always look forward to her sessions.

 

         Myself and staff would highly recommend Asaki to work

         with any age or demographic and can not thank her

         enough from her years of support in the arts at Old Oak!'

 

         Lydia Gandaa

         Holdings Club Manager

         (2019)

 

 

If any organisation, school or individual is interested in holding an art workshop, please get in touch. The workshops are for everyone; all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Please contact Asaki Kan 07930 886065  wakamechan30@hotmail.com.

 

Koestler Trust

As part of our outreach, for the past 6 years we have been working with the Koestler Trust www.koestlertrust.org.uk, which is a charity

that encourages prisoners to create artwork. Every year, they collect paintings, sculpture and prints from prisons all over the country, and volunteer artists review them give critical feedback about each work. Some pieces are incredibly skillful, and indeed inspiring. We find this activity extremely rewarding, and we would like very much to continue to work with the Koestler Trust.

 

 

Photos from recent workshops:

These are some photos from the workshops conducted so far in 2019.

Asaki Kan held four at the Old Oak Community & Children’s Centre and two at Kenmont school. Those include plaster casting, tie & dye, and modroc workshops.

 

June Bartlett held two workshops on acrylic painting inspired by arctic and antarctic animals with seascape on blue papers. (The first 4 images)

Previous years:

In early 2018 Shona Elrick led 2 art workshops for local people with Dementia & their carers at H & F Town Hall, in part helped by HUC via Peggy Coles & in part via Art4Dementia Charity working with Dementia Pathfinders.

 

In early 2018 Asaki Kan led origami workshop at Central Middlesex Hospital as a part of OPDC (Old Oak and Park Royal Development Cooperation).

 

In 2018 Asaki Kan and June Bartlett hold workshops at Kenmont School, which have been continuously held as well as workshops at Old Oak Community & Children's Centre by Asaki Kan.

 

In late 2017 Shona Elrick led a workshop for the A-level group at Queens Park Community School, NW6, on the properties of clay,

and creative use of slip.

 

Asaki Kan led an art workshop in the summer of 2016 at Old Oak Primary School, Braybrook Street, East Acton, and four workshops were held at Kenmont School in July, led by Asaki Kan and June Bartlett. June focused on the Golden Jubilee and Asaki did workshops using magnets, paper and clay.

 

Materials for all our workshops are kindly donated by Cass Art.

 

 

 

 

The children's tie dye cloths are floating in air at Old Oak Community & Children's Centre

Asaki teaching plaster casting at Old Oak Community & Children’s Centre

We've received this feedback from

our recent workshops

at Kenmont school:

 

Kenmont School greatly appreciate June and Asaki's time and dedication in delivering four art workshop last year over the Summer Term.  Each workshop was different and taught with patience and joy. We made modroc hands, clay magnets and  learnt how to paint and mix pastels with skill. We are very grateful for their contribution to our community and hope to see them again in the near future.

 

Thank You 

 

from Ms Martinez

Reception Teacher

Art Coordinator

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