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ArtWest is delighted to be sponsored by:
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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.
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
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!'
Holdings Club Manager
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
from Ms Martinez