Workshops – Wandsworth Art Markets

A weekend of art stalls and creative workshops

Free Creative Workshops will be popping up alongside the Wandsworth Art Markets in New Union Square (Nine Elms), St Mary’s Church yard (Putney) and All Saints Church (Tooting) on Sat 1 & Sun 2 April from 1pm – 5pm. 

***No booking is required for the workshops – places will be offered on a first come, first served basis***

All Saints Church - Tooting

Marbled Paper – Waves & Moon Scene

Workshop by Consuelo Celluzi

6yrs + (children must be supervised by parents/guardians)

Saturday 1 April, 1.30pm – 1.5hrs

Participants will build a 20x30cm slightly 3D night seascape made of four levels of waves plus the moon. Each level (or wave strip) will be decorated using shaving foam marbling technique and some gold paint. Same thing for the moon. Once the moon and all of the waves are fully dry, participants can start building the small scene on the wooden support by layering the waves and using double sided foam tape to secure these on top of each other and create depth. To finish the piece simply remove the masking tape to reveal a thin jute cord frame.

Meet The Clay

Workshop by Oya Horani (Studio Qualia)

6yrs + (children must be supervised by parents/guardians)

Sunday 2 April, 1.30pm – 1.5hrs

Participants will work with air dry clay and benefit from an accessible introduction to the world of ceramics, creating their own unique ceramic work and using the oldest technique in the world – pinching the clay to create desired shape and form. Short nails are recommended and as the ceramic works will be air dried (ie not firing them within an oven), they are for decorative purposes only and cannot be used as kitchenware.

St Mary's Church - Putney

Drawing happy dinosaurs, in five easy steps!

Workshop by Adrian Monroy Olascoaga (Dino Friday Club)

4yrs + (children must be supervised by parents/guardians)

Saturday 1 April, 1.30pm – 1.5hrs

Attendees will learn a method to draw two different happy dinosaurs starting with lines and circles. The two finished illustrations can be taken home and put on your fridge.

Before Adrian started with Dinofriday, many people used to tell him that they didn’t know how to draw. He believes that drawing is about having fun, and with his workshop hopes to give attendees the confidence to draw and enjoy it.

Bracelet Workshop

Workshop by Annette Warham

10yrs + (children must be supervised by parents/guardians)

Sunday 2 April, 1.30pm – 30 mins

You’ll be making a fun adjustable bracelet with Annette Warham, a Wandsworth based Jewellery Designer, Pearl Stringer and Tutor at Morley College. This project is suitable for everyone and you’ll get to take your bracelet away with you!

Portrait Photography Workshop

Workshop by Bergina Leka

Adults only

Sunday 2 April, 2.30pm – 1.5hrs

No experience needed and mobile phones as well as cameras are welcome. Participants will go through basic knowledge about portrait photography, such as technical settings, the importance of light and composition. The attendees will then work in pairs in order to put into practice the knowledge learned.

New Union Square - Nine Elms

The Rangoli Inspired Painting Workshop

Workshop by Jayson Singh

4yrs + (children must be supervised by parents/guardians)

Saturday 1 April, 1.30pm – 1.5hrs

Attendees will be spreading coloured play sand onto sticky templates using their hands, so no tools are required. The coloured play sand is dry and won’t stain clothes or skin.  The workshop will explores colour interaction in a fun and inventive manner, and borrows techniques found in Rangoli practice. Rangoli is an ephemeral art form originating in India, where decorative designs are created on the ground using coloured powders. In this workshop, attendees will create permanent Rangoli motifs onto pre-cut sticky templates. At the end of the workshop, the attendees can take their motifs home with them to become fridge magnets or badges (safety pins with foam stickers will be provided).

Printing Leaves

Workshop by Felicity Prazak

10yrs + (children must be supervised by parents/guardians)

Sunday 2 April, 1.30pm – 1.5hrs


The workshop is an easy and accessible way to enjoy  printing without a press, and exposes the participants to monoprinting in three stages: 1. Apply three colours in blocks of paint, using a roller.  While this is drying, Felicity will demonstrate the process of printing both negative and positive shapes with the stencils, emphasising harmony, balance and colour combination. Stage 2 will see the participants stencil the leaves onto their background. They are shown how to reverse the leaves and lay them partially on the Page. The final stage, whilst stencils are drying, will see Felicity demonstrate how to use the fabric paint/posco pens/acrylic pens to embellish the work by adding patterns.

The participants are shown how they can create a finished artwork in monoprinting.

Allium Painting

Workshop by Tipperley Hill

15yrs + (children must be supervised by parents/guardians)

Sunday 2 April, 3.30pm – 1.5hrs

Participants will create painted alliums using acrylics on canvas board, learning mark making techniques and embracing the accidental.

Begin painting by creating a coloured background applying paint with an old store or credit card (like using a squeegee). While this is drying we will experiment on sheets of brown paper creating allium head flowers using the tip of a pipette, the end of a brush or a twig and see which is the most pleasing and satisfying.

Building up the colour is shades of blue and lilac, we will move on to our canvas. Next, paint in stems and leaves and complete your canvas ready to hang!