Monthly Archives: March 2013
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Coach departs from HSA at 7.45am
Tour at 11am
Arrival back at HSA approx 7pm
Artifacts selected by Estelle Lovatt, Art critic for BBC Radio 2
An idea hatched by one of the guiding members of our Society as part of a renewed push to stop Hampstead becoming yet another retail clone zone, the Easter Egg Hunt has our total support. The Society’s goal is not only to preserve the Heath but also to maintain the character and amenities of Hampstead: our local shops most surely do both.
Here is Ham and High’s article on the egg hunt from last Thursday
Philippa Jackson is a local resident who feels strongly that independent traders bring real life and diversity to communities and their high street. She felt compelled to get involved after witnessing so many well-loved, viable shops and businesses being forced out by rocketing business rents and rates.
Theo, 17, would like to see more shops that cater to a wider range of people, particularly teenagers as there are a lot of schools in the area and the more interesting shops have all closed. His friends are also disappointed at the lack of places to shop or hang out that they can afford.
Sarah began her art career before starting school; as a 4 year old she drew an over-life size angel sideways the entire length of a blackboard wall and explained it was ‘too big to go the other way’.
After completing an Art Foundation course at Hornsey Art School (Middlesex University) and a degree at Brighton Polytechnic (later to become Brighton University) she began working as both an illustrator and painter. She has enjoyed commissions from a wide variety of clients in publishing, public and corporate sectors.
Gudy was born in Kenya and has lived in Uganda, Nigeria & England. She is currently a Silk Painting student at The Hampstead School of Art where she continues to enjoy encouragement from Tony Wigg who has been the Silk Painting tutor at The Hampstead School of Art since 1997.
Gudy studied Architecture, Fusion & Beauty Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming before discovering Silk Painting which she finds both rewarding and innovating. The classes are mixed ability and aim to encourage students to pursue personal projects once they have the basic Gutta Serti Technique of Silk Painting under their belt. Silk Painting uses “Gutta Resist” to create drawings or prints which then interact with the flow of silk paint.
Students at The Hampstead School of Art are introduced to Silk Painting using the Silk Square or ‘head scarf‘ as the basic vehicle for learning various techniques which are enjoyable and accessible. The silk is stretched on a frame drawn and painted then removed and ‘steam fixed’ to ensure designs are made colour fast.
Gudy’s work enjoys strong colours and her highly developed sense of design makes Silk Painting something she can enjoy both in class and at home as a way of feeding her wider interests in fashion and textiles. She is currently working on a series of scarves and ideas based on the Textiles of Henry Moore who was a Patron of the Hampstead Artists’ Council out of which The Hampstead School of Art was formed. If you are interested in learning Silk Painting please contact the college Tel 020 7794 1437 or visit our website http://www.art-school-hampstead.co.uk/ and talk to a member of our office staff who will be able to help you. The Hampstead School of Art is a Community Art Education Charity which continues its long tradition of taking part in community projects in and around Hampstead. Today we are proud to be taking part in The Hampstead Easter Egg Hunt and are most grateful to J M Pennifeather for allowing us to use this window for Gudy Jandu’s display.
Since becoming the manager of Cafe Rouge Hampstead I have found myself belonging to the lovely local community. We are all very well acquainted with the customers. Mothers in the morning, office workers at lunch time and lovely couples in the evening make our day. So when the lady from Hampstead School of Art contacted me to ask a favour I was delighted to be able to say yes and we at Cafe Rouge are happy to contribute to projects which will help local residents, many of which are our loyal customers.
In these ever changing times, I feel its now even more important to support our local amazing community than ever before. If no support is given now then we will feel a very different vibe to what we feel today. Any little support goes a long way in these times and Joule is delighted to be involved with the SaveHamspteadsShops campaign.
Some of the gems on the Hampsteads Egg are facetted blue Topaz’s – an array of cool blue sky semi precious stones from South Africa.
Some of the Blue Topaz stones used in Hampstead’s egg.
Located in the heart of Hampstead’s charismatic Flask Walk Is Joule, an independent Jewellers, established 1972. Whether it’s a jewellery repair, birthday present or a special anniversary, Joule will happily cater for you.
Jewellery range include
- Designer engagement and wedding rings exclusive to JOULE
- Diamond eternity rings
- Leading Fashion Jewellery
- Custom made designs in own workshop
- Jewellery Repairs
- Valuations for insurance
- Re-modeling of old jewellery
- Purchasing of unwanted gold
5 Flask Walk, Hampstead