Monday 21 December 2015

New Year's sketching outing Monday 18 January

The first Art in the Park outing in 2016 is to the Canary Wharf Ice Rink for a seasonal winter trip. There is an indoor bar/café attached to the ice rink if it gets too cold to draw outside and also for warming up. Plenty of opportunity to draw the skaters outside, from the heated café patio or to retreat into one of the many cafés nearby.

We will meet at 11am in the café attached to the ice rink called The Tasting Room on Monday 18 January 2016. The address is: Ice Rink, Canary Wharf, Montgomery Street, London E14 5AB. Canary Wharf is on both the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) and the Jubilee Line. The 277 bus also goes to Canary Wharf from Highbury Corner (nearest tube Highbury & Islington). 

Do join us.

Thursday 3 December 2015

Hamilton Hall, Liverpool Street

Art in the Park first visited this Wetherspoon Pub a year ago after we had spent a few hours drawing Liverpool Street station. We'd had such a good time that it was decided this venue was worth an entire visit and we honoured that decision on Tuesday. Hamilton Hall opens around 7am in the morning so by the time we arrived at around 11am the staff were busy serving everything from breakfast to lunch and coffee to beer.

Five artists in total spent time depicting the décor and the pub's patrons. Three artists settled down in the morning at a small table on the balcony overlooking the bar and two more artists arrived later in the afternoon.