The Gunnersbury team has launched a new programme of creative adult workshops. They are led by local artists who take inspiration from the gardens of Gunnersbury. Booking is essential, online via Eventbrite at visitgunnersbury.org/category/events where full details are given, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOSAICS: one-day workshop, Saturday 9 September led by renowned mosaic artists Carrie Reichardt (based in Chiswick) and Karen Wydler. Both take a contemporary art approach to their work, blurring the lines between craft and activism. Participants will learn how to create ceramic mosaics and use the impact of human activity on nature to inspiration their own pieces. Cost £55
WOODCARVING: one-day workshop, Monday 25 September, led by Bill Hudson and Acton-based Tim Norris, who have been creating benches and play sculptures for the park in the last year, inspired by the Gunnersbury itself and the collections. Participants will use a range of hand tools to create an original art work inspired by nature in the park. Cost £45
PHOTOGRAPHY: half day digital photography workshop for adult beginners and improvers, Saturday 14 October, led by local photographer Maggi Marmion, who has been documenting the changes in both Museum and Park during the restoration. Participants need to bring a camera. You’ll gain useful tips and advice on taking photographs as you venture around the park.