What we're about

Bringing the community together through visual art and inclusion.

Barkingside Art Club (BAC) is a fantastic organisation which provides the local schools and community with a plethora of diverse, enriching projects. Our sole mantra is;

"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected"

Our slogan which is clearly evident through the consistent projects we undertake.

BAC is a relatively new collective which first formed in the Summer of 2017. The team itself embraces a vast range of practising freelance artists, with differing skills and art history knowledge. BAC aims to provide a platform to realize and visually express, via an array of mediums.

The services we offer the compromise of various workshops for both children and adults from all backgrounds and abilities; to print-making, portraiture, and painting amongst many others. Right through to larger, more pronounced ventures such as The Big Draw and Lumiere London Festival, we are currently working with the Redbridge Culture Team, and have many more exciting events pending such as Paint in the Park at Fairlop Fair.

Our key aim is to create countless exciting and lively events suitable for all types of individuals!

Another key belief in BAC’s manifesto is;

"Our artistic approach to teaching and learning is focussed on using art for a good cause",

This can constantly be seen through our involvement with SEN (special needs) children. The utilisation of 'art' as a therapy is an unchanging ideology applied throughout BAC; any individual from any walk of life can appreciate the many aesthetics found in art as a subject.
Overall the projects, our avant-garde enterprise undertakes is immensely beneficial and necessary to the community and schools. As it aids the creative minds of all diversities and ages, to understand the expression within the art. As well as the image surrounding the infinite possibilities within the 'art' genre.

Upcoming events (5+)

Creative Meet-Up

Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High St

• What we'll do Our inclusive meet-ups give creatives the opportunity to network and collaborate with other creatives on a regular basis. In the past, our members have been able to successfully work together on art projects and events. We welcome people from all walks of life, from painters to photographers. Each one of our workshops features an artist who introduces us to their artwork and innovative ideas. As an art club, we also provide sketchbooks for you to partake in our ‘Sketchbook Club’. This project is the perfect way to steadily refine your artistic craft. The books will be publicly exhibited in the future - we’ll be discussing the details at our meet-up. Childcare is provided. Refreshments are also provided. • What to bring - Business Cards - Examples of your artwork -Sketchbooks • Important to know We are an inclusive club and accept all people. Unprofessional behaviour towards others is not tolerated.

Painting

Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High St

£10.00

• What we'll do Barkingside Art Club is made up of artists and educators who enjoy sharing and teaching art. Our inclusive Adult Art Workshops are continuously picked up by like-minded artists and curious newcomers - they’re the perfect way to refine your artistic skills no matter how experienced you are. The founder of the club, Eliyah Qureshi, provides high quality education in a wide range of disciplines including drawing, painting and print-making. Simply drop-in or book through our website. Price: £10 PER HOUR Refreshments are also provided. • What to bring • Important to know

Creative Meet-Up

Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High St

• What we'll do Our inclusive meet-ups give creatives the opportunity to network and collaborate with other creatives on a regular basis. In the past, our members have been able to successfully work together on art projects and events. We welcome people from all walks of life, from painters to photographers. Each one of our workshops features an artist who introduces us to their artwork and innovative ideas. As an art club, we also provide sketchbooks for you to partake in our ‘Sketchbook Club’. This project is the perfect way to steadily refine your artistic craft. The books will be publicly exhibited in the future - we’ll be discussing the details at our meet-up. Childcare is provided. Refreshments are also provided. • What to bring - Business Cards - Examples of your artwork -Sketchbooks • Important to know We are an inclusive club and accept all people. Unprofessional behaviour towards others is not tolerated.

Painting

Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High St

£10.00

• What we'll do Barkingside Art Club is made up of artists and educators who enjoy sharing and teaching art. Our inclusive Adult Art Workshops are continuously picked up by like-minded artists and curious newcomers - they’re the perfect way to refine your artistic skills no matter how experienced you are. The founder of the club, Eliyah Qureshi, provides high quality education in a wide range of disciplines including drawing, painting and print-making. Simply drop-in or book through our website. Price: £10 PER HOUR Refreshments are also provided. • What to bring • Important to know

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