You are invited to our 2019 Open Studios weekend. Thames-Side Studios is the largest single-site studio provider in the UK. With over 500 studios we are home to an impressive array of artists, makers and designers and this is a unique opportunity to meet them, talk about what they do, and to buy directly from their studios. Practices include painting, drawing, fashion design, carpentry, jewellery, millinery, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and installation, tailoring, leather work, picture framing, stained glass making, writing, upholstery, illustration, textiles, condervation and restoration, lutherie, graphic design, furniture design, film and video, skin care, architecture, wood working, laser cutting, clock making, product design, book binding, and much more… Events will include workshops, children’s activities, circus arts, live mural painting and film screenings, demonstrations and exhibitions during the weekend. Take part in CREATIVE LUCKY DIP!, a project entirely run by studio holders, containing at least one original object or artwork. ACTIVITIES SATURDAY 15 Live Mural Painting by Rosie Woods Trinity Wharf Garden Square Saturday, 1-5pm. Free Watch Rosie Woods (5-320) complete a large-scale live mural painting in our garden square. Rosie is a visual and street artist from London whose bold and colourful work treads the line between abstraction and realism. Rosie has scaled buildings across Europe, Indonesia, Australia and America painting her signature style. @itsrosiewoods Screen Printing Workshop with Adam Hogarth Thames-Side Studios Lounge, Unit 0, second floor Saturday, 1-5pm. Free Drop-in and learn to pull a two-colour screen print with Thames-Side Print Studios tutor Adam Hogarth. 30-minute slots available between 1- 5pm. Free to all and no previous experience necessary. Also on display, a printmaking exhibition by Thames-Side Print Studio members and studio holders. Press and Stress-Free Printmaking with Sisetta Zappone Education Space, Unit 2, first floor Saturday, 12.30-2.30pm, Collagraph, and Saturday, 3-5pm, Monoprint. Free Printmaking workshop for all ages using a mix of materials and water-based inks. These workshops are great for beginners and those experienced alike, or just anyone creative wanting to have a go with printmaking techniques. It's a fun and inspiring hands-on course that support participants to experience a range of unconventional processes. Everyone will create their plates and prints using unusual medias. Materials included and you can take your print home. Both workshops are facilitated by an artist printmaker. Create an Augmented Reality Self Portrait with Olga Suchanova and Kelise Franclemont Unit 5, Studio 5-225 Saturday, 12-4pm. Free Olga and Kelise will help you to create fun Augmented Reality 3D portraits of yourself. Suitable for all ages. SUNDAY 15 Press and Stress-Free Printmaking with Sisetta Zappone Thames-Side Studios Lounge, Unit 0, second floor Sunday, 12.30-2.30pm, Collagraph, and Sunday, 3-5pm, Monoprint. Free Printmaking workshop for all ages using a mix of materials and water-based inks. These workshops are great for beginners and those experienced alike, or just anyone creative wanting to have a go with printmaking techniques. It's a fun and inspiring hands-on course that support participants to experience a range of unconventional processes. Everyone will create their plates and prints using unusual medias. Materials included and you can take your print home. Both workshops are facilitated by artist printmaker. Solargraphy Workshop with Olga Suchanova Education Space, Unit 2, first floor Sunday, 1-3pm. Free Create a simple pinhole camera using just a can. Participate in Chasing the Sun, a project where pinhole cameras will be left to develop across the site for a period of three months. Families welcome, age 5+, children should be accompanied. Jewellery Workshop with Cordelia Stewart Education Space, Unit 2, first floor Sunday, 2-4pm. £4/materials This fun hands-on workshop will introduce you to basic jewellery-making. Learn how to use pliers and tools with an assortment of beads. You’ll produce a funky necklace, bracelet and earrings. Families welcome, age 5+. Children 12+ can be unaccompanied. Drop-in sessions. Modern Finance Curators’ Talk, Sunday 16 June, 3pm Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Unit 4. Free Join exhibition co-curators’ Howard Dyke and playpaint for a talk about the works and artists featured in Modern Finance. More here Rubbish Robot Workshop with Jacqueline Gunn Education Space, Unit 2, first floor Sunday, 3-5pm. Free A selection of discarded objects and items, once useful, now disused, dismantled and discarded. Destined for the rubbish bin, but now have a chance to become reused, recycled and reinvented. From rubbish to robots. A playful workshop for 7-11 year olds transforming 'day to day' rubbish into individual robot characters. jacquelinegunn.co.uk ALL WEEKEND Ray Richardson: Our Side of the Water Unit 8, Studio TB-21, Photography Studio Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm. Free Screening of Ray Richardson: Our Side of the Water, a film by Nina Degraeve in association with Les A.P.A.C.H ASBL in collaboration with H.E.L.B-Cinema, filmed in locations around London, including Thames-Side Studios, in 2017. Recent winner of best short film at Los Angeles Arts Film Festival, USA and Asolo Arts Film Festival, Italy. Visit Ray in Unit 8, Studio TB-121. www.rayrichardson.co.uk Giant Squid Film Screenings with Daya Dodds Unit 8, Studio TB-111 Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm. Free Screening of three short films directed by Daya Dodds. World War II drama The Solider With No Name, thriller When Swallows Fly Low and arthouse film Vita. You can also find out about processing motion picture film, camera rental, scanning services and their workshops. www.giantsquidproductions.co.uk Gilding on Glass and Other Surfaces with Estitxu Garcia Unit 8, The Atrium, TB-25 Saturday and Sunday, 2-5pm. Free Experiment with gilding in different materials and learn about the Verre Églomisé technique in the studio of Estitxu Garcia. www.filigrana.co.uk AirCraft Circus Academy Unit 7A Saturday and Sunday, 2-6pm. £12/£22/£30 If you fancy taking to the air with flying trapeze, testing your balance on the tight-wire, learning the art of juggling, being wrapped in graceful silks or swirling with the Cyr wheel, at AirCraft Circus Academy there are endless possibilities and everyone is welcome. You can book up to 3 sessions, £12 (1 session) £22 (2 sessions) £30 (3 sessions) - The more you buy the more you save. See website for full details. www.aircraftcircus.com Stephen Stockbridge and Creative Nature HQ Unit Trinity Wharf, Studio TW-008 Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm. Free A series of demonstration sessions in the art of spoon carving held on the hour (1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm) with an opportunity to book classes with a 20% discount for open studio weekend only. www.creativenature.info Create in Leather with Sara and Melissa of The London Leather Workshop Unit 2, Studio 2-57 Saturday and Sunday, 1-2pm. Free Sara Battiston and Melissa Bruscoli will help you make a small personalised leather item. www.thelondonleatherworkshop.com Sculpting the City with London Sculpture Workshop Unit 0, 1st floor Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. Free Feel free to drop in and get your hands dirty. Drop in workshop responding to the London Landscape, referencing the views from the London Sculpture Workshop. Using basic materials to create a sculptural landscape. www.londonsculptureworkshop.org Create your own Cyanotype Prints with The Gate Darkroom Unit 0, Studio 0-003 Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm. £2/materials Be creative and have fun making cyanotype prints, one of the earliest forms of photographic processes dating back to 1842 when the first ever book with photographic illustrations used cyanotypes. Create unique handmade images, watch them emerge before your eyes, and take your prints home. Easy to learn and quick to produce (you’ll be getting your first prints in 30 minutes). Creative fun for adults and children. Drop-in sessions. The Gate Darkroom members’ group exhibition Double Take will be on display. www.thegatedarkroom.co.uk Creative Lucky Dip Box Assorted Studios Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm. £10 Guaranteed one original artwork or object in each box. An initiative by Richard Proctor (5-224) and available from participating studios across site. All proceeds from sold boxes go to charity. Refreshments Head to The Arts Café or Harrington Way for some food and refreshments. You can choose from a wide range of homestyle cooked food and a variety of delicious snacks, handmade cakes and Ethiopian cuisine. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available. You can also enjoy a refreshing craft beer, cider or G&T from of our friends at Off-The-Wagon. All details correct at time of press. Bus 472, 161, 180, 177 Rail Woolwich Dockyard / Charlton. Tube North Greenwich. Food and drink is available. Free limited parking on site.