Art in The Park

11am - 5pm on 19th September 2021

A new arts festival is set to turn Wimbledon Village’s Grade II* listed Cannizaro Park into a must-visit arts destination. Taking place on Sunday 19th September, Art in the Park combines masterclasses for adults of all artistic abilities, family friendly workshops, a sculpture trail and an art fair showcasing local talent.

The one-day event is supported by Viking, the award-winning cruise line, and has been created by a dedicated volunteer team of artists from The Friends of Cannizaro Park. Continuing a rich history of art displays in the park’s beautiful landscape, this event is held in collaboration with Merton Arts Festival, the park’s ACAVA artists’ studios and Wimbledon Bookfest’s Sunset Festival, which is taking place on the same weekend.

All our classes are now sold out but there is plenty to do at Art in the Park without booking - browse in the art fair, help build a community sculpture, wander along the sculpture trail, or drop in at the Art Hub to pick up materials and try something creative for your self. Join us for a day of creativity and community!

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THE PROGRAMME

HARTLEY FOWLER ADULT MASTERCLASSES

Thanks to our major sponsor, Hartley Fowler LLP, we are offering a varied and inspiring programme of masterclasses for adults aged 16+

In the Hartley Fowler Tent

11.00-12.30 Botanical Art with Laura Crossman

In this relaxed and fun workshop, Laura will share the foundational steps involved in creating your own botanical work in watercolour.
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13.00-14.30 Repeat Pattern Printing with Ben Hendy

Learn how to design, carve and print striking rubber stamp repeat patterns with Ben Hendy, an award-winning printmaker and bookbinder.
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15.00-17.00 Japanese Woodblock Printing with Hiroko Imada

Discover the art of Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with renowned printmaker, painter, and installation artist, Hiroko Imada
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In the Park

11.00-12.30 Landscape Painting Outdoors with Bessie Millar

Explore Bessie’s 4C’s for creating a successful plein air landscape painting: Composition, Contrast, Colour and Character.
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12.00-13.30 Drawing Cannizaro's Trees with Sharon Smart

Investigate texture, tone and mark-making to make observational and experimental charcoal and graphite drawings of Cannizaro’s trees.
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EQ INVESTORS' CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS

Thanks to our major sponsor, EQ Investors, we have a fantastic programme of children’s workshops. Workshops are also supported by Artfully Sorted Art Consultancy, Holden Harper and Cygnets Art School. Note all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

In the EQ Investors Tent

11.00- 11.45 Storytelling & Caterpillar Collage Inspired by Eric Carle (ages 2-5)

Join in a fun, interactive reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, then make your own caterpillar pictures with tissue paper collage, inspired by the original illustrations.
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12.00-12.45 Storytelling and Crafts with Jane Porter (ages 4-9)

Learn all sorts of fascinating owl facts, discover how to draw an owl and make wax rubbings from trees and leaves to create an owl collage.
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13.00-14.30 Creating Characters for Animation with Sam McSweeney (ages 10-15)

Aimed at kids who love drawing cartoons and manga, this class will teach them how to develop their characters and use them to tell stories through animation.
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15.00-16.00 Blockprinting with Made in Merton (ages 4-10)

Inspired by Merton’s rich design heritage, children can learn a simple technique for block printing, design and ink up their own printing plate, and take home a printed pennant.
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In the Park

11.00-12.00 Painting Plants and Nature with Cygnets Art School (ages 5-8)

Taking inspiration from the wonderful plants growing in Cannizaro Park, young students will create illustrations using coloured inks and dip pens.
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13.00-14.00 Beetles Workshop with Cygnets Art School (ages 9-12)

Using coloured inks and dip pens, students will observe and take inspiration from Cannizaro’s wildlife to create exciting illustrations.
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WHAT ELSE CAN I DO AT ART IN THE PARK?

Viking Community Sculpture

Throughout the day, visitors of all ages are invited to contribute to the Viking Community Sculpture, designed by renowned local sculptor Tim Norris. Tim will lead a workshop, helping you to create elements of the natural sculpture and build it into a large-scale work that will remain on display in the park.

King’s College School Art Hub

Pick up some art materials at the Art Hub and get creative! Sally Booth, one of our acclaimed Pottery Sheds artists, will be leading a drawing workshop helping participants create their own unique vision of the park. A rota of other local artists will be on hand to inspire and assist through the day.

Art Fair, in collaboration with Merton Arts Festival

50 artists will be showing their work at the Art Fair, held in Cannizaro Park’s picturesque Italian Gardens. Discover a range of local talent in painting, printmaking, ceramics and jewellery-making, including the artists from the park’s ACAVA pottery shed studios.

Sculpture Trail, in collaboration with Merton Arts Festival

With the generous support of Peacock & Co Solicitors in Wimbledon Village, we will be reviving the rich history of sculpture in Cannizaro Park with a sculpture trail through the woods, including a floating sculpture installed on the pond!

Our Sponsors

Art in the Park is supported by headline sponsor Viking, the award-winning cruise line, with major sponsorship from EQ Investors wealth management and Hartley Fowler chartered accountants (Masterclasses Tent). Further activity sponsorship is provided by Peacock & Co Solicitors, King’s College School, Artfully Sorted, Cygnets Art School and Holden Harper Architects.
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Our Partners

Hotel du Vin - take a break from shopping and creating and book lunch in the fabulous bistro at Hotel du Vin

Bookfest Sunset Festival - complete your cultural weekend experience by combining a visit to Art in the Park with a talk at the Bookfest tent on the common.

JOIN THE FRIENDS

We always welcome new members and volunteers to help The Friends of Cannizaro Park.

DONATE

We are a charity and rely on donations. All donations are very welcome.