Laura I.Gallery is throwing its doors open to host a series of innovative painting workshops to unleash the creative flames of the people of London. Sitting in the heart of Barking, Laura I.Gallery is making its mark on the art world with inspirational exhibitions such as 'Codes of Faith', an exhibition from over 30 artists celebrating diversity and promoting world peace. With visits from Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, and Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, the gallery is already attracting critical acclaim. These forward-looking and exciting workshops will inspire, connect and build confidence in the community to transform the lives of local residents.
Laura Iosifescu, the artist behind 'Blossom Escape', the first wearable art to be created from paint, hopes that these workshops will bring the Barking and Dagenham community together in a creative environment to explore place and identity, to develop an initiative to change the spirit of the local community through art. Where creativity may have been hidden, Laura aims to enable the local community to create, express and build self-esteem through the power of art.
Running twice a week, the workshops provide the backdrop for the community to express feelings, change attitudes and develop personal goals and skills through the process of painting. Under the watchful eye of Laura, a critically renowned professional artist, the local community will have the opportunity to come together to celebrate the diversity of Barking and Dagenham, with an exhibition planned at the end of the year to showcase the work of the community. Whether you are ready to pursue a degree, or a complete newbie who just wants to try out a new hobby, these workshops offer the opportunity for participants to explore their creativity and develop their own personal adventure whilst bringing the community together.
As part of the workshop program Laura will be running outdoor painting classes in the nearby nature reserve by the River Roding and Barking Abbey church to further bring the community together to appreciate the natural and urban environment in which they live.
With limited places of only 10 we would advise budding artists to book up early to avoid disappointment. For those booking for 3 months or more Laura I.Gallery will be offering special VIP deals that are too good to miss out on. These workshops offer an insight into Barking and Dagenham life that will continue to unfold long after the workshops have finished.