Cannizaro Art In The Park
September 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Friends of Cannizaro Park are delighted to invite you to the first Art in the Park event this Autumn.
This new arts festival is set to turn Wimbledon Village’s Grade II* listed Cannizaro Park into a must-visit arts destination.
Aimed at art lovers, amateur enthusiasts, budding artists and families alike, Art in the Park promises a full day of creativity for the whole community to enjoy.
Visitors can try their hand at a variety of artistic techniques in the Hartley Fowler Adult Masterclasses tent, including botanical painting, print and bind your own artist’s book, Japanese woodblock printmaking, plain-air painting and tree-drawing.
Younger visitors will enjoy discovering the world of art and design in the dedicated EQ Investors’ Children’s Workshop Tent. Classes include animation techniques, storytelling and craft with award-winning illustrators Jane Porter and Kim Hillyard, as well as printing designs inspired by celebrated local designer William Morris. Sally Booth, acclaimed Pottery Shed artist, will be leading a drawing workshop helping participants create their own unique vision of the park. Cygnets Art School will also be running two parent and child workshops out in the park.
Throughout the day, visitors are invited to contribute to the Viking Community Sculpture, designed by renowned local sculptor Tim Norris. Tim will lead a workshop, helping visitors to create elements of the sculpture and build it into a large-scale work that will remain on display in the park.
An Art Fair, held in Cannizaro Park’s picturesque Italian Gardens, will showcase a range of local talent in painting, printmaking, ceramics and jewellery-making.
Merton Arts Festival will be reviving the rich history of sculpture in Cannizaro Park with a sculpture trail through the woods.
For more information and to book events please visit www.cannizaropark.com