We will be at The Affordable Art Fair this October in Battersea to help them celebrate 20 years since their first fair! We will be celebrating the 1990’s in true style with interactive workshops and thought provoking talks.

Affordable Art Fair Battersea

Affordable Art Fair Battersea

We have developed an engaging programme for this event with our Central Saint Martins short course tutors from a wide range of disciplines. View the full What’s On programme to see what is going on throughout the fair. Next, let’s meet the team!

Thursday workshops led by illustrator, Laura McKendry

Laura McKendry ©Adrienne Pitts

Laura McKendry ©Adrienne Pitts

Laura will be leading workshops inspired by 1990’s artists Peter Davies and Gary Hume. Prepare to work in neon and bold colours!

©Laura McKendry

©Laura McKendry

©Laura McKendry

©Laura McKendry

Laura teaches on our 1, 2, 3’s of Drawing and Illustration for 16 to 18 year olds short courses. If you like what you see, you can view more of her work on @lauramckendry_art on Instagram.

Friday workshops led by lettering artist, Alice Mazzilli 

©Alice Mazzilli

©Alice Mazzilli

Alice’s workshops will look at how lettering has changed over the years and 1990’s graffiti. A chance to master your own lettering techniques!

©Alice Mazzilli

©Alice Mazzilli

©Alice Mazzilli

©Alice Mazzilli

Alice teaches on our (brand new!) Calligraphy Weekend short course. If you want to see more of her work, check out @AliceMazzilli on Instagram.

Saturday talks led by lecturer and performer, Dr Matteo Augello

Dr Matteo Augello, Cambridge University, 2018

Dr Matteo Augello, Cambridge University, 2018

Matteo will be leading discussions on the 1990’s, including societal changes and the vision of the future from this fascinating decade. He teaches on our Developing Identities Through Clothes Weekend short course.

Sunday talks led by Experience Designer and Fashion Historian, Pigalle Tavakkoli

Pigalle Tavakkoli, Guerilla Science Fire Organ at Latitude Festival ©Richard Eaton

Pigalle Tavakkoli, Guerilla Science Fire Organ at Latitude Festival ©Richard Eaton

Pigalle Tavakkoli will discuss the influence of music on fashion in the 1990’s and explore the role of storytelling in building human connections throughout history. She teaches on Designing Multisensory Event Experiences Weekend, Experience Design, Designing Narratives for Event Experiences, Experience Design: Audience Participation Weekend, Experience Design: Narrative Weekend, and History of Haute Couture Fashion Weekend.

All workshops and talks – plus many more activities throughout the day – are included in your entry ticket to the Affordable Art Fair Battersea. To enjoy £5 off, simply enter the code CSM when purchasing your ticket in the ticketshop.

All workshops and talks are provided by Central Saint Martins short courses. We are booking now for courses throughout the year. Autumn Term 30 September – 7 December, Christmas School 9 December – 20 December, Spring Term 6 January – 14 March 2020, and Easter School 16 March – 9 April 2020