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Hello again, and another happy (and sunny!) Monday. Are you doing anything exciting this week?

It’s the last of our workshops this week, before we take a little break over Easter (don’t worry, we’ll be back with a new, jam-packed timetable after the holidays!!). Tonight is woodcarving with Bill Hudson, a great chance for beginners to learn the art of woodcarving to make art or furniture – or advanced woodcarvers can drop by to use our space and equipment. Thursday is pottery with Leyla Folwell, she’ll be running classes all afternoon and evening for children as well as beginners and advanced adults. For a full list of our workshops and to book your place please click here.

There are plenty of great events going on all over London this week. On Thursday 29th, the Courtauld Gallery is holding a special late night opening of their Mondrian/Nicholson exhibition. The gallery will be open until 9pm – with live music, talks, workshops and drinks – with free admission to all of this if you dress in the style of the glamorous 1930s!!

The Fashion and Textile Museum has recently opened the exhibition “Designing Women – Post-War British Textiles“. This exhibition showcases the work of three important female textile designers who’s use of colour and abstract forms helped bring modern art into the family home.

Make sure you get out and about and enjoy the sunshine. Sunday 1st of April is the 14th Streatham Common Kite Day – fly your own kite or watch some of the stunning displays. There are also instructions on the site for making your own kite.

Whatever you do this week, have a great time!

Art in the Park artist Andrea Sinclair has been working on a beautiful textile piece inspired by the textures of stone and the small organisms which live on it. Below are some of the stunning photographts Andrea has been taking and a few sneak peeks of her work. Read more about her work in Andrea’s wonderful inspiration post.