The little red door of hope…
Hiding quietly in the darkest depths of E6 is an artistic wee bolt hole called Red Door Studios that we are tipping to be the next ‘Big-I-am’ in East Ham…An artist studio come venue for hire come part time gallery, cafe and event space set up in a Victorian glass factory near Central Park. This place is #wellHipinE6!
Life drawing every fortnight, 7-9pm
Once a fortnight Red Door Studios hold life drawing sessions for people looking to reconnect with their inner creative. Last week, we went along to have a nosey and do some drawing stuffs. You can see our first effort below…
Ok, Ok, we know, our drawings aren’t exactly Hockney but the studio is double aces; a cosy huddle of tub chairs on vintage rugs, our friendly life drawing model, a skeleton lamp and homemade lemon cake at half time…(yep, you heard correctly… skeleton lamp… Cake…).
It covers all the usual life drawing bases, a few short 10 minute sketches for practice building up to a 30 or 40 minute draw-a-thon once you have got your game face on. It’s BYO sketch pad and pencils (or easel and watercolours if you prefer – plenty of the regulars work with paint) and all for a very reasonable £5 price tag. The next one is Tues 3rd Feb – watch their FB page for deets.
We will be keeping our beady eye on this one…. Watch this space.
The great news is that Red Door is planning more events in 2015, with rumours of a saturday morning cafe and acoustic music evenings. Our verdict: Cool as a cucumber; an interesting and beautiful space and a great way to meet some more East-Blammers all under the guise of ‘doing something creative’. Huzzah, one more off the bucket list for 2015, then.