Friday, 15 September 2017

What's On from now until Christmas

What’s On – Clare Wassermann’s Studio – Room 103, Gallery Building, Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

Thursday September 28th

Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs. 8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!

£8

Saturday September 30th

“Painting With Fibres” – Autumn Offerings 11am-4pm all materials included

£55

Sunday October 1st

Sketchbook Club. Come and enjoy tea/coffee and make work in your sketchbook with a group of like-minded people. Untaught / bring your own materials / have fun 10.30 – 12.30

£5

Friday October 6th

Medgel-‘Portrait of a Witch’ is a collaborative piece between visual artist Anne Marie Lagram and storyteller which will entice an audience to become involved in exploring the landscape and components that make someone be identified as a witch. Pagan festival downstairs on Saturday

FREE - but please let us know you are coming

Saturday October 14th – Sunday October 15th OPEN STUDIOS

In association with Wolverhampton Society of Artists11 – 2.30pm

FREE

Thursday 12th October

Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs. 8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!

£8

Wednesday October 18th

“Sacred Earth”  Gentle movement to inspire painting on the theme of Harvest and Abundance – with Sarah Vernon and Clare Wassermann  - no experience necessary

£35

Sunday November 5th

Sketchbook Club. Come and enjoy tea/coffee and make work in your sketchbook with a group of like-minded people. Untaught / bring your own materials / have fun 10.30 – 12.30

£5

Thursday 9th November

Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs. 8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!

£8

Saturday 12th November

Keith Hackwood – psychotherapist and Mindfulness trainer “Mindfulness For Self-Compassion”  explore  ways of applying mindfulness to caring for ourselves 

£25

Thursday 16th November

Oil Painting with Wayne Attwood RBSA10.30am – 4pm

£25 or £30 using our materials

Friday 17th November

Batik on Rice Paper Workshop with Jacky Fellows – materials provided except please bring watercolours and brushes. 10am – 4pm

£25

Saturday 18th November

Textile Workshop with Clare Wassermann in Association with Wolverhampton Society of Artisits

£25

Saturday 25th November

Felting with Kanj Nicholas – wet felting to produce a piece celebrating Autumn

£55 inc all materials

Saturday 2nd December

Needle felting with Kanj Nicholas – a Christmas Theme

£55 inc all materials

Sunday December 3rd

Art making as a response to stories told by International Storyteller Ana Lines – theme “Winter” – no experience necessary. Age 15+     10.30am – 4pm

£30

Thursday December 7th

Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs. 8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!

£8

 

Please book via Clare www.clare.wassermann@gmail.com

Friday, 1 September 2017

Open Studios Coming Up


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Out this morning at Boundary Way Allotments sketching to build references for the art I'm involved in thanks to Moya Lloyd and her wonderful Arts Council funded project in Wolverhampton. Read more about it here: 

Met lots of people there who were curious and I ended up with lots of fabulous fruit and veg to take home.
 Thank you Michael Phillips and his Spanish pal. Also lovely to see Kevin and Jo visiting for the first time.
#livingabundantly #senseofplace17 - not even day 1 of sense of place project but too excited not to post!!
This painting has pen and pastel in it - the pastels nearly melted in the sun though!




Sunday, 13 August 2017

What's On In The Studio - Enriching Events in Wolverhampton UK August to December 2017

What’s On – Clare Wassermann’s Studio – Room 103, Gallery Building, Newhampton Arts Centre

August 21st and 22nd
Bread breaking and Peace Event for women – two separate evening events. Bring bread and a cushion / blanket. Meditation and peace evenings.
Hosted by Rachel Arnold

Contact for info waterprophetarts@gmail.com
£10 or concessions
Monday August 14th
Studio also open at selected times in the day
FREE

Sunday September 3rd
Art making as a response to stories told by International Storyteller Ana Lines – theme “Autumn” – no experience necessary. Age 15+      10.30am – 4pm
£3o
Thursday September 14th
Oil Painting with Wayne Attwood RBSA
10.30am – 4pm
£25 or £30 using our materials
Thursday 22nd September
Meeting The Beloved – details to follow - evening

Thursday September 28th
Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs.
8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!
£8
Saturday September 30th
“Painting With Fibres” – Autumn Offerings 11am-4pm all materials included
£55
Sunday October 1st
Sketchbook Club. Come and enjoy tea/coffee and make work in your sketchbook with a group of like-minded people. Untaught / bring your own materials / have fun 10.30 – 12.30
£5
Friday October 6th
Medgel-‘Portrait of a Witch’ is a collaborative piece between visual artist Anne Marie Lagram and storyteller which will entice an audience to become involved in exploring the landscape and components that make someone be identified as a witch.
Pagan festival downstairs on Saturday
FREE - but please let us know you are coming
Saturday October 14th – Sunday October 15th OPEN STUDIOS
In association with Wolverhampton Society of Artists
11 – 2.30pm
FREE
Thursday 12th October
Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs.
8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!
£8
Wednesday October 18th
“Sacred Earth”  Gentle movement to inspire painting on the theme of Harvest and Abundance – with Sarah Vernon and Clare Wassermann  - no experience necessary
£35
Sunday November 5th
Sketchbook Club. Come and enjoy tea/coffee and make work in your sketchbook with a group of like-minded people. Untaught / bring your own materials / have fun 10.30 – 12.30
£5
Thursday 9th November
Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs.
8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!
£8
Saturday 12th November
Keith Hackwood – psychotherapist and Mindfulness trainer
 “Mindfulness For Self-Compassion”  explore
 
ways of applying mindfulness to caring for ourselves

£25
Friday 17th November
Batik on Rice Paper Workshop with Jacky Fellows – materials provided except please bring watercolours and brushes. 10am – 4pm
£25
Saturday 18th November
Textile Workshop with Clare Wassermann in Association with Wolverhampton Society of Artisits
£25
Sunday December 3rd
Art making as a response to stories told by International Storyteller Ana Lines – theme “Winter” – no experience necessary. Age 15+     10.30am – 4pm
£30
Thursday December 7th
Sound Bath with Liz Pritchard – a beautiful way to relax and immerse yourself in singing bowls, crystal bowls and gongs.
8 – 9.15pm early booking essential – very popular!
£8


All bookings taken in advance - do contact me to secure your space. 

Studio address - Newhampton Arts Centre
Dunkley Street
Wolverhampton WV1

Car park and lift available. Cafe open Monday- Saturday for lunches

Monday, 10 July 2017

Personal Challenge Result

Sometimes it’s a good idea to have a personal obligation to yourself to show up to a challenge every day. As a self employed artist who is selling internationally it’s easy to stay within the style your clients see as you.
It is important though to continue to develop and exercise the creative muscle out of the normal zone. Hence today I have finished a personal challenge to paint a small landscape every day for thirty days. I set the challenge publicly so that I was accountable. Some days it was uncomfortable to show up to the easel. Some days I had to paint at 5am to get it done. But I did it. 
Today is the last day. I can truly say I have developed over the short time and experimented in ways I may not normally when working on commissions.
….and funnily enough I have sold three of them completely unintentionally. I wouldn’t have guessed that would happen.
Here’s to setting slightly uncomfortable goals!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

2016 - a good year for art

If you don’t know me already this is a little about me and the year that has nearly finished. It’s been a whirlwind, very busy but very happy-making!!
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Clare Wassermann lives and works in Wolverhampton. Originally gaining an honours degree in Music with Education, then teaching and playing saxophone and clarinet in London and Nottingham, she re-qualified as a Registered Homeopath and returned to Wolverhampton in 2001. For fourteen years she happily combined teaching and homeopathy but then her artwork suddenly began to take off.
“I have always enjoyed painting, drawing and stitching since childhood, encouraged by my father who was a long-standing member of Wolverhampton Society of Artists, but suddenly my work really began to sell in 2014”
She had started to paint larger paintings which were very vibrant and uplifting and buyers were inspired by their optimistic and health giving properties. “I love the idea of layer upon layer in paint, memories and experience. Some paintings have ten or even twenty layers built up and most are in response to my meditation and yoga practice. All are a pure celebration of my external and internal landscape. Juxtaposition of edges and colour combinations excite me.
I use recurring symbols, meaningful to me and sometimes words in my layers, building up and letting go of images as I work.
Sometimes I work in fabric and stitch for even more texture.
I use my intuition, as far as possible, to take me on the journey towards a final balance point. This art practice becomes a metaphor for life”.

In January 2016, after a successful exhibition, she took the plunge and rented a studio at Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton and since then things have moved apace.
An American Author, Kathy Walsh, admired her work on Instagram and asked her if she would illustrate her next children’s book. “I looked at her previous books on Amazon and saw that she was writing with an aim to promote peace and mindfulness for children”, Clare commented, “so I decided to accept this opportunity and embrace a new genre for me”.
The first two books, “Today An Elephant I Will Be” and “My Mindfulness ABC”are now available and I’m working on the third which will be out in the early part of next year. Kathy and she are planning some events in the U.S.A. next year.
Book
Another unexpected development has been teaching art workshops in the studio space. I work with small groups to open up creative ideas and build confidence in expression in paint and mixed media. Artists who are experiencing block and adults who feel that they would like to paint creatively but lack confidence have all enjoyed these unusual and enjoyable days.
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Details on the Workshop page
building-a-community
Some items are in my SHOP (always being updated)- otherwise contact me

A big THANK YOU to all those who have supported me and encouraged along the way. You know who you are, and I couldn’t have kept it up without you.

Gentle Rain2 Clare Wassermann 30 inches square photo Neil Roberts

“Gentle Rain” Acrylic on box canvas 30″ x 30″


For more information please visit www.clarewassermannart.com
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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Summer Updates

I certainly am enjoying the longer days of Summer despite the enormous amount of rain that we have experienced here in the UK. But the upside of that is that everything is very lush and green around where I live. The garden is romping away and the weeds are growing, as usual twice as fast as everything else!
It’s been a busy two months. My ‘creativity in paint workshops’ have taken off – all the sketchbook, 12″ canvas and 30″ canvas ones have filled up here in Wolverhampton, so I am shortly going to release some more dates on the Workshops page of this website. However I am taking to the road in October and doing some teaching in Cornwall (October 26th in Mylor Bridge, near Truro and October 27th at Threemilestone, also near Truro).
It’s all about expressing yourself in paint in sketchbooks and on paper – beginners and more experienced are very welcome.
Connect and Unite
Connect and Unite – Sketchbook 2016

Exhibitions

Crazy mad summer time – the season for art to come out of the closet it seems. I am lucky to be selected for exhibition currently in Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Asylum Gallery Wolverhampton and I’ve just been astounded to find myself in the Macynlleth Open at MOMA Wales from July 9th – September 1st with a small oil painting entitled ” At My Side My Cradled Infant Slumbers Peacefully” taken from a line from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A great honour to be part of this.
And In My Arms My Infant Gently Slumbers_oil on board_12x8_inches_scan
“At My Side My Cradled Infant Slumbers Peacefully” Oil on Canvas 8″x 12″
Gentle Rain2 Clare Wassermann 30 inches square photo Neil Roberts
“Gentle Rain” Acrylic on box canvas 30″ x 30″

Pintar Rapido

We had our own Pintar Rapido here in Wolverhampton last weekend which was a great community event. We called it Paint The Day – 70 members of the public got their paper and canvases stamped and rushed into the very changeable weather to paint scenes in the local area of Whitmore Reans in Inner City Wolverhampton. We returned our work by 5pm and overnight some elves hung the exhibition.
It’s still up until next Saturday (July 9th) at Newhampton Arts Centre for the public to see at midday for two hours during the week and all day Saturday until the closing in the evening. All work is for sale and there is an auction on Saturday of remaining pieces. Proceeds go to keep this lovely Arts Centre open as the funding has all been removed by the Council due to continuing austerity measures. Do go and support everyone if you can – there’s some lovely children’s work.
painting in West Park conservatory
partially worked painting in West Park Conservatory
Finally  to mention I am part of a lovely exhibition at Tettenhall Wood Institute which is of a wonderfully diverse and contemporary spread of work by Wolverhampton Embroiderers’ Guild. Open 10-4 July 9th and 10th