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Would you like to try your hand at different skills in an informal and friendly environment?

Come and get creative at The White House, a space for art and social activity. Located on the Becontree Estate of Dagenham and a part of Create London.

Trade School is an alternative self organised school that runs on barter. Bring one of the barter items requested by the informal teacher in exchange for their knowledge and skill.

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Intro to Illustration

Wednesday 3 July | 4.00 - 6.00 pm

The White House, 884 Green Lane, Dagenham RM8 1BX

My name is Jake and I live in Barking. Come and join me and put your creative stamp on one big drawing made by everyone. I will be sharing different illustration techniques, and showing examples of different drawing styles, and how to find your own.

Barter Items:

1. Your favourite snack

2. A book recommendation

3. A story

4. Chocolate


Leathercraft your own cardholder

Wednesday 10 July | 4.00 - 6.00pm

The White House, 884 Green Lane, Dagenham RM8 1BX

My name is Frank and I am a local business owner and leather crafter, I will be showing you how to make and personalise our own card holder. I have been crafting in the borough for over two years and create everything by hand in my studio in Barking..

Barter Items:

1. Your keys

2. Favourite quote

3. A smile

4. The answer to: What’s your favourite accessory?