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

Come and get arty at The White House, a space for art and social activity which resides on the Becontree Estate of Dagenham and is 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. All session’s will be held at: The White House, 884 Green Ln, Dagenham RM8 1BX.

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Intro to Illustration

Wednesday 20 March | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Join Jake for this session and learn fun and expressive illustration techniques that let your creativity shine. Create colourful mixed media masterpieces worthy of the kitchen fridge.

Barter Items: 

1. Chocolate digestives

2. Smoothie recipe

3. An old book

4. A stone

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Canvas Making

Thursday 21 March | 3.30 - 5.00pm

Chris will be teaching everyone how to make and stretch a canvas using wood and canvas paper. Come and make your own ready for art to go on your wall.

Barter Items: 

1. Peanut butter

2. A documentary recommendation

3. A poem

4. Earl grey tea

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Instagram Introduction with Annalie Schutz

Thursday 14 March | 6.00 - 7.00 pm

Learn everything you need to know about Instagram from Annalie Schutz, Communications Manager at Create London, working in the borough with residents to develop their technology skills.

Barter Items: 

1. A smile 

2. An art gallery recommendation

3. A pen 

4. Your Favourite Instagram account