Author name: Smita Sonthalia

By Harinder Sahota

Harinder is offering a 10 week course in watercolour painting covering painting techniques and drawing for a wide range of topics – landscapes, portraits, flowers and still life to name a few. The teaching is tailored for mixed-ability groups, from beginners to those wishing to perfect their technique through personalised guidance. Classes are taught through plenty of demonstrations and 1:1 guidance throughout the 2 hour session.Day:

Wednesdays  |  10-12pm or 1-3pm

Venue: Harrow Arts Centre 171 Uxbridge Rd, Pinner HA5 4EA


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@The White Cube Gallery, Harrow Arts Centre

We will have a special preview evening event on Monday 19th February.  from 6pm – 8pm

Please come along to celebrate the second of our celebration of art exhibitions and bring a friend.

What is A Celebration of Art about?

It is exactly that – a celebration of the art that is being created in Harrow and the surrounding areas by the creatives local to us.

Running from Monday 19th February until Monday 4th March this exhibition displays the talent of artists from all ages and areas.  The work is diverse and vibrant, very reflective of the Harrow community and it deserves to be celebrated.

Over 250,000 people live in Harrow.  There is a thriving community of artists, art groups and creative enterprises in the borough, but only one small facility offered as a free public space designated for displaying visual art exhibitions – the White Cube Gallery in Harrow Art Centre. 

The gallery was initially set up in 2012 with lottery funding by a group of artists in Harrow and it was saved from closure in 2022 by a group of artists in Harrow.  If we want to ensure that it stays as a designated art gallery, we need to use it.  If we want to show that there is a need for a better facility for the hundreds of thousands of people in Harrow we need to fill it to bursting with the art that is already happening in and around Harrow. This exhibition is part of Harrow Open Studios’ aim, to celebrate visual art in Harrow, to show the people of Harrow that they are a creative force, to introduce them to the fact that they have a gallery they can use and to work towards a thriving public gallery in the future. 

Come and see what your neighbours have created and tell everybody about it.

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Fund Raising Art Workshop by Smita Sonthalia

For Booking –

Bringing you a super fun relaxing Madhubani Painting Workshop.

A traditional Indian Art Form taught by the professional artist Smita Sonthalia.

This is a 2 and half hour workshop 10am – 12.30pm.

Proceeds from this workshop will go to the School feeding programme for the kids in Rural Kenya. (The Amara Charitable Trust) (for more info)

Great for beginners. No experience neccessary.

Everything will be provided for you and take home your creation with you once done.

This is great for teenagers and adults.

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Affordable Art Fair 2023

Magic of India Art – launches at the Affordable Arft Fair, Hampstead. This showcases the best in contemporary art from over 100 galleries from the UK and around the world. We would love to extend a complimentary invitation to you to come to visit us. Just fill out the form below. Fair is open from May 10th till May 14th. Do not miss our all-women stand and come along and support our fabulous, creative, independent Indian women artists. Check out your preferred time and date on the Affordable Art Fair ticket page, Then please fill out the form If available, we will issue you the Complimentary invitation. If not, we will still issue you the code for 2 tickets for the price of 1 pass. So kindly be quick, do not delay, would love to see you.


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Learn how to print onto fabric with the stencil method of screen printing with textile designer Colette Moscrop. Colette will show you some other fun ways to print onto fabric too, all of which you’ll be able to do at home with your new skills and some inexpensive equipment.

You’ll design your own motif and print a tote bag, tea towel or fat quarter on this one day workshop. 

For more details visit

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