Sunday, 10 March 2019

Sneak Preview: Workshop Cold Wax!

Meet my friend and fellow Artist Marina Teding van Berkhout (Marina TvB)
She creates artworks using oil paint and ‘Cold Wax’. You may have seen her beautiful work in our last ‘Theoule’ exhibition.

Je vous présente mon amie et collègue artiste Marina Teding van Berkhout (Marina TvB)
Elle crée des œuvres d’art à l’aide de peinture à l’huile et de ‘Cold Wax Medium’ (Le médium à la Cire Froide). Vous l’avez peut-être déjà vue lors de notre dernière exposition à Theoule.

Marina has offered to give a workshop on Friday afternoons, for those interested in the technique.
Cold Wax Medium makes your oil paints thicker, but does not change their color and gives them a fabulous texture.
Marina a proposé de donner un atelier le vendredi après-midi aux personnes intéressées par cette technique. Le médium épaissit vos peintures à l'huile, mais ne change pas la couleur et vous permet de créer des textures vigoureux

In her workshop, Marina teaches you how to use Cold Wax. You will experiment with ways to add texture and layering. There will be a variety of drawing materials and tools including brayers, brushes, palette knives, scrapers and squeegees. Marina helps you build up a painting, abstract or figurative and she will show you the favorite techniques that she has learned over the past years.

Dans son atelier, Marina vous apprend à utiliser le Médium à la Cire Froide. Vous apprendrez à ajouter de la texture et des fines couches de peinture.

Il y aura une variété de matériel de dessin et d’outils de peinture, notamment des rouleaux encreurs, des couteaux à peindre, des couteaux à palette Catalyst, des grattoirs et des raclettes. Marina vous aide à créer des tableaux, abstraite ou figurative, et vous montrera ses techniques préférées qu’elle a apprises au cours de ces dernières années.

Starter or experienced oil painter, you will definitely get to know exciting new techniques that will certainly enhance your work! If you are interested in this way of working and would like to know more about the technique, you can pre-book your place (or get more info) by emailing to
NB: There is only place for 6 participants

Que vous soyez débutant(e) ou plus avancé(e), vous apprendrez certainement de nouvelles techniques passionnantes qui sans doute amélioreront votre travail!
Si cette méthode de travail vous intéresse et que vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur la technique de la Cire Froide, vous pouvez déjà réserver votre place (ou obtenir plus d’informations) en envoyant un courrier électronique à
Les places sont limitées à 6 participants

On vous propose :
4 vendredis après-midi (22/3, 29/3, 5/4 et 19/4) de 13h30 à 16h30
Le coût total est de 150 € (175 € pour les membres non-Hangar), ce qui inclut 1 boîte de Cold Wax Medium et des matériaux de base.
Les frais de l’atelier doivent être réglés à l’avance.

N’hésitez pas à contacter Marina Kulik ou Marina Teding van Berkhout pour tout renseignement sur l’atelier, ou à nous envoyer un mail sur

We offer:
4 Friday afternoons (22/3, 29/3, 5/4 and 19/4)  from 1.30pm to 4.30pm)
Total cost 150€ (175€ for non-Hangar members) which includes 1 can of Cold Wax and basic materials 
To be paid in advance.

Don't hesitate to contact Marina TvB or Marina K. for more info about the workshop or email

Monday, 4 March 2019

Monday Morning Drawing Class

This Monday morning Pim had important other matters to tend to and I had the pleasure of 'filling in' for Pim.
And I absolutely loved it, what a talented bunch of people they are!
We drew a still life of a bust, wrapped in white silk. The results were so impressive that I want to share them with you - also because it may actually inspire you to try out the drawing class. The next drawing class by Pim will be on Monday 18 March (on Monday 11 March there will be a life class with a nude...)

Here's what we did:

 The drawers at work...
...and the work lined up! It is a wonderfully rewarding experience to see the different interpretations of the same subject!

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Cleaning the Hangar side room

Message from Sculpture Teacher Marie: 

l'Atelier de modelage fait un peu de ménage au Hangar !!!
The Sculpture group does a little housekeeping in the Hangar !!!

The sculptures, clay, outdated products that are there since... well, quite long, in the storage and on the shelves, they belong to - WHOM??

Des modelages, terre, produits périmés stockés depuis.....fort longtemps dans la réserve ou sur les étagères sont à QUI ??

Nous commençons un nettoyage de printemps,  jeudi 7 mars, merci de récupérer ce qui vous appartient, afin de libérer de la place et dépoussiérer !

We will start spring cleaning, Thursday 7 March, could you please remove your sculpture related things before that, so that we can free up the space and dust it off!

Thank you for your understanding
Merci de votre compréhension, 

Avec un grand merci à Jacques, Nicole & Annie

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

News about the Funeral of Patience 'Devas' Marriott

Our friend and fellow artist Patience 'Devas' Marriott, who passed away on 11 February, will be buried on March 12th

The service will be at 11 am in the

Holy Trinity Church
146 Sloane Street SW1X 9BZ

If anyone from the Hangar is in London at the time, the family will be delighted to see them.
There will be a drink afterwards, close to her house.

The family has taken care of the flower arrangements, but really appreciates your donations to the Royal Trinity Hospice where Patience spent her last days.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Mixed Media with Benjamin

The latest subject: image transfers.

 Benjamin showed two different ways of doing image transfers. The first was using "glue" and water - the second using acetone.

For the first method - the picture (on newspaper, laserprint or similar) was glued on to the background paper (using glue, gloss or similar). We tried with both laserprinted paper, magazines and newspaper. First glueing it on and leaving it to dry - and when dry, spraying with water and rubbing the back of the picture to get the paper off and leave the print on.

It sounds easy - it looks easy - but its not. There are so many things that can go wrong. Firstly you need to remember that the image is reversed - so if you have writing on it, you need to flip the image before you print it. Secondly - the glue needs to be really dry otherwise the paper rubs off without leaving an image transfer. Thirdly - the quality of the materials make a huge difference. And lastly - the rubbing technique is important.

Here are two examples of transfers  - the top from laserprint and the one below one from newspaper. Everything looks so easy when Benjamin does it - but it is something that definately needs practise. Using the right movements and pressure is the key to success. 

For the second method - the picture was put face down on paper - with or without a background. The back was wet with acetone and then with a tool (creditcard, spoon, modelling tool or similar) - pressure was put evenly on the back. Here as well there were lessons to be learned. I tried making my first transfer on to a background with Aprima acrylics (Destock). This was a disaster. Instead of loosening the print and transfering it on to the background - the opposite happened. The background came on to the print. Benjamins advice was to use good quality paint for the background. Below is an example where the print has been transferred on to white paper.


There are lots of demonstration on YouTube for more details.

So now we have learned how to make backgrounds, how to make stencils, how to do collages, how to print and how to make transfers. WHen this is all put together we are ready to make our compositions. Here is an example by Benjamin using several techniques.

Monday, 18 February 2019

IM Patience 'DEVAS' Marriott

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our dear friend Patience peacefully passed away on the morning of the 11th of February. She spent her last days in a beautiful hospice with a garden view and enjoyed watching the birds land on her balcony.

Most of you knew Patience - personally or by reputation, she was such a spirited lady, full of amazing stories - and with a very young mind!

Until 2018 she never missed a life class, where she was an example for all, she had an amazing confident line and an accurate and quick drawing style. Patience was very popular also because of her sharp sense of humour.

She loved the Hangar, came to many classes and when her family stayed with her, she used to bring them all over. We soon found out that her daughter and grandchildren had inherited her talent in drawing and painting. Patience actively participated, she often came on our trips, where she drew, sculpted and watercoloured with enthusiasm.
Teachers Pim and Marie are very sad too and will miss her dearly in their classes.

I had the pleasure of exhibiting with her in the Contemporary Art Exhibition in Valbonne, back in  2010 when it was still an art fair you couldn't afford to miss. We had such fun together, we both sold well and got to know each other. We repeated the duo show in 2015 in La Roquette, and became real friends while we drove together to Italy, where we shared a fantastic and creative time in Saluzzo.

In 2011 we published her portfolio book - it gave insight in the kind of artist she was - and how well-known as a sculptor! (Her artist name was 'Devas', 'gender-neutral' as we would call it nowadays, because she was commissioned to create a monumental sculpture for a Saudi prince and that job could not be done by a woman...!!)

Patience had many friends and admirers in the Hangar. We will all miss her presence, are thinking of her and will fondly remember her forever. The Hangar will send flowers to the funeral of which I will publish the date and the address as soon as I have that information.

We wish her family and friends the strength they need to cope with the loss of their beautiful, talented, original Patience.

Delighted to have known her,
Marina Kulik