The Portrait Workshop

The Portrait Workshop and Rosetta Art Centre are teaming up to bring you an intensive course on Renaissance portrait painting.

Taught by portrait painter Christopher Hanson, the class will run 4 days in a week, it will teach you all the techniques, approaches and strokes that the masters used centuries ago, and yet still feel relevant. By the end of the course you will have the confidence and skills to embark on a series of representational portraits.

You are required to have a moderate level of painting experience for this course. It runs on the 3rd,5th,6th and 10th of March, places are limited, so enrol now!

To sign up for the course or for more information, contact us on 02075111117 or email admin@rosettaarts.org.

The RELAY is running…

The first leg of the RELAY touring art exhibition is now open to the public. Go and have a look at one of the fantastic exhibitions:

For full details visit the RELAY web page, which includes details of events and workshops associated with the exhibitions.

Rosetta Arts Hub

Every second Thursday of the month, we will be running the Rosetta Arts Hub in Canning Town library between 10-11.30am. It is a welcoming space for anyone to come and find out what the local creative community are doing in Newham and how to get involved! Come by for a coffee and a creative chat!


The Raku Project completes its first firings


We have  been working with a group of eight local ceramicists, led by Su Leaver, that have come together to build a new Raku kiln. They braved the freezing January elements over at the atmospheric Cody Dock site to build and test fire the kiln. Resident ceramicist at Rosetta, Frank Jennings, said “the raku technique is an exciting, dramatic and instantaneous way to create“.

The potters made work inspired by the Cody Dock site and fired it in the new kiln in February. We will be exhibiting their results soon so watch this space for more details of where you can see it.

Creating Marvelous Mosaics!


Every Friday afternoon our painting studio is transformed into a place full of tiles, colours and shapes in our Mosaics class for adults with learning difficulties & disabilities. There is always fantastic, unique and bright work coming from these classes and the artists themselves develop skills in not just the art of mosaics, but in confidence and self expression too.

Our ALDD Mosaics class takes place every Friday between 1.15-3.15pm. To enroll, contact Hassan on 02075111117, email admin@rosettaarts.org

Ceramics at Rosetta


Come and learn how to create sculptures, vases, pots, models at Rosetta. Our classes for people on all levels, from beginners to seasoned potters – teaching techniques and all the skills you need, but also allowing you to develop in your own way, to design and create your own visions.

Our next classes will be starting in April, so get in contact with us now if you want to reserve a place.

Artwork of the week:


Boss by Fred Apps, part of the Natural Newham exhibition, currently on show at Stratford Library as part of the RELAY 2015 tour.


We are part of Stratford Rising, a consortium of arts and cultural providers, producers and educators based in Stratford. Take a look at the Stratford Rising website and see what we have achieved so far…


Recent Posts


Our first leg of our RELAY exhibitions has begun, with Sonya Patel Allis’ solo show, A Story Within in Beckton Library, Natural Newham in Stratford Library and A Tale of Two Cities in Forest Gate Library.

The Private Views for these exhibitions are:

The Story Within at Beckton Library: Wed 18th (5:30 – 7:30pm)
Natural Newham at Stratford Library: Thurs 19th (5:30 – 7:30pm)
A Tale of Two Cities at Forest Gate Library: Thurs 26th (4-6pm)

story within tale of two cities Newham copy Natural Newham

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