AS COP26 APPROACHES, ART-K HIGHLIGHTS EMISSIONS MESSAGE WITH MURAL AT WANDSWORTH SOUTHSIDE SHOPPING

The mural features a collage of paintings to illustrate the importance of looking after the environment.

Wandsworth 13th October 2021: art-K, the leading provider of children's art classes in high streets across the UK, has unveiled a mural in the Wandsworth Southside Shopping centre to highlight the steps the centre is taking towards reducing its carbon footprint.

The mural (pictured below) was hand-painted by art-K visual artists Laura and Ayseli. It features a collage of six paintings to illustrate Southside Shopping Centre's actions towards cutting down its carbon emissions. Southside recently reopened its doors after a £1bn regeneration programme. As part of this initiative, the centre encourages visitors to get there on foot or by bicycle. Additionally, it has implemented changes to increase waste recycling, generate solar power, and significantly cut its overall water usage.


art-K Managing Director Emily Harper said, "We are so proud of our mural at Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre. We feel it is vital to help communities understand the steps their local businesses are taking to improve the environment. We believe our talented visual artists Laura and Ayseli have done a fantastic job of illustrating the important work Southside is undertaking to help the environment through their mural.”

art-K visual artist Laura said, "The Southside mural was an exciting and fun project to work on. The Southside centre staff wanted a bright and bold colour scheme influenced by nature, and I feel we've pulled out all of the stops on this one!"

art-K also provides art classes through its Wandsworth art studio located at East Hill Wandsworth SW18 2QD. Studio art leader Aneta runs daytime workshops from 9 am – 4 pm and accepts childcare vouchers.




A link containing several photographs of the mural can be accessed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18pTdgR4zrjmFeZBQnSiE8eNqgdUxMVHM?usp=sharing

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1. About art-K

The journey began in 2000, when Kathryn Harper combined her passion for art and her experience in paediatric speech and language therapy to develop an art programme for children.

In 2016 daughter – Managing Director Emily Harper – saw the opportunity to build an art tuition company that would represent the future of art education nationally, and art-K was born. Together Emily and Kathryn (Creative Director) have grown art-K to more than 30 clubs, teaching 3000+ students per week and employing over 100 artists.

In 2018 David Harper, who had long corporate experience, supported the business to help mentor and develop art-K into a company with strong corporate governance.

art-K's goal is to ensure that every child passionate about art has the chance to be a part of an art-K club in their local area. It is looking to build a community of individuals who share a common passion and enthusiasm for creating art.

art-K classes focus on fundamental principles of art, which can be used as building blocks by its students to develop their skills and confidence in experimenting with different artistic styles and mediums. That is why its classes are tailored to individuals and open to everyone.

For more information, please visit: www.art-k.co.uk

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