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City Arts Xmas Fair 2017

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 2nd Dec & Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm

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Our annual two weekends of Christmas Fairs, where local artists, craft people and traders will show and sell a variety of unique work including:

Silk Painting, Jewellery, Ceramics, Painting, Original Prints, Christmas Decorations, Preserves, Photography, Cards and much more.

Find that perfect unique, special present!

**Stalls will vary each weekend.

Seasonal refreshments will be available to warm you up:
Homemade Soup & Fresh Artisan Bread
Tea, Coffee & Cake

Free Entry!

All Ages Welcome

 

 

Christmas Wreath Making with Kim Harrison

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th December, 10am – 1pm

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Kim Harrison is back at City Arts with two half-day sessions of Christmas Wreath making.

Friday 8th December, 10am – 1pm
Saturday 9th December, 10am – 1pm

Learn to moss your 12” wire frame and then add a variety of foliage; including Nordic Spruce, Holly, Wild Ivy and Eucalyptus.

There will be a selection of dried oranges, limes, chillies, cinnamon sticks and fir cones, baubles and silk flowers to use as well as
various Christmas ribbons and your wreath will be backed with a protective material.

Age: Adults
Cost: £35 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

Christmas Silk Baubles with Sarah Moorcroft

Sunday 10th December, 10am – 2pm

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Sarah is back for her last workshop of the year!

Learn how to work with silk, in the form of Christmas baubles.

Plan your design and experiment with silk paints, markers and salt,
to create a set of three beautiful and unique decorations for your tree or window, or as a gift for someone special.

You can also add embellishments to your baubles. A variety will be provided for you, but feel free to bring your own.

Age: Adults, Teens & Kids 12yrs+ (unsupervised)
Cost: £35 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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Monoprinting with Wendy Lloyd

Sunday 5th November, 10am – 4pm

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A gorgeous mixed media workshop with textiles’ artist, Wendy Lloyd.

An introduction to a wide variety of monoprinting techniques that are suitable for use on fabric.

We will be using various mark making techniques, plus found, homemade and commercial stamps and stencils to create
your designs and prints.

Age: Adults
Cost: £40 (all materials inlcuded)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Winter Foliage in Wire with Flora Gare

Saturday 11th November, 10am – 3pm

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Learn how to work with coloured copper wire in this one-day workshop, creating your own holly, mistletoe and winter berries as gifts or Christmas decorations – a perfect festive workshop for all levels.

Learn how to work with wire, use the tools and develop your own design.

Bring an image or a real plant to work from and a small pair of pliers, if you have them.

Age: Adults
Cost: £38 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Limestone Decoupage Set with Beth Hocking

Friday 17th November, 10am – 2pm

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Come and decorate a beautiful set of limestone tiles with Beth Hocking.

Learn the technique of paper Decoupage on Limestone tiles.

With a variety of themes available, including seasonal designs, you will personalise and produce a full set of 4 decoupage, decorated
limestone coasters and a stunning table centrepiece tile to match.

Perfect for your dining table, or as a gift if you can bear to give them away!

Age: Adults
Cost: £35 (all material included)

**To Book Your Place, Email; info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Christmas Card Printing with Wendy Lloyd

Saturday 18th November, 10am – 12.30pm

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Learn how to make no-cost printing blocks and print unique and stylish cards.

Christmas is approaching, so this workshop has a seasonal flavour, but the techniques can be used to make cards for any occasion.

You will go away with approx. 5 completed cards and the printed material to make many more, plus your own unique print blocks, and
handouts full of tips and tricks.

Age: Adults, Teens & Kids 8yrs+ (supervised)
Cost: £15 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Group Leader Lantern Making Workshop with Isabel Carmona & Donna Lewis

Sunday 19th November, 2pm – 4pm

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A free workshop for anyone running a local community or youth group.

Learn how to make a willow lantern for the Corn Exchange’s
annual Festival of Light so that you can make them with your group.

Go home with all the materials you need to make them with your group. A great way to acquire a skill and involve your group in a
fantastic community event.

Participating groups should be available to take part in the Festival of Light parade, Sun 10 Dec, 4pm.

For more information on the Festival of Light go towww.cornexchangenew.co.uk/getinvolved

**To Book Your Free Place, Call 0845 5218 218

 

 

City Arts Xmas Fair 2017

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 2nd Dec & Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm

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Our annual two weekends of Christmas Fairs, where local artists, craft people and traders will show and sell a variety of unique work including:

Silk Painting, Jewellery, Ceramics, Painting, Original Prints, Christmas Decorations, Preserves, Photography, Cards and much more.

Find that perfect unique, special present!

**Stalls will vary each weekend.

Seasonal refreshments will be available to warm you up:
Homemade Soup & Fresh Artisan Bread
Tea, Coffee & Cake

Free Entry!

All Ages Welcome

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Oil Painting Weekend with Kevin Skully

Saturday 31st September & Sunday 1st October, 10am – 4pm

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Come and join this superb weekend of oil painting with artist, Kevin Skully.

We will be use Alkyd Oil Paint, similar to traditional oil paint, but fast-drying.

The workshop will focus on landscape painting and examine the different techniques used in oils.

All materials and equipment will be provided, including reference images, but you are welcome to bring along any photographs that you would like to work from.

A workshop for painters of all levels of experience.

Age: Adults
Cost: £100 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Poetry Gathering at City Arts

Sunday 8th October, 3pm – 4.30pm

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City Arts Presents: Free Poetry Gathering.

This is a very informal and friendly gathering for people who enjoy poetry, in all its forms.

There isn’t a strict format to the event – participants may share their own poetry, the work of another poet, or simply listen to the readings.

~ Cost: Free
~ Age: Adults
~ Refreshments & Good Conversation

**No need to book… HOWEVER, please email us for location info: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Foam Marbling with Rachel Cheer

Saturday 14th October, 10am – 12pm

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One of our most popular workshops, with artist Rachel Cheer.

Shaving Foam Marbling is a great way to experiment with creating colourful and unique images on paper.

The workshop is all about introducing youngsters to art, and older children to a new way of creating unusual artwork.

This workshop is for all abilities. Designed especially for parents/ carers and children to enjoy together.

Age: All Ages
Cost: £8 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Felt Soaps with Wendy Lloyd

Saturday 14th October, 1pm – 3pm

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A fabulous workshop with textiles’ artist, Wendy lloyd.

A fun introduction to the magic of feltmaking that turns fluffy sheep’s wool ‘tops’ into fabric.

The decorative felted soaps with their builtin ‘mits’ make novel gifts and stocking fillers.

You will go home with 3 felted soaps at the end of the session and some fun, unique ideas for gift presentation.

Age: Adults, Teens & Kids 8yrs+ (supervised)
Cost: £12.50 (all materials included)

**To book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Applefest 2017

Sunday 15th/ Sunday 22nd/ Tuesday 24th/ Wednesday 25th October, 10am – 3pm

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We want to celebrate this very apple-y community surrounding us.

Bring your unwanted apples to City Arts for us to convert into healthy 100% pure City Arts apple juice to sell throughout the year.

Your apple donation helps us raise funds for our building renovation and low cost community activities.

!We want to beat the 200kg from last year!

Did you know: apparently 80% of apples, from domestic apple trees, lie unused or go to waste?

Dates are as follows:
• 15 Oct – drop off and try your hand at making your very own juice or sample some apple-y delights with a tea or coffee.

• 22 Oct. – drop off only 10 am to 1pm

• 24 and 25 Oct – Join in and help us make our community Apple Tree Collage event (£1) and just have some family fun.

**No Booking Required**

Print, Stick, Stitch Cards & Decorations with Karen Carter

Thursday 19th October, 10am – 4pm

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A fun and experimental workshop with professional printer, Karen Carter.

Discover the wonderful world of printing on fabric, paper and card using lino, and high density foam.

We will be working with paper, calico, beads, buttons and dimensional paints to produce prints suitable for cards, decorations and fabric things!

No experience needed.

Age: Adults
Cost: £38 (all materials included)

**to Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Garden Insects in Wire with Flora Gare

Friday 20th October, 10am – 2pm

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Take inspiration from the bees, butterflies and insects living in your garden to create your own wire sculpture.

You will use coloured copper wire to build up a frame, and then have fun decorating with wire mesh and beads. There are so many different insects to choose from!

Bring images for inspiration. Bring a small pair of pliers if you have them.

Age: Adults
Cost: £35 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

October Half Term

 

The Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

Saturday 21st October, 10am- 12pm

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**The Art Shed is for Everyone**

The Aim of the Session is to:

~ Introduce Youngsters to Art
~ Get Creative and have Fun with Your Kids
~ Expand on Existing Skills & Build Confidence

*During the session, children will have the opportunity to:

~ Draw & Colour
~ Sticky Area
~ Chalk the Wall
~ Make Posters
~ Paint
~ Create a Junk-Art Masterpiece

So, make sure you all **Dress for Mess**

~ Age: All Ages
~ Cost: £1 per child (adults free)
~ Refreshments: £1
~ Drop-in Event (no booking required)

**PLEASE NOTE: You Must Supervise Your Children, At All Times, During the Event**

Half Term: Halloween Wreath Making with Kim Harrison

Monday 23rd October, 10am – 1pm

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Celebrate Halloween at City Arts with this brilliant wreath-making workshop, with Kim Harrison.

Make a 12” rattan wreath with silk leaves, flowers, ribbons and for the more gruesome of you – bugs, googly eyes, skulls etc.

The theme of your wreath can be anything you want it to be… from Sugar Skulls to Nightmare Before Xmas, or try your hand at a traditional autumn wreath – let your imagination run wild!

Why not dress up in a Halloween costume for the workshop, you’ll also receive a treat!

Age: Adults, Teens & Kids 8yrs + (supervised) 12+ (unsupervised)
Cost: £15 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Half Term: Halloween Light-up Decorations with Fiona Crooks Smith

Monday 23rd October, 2pm – 4pm

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Fiona from ‘Rainbows of Newbury’ is at City Arts for Halloween!!

Decorate your choice of Halloween themed bisque night-light holders including pumpkins, spiders, spooky trees and skulls!

We will use Decoart Americana acrylics including metallics, glitters and glo-in-the-dark paints.

There will also be some Halloween themed Decopatch papers available, if you would prefer to Decopatch or combine the two on
your item.

Age:8yrs+
Cost: £10 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Half Term: Apple Collage Days with Donna Lewis & Isabel Carmona

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th October, 10am – 3pm

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Join in and help us make our Community Apple Tree Collage Days a great family event for all ages and abilities!

We want to celebrate this very apple-y community surrounding us.

This event is to help us raise funds for our Charity Renovation Project and low-cost community activities.

The activities are centred around our 3D tree – you will be making apples to add to the tree, using lots of different materials – including felt, buttons, wood, pine cones, card, paint and string!!

Age: All Ages
Cost: £1 each (all materials included)

Just drop in throughout the day!!

!!Dress For Mess!!

**No Booking Required**

Half Term: Halloween Craft Session for Kids with Sarah Moorcroft

Thursday 26th October, 10am – 12pm

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Sarah Moorcroft is here for Halloween!!

Get creative with the kids, in this fun, messy session of all things Halloween – especially for the little ones, but big ones are welcome
too!

Come along and make Foil Sugar Skulls, Furry-legged Insects and Bat & Pumpkin Decorations.

Each craft sections will have all the materials you need to design and create your unique Halloween decorations.

Age: 3yrs+ (supervised)
Cost: £6 (all materials provided)

**To Book Your Child’s place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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Textiles Collage with Lorna Goldsmith

Friday 15th September, 10am – 4pm

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Our second workshop with textiles’ artist, Lorna Goldsmith.

Be inspired by slow textiles and textile art ideas.

You will play with textiles, paper and the surfaces they describe through stitch and textile manipulation. Freely cut and assemble your designs. Play with colours and textures.

Bring your own design ideas or create from an idea explored on the day.

Materials will be available, but bring any special papers, fabrics
or found objects meaningful to you.

Age: Adults
Cost: £40 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Collagraph Printing Weekend with Pam Hardman

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September, 10am – 4pm

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Come and spend the weekend at City Arts, with artist Pam Hardman.

Explore a range of collagraph plate making techniques and produce your own plates.

We will look at the work of artist/printmakers using collagraph techniques for inspiration.

Mix and combine oil based inks and become familiar with inking collagraph plates and printing them using an etching press.

Practice intaglio and block printing and get tips on wiping, editioning and keeping the plates.

Age: Adults
Cost: £130 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Woodblocks & Words for Kids with Arty Pumpkin

Saturday 23rd September, 10am – 2pm

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Join Arty Pumpkin at City Arts!!

Come and have some fun, hand-printing with wooden letterpress type, either starting from scratch or adding type to an existing image or piece of material.

There will be a range of type to choose from and all you have to do is think of the words you’d like to print.

All materials are supplied but bring any special paper/material you would like to use.

No experience necessary.

Age: 8yrs+ (unsupervised)
Cost: £15 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Woodblocks & Words for Adults with Arty Pumpkin

Sunday 24th September, 10am – 4pm

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Join Arty Pumpkin at City Arts!!

Come and have some fun, hand-printing with wooden letterpress type, either starting from scratch or adding type to an existing image or piece of material.

There will be a range of type to choose from and all you have to do is think of the words you’d like to print.

All materials are supplied but bring any special paper/material you would like to use.

No experience necessary.

Age: Adults
Cost: £40 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Layered Relief Printing with Karen Carter

Thursday 28th September, 10am – 4pm

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This is a fun, experimental printing workshop with artist, Karen Carter.

Using a combination of lino, polystyrene and high-density foam we will create unique layered prints.

Simple instruction on making plates will be followed by time to experiment with inking and layering using water-based inks, rollers & spoons.

This is a process you can easily replicate at home with a minimum of specialist equipment.

No experience needed, lots of step-by-step demos.

Age: Adults
Cost: £38 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Oil Painting Weekend with Kevin Scully

Saturday 30th Sept & Sunday 1st October, 10am – 4pm

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Come and join this superb weekend of oil painting with artist, Kevin Skully.

We will be use Alkyd Oil Paint, similar to traditional oil paint, but fast-drying.

The workshop will focus on landscape painting and examine the different techniques used in oils.

All materials and equipment will be provided, including reference images, but you are welcome to bring along any photographs that you would like to work from.

A workshop for painters of all levels of experience.

Age: Adults
Cost: £100 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

 

PAST WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

Collage, Paint, Print with Karen Carter

Friday 1st September, 10am – 4pm

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A fabulous mixed media & printing workshop, with artist Karen Carter.

Using towns and harbours as our inspiration we will create a mixed media, quirky, stylized image using simple printing with polystyrene
blocks combined with acrylic painting, collage & drawn elements.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work on both fabric and paper.

A fun, experimental approach suitable for everyone.

Age: Adults
Cost: £38

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Photographic Lumen Printing with Donna Lewis

Saturday 2nd September, 10am – 4pm

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A unique and exciting workshop with photographer, Donna Lewis.

Lumen Printing is a light-sensitive, silvergelatin, photographic process using darkroom chemicals.

The paper is layered with various natural objects and materials, from leaves and fruit to flowers and fabrics.

We will take a walk around the local area, where we will collect flora and other found objects for your prints.

You will then learn to layer, expose and develop your lumen prints.

Age: Adults, Teens & Kids 12yrs+
Cost: £35 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Collagraphs for Teens & Kids with Isabel Carmona

Sunday 3rd September, 10am – 1pm

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This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to spend the day studying with artist, isabel Carmona.

Draw up your designs on paper, then reverse them into cardboard printing blocks.

You will then ink your blocks and print them using a professional printing press into paper.

Learn to make a variety of designs and combine them – let your imagination create the story .

Experiment with colour combinations and a bit of reverse writing.

Age: 10yrs+
Cost £15 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

A Portrait of Newbury Event – Newbury Market Sqaure

Monday 4th September, 10am – 4pm

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Together, we want to create a community portrait of Newbury.

Come and draw people in a variety of mediums, using a broad range of surfaces (continuous paper, canvas, cardboard).

Professional artists will be on hand to assist you on the day.

*Artist Isabel Carmona will be offering ‘1 minute portraits’ for £1, that you can take home with you.

Age: All Ages
Cost: £1 each (all materials provided)

**No Booking Required**

Woodcut & Watercolour with Karen Carter

Friday 8th September, 10am – 4pm

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Another brilliant workshop with artist, Karen Carter.

Tips, tricks and shortcuts, the easy way to do Japanese style woodcutting!

We will take this ancient art and make it into something fun, accessible and simple to do.

All tools and wood will be provided and printing will be done with tubes of watercolour paints, perfect for printing at home with a minimum of equipment.

No experience needed, lots of demos and individual help.

Age: Adults
Cost: £38 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

The Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

Saturday 9th August, 10am – 12pm

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**The Art Shed is for Everyone**

The Aim of the Session is to:

~ Introduce Youngsters to Art
~ Get Creative and have Fun with Your Kids
~ Expand on Existing Skills & Build Confidence

*During the session, children will have the opportunity to:

~ Draw & Colour
~ Sticky Area
~ Chalk the Wall
~ Make Posters
~ Paint
~ Create a Junk-Art Masterpiece

So, make sure you all **Dress for Mess**

~ Age: All Ages
~ Cost: £1 per child (adults free)
~ Refreshments: £1
~ Drop-in Event (no booking required)

**PLEASE NOTE: You Must Supervise Your Children, At All Times, During the Event**

Silk Painting for Adults with Sarah Moorcroft

Sunday 10th September, 10am – 4pm

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This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day learning how to work with silk, with artist Sarah Moorcroft

You can use a floral theme, or choose your own.

You will learn the design process and practical application of silk painting: plan your design on paper, transfer it to your silk, gutta up the design and allow it to dry.

Finally, paint your silk, having learnt which colours work well together and how to apply them.

Age: Adults
Cost: £45 including all materials

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

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Watercolour Short Course with Kevin Skully

Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd August, 10am – 4pm

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During this 3 day watercolour course, with Kevin Skully, you will look at ways in which watercolour can be used in a loose and expressive way.

The ultimate goal is to create paintings devoid of unnecessary detail, that make an artistic statement using lively brushwork, executed with as little fuss as possible, whilst still putting into practice the basic, necessary watercolour techniques.

A workshop for all levels of experience.

Age: Adults
Cost: £150 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Markmaking for Textiles with Lorna Goldsmith

Friday 25th August, 10am – 4pm

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Delve into the world of materials and mark-making with Lorna Goldsmith.

A workshop to develop surfaces on paper and textiles using free, intuitive and expressive mark making.

Prepare paper and textiles to work into pictures in any style you like. You will be introduced to different techniques to develop simple folded books and images, and prepare fabrics for further work.

All materials will be made available, but feel free to bring special papers or fabrics to work with.

All levels welcome.

Age: Adults
Cost: £40 (all materiasl included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

Indigo Shibori Dyeing Weekend with Jane Cannon

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August, 10am – 4pm

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Discover the timeless art of Shibori Cloth Dyeing with Indigo.

This is a unique and exciting weekend, with artist Jane Cannon. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the indigo dyeing process, as well as the broad range of shibori designs.

This almost magical process turns the cloth from its original colour to bright green, and then with the air to a gorgeous rich blue.

Explore the Japanese Shibori designs to create beautiful patterns and shapes in the clothe.

A scarf is included in the cost of the workshop, however, feel free to bring along your own materials to experiment with.

Age:Adults
Cost: £60 (including all materials)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Textured Ceramic Pebble Making with Clare Mahoney

Tuesday 29th August, 10am – 2pm

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After the huge success of her Ceramic Wall Hanging workshop, Clare Mahoney is back at City Arts with Ceramic Pebble Making!!

Pebble making plays with that lovely feeling of holding a tactile object in the palm of the hand.

We will use the process of handbuilding and explore low-relief sculptural surfaces and press molding.

During the workshop, we will use plants and flowers for our pebble designs, and create a cast before placing it into a pre-made mould.

You will make approx. 3 pebbles during the workshop and they will need to be kiln-fired.

Age: Adults, Teens & 12yrs+ (unsupervised)
Cost: £40 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

Intro to Screenprinting for Kids with Libby Dee

Wednesday 30th August, 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Both sessions of this workshop are SOLD OUT!!

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This is a fantastic workshop for kids, with artists Libby Dee.

Libby’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LibbyDeeArt/

Learn the step-by-step process of designing and cutting stencils, using a craft knife and then attaching the image to the screen, ready
to print.

Drag the ink across the screen, using our DIY squeegee, and print onto good quality paper.

Once you learn the technique, you can screenprint again and again, from t-shirts to tote-bags, cushion covers to pencil cases!

Age: 10yrs+ (unsupervised)
Cost: £15 (all materiasl included)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

PAST WORKSHOPS

 

Drawing for Kids with Sarah Moorcroft

Wednesday 2nd August, 10am – 12pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT!!

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Experiment with the creative interaction of drawing and painting materials, using oil pastels and watercolour resistance, to create
your image.

Sarah will taek your child through a step-by-step process of planning, designing and creating using a variety of mediums and papers.

At the end of the session, each child will have created a mixed media painting, ready to pop into a frame and hang on the wall.

No experience needed.

Age: 8+ (unsupervised)
Cost: £10 (including all materials)

**Booking Your Child’s Place: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Summer Blooms in Wire with Flora Gare

Thursday 3rd August, 10am – 3pm

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Explore working with fabulous coloured, copper wire to create your own gorgeous summer flower with artist Flora Gare.

Learn how to trace, join and shape the wire from a 2D drawing to a 3D sculpture!

Please feel free to bring an image or a real flower to work from and a small pair of pliers, if you have them.

Age: Adults
Cost: £38 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

DIY Screenprinting for Adults & Teens with Libby Dee

Friday 4th August, 10am – 4pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT!!

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In this hugely enjoyable workshop with Libby Dee, you will make your own screen using simple, everyday materials.

Once you have designed and created your own stencils, you will then be taught how to print successfully – using your handmade screen.

Take away your screen, so you can continue to develop your skills at home and create artwork for cushions, fabrics, bags, and tops – anything you can get your hands on!

Libby’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LibbyDeeArt/

Age: Adults, Teens & 12yrs+
Cost: £40 (including all materials)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Silk Painting for Adults with Sarah Moorcroft

Sunday 6th August, 10am – 4pm

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This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day learning how to work with silk, with artist Sarah Moorcroft

You can use a floral theme, or choose your own.

You will learn the design process and practical application of silk painting: plan your design on paper, transfer it to your silk, gutta up the design and allow it to dry.

Finally, paint your silk, having learnt which colours work well together and how to apply them.

Age: Adults
Cost: £45 including all materials

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Children’s Decopatch with Fiona Crook Smith

Monday 7th August, 10am – 12pm

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Come and join Fiona Crooks Smith, from Rainbows of Newbury, for a morning of Decopatch!

Fiona’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RainbowsOfNewbury/

In this workshop, choose to decorate an animal or a capital letter, using papers of your choice.

Decopatch is a fun and funky paper-craft that can be used on just about any rigid surface to jazz up all sorts of bits and pieces.

Using the specialist, glazed tissue paper of many colours and designs and the Decopatch glossy glue, you can create beautiful objects and ornaments.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £12 including all materials

**To Book Your Child’s Place, email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

Papercutting with Pie Lady

Wednesday 9th August, 10am – 4pm

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Come and join this wonderfully unique workshop with Adriana from Pie Lady Papercuts!

Pie Lady’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PieLadyPapercuts

You will be given a kit with everything you need, including a craft knife, spare blades, a cutting mat, coloured paper, an exercise sheet and templates of your choice. All of this you can take home with you, as well your own amazing piece of art.

You’ll learn lots of papercutting techniques, as well precision, get advice, tips and tricks of the trade – all in a friendly environment, while we share a cuppa, biscuits and cake! Escape into a little world of paper and possibilities!”

Age: Teens 13+ & Adults
Cost: £40 including al materials

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Create your own Fairy Garden with Donna lewis

Thursday 10th August, 10am – 1pm

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Create your very own fairy garden, with artist Donna Lewis,

You will plan, design and create your garden from scratch! Making a mini house, wild flower pot, mosaic path and much more – let your imagination take over!

You will receive lots of tips and step-by-step guidance, on how to get the most out of your container.

**A container will be provided, however, feel free to bring your own unique garden container. You could use an old suitcase, hanging basket, terrocotta pot, wicker basket or wooden box!

Age: 8yrs+ (with adult)
Cost: £15 (including all materials)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Chalkfest 2017

Friday 11th August, 10am – 4pm

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City Arts Presents: CHALKFEST 2017!!

For the third year running, City Arts will be bringing its Free, Community Event, for all the family, to the heart of Newbury.

Chalkfest is all about joining in, having fun and getting creative with chalk!

For those who cannot sit on the floor, tables will be provided.

**THE EVENT DETAILS**
~ Date: Friday 11th August
~ Time: 10am – 4pm
~ Location: Newbury Market Square
~ Cost: Free (chalk included)

This year, we have local, independent traders joining us again, including:

~ Sunny Faces – https://www.facebook.com/facepaintbysunny/
~ Lusso Ice-cream – https://www.facebook.com/lussokitchen/
~ Sweets and more – https://www.facebook.com/sweetsandmore1/
~ Sweet Treats – https://www.facebook.com/SweetFancies.UK/

**COMPETITION TIME**
£1 to enter & Register on the Day!
Categories:
Child Upto 12yrs

Teens 13 – 17yrs

Adults 18+

All Monies Raised Goes Towards The “City Arts Charity Fund”

**ON THE DAY**
Bring a sunshade
Lots of Water
Something comfy to sit on

DRESS FOR MESSY CHALK!!

Oil Painting Weekend with Louise Gunnersen

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August, 10am – 3pm

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An amazing opportunity to work with artist, Louise Gunnersen for the weekend.

Oil painting is not as hard as you might think.

You will paint onto canvas, a subject of your choice. Inspiration for subject matter will be available, however, feel free bring your own images too.

This course is suitable for the complete beginner or those with more experience; your individual creativity will be encouraged in any direction you wish to choose, from realism to abstract.

Age: Adults and GCSE & A Level Students
Cost: £160 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Lino Printing Made Easy with Karen Carter

Monday 14th August, 10am – 4pm

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This workshop, with Karen Carter, was so popular in the spring that we’re running it again!

Learn all the basics of this simple printing process and produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop.

We will look at creating a design from your source material, safe linocutting techniques, and printing by hand using a variety of approaches.

No experience necessary…..lots of step-by-step demos & individual help.

Age: Adults
Cost: £38 (including all materials)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

 

Printing for Kids with Sarah Moorcroft

Tuesday 15th August, 1pm – 3pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT!!

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An afternoon printing workshop just for kids, with the fabulous Sarah Moorcroft!

Plan and draw up your design using coloured pens and mark making, then transfer to paper. Experiment with different papers, learning about their weights and what the various papers can be used for.

The final printing blocks can be taken home and used again and again, for other colour and paper variations and experiments.

Age: 8yrs+
Cost: £10 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

World in a Box with Rachel Cheer

Wednesday 16th August, 10am – 12.30pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!!

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This was a very popular workshop last year, so we’re runing it again and we’ve lowered the age, so little ones can get involved too!

During this workshop, you will plan, design and create your very own world in a box, using a variety of materials.

Rachel will take you through a step-by-step process of how to make different backgrounds, structures, animals and plants to create your wonderfully, unique world.

There are no limitations to what you can make in this workshop, other than it has to fit into your box…

Age: 3yrs+ (with adult)
Cost: £8 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Child’s Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Ring in a Day with Cathy Newell-Price

Thursday 17th August, 10am – 4pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!!

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A fantastic introduction to jewellery in silver, with artist Cathy Newell-Price.

Cathy’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cathy-Newell-Price-Jewellery-140234152654171/

During this exciting workshop, you will plan, design and create a wide-band silver ring.

Learn basic jewellery making skills, including texturing and making marks in metals, cutting out using a piercing saw, hammering, bending & shaping silver, joining by silver soldering, finishing and polishing.

You will come away wearing a silver ring that you have made yourself. Tools and materials will be provided.

Age: Adults
Cost: £65 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Images Transfer onto Tile Coasters with Debbie Taylor

Friday 18th August, 10am – 3pm

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A creative and engaging workshop, perfect for family and freinds to do together, with artist Debbie Taylor.

Debbie’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/deborahtaylorphotography/?pnref=lhc

During this informal and fun, one-day workshop you will learn the step-by-step technique of image-transfer, which will result in a beautiful set of six tile coasters.

Your coasters can be used for hot and cold drinks and will be finished with a sealant and backing, so they are ready for you to take home and use – and you can recreate this technique again and again, for any occasion.

Age: Adults, Teens & 8yrs+ (supervised)
Cost: £30 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

 

Manga Drawing Course for Kids with Donna Lewis

Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th & Thursday 24th & 31st August

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This five week course, with artist Donna Lewis, will cover Manga drawing, techniques and specialist equipment.

*Course Dates:
Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th August
Thursday 24th & 31st August

This course is designed for beginners and children with experience of drawing.

Each week, we will focus on different features and characters, and then apply these to your work-in-progress.

You will receive step-by-step instructions on how to design and create your characters, with helpful tips along the way.

In the final week, you will create a hand-drawn storyboard, using all of the elements and skills you have acquired during the course.

*As part of the course, you will also receive a City Arts Drawing Pack

~ Age: 10+ (unsupervised)
~ Cost: £100 (including drawing pack)

**Booking Your Child’s Place:
Email Us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

Sketching in the City with Isabel Carmona

Thurday Evening 10th/ 17th/ 31st August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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‘3 Week Evening Drawing Course with Isabel Carmona’

Details:
Dates: Thursday: 10th, 17th, 31st August
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: £75 (including drawing pack)
Single Sessions: £25 each
Age: Adults

Lose your fear of sketching outdoors by drawing in the company of others.

Explore ways of capturing the atmosphere of the City of Newbury, whilst sketching outdoors. Try out watercolour, pen and ink and mixed media techniques.

During these sessions we will sketch various views of Argyle and Hampton road and record the beauty of the street.
You will receive a sketchbook to collect your drawings.

Materials will be provided for you, however, feel free to bring your own special pack, if at a loss of how to use them and want to experiment with.

**To Book Your Place: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Life Drawing for Art Students & Adults with Louise Gunnersen

Saturday 19th August, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

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Enjoy a relaxed afternoon, with Louise Gunnersen, working from the ever-interesting and challenging form of the life model.

Some drawing ability is advisable, but complete beginners are very welcome.

The session will begin with some loose, warmup exercises, exploring proportion, composition, shape and perspective – leading to a longer pose.

The session is a group activity, but Louise will also focus on individual needs.

Age: Adults & Art Students 16+
Cost: £30 (all materials included)

**To Book Your Place, Email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

The Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

Sunday 20th August, 10am – 12pm

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**The Art Shed is for Everyone**

The Aim of the Session is to:

~ Introduce Youngsters to Art
~ Get Creative and have Fun with Your Kids
~ Expand on Existing Skills & Build Confidence

*During the session, children will have the opportunity to:

~ Draw & Colour
~ Sticky Area
~ Chalk the Wall
~ Make Posters
~ Paint
~ Create a Junk-Art Masterpiece

So, make sure you all **Dress for Mess**

~ Age: All Ages
~ Cost: £1 per child (adults free)
~ Refreshments: £1
~ Drop-in Event (no booking required)

**PLEASE NOTE: You Must Supervise Your Children, At All Times, During the Event**

CHALKFEST 2017

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City Arts Presents: CHALKFEST 2017!!

For the third year running, City Arts Newbury will be bringing the people of Newbury a Free, Community Event for all the family, in the heart of Newbury.

Chalkfest is all about joining in, having fun and getting creative with chalk!

For those who cannot sit on the floor, tables will be provided.

**THE EVENT DETAILS**
~ Date: Friday 11th August
~ Time: 10am – 4pm
~ Location: Newbury Market Square
~ Cost: Free (chalk included)

This year, we have local, independent traders joining us again, including:

~ Sunny Faces – https://www.facebook.com/facepaintbysunny/
~ Lusso Ice-cream – https://www.facebook.com/lussokitchen/
~ Sweets and more – https://www.facebook.com/sweetsandmore1/
~ Sweet Treats – https://www.facebook.com/SweetFancies.UK/

**COMPETITION TIME**
£1 to enter – Register on the day
Categories:
Child Under 12yrs
Teens 13+
Adults

~ All monies raised goes towards the “City Arts Charity” ~

**ON THE DAY**
Bring a sunshade
Lots of Water
Something comfy to sit

DRESS FOR MESSY CHALK!!

 

 

EVENTS

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Applefest 2017

Sunday 15th October – Apple-pressing & Drop-off Day, 10am – 3pm

Sunday 22nd October – Apple Drop-off only, 10am – 1pm

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th October – Apple Collage Days, 10am – 3pm

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We want to celebrate this very apple-y community surrounding us.

During this FREE activity day, we will be serving lots of scrummy apple bakes and cakes, along with a lovely, hot tea or coffee!

Then you and the kids can get stuck in with the apple-themed activities:

~ Chopping & Scratting ~
~ Pressing & Tasting ~

Don’t forget to bring your unwanted apples to City Arts, we will then convert them into 100% pure City Arts Apple Juice, to sell throughout the year.

**Your apple donation helps us raise funds for our building renovation and low cost community activities**

!We want to beat the 200kg from last year!

Did you know: almost 80% of apples, from domestic apple trees, lie unused or go to waste?

DATES TO REMEMBER…

Sunday 22 Oct
Apple Drop-off only
10 am to 1pm

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 Oct
‘Apple Tree Collage Days’ Join in and have fun making our 3D community apple tree!
£1 each
All ages
10am – 3pm

**No Booking Required**

 

 

 

City Arts Xmas Fair 2017

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 2nd Dec & Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm

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Our annual two weekends of Christmas Fairs, where local artists, craft people and traders will show and sell a variety of unique work including:

Silk Painting, Jewellery, Ceramics, Painting, Original Prints, Christmas Decorations, Preserves, Photography, Cards and much more.

Find that perfect unique, handmade, special present!

**Stalls will vary each weekend**

Seasonal Refreshments will be available to warm you up
Homemade Soup & Fresh Artisan Bread
Tea, Coffee & Cake

Free Entry!

All Ages Welcome

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

 

 

A Portrait of Newbury

Monday 4th September, 10am – 3pm

Newbury Market Square

£1 each

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City Arts invites you to create a community ‘Portrait of Newbury’

This event is for everyone – all ages & all abilities

Come and draw people, each other, your family and friends – using a variety of mediums, with a broad range of surfaces:

Continuous paper
Canvas
Cardboard

Pens, pencils, coloured pencils and crayons will be provided.

We will also be creating ‘Graffiti Portraits’ with pens on canvas!!!

Tables will be laid out across the Market Square, with a giant roll of paper across it.

~ Urban Sketchers, bring your sketch pads/ easels/ and comfy chairs – join us and share your work at the end ~

**1 Minute Portraits for £1**
Artist, Isabel Carmona will be offering her fun 1 minute portraits – a fab memory of the day, to take home with you!

Age: All Ages!!
Cost: £1 each
All materials provided

**No Booking Required**

 

Mandala Day 

Saturday 22nd July, 10am – 3pm

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Mandala Day is a celebration of the Buddhist and Hindu spiritual symbol for the universe.

This is a community-led event for all the family, using a mixture of mandala designs. We will be planning, designing and then painting part of the floor and wall at City Arts.

So, bring the family along for a great day at City Arts – designing and creating a beautiful mandala.

We will be using the work of artist Suzan Drummen as inspiration for our design, check out her page: http://www.suzandrummen.nl/

~ Age: All Ages (with supervision)
~ Entrance Fee: £1 per person
~ Refreshments will be on sale
~ No Booking Required

For more information, just email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

*Mandala designs and images by Suzan Drummen*

 

 

CHALKFEST 2017

Friday 11th August, 10am – 4pm

Newbury Market Square

Free Event!!

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City Arts Presents: CHALKFEST 2017!!

For the third year running, City Arts is bringing its Free, Community Event, for all the family, to the heart of Newbury.

Chalkfest is for the whole family – it’s all about joining in, having fun and getting creative with chalk!!!

For those who cannot sit on the floor, tables will be provided.

This year, we have local, independent traders joining us again, including:

~ Sunny Faces – https://www.facebook.com/facepaintbysunny/
~ Lusso GelARTo Ice-cream – https://www.facebook.com/lussokitchen/
~ Sweets and more – https://www.facebook.com/sweetsandmore1/
~ Sweet Fancies – https://www.facebook.com/SweetFancies.UK/

**COMPETITION TIME**
£1 to enter & Register on the Day!
Categories:
Child Upto 12yrs
Teens 13+
Adults