Graffiti Mural Day for Teens

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Sunday 29th July, 10am – 4pm


City Arts and the Kennet Centre, Newbury have teamed up for an amazing experience!


 Location: Kennet Centre, Newbury 
Date & Time: Sunday 29th July 2018, 10am – 4pm 
Age: 13 – 19yrs 
Cost: £5 per teen (unsupervised) 

Along with local artists and the winner of the competition, all teens are invited to join in the creation of this giant, wall mural – with a graffiti design! 

See *Graffiti Competition Page* for more details.

There will be allocated time-slots, so make sure you book in advance, or you can turn up on the day and join in, if there are spaces available.

Everyone is welcome to come along and watch the progress of the mural.

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Graffiti Mural Competition for Teens – Submit Your Design

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Thursday 1st March – Sunday 1st July 2018

Our Big Community Event for 2018 is here!!

Graffiti Mural Event & Competition for Teenagers.

Enter our free competition, for the chance to have your graffiti mural design painted on an internal wall in the Kennet Centre, Newbury.

Working with local artists, and members of the community, the winner will design and paint their mural on the wall – see *Event Page* for more details.

**Rules of the Competition**
~ Submit your A3 colour, hand-drawn design to City Arts Newbury (in person, by arrangement) OR via Email:
~ No offensive language or material can be included in the design
~ You must be within the age group stated

Age: 13 – 19yrs
Cost: Free to Enter

*Deadline: 5pm on Sunday 1st July 2018

Sketch & Paint in Newbury with Isabel Carmona

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Thursday Evenings: 5, 12, 26 July & 2 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm


Explore various ways of capturing the atmosphere of a place. 

We will meet at City Arts each evening and set off to visit various locations to sketch and paint outdoors (for example West Mills allotments, St Nicholas Church, Newtown Road Cemetery, and the Kennet and Avon canal). 

Try out watercolours, pen and ink and mixed media techniques. 

You will receive a sketchbook to collect your drawings.

Cost: £100 (£30 per session)
Age: Adults

Note from Artist:
You will need to bring a stool/chair to sit on when sketching outside. Bring your own pens and paints for this workshops.

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Manga Drawing: Intermediate 5wk Course for Teens with Donna Lewis

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Manga Evening Class

Friday Evenings: 6, 13, 20, 27 July & 3 August, 6pm – 8pm


This 5 week, evening intermediate course, is for teens with some experience of drawing. 

We will cover Manga drawing, techniques and specialist equipment. 

Each week, we will focus on different facial features, clothing, characters, manga storyboards. In the final week we will research and create manga poster artwork. 

With step-by-step instructions to design and create your characters and helpful tips along the way. 

You will receive a drawing pack. 

Cost: £100 (including drawing kit)
Age: Teens (12+ unsupervised)

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Toddler Clay Sessions with Clare Mahoney

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Clare Mahoney toddler clay session

Saturday 7th July, (2 Sessions available)

10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Toddlers will be exploring clay, using the activity to communicate and experiment with textures, stamps, hand impressions and simple tools. 

We will take a cast of the work so you can take a memory of the experience home. 

Be prepared to get messy and make some noise!

Cost: £7.50 (all materials included)
Age Toddlers (supervised)

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Botanical Plaque for Adults with Clare Mahoney

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Clare Mahoney botanical wall hanging

Sunday 8th July, 10am – 3.30pm


The workshop begins with a walk through some beautiful parts of the old City of Newbury where we collect plants, flowers and leaves. 

Back at the art centre we make a plaster and Cornish stone cast of the personalised clay mould we have created with fauna collected that day. 

The cast dries quickly and can be taken away at the end of the workshop.

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

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End of Year – Teacher’s Gift with Adriana Roberts

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Saturday 14th July, 10am – 1pm


Choose from 3 papercut shapes (apple, pencil and book) to be cut out, adorned with the teacher’s name on it and perfectly framed, ready to be gifted. 

This workshop will teach useful papercutting techniques, precision, concentration and help develop their fine motor skills. 

Let them escape into a little world of paper and possibilities! All materials provided including the frame.

Cost: £22 (all materials included)
Age: 10yrs+ (unsupervised)

When booking, Let us know which design you’d like: apple, pencil or book?

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