Welcome to our very exciting fundraising year. We begin our fundraising with an exciting project: 100 Canvases...a community event for all ages.
We would like you to helps us paint, exhibit and sale 100 canvases
The 100 Canvases process is as follows:
- Come and purchase a 30 x 30cm (12 x 12″) canvas from us for £5, on either Sat 28th or Sun 29th January
- Create your design using any medium/technique on your own time (don’t sign them on the front!) and,
- Deliver and donate your finished artwork to us, on either the Sat 11th or Sun 12th February (or by appointment with Isabel Carmona).
Collection and delivery are both from City Arts Newbury from 10 am to 2pm
- Or you can come and do the above with us, in situ on the Tuesday 14th February, at our Canvas Painting Workshop day, for the cost of the canvas (£5).
- Workshop times are either 10am-12noon or 1pm-3pm
Following the collection of the canvases, we will hold a:
Fundraising Exhibition Weekend on Sat 18th and Sun 19th February from 10am to 3pm, when we will display for sale all the canvas you have donated and you can purchase any of the canvas you like.
The exhibition will be “blind” with no names of the artists displayed.
All proceeds of the exhibition will form part of City Arts Building Renovation Funds.
We hope you can join us!
Get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to reserve a canvas or you have any queries.
Enjoy the painting…
Two Weekend of Christmas Arts and Crafts Fairs at City Arts Newbury.
Dates are: 26th and 27 November 2016 and 3rd and 4th December
City Arts welcomes 30 artisans and artists over 2 weekends of Art Fairs. The stalls change every weekend so you are advised to visit at least twice.
Stalls will sell from chocolates to ceramics, artisan soap to original printmaking, furniture to artwork of various media, local teas and many different types of handmade decorations.
This is an ideal opportunity to get that special, handmade, local present for a special loved one!
Artists participating include:
- ceramicists Christine Lack and Lone Hudson, Sally Bettridge, Martin Eastabrook and Ursula Waechter;
- printmakers Isabel Carmona, Rahima Kenner and Pam Hardman,
- digital artist Ben Honisett,
- photographers Debborah Taylor and Rachel Cheer,
- silkpainting by Helen Mortimer and Rosemary Lawrey,
- creative textiles by Christine Highnett,
- meditation art by Sam Buller,
- silkscreen artwork by Charlotte Adcock,
- turned wood by Alan Hulford.
Local produce and crafts include:
- chocolates by Chocolates by T,
- locally sourced infusions by Verity Murricane,
- soaps by Linda Marshman,
- Christmas decorations by Melanie Brown, Pat Lawton and Alida Balaceanu,
- cardmaking supplies by Sarah Douglas,
- charity goods by Dorothy Aromando Art Fund.
Plus the City Arts Newbury stall with coffee and cakes and also delicious hot soup on sale.
Doors open each day from 11 am to 3pm.
Come and visit us – we look forward to meeting you!
For further information and for directions to the venue see our contact page
Saturday 12th November, 10am -12pm
This Xmas-themed workshop, with artist Helen Mortimer, is for adults, teens & children 8+ with their parents/ carers.
During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to design and decopatch a Christmas-themed item of your choice, for example: a Tree Bauble, a Gingerbread Man, Christmas Letters and more…
There will be other items for sale, on the day.
~ Cost: £12.50 each participant
~ Age: Adults, Teens & Children 8yrs+ with Parent/ Carer
To Book Your Place, Just Email Us: email@example.com
Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair at City Arts
We will be open with our Christmas fairs two weekends…
~ Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November
~ Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December
~ 11am – 3pm
10 Hampton Road
These events are a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat to local Artists and Craftspeople, learn about their artwork, how it’s made and see a few demonstrations…
…And of course, buy something beautiful and unique for a loved one this Christmas!
*Stalls include, Original Prints, Ceramics, Silk Paintings, Photography, Jewellery, Christmas Decorations, Handmade Cards and more…
The stalls will vary each day, so something for everyone and it’s worth a return visit!
~ Entry is Free
~ Homemade Soup & Fresh Bread will be on sale
For more info, directions etc, just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Printed Xmas Card Workshop – SOLD OUT!!
~ Sunday 13th November, 10am – 12.30pm
Gorgeous easy-to-make Cards.
Learn how to make your own no-cost printing blocks and print unique and stylish cards in this half-day class. Christmas is approaching, so this workshop will have a seasonal flavour, but the techniques you will learn can be used to make cards for any occasion.
You should go away with 5 completed cards and the printed material to make many more, plus your own unique print blocks and handouts full of tips and tricks. All the materials you will use are readily available so that you can go on to make many more cards and new printing blocks at home.
All materials and equipment will be provided.
This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced card makers, adults and accompanied children over 8 years.
*Cost: £12.50 (all materials included)
*Age: Adults, Teens & Children 8+
*Booking Your Place:
For more information and to book your place, please email us:
City Arts: Free Poetry Gathering No5
~ Sunday 13th November, 2pm – 3pm
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, or the work of a known poet, or simply listen to the readings.
~ Cost: Free Event!!
~ Age: Adults (younger people will be considered based on experience)
*Booking Your Place:
No need to book – however, to let us know you’re coming along and get more info, just email us: email@example.com
In October, our activities concentrate at weekends and during half term. See below for detail links to the specific workshop/activity
Sat 1st October – Funky Felt and Leaves with Wendy Lloyd
8th October – Art Shed with Rachel Cheer
9th October – Poetry Gathering with Donna Lewis
23rd October – Apple Pressing day with Claire Struthers-Semple
24th October – Decopatch with Helen Mortimer
25th October – Arty Science with Donna Lewis
27th and 28th October – Halloween special with Kayleigh Eve
29th October – Bookbinding with Donna Lewis
30th October – Silk painting with Sarah Moorcroft