August 2016

Printfest 2016

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Saturday 13th August, 10am – 4pm


City Arts Presents: Printfest 2016

A whole day of printing techniques, with Four Artists demonstrating and teaching all ages…

You will have the opportunity to learn how to Design & Print using a variety of printing techniques, including:

~ Marbling
~ Stenciling
~ Transfers

You will be printing onto a variety of materials, including:

~ Different Papers & Card
~ Draw-string Bags
~ Cotton Pencil Cases
~ T-shirts

*Cost: The price will be based on the item you choose
*Age: All Ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
*Places Available: Drop-in/ Unlimited

**PLEASE NOTE, please be aware we may run out of certain materials later in the day, so you may want to *Book Your Place & Item*

**Booking Your Place:
For more information and to book your place, please email us:

Home is – Sculpture Workshop with Jennifer Forakis

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 Tuesday 9th August, 10am – 4pm

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We are very excited about this upcoming event!!

Architect Jennifer Forakis will be spending the day teaching a Sculpture Workshop.

The theme is Home is… and the sculptures will be informed by your idea of what shelter means to you.

1. Learn – ‘Home Is…’ …. shelter, safety etc.
2. Structure – Consider what a strong structure might be, build using cups, canes etc.
3. Function – Consider materials, are they waterproof, do you need windows, doors etc.
4. Identity – Make each ‘home’ unique to each person… decorate etc.
5. Community – Add each ‘home’ to the commuity.

You will be working as a team and building your structure using:
~ Bamboo
~ Plastic
~ Paper Cups
~ Rubber Bands

~ Age: Adults, Teens & Children 5yrs+
~ Cost: £5 each (for the whole day)

*PLEASE NOTE: Children must be supervised at all times*

You can Pay on the Door or To Book Your Place, please email:



August Events at City Arts

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There are loads of workshops and events this summer at City Arts Newbury: a few details below:

1st August – Silk Painting workshop with Sarah Moorcroft

2nd August – Art Shed for all ages

3rd to 5th August – Collagraph workshop with Isabel Carmona

6th August – Japanese bookbinding with Donna Lewis

7th August – City Arts at the Farmers Market

9th August – Home Is – Draw and Build with Jennifer Forakis

10th August – Sewn Bookmaking with Isabel Carmona

12th August – Chalkfest 2016

13th August – Printfest

15th August – Manga Graffiti with Donna Lewis

17th August – Cartoon Graffiti with Donna Lewis

24th August – Foam Marbling with Rachel Cheer

27th to 28th August – Pinhole Photography with Donna Lewis

29th Aug – 2nd Sept – Summer Signing Course 

Shaving Foam Marbling Workshop with Rachel Cheer

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Wednesday 24th August, 10am – 12pm

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This workshop, with Rachel Cheer, was a huge success in June, so we’re running it again!!

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

Shaving Foam Marbling is a great way to experiment with creating colourful and unique images on paper; the workshop is for all abilities.

Designed especially for parents/ carers and children to enjoy together.

**PLEASE NOTE: Your children must be supervised at all times.

~ Age 4+ with a parent / carer
~ Cost £8
~ Places x15

*Booking Your Place:
For more information and to book your place, please email us:

Cartoon Poster Graffiti Workshop with Donna Lewis

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Wednesday 17th August, 10am – 12.30pm

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This workshop is for the budding Cartoonist, who would like to experiment with the medium of Poster Graffiti Art

Come along and reproduce your favourite character, or design your own…

*Start Planning Your Design Now!

~ Cost £12.50 (all materials included)

~ Age 10+

~ Maximum 10 places

*Booking Your Place:
For more information and to book your place, please email us:

The Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

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 Tuesday 2nd August, 10am – 12pm

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After the HUGE SUCCESS of our Children’s Drop-in Events, we have decided to create a regular, monthly event at City Arts:

**The Art Shed**

The Aim of the Morning 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
~ Chalk the Wall
~ Make Posters
~ Paint
~ Create a Junk-Art Masterpiece

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

~ Age: All Ages
~ Cost: £1 (on the door)
~ Refreshments: £1

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

For More Information, Please Email Us:


Create Your Own Silk Painting with Sarah Moorcroft

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Monday 1st August, 10am – 4pm

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

During the workshop you will be:
~ designing
~ stretching
~ guttering-up
~ painting on silk

You can use a floral theme, or choose one of your own…

~ Age: Adults
~ Cost: £40
~ Available Places: x10 Maximum

*Bring a packed-lunch

*Booking Your Place: