August 2018

Create Your Own Birdbox for Kids with Emma Green

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Monday 20th August, 10am – 2pm

This workshop is an opportunity to create a unique piece of artwork that can be displayed and used in your garden/ allotment/ window sill. 

Inspiration for the design of the Bird Box will come from the foliage, animals, insects and birds found in British wildlife. This will promote exploration of the natural world and help young people to engage with nature and learn how to look after and preserve the countryside. 

They will work on top of a pre-made wooden structure, selecting and layering a series of stencilled shapes and patterns to bring alive their ideas and designs. 

No experience necessary. 

Age: 10+, Teens (unsupervised)
Cost: £20 (all materials included)

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Abstract Glass Landscape in Floating Frame with Nicky Clarke

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Thursday 23rd August, 10am – 1pm

This is a 3 hour glass fusing session, in which we will be making an abstract landscape piece with Nicky Clarke.

You will learn the basics of glass fusing and how to cut sheet glass. Then you will design a layout for your fused glass landscape which will be created in two layers of overlapping glass strips.

Your designed piece will be fused and mounted, in a floating frame, making the overall piece 17cm x 23cm – ready to hang at home. 

Finished pieces will be kiln fired, framed and returned to City Arts ready to be collected within two weeks.

Age: Adults, Teens, 10+ (supervised)
Cost: £45 (all materials & frame included)

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Totes Bags with Sarah Moorcroft

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Friday 24th August, 10am – 11.30am

This session is for kids of all ages and abilities – come and design your own tote bag, with Sarah Moorcroft.
Plan, design and create a unique tote bag, using fabric paints, stamps, inks and text. Apply the paint to stamping blocks and create a beautiful design, the text can be your name, favourite band, kit bag or something else – create a design you’ll love to carry with you everywhere!
Personalising Your Bag:
~Gym Kit ~ Ballet Bag ~ Sports Gear ~ Art Portfolio ~ School Books ~ Beach Bag ~ Shopping in Style and more…
Got a birthday party coming up? These bags also make a great, personalised gift for your friends and family.

Age: Universal, Toddlers to Teens & Adults (under 10+ must be supervised)
Cost: £10 (including bag and all materials)

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Clay & Plaster Casting for Kids with Clare Mahoney

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Saturday 25th August, 10.30am – 1pm

This is fun and messy clay workshop with Clare Mahoney. 

Kids get to use their hands and explore nature, learn about working with clay and making casts, as well as mark making, reliefs and impressions and designing. 

We will make a clay positive and then create a mould around the work before taking a cast. 

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

Age: 6+ (supervised) 10+ & Teens
Cost: £20 (all materials included)
Bring Lunch

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Textured Porcelain Wall Piece with Clare Mahoney

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Sunday 26th August, 10am – 4pm

This workshop, with ceramicist Clare Mahoney, is a fun and exciting experience. Explore textures and natural shapes using foliage and found objects. 

We will use the process of hand-building and low relief sculpture to create a porcelain wall piece, using Audrey Blackman porcelain clay.

The work will be made in a step-by-step process and the finished piece can be decorated with under-glaze colours and stains. 

The clay work will be taken away and fired – collection from Newbury Arts.

Age: Adults
Cost: £45 (all materials included)

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Atmospheric Landscapes & Seascapes in Pastels with Kevin Scully (3days)

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Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th & Friday 31st August, 10am – 4pm

This 3 day course explores the various ways that soft pastels can be used in conjunction with other traditional mediums such as ink, watercolour and gouache, to create fresh and lively pictures. 

The basic principles of drawing in pastels and the various techniques that can be employed in their use are investigated through demonstration and one-to-one tuition. 

Pastel is a versatile medium that can be used to create detailed drawings as well as lively, spontaneous ‘paintings’. Colour harmony and composition will feature strongly in our investigation of this exciting medium. 

There will be plenty of opportunity for experimentation using a variety of materials and a range of different surfaces.

Age: Adults
Cost: £170 (including 3 days & all materials)

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