Calendar 2017

Silk Suncatchers for Kids with Sarah Moorcroft

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Monday 31 July 2017

Time: 11am to 2pm

This is a great workshop, with artist Sarah Moorcroft, for children who want to learn how to work with silk.

You can use a set theme, or choose one of your own. There will also be the opportunity to add different embellishments to your suncatcher.

During the workshop you will learn the design process and practical application of silk painting. This technique involves planning your design on paper and then transferring it to your silk, guttering up the design and then allowing it to dry. You will then paint your silk, having learnt which colours work well together and how to apply them.

Age: 10+
Cost: £12 (including all materials)

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Monoprinting – Line & Colour with Karen Carter

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Friday 30th June 2017

Time: 10am to 4pm

The perfect workshop for beginners and the more experienced, with artist Karen Carter.

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

We will look at creating interesting layers using additive & subtractive mark-making techniques, together with drawn monoprints:

~ Drawn mono
~ Subtractive mono
~ Painted mono
~ Stencils and Masks

No experience necessary.

Age: Adults
Cost: £35 all materials included

*Bring a packed lunch!

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String and Nail Art for kids

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25 July 2017

Time: 11am to 2pm

This workshop is for kids 10+, it is also a unique opportunity for them to learn how to work with a small hammer and nails – such a brilliant experience!

Run by artist, Sarah Moorcroft, your child will recieve step-by-step instructions on drawing up their design on paper, then transfering it to an A4 piece of wood.

They will then use a small hammer and nails to create the outline of their design.

Coloured thread is then used to highlight and define the design – different coloured thread can be used to accent a particular area i.e. the centre of a flower or the face of an animal.

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

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100 Canvases 2017 A City Arts Fundraiser

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Welcome to our exciting fundraising project. We began our fundraising with an exciting project: 100 Canvases 2017 a community event for all ages and abilities.

We asked the community to helps us paint, exhibit and buy 100 canvases…

The ‘100 Canvases’ process was 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-12pm or 1pm-3pm


Following the collection of the canvases, we held a Fundraising  Exhibition Weekend on Sat 18th and Sun 19th February from 10am to 3pm, we displayed, for sale, all the canvases you donated and you were able to purchase any of the canvas too!

The exhibition was “blind” with no names of the artists displayed.
All proceeds of the exhibition went to the City Arts Building Renovation Fund

We hope you enjoyed it!

We still have some canvases for sale, so get in touch and come along for a viewing. 



Tel: 01635 45449