July 2017

Mandala Day

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**Mandala Day at City Arts with Donna Lewis & Isabel Carmona**

Mandala Day is a celebration of the Buddhist and Hindu spiritual symbol for the universe.

This is a community-led event for all the family, using a mixture of mandala designs. We will be planning, designing and then painting part of the floor and wall at City Arts.

So, bring the family along for a great day at City Arts – designing and creating a beautiful mandala.

We will be using the work of artist Suzan Drummen as inspiration for our design, check out her page: http://www.suzandrummen.nl/

~ Age: All Ages (with supervision)
~ Entrance Fee: £1 per person
~ Refreshments will be on sale
~ No Booking Required

For more information, just email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

*Mandala designs and images by Suzan Drummen*

Poetry in Print: Three Day Workshop with Donna Lewis & Isabel Carmona

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And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

~ Friday 7th July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

~ Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July, 10am – 4.30pm

 

A three day unique, challenging and dynamic workshop, with Donna Lewis & Isabel Carmona…

 

Day One: POETRY: The poetry session is in the evening 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
We will write poems based on our own ideas, shared thoughts and discussions – using a variety of topics for inspiration. You can also use the words of other poets.

Day Two: LINO: plan and create linocuts to illustrate your book and cover. You will recieve step-by-step guidance from the tutors on how to cut the lino, which tools create which mark and how to get the most out of your designs.

Day Three: BOOK BINDING: design and make two books:

~ Concertina Style & Japanese Binding

You will be using a variety of papers for your book block. There will also be specialist papers available for your covers, or you can design you rown cover using a lino-stamp you make during the session.

It’s then time to add your poetry to your handmade books!

At the end of the third day you will take home your ‘Poetry in Print’

~ Age: Adults
~ Cost: £180 (all materials included – concessions £150)
~ We also provide a payment plan – get in contact for more details

**To Book Your Place, Just Email Us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

The Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

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Sunday 2nd July 2017

Time: 10am to 12pm

**The Art Shed is for Everyone**
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~ 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 & Floor
~ 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
Drop-in Event (no booking required)

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

 

Drawing Mediums: 6wk Course for Adults with Isabel Carmona

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Course times: Tuesdays 10am to 12:30pm

This 6 week drawing course, with artist Isabel Carmona is for beginners and people with drawing experience…
Each session we will explore one medium in earnest:
~ pencil
~ charcoal
~ drawing pen
~ ink pen
~ biro
~ colour pencil

Practice working with line and tone, hatch or scribble.
A fun, practical workshop for those who want to have a go with normal drawing tools and do more.

You will receive a City Arts Drawing Pack, including a sketchbook to collect your drawings, and all other materials needed will be provided for the class.

Age: Adults
Cost: £180 (Concessions £150 & payment plan available)

*Booking Your Place, email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Exploration of the Portrait: 6wk Course with Isabel Carmona

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1, 8, 15, 29 June, 6 & 13 July 2017

Course dates: Thursdays 10am to 12:30pm

Join Artist Isabel Carmona for this relaxed and fun 6wk course, exploring the many ways you can create a portrait.

Find different ways of portraying people, ourselves or others, using various media including:
~ pen
~ pencil
~ watercolour
~ marker pen

Lose the fear of not doing it right. We will seek expression, fun, loose lines, tone and colour.

You will receive a City Arts Drawing Pack , including sketchbook and pens, to collect your portraits – and other materials needed will be provided for the class.

Age: Adults
Cost: £180 (concessions £150 and payment plan available)

*Booking Your Place, email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Manga Drawing for Kids: 5wk Course with Donna Lewis

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Saturdays 3, 10, 17, 24 June & 1 July 2017

Time: 10am to 12:30pm

This five week course, with artist Donna Lewis, will cover Manga drawing, techniques and specialist equipment.

This course is designed for beginners and children with experience of drawing.

Each week, we will focus on different features and characters, and then apply these to your work-in-progress.

You will receive step-by-step instructions on how to design and create your characters, with helpful tips along the way.

In the final week, you will create a hand-drawn storyboard, using all of the elements and skills you have acquired during the course.

*As part of the course, you will receive a City Arts Drawing Pack.

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Includes:
~ A3 Drawing Book
~ Conti a Paris HB Drawing Pencil
~ Staedtler Eraser
~ Black Fadeproof Fine Liner Pen
~ Bulldog Clip (for drawing on location)
~ Storyboards

 

 

 

Age: 10+
Cost: £100 (concessions £80 & payment plan available)

*Booking Your Place, email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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)

To Book Your Child’s Place, Email Us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk