July 2017

EVENTS

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City Arts & the Kennet Centre present: Mural Painting Day for Kids & Teens

Sunday 29th July, 10am – 4pm

City Arts and the Kennet Centre have teamed up to create an amazing event for the kids & teens of Newbury!
 
Help us paint the ‘Winning Mural Design’ on the wall of the Kennet Centre.
 
~ Location: Kennet Centre, Newbury (opposite Nando’s) 
~ Age: 10 – 19yrs
~ Cost: £5
 
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AN AMAZING ARTIST TO JOIN IN…
You will be supervised throughout your time-slot and receive lots of help and guidance.
 
Book Your Place: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk
 
Everyone is welcome to come along and watch the progress of the mural.

 

 

 

City Arts Presents: Chalkfest 2018

Monday 6th August, 10am – 4pm

Market Square, Newbury

Join us for our fantastic, free community event for all ages and abilities – in Newbury Market Square! 

Chalkfest brings the whole community together, last year we had over 1000 people join us, creating individual and group chalk drawings.

An amazing day, filled with excitement, creativity and very chalky hands!

Age: All Ages
Cost: Free

*Face Painting with Sunny Faces*
Sunny will be joining us again – bringing her unique and beautiful face painting designs to Chalkfest. 
Prices vary, depending on design chosen.
Check out her page: https://www.facebook.com/facepaintbysunny/

**COMPETITION TIME**
Age Categories: 
0 – 12 years
13 – 17 years
Adults (18+)

How to Enter: Just turn up, register and pay £1 on the day.

 

 

 

City Arts Presents: Applefest 2018

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Sunday 7th October, 10am – 4pm

Applefest is returning for its 3rd year, and we want to continue to celebrate this very apple-y community surrounding us.

This event is for all ages and everyone is welcome!

So, bring your unwanted apples down to City Arts, and we’ll convert into 100% pure, healthy City Arts Apple Juice – to sell throughout the year as part of our Fundraising Project.

This year, we have:
Kid’s Activities & Glass Fusing Workshop
Refreshments & Apple Pressing
And more…

**Glass Fusing Drop-in Session with Nicky Clarke**

Make a fused glass tile with Nicky Clarke. Design your clear glass tile using copper wire detail, and coloured with different sized glass frits. Once made, the tiles will need to be kiln-fired, and returned to City Arts for collection within two weeks.

Age: 8+, Teens & Adults
Cost: £8 per tile

*Book Your Place : info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

 

City Arts Presents: Day of the Dead 2018

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Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October, 10am – 4pm 

Join us for a sensational Dia de los Muertos weekend, celebrating the traditions of this fascinating and beautiful Mexican festival. Feel free to dress up in traditional Dia de los Muertos costume!

There will be traditional food and music, kid’s activities and storytelling. We will have a cafe area, where people can relax and enjoy our gorgeous, homemade Chilli (meat & veggie) and traditional Bolilla rolls – all in aid of our Fundraising Renovation Project.

On Saturday and Sunday, City Arts will unveil their incredible Day of the Dead set, hand built by children, attending the ‘Set Design & Construction Course‘ with Donna Lewis… (to Book Your Child’s Place, visit the event page or pick up our new programme pg23). 

Free Entry!

**Storytelling with Steve Wallis**
Book your Storytelling Session in the ‘Afterlife’ with voice artist, Steve Wallis. Travel to the other side and become immersed in the stories and traditions of old Mexico. 
Age: 6+ Teens. Adults (recommended)
Cost: £5 per person

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Past Events at City Arts

City Arts with Ace Space at Shaw House

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Sunday 10th June, 1pm – 8pm

City Arts is joining Ace Space, at Shaw House, for a day of music, art, food and ale – come and join us!

We’ll have our gazebo there, with lots of goodies for sale, including: Handmade Artist’s Books, City Arts merchandise, Homemade Apple Juice from our apple trees and lots more…

We will also be running a couple of fundraising activities, for all ages and abilities – sounds like it’s going to be a great day for all the family!

Here is the Ace Space info:

A one day festival with invited performers from Unplugged at ACE Space plus Chris Jagger & The Kronies headlining. Held in the beautiful House and grounds at Shaw House. With music, storytelling, comedy, arts and crafts, local food and drink.

Suitable for all the family.

Adults £4, 12yrs and under free. 17yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Bucket collections in aid of Ace Space and Shaw House.

Tickets available from : WeGotTickets.com, Hogan Music, events@acespace.org.uk, 078911 76940

 

 2018 Programme Launch & Meet the Artists

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Saturday 3rd February, 10am – 3pm

Come on down and join in our free event, pick up a copy of our new March – July 2018 Programme, and meet some of the artists whilst observing some great demos!

 

Meet the Artists:

Isabel Carmona – Printer & Urban Sketcher

Kevin Scully – Painter

Wendy Lloyd – Textiles & Mixed Media Artist

Donna Lewis – Photographer & Poet

Pam Hardman – Collagraph Printer

Sarah Moorcroft – Silk Artist

Helen Lunn – Painter & Mixed Media

Adriana Roberts – Paper-cutting Artist

 

We’ll also have Claire’s famous homemade soup, as well as gorgeous cakes, and tea & coffee being served all day.

*Free Event*

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Newbury
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City Arts Christmas Artisan Fair 2017

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 2nd Dec & Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm

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Our annual two weekends of Christmas Fairs, where local artists, craft people and traders will show and sell a variety of unique work including:

Silk Painting, Jewellery, Ceramics, Painting, Original Prints, Christmas Decorations, Preserves, Photography, Cards and much more.

Find that perfect unique, handmade, special present!

**Stalls will vary each weekend**

Seasonal Refreshments will be available to warm you up
Homemade Soup & Fresh Artisan Bread
Tea, Coffee & Cake

Free Entry!

All Ages Welcome

 

 

 

Applefest 2017

Sunday 15th October – Apple-pressing & Drop-off Day, 10am – 3pm

Sunday 22nd October – Apple Drop-off only, 10am – 1pm

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th October – Apple Collage Days, 10am – 3pm

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We want to celebrate this very apple-y community surrounding us.

During this FREE activity day, we will be serving lots of scrummy apple bakes and cakes, along with a lovely, hot tea or coffee!

Then you and the kids can get stuck in with the apple-themed activities:

~ Chopping & Scratting ~
~ Pressing & Tasting ~

Don’t forget to bring your unwanted apples to City Arts, we will then convert them into 100% pure City Arts Apple Juice, to sell throughout the year.

**Your apple donation helps us raise funds for our building renovation and low cost community activities**

!We want to beat the 200kg from last year!

Did you know: almost 80% of apples, from domestic apple trees, lie unused or go to waste?

DATES TO REMEMBER…

• Sunday 22 Oct
Apple Drop-off only
10 am to 1pm

• Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 Oct
‘Apple Tree Collage Days’ Join in and have fun making our 3D community apple tree!
£1 each
All ages
10am – 3pm

**No Booking Required**

 

A Portrait of Newbury

Monday 4th September, 10am – 3pm

Newbury Market Square

£1 each

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City Arts invites you to create a community ‘Portrait of Newbury’

This event is for everyone – all ages & all abilities

Come and draw people, each other, your family and friends – using a variety of mediums, with a broad range of surfaces:

Continuous paper
Canvas
Cardboard

Pens, pencils, coloured pencils and crayons will be provided.

We will also be creating ‘Graffiti Portraits’ with pens on canvas!!!

Tables will be laid out across the Market Square, with a giant roll of paper across it.

~ Urban Sketchers, bring your sketch pads/ easels/ and comfy chairs – join us and share your work at the end ~

**1 Minute Portraits for £1**
Artist, Isabel Carmona will be offering her fun 1 minute portraits – a fab memory of the day, to take home with you!

Age: All Ages!!
Cost: £1 each
All materials provided

**No Booking Required**

 

Mandala Day 

Saturday 22nd July, 10am – 3pm

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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*

 

 

CHALKFEST 2017

Friday 11th August, 10am – 4pm

Newbury Market Square

Free Event!!

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City Arts Presents: CHALKFEST 2017!!

For the third year running, City Arts is bringing its Free, Community Event, for all the family, to the heart of Newbury.

Chalkfest is for the whole family – it’s all about joining in, having fun and getting creative with chalk!!!

For those who cannot sit on the floor, tables will be provided.

This year, we have local, independent traders joining us again, including:

~ Sunny Faces – https://www.facebook.com/facepaintbysunny/
~ Lusso GelARTo Ice-cream – https://www.facebook.com/lussokitchen/
~ Sweets and more – https://www.facebook.com/sweetsandmore1/
~ Sweet Fancies – https://www.facebook.com/SweetFancies.UK/

**COMPETITION TIME**
£1 to enter & Register on the Day!
Categories:
Child Upto 12yrs
Teens 13+
Adults

 

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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

Foam Marbling with Rachel Cheer

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Monday 24th July 2017, 10am – 12pm

 

One of our most popular workshop is back!

Foam Marbling, with Rachel Cheer, is all about introducing youngsters to art, and older children to a new way of creating unusual artwork, and of course letting adults have fun too!

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

Designed especially for parents/ carers and children to enjoy together, so bring the whole family/ team/ tribe and get stuck in!

~ Age: universal (with a parent / carer)
~ Cost: £8 (all materials included)

DRESS FOR MESS!!!

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

 

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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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