July 2018

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

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Sunday 29th July, 10am – 4pm

City Arts and the Kennet Centre have teamed up to create an amazing event for the teens of Newbury!
Help us paint the ‘Winning Mural Design’ on the wall of the Kennet Centre.
~ Location: Kennet Centre, Newbury
~ Date & Time: Sunday 29th July 2018, 10am – 4pm
~ Age: 10 – 19yrs
~ Cost: £5
Along with City Arts artists and the winner of the mural competition, teens are invited to join in the painting of this wall mural. 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.

Mural Competition for Teens – Submit Your Design

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Thursday 1st March – Sunday 1st July 2018

Our Big Community Event for 2018 is here – in partnership with the Kennet Centre, Newbury!
Our Mural Competition for Teens, is a chance for you to get your artwork up on the wall in the Kennet Centre, Newbury.
Age: 13 – 19yrs
Cost: Free to Enter
You can do this in person or online – send your entry to our email address, or use an image sharing file (Dropbox/ WeTransfer etc)
💻 info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk
☎️ Tel: 01635 45449
Choose your own theme and style, be as expressive and creative as you wish. Here’s some ideas to get your started – community, teenage life, colour and pattern, social issues, music…
**Painting Your Mural**
Working with local artists and teens from the community, the winner will paint their mural design on Sunday 29th July (see website for more details)
**Rules of the Competition**
~ Submit your colour, hand-drawn design to City Arts Newbury
~ No offensive language or material can be included in the design
~ You must be within the age group stated
**Deadline for Submissions**
Sunday 1st July 2018, 4pm
You can do this in person or online – send your entry to our email address, or use an image sharing file (Dropbox/ WeTransfer etc)
💻 info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk
☎️ Tel: 01635 45449

Sketch & Paint in Newbury with Isabel Carmona

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Thursday Evenings: 5, 12, 26 July & 2 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm


This course is now SOLD OUT.


Explore various ways of capturing the atmosphere of a place. 

We will meet at City Arts each evening and set off to visit various locations to sketch and paint outdoors (for example West Mills allotments, St Nicholas Church, Newtown Road Cemetery, and the Kennet and Avon canal). 

Try out watercolours, pen and ink and mixed media techniques. 

You will receive a sketchbook to collect your drawings.

Cost: £100 (£30 per session)
Age: Adults

Note from Artist:
You will need to bring a stool/chair to sit on when sketching outside. Bring your own pens and paints for this workshops.

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Kid’s Clay Sessions with Clare Mahoney

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Saturday 7th July, (2 Sessions available)

10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Introducing our first clay session for toddlers and kids, with Ceramicist, Clare Mahoney.
Check out Clare’s work here: http://www.crmceramics.co.uk/
Morning Session: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Afternoon Session: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Children will be exploring clay, using the activity to communicate and experiment with textures, stamps, hand impressions and simple tools.
We will also take a cast of the work your child has created, so you can take a memory of the experience home.
Cost: £7.50 (all materials included)
Age: Toddlers & Kids 6+ (supervised)
**To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Botanical Plaque for Adults with Clare Mahoney

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Sunday 8th July, 10am – 3.30pm


This workshop is now Sold Out


The workshop begins with a walk through some beautiful parts of the old City of Newbury where we collect plants, flowers and leaves. 

Back at the art centre we make a plaster and Cornish stone cast of the personalised clay mould we have created with fauna collected that day. 

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

Cost: £35 (all materials included)
Age: Adults

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

End of Year – Teacher’s Gift with Adriana Roberts

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Saturday 14th July, 10am – 1pm


Choose from 3 papercut shapes (apple, pencil and book) to be cut out, adorned with the teacher’s name on it and perfectly framed, ready to be gifted. 

This workshop will teach useful papercutting techniques, precision, concentration and help develop their fine motor skills. 

Let them escape into a little world of paper and possibilities!

All materials provided including the frame.

Cost: £22 (all materials – including frame)
Age: 10yrs+ (unsupervised)

When booking, let us know which design you’d like: apple, pencil or book?

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Funky 3D Felt with Wendy Lloyd

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Funky 3D Felt

Sunday 15th July, 10am – 4pm



A day 3D felt-making including hollow forms, spikes, cords, bubbles and bumps! 

Learn how to make felt and form it into free-standing objects plus various surface decoration and 3D embellishment techniques. 

Discover the magic that transforms fluffy wool ‘tops’ into sturdy forms. Take home your own made bowl, vessel or mini beret plus samples of spikes, cords etc. 

For complete beginners and those who want to try 3D ‘wet’ felting. 

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

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk