October 2018

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 Workshop’ with Donna Lewis (see event page or programme pg23). 

Free Entry to event

**Storytelling in the Day of the Dead Underworld**

Please Book for this part of the event.

Book your Storytelling Session in our incredible ‘Afterlife’ set. Travel to the other side and become immersed in the stories of old Mexico. 

Age: 6+ (recommended) Teens & Adults
Cost: £5 per person

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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Colour Drawing & Painting 5wk Course with Isabel Carmona

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Mondays: 1, 8, 15, 29 October & 5 November, 10am – 12.30pm

In each session we will explore one medium of drawing and painting in earnest: biro, colour pencils, watercolours, watercolour pencils, felt tip pens.

We will learn about observation, colour mixing and layering. A fun practical workshop for those who want to try various drawing techniques and do more. 

You will receive a sketchbook to collect your drawings and other
materials needed for the class.

Age: Adults
Cost: £150 (all materials included)

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Soft Pastels with Louise Gunnersen

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Saturday 6th October, 10am – 4pm

Discover the beautifully, soft blended colour of chalk pastels with artist Louise Gunnersen. 

During the workshop, you will use a good quality pastel paper and work from either your imagination, or a landscape or seascape picture.

Explore, experiment and learn how to use this versatile material, whilst applying various drawing techniques to your image. 

All materials are included, however, you may want to bring your own image to work from, as well as your favourite pastels. 

Age: Teens & Adults
Cost: £50 (all materials included)

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

City Arts Presents: Applefest 2018

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Sunday 7th October, 10am – 4pm

Applefest is returning for it 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
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 now or Pay on the Day : info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Toddler Craft Session with Sarah Moorcroft (Oct session)

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Tuesday 9th October, 10am – 11am

These sessions, with Sarah Moorcroft, are designed to fire your child’s imagination with a relaxed morning of fun, experimental crafts – so come along and get creative with your toddler. 

In each session, there will be a selection of activities to choose from – all of which encourage creativity, coordination and play. 

Activities to be announced!

The sessions may be messy, so come dressed for mess. Parent or carer must remain with their child at all times. 

Age: Universal (supervised)
Cost: £8 per child, adults free (all materials included)

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Drypoint Etching without a Press with Karen Carter

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Friday 12th October, 10am – 4pm

Have a go at low-tech drypoint etching… printing without a press or chemicals!

From your initial drawings we will scratch the images into acetate and perspex to create permanent plates – these will be inked up in a variety of ways using water-soluble sticks and inks then a print taken from them by hand. 

This is a process you can easily replicate at home with a minimum of specialist equipment. 

No experience needed – lots of step-by-step demos. A fun creative day suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills.

Check out Karen’s work here: www.karencarterart.co.uk

Age: Adults
Cost: £45 (discount available 2for£80)

*Offer: Book 2 ‘different’ (£45) printing workshops and get £10 discount, includes: Lino Made Easy (sold out), The Drawn Print (sold out)/ Layered Relief/ Dry Point Etching/ Acrylic & Mixed Media/ Printing for Xmas.

Note from the Artist:
Please bring: Inspiration / source material / sketches – no bigger than A5 as we will be printing by hand (tutor will also provide images for you to work from if you wish) Gloves if you have sensitive skin Wear old clothes or bring an apron!

**To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Monoprinting on Fabric with Wendy Lloyd

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Saturday 13th October, 10am- 4pm

Learn how to make unique prints, using a wide variety of monoprinting techniques with Wendy Lloyd.
 
No prior experience is necessary.
 
We will use various mark-making techniques plus found, homemade and commercial stamps and stencils, as well as jelly and hard plates, to make your prints.
 
The results can be as subtle or vibrant as you choose.
 
You will have 2 square metres of fabric plus paper and tissue to print with, so you will go home with an arm full of prints to frame, embroider or use for collage and card making.
 
Age: Adults
Cost: £45 (all materials included)
 
To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk