October 2018

Pottery Workshop: Halloween Pumpkins with Ursula Waechter

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Saturday 20th October, 11am – 12.30pm

Prepare for Halloween, by making your very own funky pumpkin out of clay. 

Potter, Ursula Waechter shows you how to fashion two pinch pots and join them to complete your unique Halloween creation. 

You will learn about the ‘score and slip’ technique, to join separate pieces securely and then explore ways of giving your piece the proper pumpkin look.

Completed pieces can be carefully taken home on the day, air dried and used with a night light during Halloween. 

Please bring a small container for transport. There is an option to have your pumpkin fired at a later stage.

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

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk 

Fabric Pumpkins with Wendy Lloyd (afternoon session)

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Saturday 20th October, 2pm – 4pm

During this Saturday afternoon session, you will make these lovely fabric pumpkin decorations to decorate your house at Halloween. Afterwards, they can also be used as pincushions! 

There will be a variety of fabrics to choose from, so you can make a unique pumpkin – mainly shades of orange, of course, but other colours will be available too. 

You will be taught how to stitch and stuff and decorate the pumpkin. You can even embroider a scary face on it if you want! 

This workshop is suitable for adults and accompanied children and no experience is necessary – as all stitches will be taught. 

Age: 8+, Teens, Adults (supervised)
Cost: £15

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Day of the Dead Headband with Maria Lewis

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Sunday 21st October, 10am – 12pm


These Day of the Dead headbands are perfect for Halloween – whether you’re Trick or Treating or have a Halloween party to go to, or just like to dress up!
No experience necessary – each aspect of making the headband will be demonstrated and there will be lots of helpful tips along the way.
We have a variety of materials for you to decorate your headbands, including:
Traditional, handmade paper marigolds (various colours)
Ribbons (various colours)
Skulls (various colours)
Anything personal you’d like to bring to add to your headband!
Age: All Ages (supervised) 10+ (unsupervised) Teens & Adults
Cost: £12 (all materials included)
To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Halloween Craft Sessions x2 with Sarah Moorcroft

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Monday 22nd October, 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

Sarah Moorcroft is here for her amazing, Crafty Halloween Sessions for Kids!!
There are two sessions available:
10am – 11.30am
1pm – 2.30pm
Our Halloween sessions are all the family having fun and getting creative together. These sessions are messy, energetic, exciting and kids just love them!
Activities are: Ghost Bunting, Scary Finger Puppets, Coffee Filter Haunted House, Foil Sugar Skull
Sarah’s craft sessions will have all the materials you need to design and create your unique Halloween Decorations!! There are four activities and Sarah will demonstrate how to create each one – you can then start where ever you like, and move around the room at your own pace – spending as little or as long as you wish at each activity.
Age: Universal – all ages
Cost: £8 per child – adults free (all materials included)
To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Day of the Dead: Set Design & Construction Course for Kids with Donna Lewis

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Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th October, 10am – 4pm

During this exciting and challenging three-day course, with Donna Lewis, you will learn how to design and construct a set for the City Arts ‘Day of the Dead’ event, taking place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October. 

The set design will be focused on the Mexican Festival Dia de los Muertos and there will be a surprise element – which will be revealed at the weekend event.

During the course, there will be step-by-step instructions on how to do everything and we will be using reclaimed, upcycled and recycled materials, as well as learning about the right tools and techniques for the job.  

This course is a unique opportunity to work within a specialist subject area – Stage Design & Construction. You will be working in a team, developing your imagination and acquiring a unique set of skills – ultimately producing an incredible production set! 

Children attending this course must be able to follow instructions safely and appropriately. They will also need to bring safety goggles and wear appropriate clothing. 

You can book for 1, 2 or 3 days of the course – see below.

Age: 10+, Teens
Cost: £50 (1 day) £75 (2 days) £100 (3 days)

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk