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

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City Arts Presents: Chalkfest 2018

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Collage 1 Monday 6th August, 10am – 4pm

Market Square, Newbury

Join City Arts CHALKFEST 2018 in Newbury Market Square.

Our fantastic, free community event is for all ages and abilities! If you can’t get on the floor, they’ll be a table for you to draw at. We also have kneeling pads available – just ask for one.
CHALKFEST brings the whole community together – last year we had over 1000 people join us, creating individual and group chalk drawings.
It’s an amazing day, filled with excitement, creativity and very chalky hands!
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free
Competition: £1 to enter

0-12 children’s category – £12 City Arts Workshop Voucher 

13-17 Teen’s category – £15 City Arts Workshop Voucher

Adult’s Category – Bill’s Restaurant meal for 4 with wine

How to Enter: Just turn up, register and pay £1
*Sunny Faces – Face Painting*
Sunny will be joining us again this year, bringing her unique and beautiful designs to Chalkfest.
Prices vary, depending on design chosen.
Sun shade & Sun cream
Water & Snacks
Change for our Donation Bucket!

Printing for Christmas with Karen Carter

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Friday 2nd November, 10am – 4pm (SOLD OUT)

Friday 16th November, 10am – 4pm (Spaces Available)

Learn some simple printing techniques using lino, foam & polystyrene to make greetings cards, gift tags & fabric decorations ready for sewing at home, in this structured but relaxed workshop.
We will look at creating a design from your source material, various
ways of making a printing plate, and simple methods for printing by hand.
No experience necessary…..lots of step-by-step demos & individual help. We will be using water- based inks during the workshop…..and possibly glitter!
A fun, creative day suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills.
Age: Adults
Cost: £45 (all materials included)
*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.
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Hardback Book Binding with Isabel Carmona

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Saturday 3rd November, 10am – 4pm

Learn to make a hardback book, from scratch, with a great design cover.

We will provide materials to make two books, one A6 and one A5 size book. 

A wide range of papers, will be available, for the covers.

The inside paper will be good quality cartridge paper, perfect for writing or drawing.

Age: Adults
Cost: £60 (all materials included)

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Papercut Christmas Baubles with Pie Lady

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Sunday 4th November, 10am – 3pm

Come and join in this wonderfully unique workshop, where you can create your own papercut Christmas bauble, whether to adorn your own tree or as a gift for someone special! 

There will be lots of templates to choose from, ranging from beginner to advanced. 

You will also receive a kit, with everything you need, including a craft knife, spare blades, a cutting mat, an exercise sheet, templates to choose from, transparent baubles and ribbon. All of this you can take home with you, including your very own little masterpieces. 

You will learn about papercutting techniques, precision, get advice, tips and tricks of the trade – all in a friendly and christmassy environment, while sharing a cuppa, biscuits and mince pies with like-minded people! 

Make this Christmas special with a personalised, handmade bauble to be treasured and hung up for years to come!

Age: Teens & Adults
Cost: £35 (including all materials)
Discount: If you already have a cutting mat and craft knife, there is a £5 discount – let us know when you book.

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Christmas Printed Cards with Wendy Lloyd

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wendy xmas cards

Saturday 10th November, 10am – 12pm

Learn how to make unique and stylish cards using inexpensive materials. You will make your own printing blocks and then print and assemble your cards. 

At the end you will have approximately 5 cards and the printing material to make many more, plus your own unique print blocks and handouts full of tips and tricks to help and inspire you.

This workshop has a seasonal flavour, but the techniques can be used to create cards for any occasion.

Age: 8+, Teens & Adults
Cost: £18 (all materials included)
NB: Book with the Felted Soaps Workshop, in the afternoon, and get both for £32.

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Felted Soaps with Wendy Lloyd

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Saturday 10th November, 2pm – 4pm

This is a popular class that introduces the magic of felt-making. You will transform fluffy sheep’s wool ‘tops’ into seamless fabric with easy to achieve decorative effects – colourful and dramatic or subtle depending on your taste.

The attractive felted soaps with their built-in ‘mits’ make novel gifts and stocking fillers. 

You will go home with 3-4 felted soaps and some creative ideas for gift presentation.

Age: 8+, Teens & Adults
Cost: £18 (all materials included)
NB: Book with the Felted Soaps Workshop, in the afternoon, and get both for £32.

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