Silk Painting Cards Workshop with Helen Mortimer

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Saturday 30th July, 10am – 12pm

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Helen Mortimer is an experienced silk painter and we are very pleased she is part of our summer programme this year – have a look on our page or website for more of her workshops.

This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced artists.
So, why not try something new or brush-up on an old skill…

~ Cost: £20 (all materials included)
~ Age: Adults
~Spaces: x10 maximum

*Booking Your Place
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Decopatch Workshop with Helen Mortimer

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New date: Monday 24th October, 10am – 12pm


This workshop, with artist Helen Mortimer, is for Adults, Teens and Children 8yrs+ with  parents/ carers.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to design and decopatch an item of your choice; a selection will be available on the day.

There will be different, larger decopatch items for sale on the day, if you wish to do more.

This is a fun and creative way to spend time with your friends, family & kids.

~ Cost £12.50 per participant
~ Age: Adults, Teens & Children 8yrs+ with Adult
~ Maximum 10 Places

(Previously run Friday 29th July)



Olympic Themed Silk Printing: Draw-String Kit Bags Workshop with Sarah Martinez

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Monday 25th July, 2pm – 4.30pm


This workshop is centred around the theme of the Rio Olympics 2016…

The workshop attendees will be taught by two experienced art teachers, specialising in silk printing.

The design of your draw-string kit bag can be created using a range of images, from footballs to funny faces, or flags of the participating countries.

~ Age: 8 – 14yrs+
~ Cost: £20 (all materials included)

Dress for Mess!!

Booking Your Place:
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Photography Workshop with Giles Penfound

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Saturday 25th June, 9am – 4pm

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City Arts Presents:

A day-long workshop with Professional Photographer Giles Penfound.

Attendees will spend the day studying photographic techniques, taking photographs, editing & critiquing them as a group. You will be given themes to work to and hands-on support whilst shooting in public.

At the end of the day, there will be a competition; the best photo will be chosen by the group, and Giles will have the final vote. The winner will then have their photo printed and framed by Giles.

Age: 18yrs+
Cost: £25
Max Number: 8 places
Equipment Needed: Any digital camera/ camera phone
Card Reader/ Connector Cable

Booking Your Place:
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Foam Marbling Workshop with Rachel Cheer

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Sunday 26th June, 10am – 12pm


This workshop is all about introducing youngsters to art and introducing older children to a new way of creating unusual artwork.
Shaving foam marbling is a great way to create colourful images on paper, and the workshop is for all abilities.
This workshop is especially for parents/ carers and children to enjoy together. Your children must be supervised at all times.
• Age 4+ with a parent / carer
• Cost £6.50
Booking Your Place:
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The Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

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 Tuesday 2nd August, 10am – 12pm

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After the HUGE SUCCESS of our Children’s Drop-in Events, we have decided to create a regular, monthly event at City Arts:

**The Art Shed**

The Aim of the Morning is to:

~ Introduce Youngsters to Art
~ Get Creative and have Fun with Your Kids
~ Expand on Existing Skills & Build Confidence

*During the session, children will have the opportunity to:

~ Draw & Colour
~ Chalk the Wall
~ Make Posters
~ Paint
~ Create a Junk-Art Masterpiece

So, make sure you all **Dress for Mess**

~ Age: All Ages
~ Cost: £1 (on the door)
~ Refreshments: £1

**PLEASE NOTE: You Must Supervise Your Children, At All Times, During the Event**

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Create Your Own Silk Painting with Sarah Moorcroft

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Monday 1st August, 10am – 4pm

This workshop, with Sarah Moorcroft, is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day learning how to work with silk.

During the workshop you will be:
~ designing
~ stretching
~ guttering-up
~ painting on silk

You can use a floral theme, or choose one of your own…

~ Age: Adults
~ Cost: £40
~ Available Places: x10 Maximum

*Bring a packed-lunch

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