Summer 2015 – Workshop 7 – Tie Dye Spiral T-Shirt

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Tie-Dye Spiral T-shirt with Wendy Lloyd

Tuesday 4th August 10 to 12:30

Learn how to make a spiral-patterned tie-dye T-shirt. Learn about mixing dyes to make a whole spectrum of colours so that every T-shirt is unique. At the class you will tie and dye your t-shirt then take it home to be rinsed the next day once the dyes have set.


This workshop is for adult plus child (8+)
Cost £10 each
You will need to bring a white or light coloured 100% cotton T-shirt
Places available 10

To book contact us


Summer 2015 – Workshop 2 – Flower Power

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Workshop 2 Flower Power with Bernie Jones
Thursday 30th July – 10 to 12:30


Learn to make at least 3 different types of fabric flowers using felt, organza and cotton print fabric. Die cutting, heat gun distressing and stitching will be employed to create flowers that can be worn in hair, on clothes or used to accessorize bags/soft furnishings.

This workshop is for adult plus child (8+)
Children must be able to hand sew simple running stitch.

Cost per adult £10, child £5
All materials provided.
Places available 8 (2x4adults+child)

Too book contact us

Summer 2015 programme in a nutshell

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Summer workshops 2015 programme.
Details for each workshop will follow in the forthcoming days. To book contact us

Summer 2015 – Workshop 1 – Collagraph printing

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Workshop 1 – Collagraph Printing with Isabel Carmona
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July
10 to 3pm on Sat and 10 to 1pm on Sun

CollagraphCollagraph is a non toxic method of printing.  One can stick various papers and thin objects and scratch the cardboard plate to create the image you want to print.

During the day you will make various collagraph plates from recycled card and paper and seal them to print on the second day.

To print we will use oil based inks to get some fabulous vibrant results.

This workshop is for adults (18+)
Cost for two days £30 – All materials provided
Bring a packed lunch
Places available 10

To book a place email us:

City Arts CHALKFEST takes place on the 12th July 2015

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Come and take part in something unique! We have organised CHALKFEST – a pavement chalk drawing competition taking place in Newbury’s Market Place on the 12th July 2015.

It is Free to Enter and  open to people of all ages.  All materials to use on the day will be supplied by City Arts; so all you need to do is turn up, pick a spot and create a unique chalk drawing on the market square paving.

The competition prize is sponsored by Craftsman Newbury Ltd

30th May 2015 – Another sale of kid’s toys, clothes and accessories

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There are some bargains to be had at this Sale of toys, clothes and accessories.

Don’t miss out!


March events at City Arts

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Two events coming up in March:
14th March 2015– Paper Cup Challenge, organised by RIBA Berkshire. 10am to 2pm for 8 to 11 year olds  (each accompanied by one adult). Limited spaces – to book e-mail:


21st March 2015
Sale of used Kids’ Toys, Clothes and Accesories. 10am to 3pm 
Get in touch with Claire on 07880 600362 if you are interested on having a stall.