Past Courses 2019

These are some of the courses that took place in 2019

Layering Lino: Seedheads & Flowers with Karen Carter

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10 am to 4 pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £45

To book e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Offer: book 2 different workshops with Karen for £80 (£40 each)

Using the work of Angie Lewin as our inspiration we will produce layered prints in colour. We will use both a free-form approach and registration methods for more precise printing. We will work mainly with lino (A6 size) but also incorporate polystyrene plates and found textures as needed. There will be plenty of demos and individual help. Suitable for anyone with basic linocutting skills.


Silver Ring in a Day with Cathy Newell Price

Walk & Draw, Sketching Course with Isabel Carmona

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Wednesdays: 7, 14, 21 and 28 August ’19

6:30pm to 8:30pm each evening

Age: Adults

£100 course (or £30 individual session)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

This year we will go for walks around Newbury and sketch on the way, stopping at various locations to draw/paint at different speeds.

Sketchbook and a materials kit provided.

Sessions will explore various local scenes (e.g. canal, town centre, high street) through the various sketching techniques.


Flora and Fauna Fused Glass with Nicky Clarke

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Tues 20 August 2019

10am to 12:30pm or 1:30 to 4pm

Age: 12+ & Adults

Cost: £35 (all materials included)

*To book  e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Create a flora, fauna or woodland scene, using opaque and transparent glass frits, copper foils and wire. Your design will be initially drawn on paper, to scale, and then used for a guide to make your final piece. Your finished creation will be 17x12cms and will be taken away to be fired and then returned to City Arts within two weeks.


Create your own Bird Feeder with Maria Lewis

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Mon 19 August 2019

10am to 12 noon

Age: All Ages (supervised)

Cost: £7 (all materials included)

*To book  e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

This workshop is for you and your kids to get creative together! Come along and spend the morning with Maria, using recycled materials, to design and construct a fun and weatherproof bird feeder – perfect for any garden, allotment or, window sill.


Intro to Pyrography on Wood with Naomi Lunn

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Sunday 18 August 2019

11am to 4pm

Age: Teens & Adults

Cost: £50 (all materials included, plus box or frame)

*To book  e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Learn how to create a detailed drawing onto wood, using a pyrography tool to control depth, thickness of line and tonal depths of shading. Have fun creating a unique design, which can either become a framed piece or a wooden box to take home at the end of the session.


Acrylic Paint Pour with Caroline Moore

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 Saturday 27 July 2019

10am to 12 noon or 2 to 4pm

Age: Universal (supervised) 10+ (unsupervised) Teens & Adults

Cost: £25 for first pair (see below for offer)

OFFER: shoes are then discounted to £15, for each adult/sibling on same booking

*To book  e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

No Experience Necessary – All Welcome.

Become a fashion designer for the day and create your very own pair of canvas shoes, you could even have matching family ones for all – big and small!
This workshop has everything you need to create your footwear masterpieces, including your own, good quality, pair of canvas trainers, fabric paints, fabric markers, silhouette sticker stencils and paintbrushes.
A lovely, fun and creative way to spend time as a family and leave with something useful as well!


Marbling with Inks with Serena Nickson

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Saturday 3 August 2019

10am to 2pm

Age: Adults & Teens

Cost: £25 (all materials included)

*To book  e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Marbling with inks is an exciting technique, which enables you to produce wonderful colours and patterns on good quality paper. Part of the fun is never knowing what you’re going to get and experimenting with lots of different marbling techniques! You will start by practising with a selection of A5 paper and then move onto A4 paper – once dried, they can be used to cover notepads, journals, frames and other craft items.


Quirky Clay Characters with Katherine Kingdon

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Sunday 14 July 2019

10 am to 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £60 (all materials included)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Make a set of simple clay figures suitable for indoor or outdoor use. We will be exploring facial expression, playing with form and discovering ways of adding details such as buttons, ears and pompoms. If you’re feeling adventurous you can turn some of your figures into plant waterers. They look great standing amongst the plants.

Pieces will be taken away for firing and can be collected from City Arts Newbury at a later date


Linoprinting in Colour with Karen Carter

This workshop is now SOLD OUT!

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Fri 5 July ’19

10 am to 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £45

Offer: book 2 different workshops with Karen for £80 (£40 each)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Explore a variety of different ways to introduce colour into your linoprinting. Produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop exploring techniques such as spot inking, rainbow rolls, chine colle, stencils & masks etc. Feel free to bring existing plates or cut a new one during the workshop (tutor will supply A5 size lino). Suitable for anyone familiar with basic linocutting. Lots of step-by-step demos & individual help.


Whiteline Woodcut Printing with Karen Carter

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Friday 28th June ’19

10am to 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £45 (all materials included)

OFFER 2for80: book 2 different £45 workshops with Karen for £80

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Where watercolour meets printmaking!

The easy way to do Japanese style woodcuts! We will take this ancient art and make it into something fun, accessible and simple to do, referencing the work of the Provincetown Printers in America.

All tools and wood will be provided and printing will be done with tubes of watercolour paints – perfect for printing at home with a minimum of equipment.

No previous experience needed.


Silk Painting: inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe with Sarah Moorcroft

This workshop is now SOLD OUT!

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Sunday 23rd June ’19

10am to 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £55 (all materials included)

*Book your place, just email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Create a silk painting, inspired by the stunning work of Georgia O’Keeffe, using the scale, colour, and textures of her flowers to bring your painting to life! Learn how to work out your design and transfer it from paper to silk, how to apply silk paints, blend colours, make dynamic colour choices and create textures using salt. By the end of the day, you will have a gorgeous painting, ready to take home with you and ideas on mounting/framing.


Architectural Linoprinting with Helen Naish

This workshop is now SOLD OUT!

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Sun 16 June 2019

10 am to 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £45

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Learn how to see architecture in a completely new way! Turn your favourite building into a linocut print. Experiment with light and shadow, pattern and texture, and pick up new linocutting techniques. Print your building on up to 5 cards, ready to send to family and friends. Suitable for all abilities.


Art Course for Kids #2 with Sarah Moorcroft

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Wednesdays: 12, 19, 26 June & 3, 10 July ’19

4:30 to 6pm

Age: 7+ (unsupervised)

Cost: £100 (all materials included)

Instalment Payment Plan available

*To book your child’s place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

No Experience Necessary – All Welcome
Our classes are suitable for children with an interest in all forms of art.
These classes provide the opportunity for students to discover their artistic talent, indulge in their passion for art and explore their creative side.
Students will try a variety of techniques, including painting & drawing – using various mediums, from pencil, charcoal and pastels, to watercolours and mixed media.

Small class size allows 1:1 focused guidance and support.


Printing and Embroidery on Paper & Textiles with Karen Carter and Lorna Goldsmith

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Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June ’19

10am to 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £120 (all materials included)

Installment Payment Plan Available

*Book your place, just email:

info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

No Experience Necessary – All Welcome

A creative and fun weekend combining a variety of printing techniques with stitch, fabric manipulation and embellishment.

Create a series of samples to give you ideas and inspiration for further development.

No experience needed – lots of demos and help throughout the weekend.


Introduction to Botanical Plaque Casting with Clare Mahoney

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Sunday 2nd June ’19

10am to 3:30pm

Age: Teens & Adults

Cost: £35 (all materials included)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

All Levels Welcome – No Experience Necessary

Enjoy learning how to take an impression and make a simple mould using a plaster and Cornish stone cast. Get creative using nature as your inspiration. The process is immediate and exciting, the cast dries relatively quickly and you will be able to take your work home at the end of the workshop.

This is a course suitable for all levels of experience and a perfect workshop to do with your teens!


Introduction to Linocutting with Karen Carter

This workshop is now SOLD OUT!

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Fri 31 May 2019

10am – 4pm

Age: Adults

Cost: £45

Offer: book 2 different workshops with Karen for £80 (£40 each)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Learn all the basics of this simple printing process and produce a set of prints to take home in this structured but relaxed workshop. We will look at creating a design from your source material, safe linocutting techniques, and printing by hand using a variety of approaches. No experience necessary, lots of step-by-step demos & individual help. We will use water-soluble oil-based inks and easy-cut lino.


Planet Mobile for Kids with Maria Lewis

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Wednesday 17th April ’19

10am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 to 4pm

Age: All Ages (supervised) 10+ unsupervised, Teens

Cost: £12

*To book your child’s place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

No Experience Necessary – All Welcome

Come and join Maria for an out-of-this-world experience! A fun and creative Easter workshop for children and adults to do together. During this session you will learn how to make a lovely mobile on which you will hang the moon, the sun and five of our major planets!

This is a family activity, so little ones will need some help from an adult, and older ones can created this fab hanging galaxy themselves


Spiral Tie-dye T-shirts with Wendy Lloyd

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10am to 12:15pm

Age: 8+ (supervised) Teens & Adults

£15 (excluding t-shirt)

*To book your child’s place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Make a super cool multi-coloured, spiral patterned tie-dye T-shirt. Learn about mixing dyes, to make a whole spectrum of colours so that every T-shirt is unique. You will tie and dye your t-shirt, then take it home to be rinsed the next day – once the dyes have set. Bring a washed white or pale coloured 100% cotton t-shirt and a bucket, washing up bowl or tub for taking it home safely. Everything else will be provided. Dress for mess!


Fused Glass Tile with Metal Wire & Foils with Nicky Clarke

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!

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Wednesday 10 April ’19

10am to 11:30am

12:00 to 1:30pm

Age: Universal (supervised up to 10yrs), Teens & Adults

Cost: £15 (all materials included)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

All Levels Welcome, No Experience Necessary

Make a 10 cm x 10 cm glass tile with Nicky.

What will you create, a simple tree design, or an under water scene with fish and seaweed? Images for inspiration are available on the day but the choice is yours.

Once you have your design ready, you can create it using the glass frits and metals which will be glued in place, onto the glass, ready for firing.

Pieces will be taken away for firing and returned to city arts within two weeks for you to collect.


Clay Characters for Kids with Katherine Kingdon

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!

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Tuesday 9th April ’19

10am to 12pm

Age: 6+ supervised, 10+ unsupervised

£10 (all materials included)

To book your child’s place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

All Levels Welcome – No Experience Necessary

In this workshop you’ll make a figure out of clay. You’ll take on the challenges posed by proportion and balance. You’ll add features such as buttons and fingernails (without squashing all your other hard work). You’ll explore ways of creating an expressive face. And, if you have time after all that, you’ll be able to add colour too.

Pieces will be taken away for firing and can be collected from City Arts Newbury at a later date.


Create Your Own Toadstool or Fairy Table with Sarah Moorcroft

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Monday 8th April ’19

10am to 12:30pm

Age: All Ages, Teens, Adults

Cost: £15

*Book your toddler’s place, just email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Have some imaginative fun creating a mini world in the form of a toadstool or table.

Be it a dinosaur land, fairytale castle, racetrack, unicorn forest or an underwater world.

Bring along any special embellishments to personalise your creation: jewels, stickers, cars and so on. Lots of materials will be provided, including the toadstool/table and white paint to give it a base coat.

This workshop is the perfect project to do with your little and big ones.


Colour Theory with Louise Gunnersen

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Saturday 6th April ’19

10am to 3pm

Age: Adults & Teens

Cost: £45 (all materials included)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

All Levels Welcome – No Experience Necessary

Learn the theory behind making soft tones and zinging colour, why you might underpaint, and how to see colours within colours.

Louise Gunnersen, colourist and international artist, will guide you through a day of discovery. You will make a colour chart during the first half of the session and then use your knowledge to create a set of small studies.


Experiment with Portraits with Isabel Carmona

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Tuesdays: 19, 26 March 2 April ’19

10am – 12.30pm

£90 (or £40 individual session)

To book your place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Isabel is back, with her first course of the year – bringing her fun, challenging and unique style to this new 3 week course… a must for anyone who wants to give portraiture a go or advance their skills-base with an inspiring tutor!

Experiment with drawing each other portraits, self portraits and group portraits in various media (pencil, pen, ink, watercolour, biro) both monochrome and full colour. The course starts by looking at the proportions of the human face and will encourage participants to draw and paint without fear, having fun, whilst collecting it all in a sketchbook.

A sketchbook and materials provided.

No Experience Necessary!


Art Course for Kids #1 with Sarah Moorcroft

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Wednesdays: 6, 13, 20, 27 March & 3 April ’19

4.30pm – 6pm

Age: 7+(unsupervised)
Cost: £100 (or £25 per session and all materials included)

note: Instalment Payment Plan available

*To book your child’s place, just e-mail: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

We’re very excited to introduce, our new 2019 Art Course for Kids with Sarah Moorcroft – taking place after school, over 5 weeks during term-time. Our beginner’s classes are suitable for children with an interest in all forms of art.
For NEW STUDENTS – Our sessions provide the opportunity to discover their artistic talent, indulge in their passion for art and explore their creative side.
For RETURNING STUDENTS – they will continue where they left off with Sarah. Developing their knowledge and skills-base, as well as being introduced to new techniques, including painting & drawing – using various mediums, from pencil and pastels, to watercolours and mixed media.

At City Arts, we keep our classes small and this allows our students to receive 1:1 guidance and support – tailored to their needs and focused on their progress.