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25 March 2016 Good Friday Sketch Walk

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We invite you to come and see the Exhibition of Work from the participants of the Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries course which opens on the Good Friday at 9:30 am at City Arts. Join us for a tea or coffee and a browse of the exhibition before join us for a sketching walk around Newbury from 11 am.

We will set off at 11 am from 10 Hampton Road and we will sketch around the area of Argyle Road and walk towards the centre of town, with our lunchtime meeting point at the Canal (by the Teashop at the Canal) at 1pm.  The afternoon we can sketch around town and meet at 3pm by the bandstand in Victoria Park for a group photo.

Bring your own sketching materials and stool and choose your own way of drawing/painting and share your results with the rest of the group later on.

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Drop and Shop Events

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“Drop” your kids off  and let us take the stress out of your Christmas “Shop”
On Saturday 12th & 19th December, City Arts will be providing two specialist Children’s Workshops.

Session Times:
Morning: 10am – 12.30pm
Afternoon: 1.30pm – 4pm

Your child will be taught by two local artists: Donna Lewis & Rachel Cheer.

christmas-countdownDuring the workshop the children will learn how to:

  • Plan and Design
  • Create and Construct
  • Decorate and Wrap…

…a beautiful, handmade, artisan gift for a loved one.

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Some of the art skills the children will learn, are:

  • Marbling
  • Embroidery
  • Image Transfer
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Template Design and Construction

Session Price: £10 per child (all Materials and a snack included)

Recommended Age: 6+ Years

Please book your child’s place to avoid disappointment
For further information, and to book a place, please email info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

Summer update – Chalk Fest fun and Summer workshops

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We are now taking bookings for our Summer Workshops for various age groups:

Collagraph printing with Isabel Carmona

Flower Power with Bernadette Jones

Tie Dye Spiral Tshirt with Wendy Lloyd

Lumen and Libri with Donna Lewis

Brusho Inks with Carolyn Towers Wood

Mighty Pens with Donna Lewis and Isabel Carmona

The Camera’s Eye with Deborah Taylor

To book any workshop email us at info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Chalk Fest – 12  July 2015  Thanks for taking part and enjoying it!

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We had a fantastic day on the Sunday 12th July where we painted Newbury’s Market square with chalk. You can see on the photos below how much fun it was, exhilarating and colourful. We loved seeing families working together and people who normally say I can’t do art, having a go. Some stayed the whole day, some were just passing.

The competition was hard to judge and judges Cipriano Martinez, Alan Harding and Sarah Martinez had a really difficult time making a decision. In  the  end local resident Inmaculada Vivar won the generous prize donated by Craftsman Newbury Ltd. The mayor of Newbury handed the prize over to Inmaculada for her chalk picture of the Town Hall.

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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

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: papercup@studiohoop.com

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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.

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Art Fair success – more to come in 2015

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Thanks to all who came to our Art’s fair at the beginning of December – we hope you found something you liked and enjoyed the festive atmosphere, art and crafts, courtesy of John, Liz, Debbie, Tom, Donna, Pam, Helen, Isabel, Kate, Christine, Martin, Pat, Coleen, Doriana, Claire and helpers. There will be more ad-hoc events in 2015 until we get on with the refurbishment. Watch this space!.

On a very Festive mood, we wish you Happy Christmas and All the best for 2015 from the team at City Arts!

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Big Draw Exhibition 9th November 2014

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All the drawings we did in the two sessions of the Big Draw were exhibited last Sunday at City Arts. A few photos below if you could not make it. The participants enjoyed seeing the display, organised following the street “elevation” but grouping the same buildings drawn by different people together.

BigDrawWall1BigDrawWall2 We also had mini make and take activities which included printing cards, making a model of the chapel, making a mini book and doing photograms.  A group silk painting project lead by artist Helen Mortimer (based on her drawing of City Arts) took the fancy of young and old alike and we can see them here through the process and with the final piece.Thanks Helen and all your helpers!!

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