Drawing Mediums: 6wk Course for Adults with Isabel Carmona

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drawingmedium1.jpg30 May, 6, 13, 27 June, 4 & 11 July 2017

Course times: Tuesdays 10am to 12:30pm

This 6 week drawing course, with artist Isabel Carmona is for beginners and people with drawing experience…
Each session we will explore one medium in earnest:
~ pencil
~ charcoal
~ drawing pen
~ ink pen
~ biro
~ colour pencil

Practice working with line and tone, hatch or scribble.
A fun, practical workshop for those who want to have a go with normal drawing tools and do more.

You will receive a City Arts Drawing Pack, including a sketchbook to collect your drawings, and all other materials needed will be provided for the class.

Age: Adults
Cost: £180 (Concessions £150 & payment plan available)

*Booking Your Place, email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Exploration of the Portrait: 6wk Course with Isabel Carmona

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1, 8, 15, 29 June, 6 & 13 July 2017

Course dates: Thursdays 10am to 12:30pm

Join Artist Isabel Carmona for this relaxed and fun 6wk course, exploring the many ways you can create a portrait.

Find different ways of portraying people, ourselves or others, using various media including:
~ pen
~ pencil
~ watercolour
~ marker pen

Lose the fear of not doing it right. We will seek expression, fun, loose lines, tone and colour.

You will receive a City Arts Drawing Pack , including sketchbook and pens, to collect your portraits – and other materials needed will be provided for the class.

Age: Adults
Cost: £180 (concessions £150 and payment plan available)

*Booking Your Place, email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Watercolour Courses

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Art Course for Kids with Sarah Moorcroft


Tuesdays: 11, 18, 25 September & 2, 9 October, 4.30pm – 6pm

We’re very excited to introduce, our first 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.

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 be taught a variety of 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.

Age: 8+, 10+ (unsupervised)
Cost: £100 (all materials included)

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk


Colour Drawing & Painting 5wk Course with Isabel Carmona


Mondays: 1, 8, 15, 29 October & 5 November, 10am – 12.30pm

In each session we will explore one medium of drawing and painting in earnest: biro, colour pencils, watercolours, watercolour pencils, felt tip pens.

We will learn about observation, colour mixing and layering. A fun practical workshop for those who want to try various drawing
techniques and do more.

You will receive a sketchbook to collect your drawings and other
materials needed for the class.

Age: Adults
Cost: £150 (all materials included)

To Book: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk




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.

At the Cafe


Happy 2016

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Happy 2016 and many thanks to all our supporters and volunteers with whom we shared our events lasts year , to name a few Chalkfest, Summer Workshops, Big Draw, Day of the Dead, Chritmas Arts and Craft Fair and Chirstmas Craft Kids workshops – we could not have done it without you!

In 2016 we will be putting our heads down to do some serious fundraising and we will be taking a break in the winter months.

In March 2016, however, we are proud to be hosting a World Class Urban Sketching workshop entitled: Pushing How to Look , Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries in Newbury. The work of this workshop led by world class tutors (Inma Serrano, Swasky and Isabel Carmona) will be exhibited at City Arts whilst the workshop progresses and opens to the public on the evening of the 24th March 2016. Come and join us!

Follow the link to book a place on the workshop directly with the Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries team or email them at isacarand@gmail.com.


Big Draw Events 2015

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Market Stories.
Sat 17th October 10 to 3pm
Sun 18th October 10 to 1pm
Join us at City Arts Newbury stall at the Saturday Newbury Market and the Sunday Farmers Market.

City Arts’ Big Draw events this year looks at Newbury’s Markets and their people. We will draw their stories.

Newbury has its regular Saturday (and Thursday) market and a bimonthly Farmers Market.  The stories of the produce and the stall holders vary – where do they come from?, how far do they travel?, what do they sell? and how does it all grow?

Come to the Market Square and talk to the market people, ask questions and draw.

The events are free and easy to take part on, come to the City Arts Newbury stall and pick up a set of drawing materials to use, We will be at hand to give you ideas and help you if needed.  

Together we will enrich our understanding of Newbury Markets and the day to day life of their people..

Enjoy, take part and draw with us.

These events benefit from the support and collaboration of RIBA Berkshire and Open Studios West Berkshire and North  Hampshire

Newbury Market
Newbury Market stalls



Workshop 5 – Mighty Pens – Rescheduled for Autumn 2015!

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Mighty Pens with Donna Lewis and Isabel Carmona
Saturday 24th October and Sunday 25th October
10 to 3pm on Sat and 10 to 1pm on Sun

Imagine writng your own poetry, imagine drawing your thoughts freely.
This workshop offers you the opportunity of doing both. Learn to write poetry first and then make a simple notebook in which to write your poems and interpret them using line drawings and maybe a bit of colour.

This workshop is for adults (18+) or children (10+)
No experience required
Cost for two days £30 (£20 children) – All materials provided
Bring a packed lunch
Places available 10

To book contact us