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.


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.


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 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: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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!


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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