local artists

Silk Painting for Adults with Sarah Moorcroft

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9 April 2017

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This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the day learning how to work with silk, under the tuition of artist Sarah Moorcroft.

You can use a floral theme, or choose one of your own.

During the workshop you will learn the design process and practical application of silk painting.

This technique involves planning your design on paper and then transferring it to your silk, guttering up the design and then allowing it to dry.

You will then paint your silk, having learnt which colours work well together and how to apply them.

Age: Adults
Cost: £45

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

*Bring a packed-lunch*

Brusho Easter Pop-up Cards with Helen Mortimer

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110 April 2017

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

This unique workshop is a fun way to learn about the Brusho painting technique and how to create two good quality Pop-up Cards, which you can then recreate at home, for all occasions.

Perfect as a family activity, with friends or as an individual – everyone welcome!

You will also have the opportunity to make tags & bookmarks with your remaining brusho paper.

Enjoy spritzing watercolour powders onto your Easter egg designs, to create an imaginative, unique gift for family and friends this Easter.

Age: Adult, Teens & 8+ supervised / 10+ unsupervised
Cost: £15 each (all materials included)

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

Steam-Fix Silk Painting with Helen Mortimer

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Time: 10am to 1pm

Learn the art of silk painting, using the steam-fixing method, with artist Helen Mortimer …
During the workshop, you will be using the technique of steam-fixing with silk dyes – giving your finished painting vibrant colours.

As well as stretching silk onto a frame, you will also learn how to use dyes & salt on your fabric.

You will then have the opportunity to create an initial piece, using a floral theme, or one of your own ideas.

Finally, you will design a landscape of your choice, ready to be steam-fixed.

Age: Adults
Cost: £35 (all materials included)

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

Design, Create & Frame for Adults with Bonni Southey

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One day workshop.
Time: 10am to 2pm

Welcome to Bonni’s Art World!

Bonni says: “I am Bonni Southey -mother, health practitioner, teacher, truth activist, deep thinker, intuitive artist…….someone who loves to creatively transform people, places and situations, from imbalanced to balanced.
Trained initially as a fashion designer and illustrator, expressing a love of textiles and a ‘magpie’s eye’ – it is now the more therapeutic world of the healing potential of colour which tends to draw my professional interest.
This impulse gives birth to the ‘Design, Create, Frame Workshops’ which I facilitate. They are designed to unleash the creative potential within each of us and to nourish the soul.”

The workshops are fun, relaxed, empowering and bring a meditative qualityto the time spent creating the beautiful, finished artworks.

During the workshop you will plan your design, working with a wide range of materials and fabrics. You will then create your frame with Bonni’s guidance and tips for a great outcome.

Please feel free to bring along any special materials/ words you would like to add to your frame.

Cost: £35 (all materials included)
Age: Adults

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

Christmas Fairs 26-27 Nov and 3-4 Dec

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Two Weekend of Christmas Arts and Crafts Fairs at City Arts Newbury.

Dates are: 26th and 27 November 2016 and 3rd and 4th December

City Arts welcomes 30 artisans and artists over 2 weekends of Art Fairs.  The stalls change every weekend so you are advised to visit at least twice.

Stalls will sell from chocolates to ceramics, artisan soap to original printmaking, furniture to artwork of various media, local teas and many different types of handmade decorations.

This is an ideal opportunity to get that special, handmade, local present for a special loved one!

Artists participating include:

  • ceramicists Christine Lack and Lone Hudson, Sally Bettridge, Martin Eastabrook and Ursula Waechter;
  • printmakers Isabel Carmona, Rahima Kenner and Pam Hardman,
  • digital artist Ben Honisett,
  • photographers Debborah Taylor and Rachel Cheer,
  • silkpainting by Helen Mortimer and Rosemary Lawrey,
  • creative textiles by Christine Highnett,
  • meditation art by Sam Buller,
  • silkscreen artwork by Charlotte Adcock,
  • turned wood by Alan Hulford.

Local produce and crafts include:

  • chocolates by Chocolates by T,
  • locally sourced infusions by Verity Murricane,
  • soaps by Linda Marshman,
  • Christmas decorations by Melanie Brown, Pat Lawton and Alida Balaceanu,
  • cardmaking supplies by Sarah Douglas,
  • charity goods by Dorothy Aromando Art Fund.

Plus the City Arts Newbury stall with coffee and cakes and also delicious hot soup on sale.

Doors open each day from 11 am to 3pm.

Come and visit us – we look forward to meeting you!

For further information and for directions to the venue see our contact page