August Events at City Arts

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There are loads of workshops and events this summer at City Arts Newbury: a few details below:

1st August – Silk Painting workshop with Sarah Moorcroft

2nd August – Art Shed for all ages

3rd to 5th August – Collagraph workshop with Isabel Carmona

6th August – Japanese bookbinding with Donna Lewis

7th August – City Arts at the Farmers Market

9th August – Home Is – Draw and Build with Jennifer Forakis

10th August – Sewn Bookmaking with Isabel Carmona

12th August – Chalkfest 2016

13th August – Printfest

15th August – Manga Graffiti with Donna Lewis

17th August – Cartoon Graffiti with Donna Lewis

24th August – Foam Marbling with Rachel Cheer

27th to 28th August – Pinhole Photography with Donna Lewis

29th Aug – 2nd Sept – Summer Signing Course 

Open morning – see what we did this summer

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Sunday October 4th from 10 till 1pm
Come along to see the outcome of our summer workshops and meet the team at City Arts who will tell you about our forthcoming events.

This summer we did collagrapgh printing, made felt and stich flowers, tie-dye t-shirts, lumen photography and book binding, marbling paper, and brusho inks painting.

Work by the students will be at hand and they will be able to tell you about the experience themselves.
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a cake whilst you talk to us.

We look forward to meeting you.

Collagraph workshop
Flower power workshop
Lumen and libro workshop
Tie dye tshirt workshop
Marvelous marbling workshop
Brusho inks workshop

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

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


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.

The selection of the works and images of the day are all courtesy of Dave Webster20150723-071844-26324020.jpgDSC_9838 20150723-071843-26323066.jpgDSC_9906DSC_9819DSC_994120150723-071843-26323415.jpg20150723-071843-26323743.jpg

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: