What's on: CREATIVE ARTS

Local art exhibitions, arts societies meetings, craft events, art clubs, arts workshops and
information about how you can exhibit your own work.

Event are listed in order of start date.

Community Arts Programme Summer 2017

1st April
to 11th July

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Community Arts, Maiden Erlegh Campus, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme for Summer 2017

Booking is now open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Summer 2017.

For full details download the full leaflet (requires Adobe reader) or look out for it in libraries and venues around Reading and Wokingham.


SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-5 (ages 8-10) 29 Apr - 15 July (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 6-9 (ages 11-14) 29 Apr - 15 July (10 classes)
  • Thursday Art - school years 6-7 (ages 11-12) 20 Apr - 25 July (6 classes)

Workshops for Adults (16+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (1 Apr, 13 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul) (Monthly)
  • Layered Relief Prints (22 Apr)
  • Charcoal, Ink, Resist - mixed media (27 May)
  • Whiteline Woodcuts (17 June)

Evening Courses Adults (16+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (24 Apr - 10 Jul, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (25 Apr - 11 Jul, 10 classes)

For details and schedule download the full leaflet. To book your place on any of the courses download the booking form.

Get more information about: Community Arts & Peacock Gallery.

Information about Maiden Erlegh School: www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk.

OpenHand OpenSpace : Crafts Council - Hey Clay!

Saturday 8th April

11am-3pm

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OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL

How to get there.

Hey Clay! at OpenHand OpenSpace Studios and Galler

Free Workshops. Time to play with clay!

OpenHand OpenSpace are hosting a Crafts Council, Hey Clay! event as part of the 'Get Creative' initiative.

Come along to the Open Hand Open Space heritage building and gallery to learn from OHOS studio artist, Julie LeFevre and The Great Pottery Throwdown contestants, Cáit Gould and Daniel Pratrap.

This FREE event is open to ALL and will be a fun-filled day of pottery making.

Try your hand at throwing on the potters wheel with Daniel, coiling an animal or vegetable-inspired pot with Cáit, or pinching a pot for pit firing (firing on a later date) with Julie. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

We anticipate this will be a popular event, to avoid disappointment please contact Julie on: 07910620639 or by email to book a free one hour slot, between 11am and 3pm. Drop in will be possible, but spaces cannot be guaranteed without pre-booking.

Our Hey Clay event at OpenHand OpenSpace is now fully booked. There will be other opportunities for courses and workshops in the future. If you wish to register your interest in these, please contact Julie by email

Only the ground floor has wheelchair access.

OpenHand OpenSpace (OHOS) is an artist-led organisation based in Reading. It has provided artists' studios, community education facilities and gallery space at Brock Keep since the early 1980's. During that time we have been a base for many exciting artists, some of whom have gone on to be internationally acclaimed artists.

More information: www.ohos.org.uk or on Facebook see www.facebook.com/openhandopenspace.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Roger Dellar, whose subject will be "People in Situations" using Oils.

Entrance fee is £4 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Peacock Gallery: 'TO and FRO'

Saturday 22nd April
to Thursday 11th May

Weekdays: 3pm-4.30pm

Saturdays: 10am-3pm

(Opening view Saturday 22nd April, 1pm-3pm ALL WELCOME)

Images by Robert Fitzmaurice

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The Peacock Gallery, Maiden Erlegh Campus, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS

How to get there.

Peacock Gallery: 'TO and FRO'

The Peacock Gallery invites you to its next exhibition: TO and FRO, a reflection on the treaty ports of Canton by Robert Fitzmaurice.

In this solo exhibition of paintings and prints at The Peacock Gallery, the Reading-based artist Robert Fitzmaurice will present work inspired by the treaty ports of Canton. His surreal imagery often considers the human condition; in this show historical characters and events add an extra layer of meaning and invite us to reflect upon identity and the human cost of trade when profit is the primary consideration.

More information about The Peacock Gallery: maidenerleghschool.co.uk/community/community-arts.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Chris Forsey, whose subject will be "Venice" using Mixed Media.

Entrance fee is £4 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Jean Turton, who will be painting "Nature's Glory" using Chinese Brush.

Entrance fee is £4 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Wokingham Arts Trail 2017: Call for artists

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Wokingham Arts Trail:
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th September, 2017

Wokingham Area
 
 

Wokingham Arts Trail 2017: Call for artists

Wokingham Arts Trail will be returning this year on the weekend of 23rd and 24th September at venues in and around Wokingham.

Artists will be exhibiting and demonstrating their work in their own studios and other local venues.

If you are a local artist and would like to take part in Wokingham Arts Trail 2017, please complete the application form and get it back to us by Monday 1st May, 2017. Selection of artists will be made on 2nd May.

If you would like to know more about Wokingham Arts Trail, either visit our website www.wokinghamartstrail.co.uk or contact the organising committee by email.


Timeless announcements: CREATIVE ARTS

These creative art activities run permanently.

Watercolour Classes

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Tuesdays &
Thursdays

Finchampstead

Watercolour Classes

If you would like to learn to paint in watercolours, or develop your skills and techniques, why not join one of my classes in Finchampstead.

For more details please visit the website www.saa.co.uk/art/lespatey or call Les on 01344 775276.

Art Classes at The Phoenix Studio, Towersey

Throughout
the week

The Phoenix Studio, Chinnor Rd, Towersey, Nr Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3QZ

How to get there.

The Phoenix Studio runs a range of art classes for all abilities, from the complete novice to the lifelong artist. The brand new studio, set amidst a beautiful meadow in the quiet village of Towersey in Oxfordshire, offers a great place to explore your creativity.

For more details please visit the website www.phoenixstudio.co.uk or call James on 07765 980508.

New Art Group

Every Tuesday

1pm to 3pm

FBC Centre, Gorse Ride, Finchampstead RG40 4ES

Come and join a friendly group of people who enjoy painting and drawing together in modern surroundings at the FBC Centre. All abilities from beginners to experienced painters are welcome.

No joining, termly or annual fees. Cost £3 per session.

For more details telephone 0118 9088155 or 0118 9732484

Twyford Arts Group Life Drawing Sessions

Every Wednesday

7pm to 9.30pm

URC Hall, Church Street, Twyford RG10 9DR (opp. Haweli restaurant)

How to get there

The group meets for life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings for people to come along and practise their skills. More information: www.twyfordartgroup.co.uk.

The Ark Studio

 

 

Ravenswood Village, Nine Mile Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6BQ

How to get there

The Ark is an educational arts and disability charity that runs music, dance, drama and other arts courses. Contact: (01344) 755528 or email us for details.