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.

arjeea21 Contemporary Art Meetings

First Thursday every 2nd month:

Thursday 5th July (includes exhibition event)

Thursday 6th September

Thursday 1st November

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

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arjeea21 Contemporary Art Meetings

arjeea21 is an artist-led group that promotes contemporary art by increasing public engagement with it, and by advancing artists' development though informal discussion, peer critique, skill sharing, and networking with other groups. The focus is on contemporary practice and the desire to progress in new directions.

Exhibitions are selected by the steering group, often from work that has developed through discussion at the bi-monthly meetings in Reading at OpenHand OpenSpace in Brock Keep.

All media are welcome, eg photography, video, 3D, printmaking, performance, installation, painting, drawing, textiles and conceptual work.

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 about arjeea21: www.arjeea21.com or on Facebook see www.facebook.com/arjeea21.

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

Community Arts Programme Autumn 2018

8th September
to 8th December

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2018

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2018.

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


AUTUMN 2018 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 22nd Sept - 1st Dec (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 22nd Sept - 1st Dec (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (16+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (8 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec) (Monthly)
  • Still Life - An abstract approach (15 Sept)
  • Introduction to watercolour (13 Oct)
  • Transfer, paint & print (20 Oct)
  • Paper Cloth: Make your own notebook (17 Nov)
  • Printing for Christmas (24 Nov)
  • Winter Cyanotypes (8 Dec)

Evening Courses Adults (16+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (24 Sept-3 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (25 Sept-4 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Thursdays: Life drawing (1 Nov-29 Nov, 5 classes)

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

Get more information about: Community Arts & Peacock Gallery.

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

Peacock Gallery Exhibition: 'From the nelablighnopress...' by Helen Westhrop

Monday 12th November to
Thursday 29th November

Weekdays: 3pm-4.30pm

Saturdays: 10am-3pm

(Opening view Saturday 10th November, 1pm-3pm
ALL WELCOME)

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'From the nelablighnopress...' by Helen Westhrop. Click image for larger picture.

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

How to get there.

Peacock Gallery Exhibition: 'From the nelablighnopress...' by Helen Westhrop

From the nelablighnopress... is an exhibition of printed and embroidered wall hangings, framed wood engravings and linocuts, printed papers and books created by local artist Helen Westhrop.

Helen's work explores traditional printing methods overlaid with Asian embroidery and techniques learnt from her mother. This creates a wealth of material she no longer is able to label.

Entry is FREE.

More information about The Peacock Gallery: peacockgallery.wordpress.com.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, November 20th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Geoff Hunt, whose subject will be "Waterside/Marine", using Watercolour.

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

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Holybrook Gallery Exhibition: A Dialogue in Light and Shade

Tuesday 20th November

to

Saturday 24th November

Tue,Thu: 10am-7pm
Wed: Closed
Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-3pm

Private view: Thu 22nd Nov 6pm-8pm

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Holybrook Gallery, Reading Central Library (2nd Floor), Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3EB

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Holybrook Gallery Exhibition: A Dialogue in Light and Shade

Works on paper by Paul Woolley and Heather McAteer.

An engaging exhibition of work by two artists presenting contrasting responses to a theme. Inspired by places of cultural and personal significance, Heather McAteer's work discusses how the narratives of the past are constructed and presented, particularly in relation to her native Northern Ireland.

Paul Woolley's work relates to landscape and the environment with special interest in natural/organic forms and how they can interact with more geometric shapes, to form new images and motifs.

For more information about this exhibition please download the leaflet.

For more information about Heather McAteer see www.heathermcateer.wixsite.com/site.

For more information about Paul Woolley see www.paulwoolleyarts.co.uk.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'SECRETS POSTCARD FUNDRAISER'

Saturday 24th November
&
Sunday 25th November

11am-5pm

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'SECRETS POSTCARD FUNDRAISER' (click image to see full poster)

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

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OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'SECRETS POSTCARD FUNDRAISER'

Join us for our fun and relaxing fundraiser in the historic Brock Keep, to raise much needed funds for OpenHand OpenSpace. Postcards donated by artists will be for sale for £20 each, the artists' identity will be kept secret.

In addition to the secret sale, will be a sale of small artworks and prints by OHOS artists, a raffle and bidding board with some great prizes. It's a chance to buy something unique for a loved one this Christmas while supporting OHOS.

SECRETS SUPPER EVENING

  • Saturday 24 November 6pm - 9pm
  • Relax with a bowl of homemade soup and puddings at our 'Secrets' sale and supper.
  • Plus a chance to meet OHOS artists and find out whose artwork you have purchased!
  • Tickets £5 (includes homemade soup and puddings).
  • BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Book your place by email to info@ohos.org.uk.

DONATE A POSTCARD WORK OF ART

  • Artists are invited to produce a 'postcard' work of art.
  • A6 size, onto card, in any medium.
  • Send email to info@ohos.org.uk for more information.
  • Deadline for submissions Sunday 18 November.

Money raised will go towards supporting the continued development of OpenHand OpenSpace.

OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep is just a ten minute walk from Reading WEST rail station, or on bus route 15, 17 from Reading (alight at Brock Gardens stop). Free car parking is available at the rear of the gallery, turn off Oxford Road into Brock Gardens, the car park is first left and through the gates.

Wheelchair access and WC to 'Only the Sunny Hours' exhibition.

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.

OpenHand OpenSpace is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsored by Reading Borough Council, Clarks Legal and The Architectural Heritage Fund

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

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, December 18th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Alex Roach, painting a "Landscape" using water soluble 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.


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.