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Book: Silver Jewellery Making - A complete step-by-step course

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Silver Jewellery Making: A complete step-by-step course

A new book by local jewellers Janet Richardson and Machi de Waard was published by award-winning craft publisher Search Press on 1 February 2021.

Silver Jewellery Making is a practical beginners' guide to making silver jewellery. Seven step-by-step projects guide you through the core skills and techniques that will enable you to progress to making your own beautiful jewellery.

The tried-and-tested projects have been developed by Machi and Janet, who have over 40 years of industry experience teaching others this amazing craft. The emphasis is on teaching good practice and acquiring the basic techniques and skills to give the reader a solid basis for developing their jewellery-making capabilities.

Tools are introduced for each individual project, and their uses and correct handling explained. Troubleshooting tips explain how to overcome common problems that may arise. At the end of each project, there are examples of how the skills gained can be used to make other items.

The book is perfect for those who wish to start jewellery making either on their own or as a supplement to classes.

Silver Jewellery Making (ISBN 978-1-78221-735-0) is available from:

For more information download the Press Release or go to Janet's website at janetrichardson.co.uk or Machi's website at machidewaard.co.uk.

Community Arts Programme Summer 2022

2nd April
13th July

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme Summer 2022

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Spring 2022.

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

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Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 (ages 8-10) 7 May - 9 July (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 (ages 11-14) 7 May - 9 July (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (18+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (2 Apr, 7 May, 11 Jun, 9 Jul) (Monthly)
  • Botanical books - Print and mixed media (30 Apr)
  • Woodcut and watercolour (21 May)
  • Gel plate printing with collage (28 May)
  • Fabulous flowers in mixed media (25 Jun)

Evening Courses Adults (18+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (9 May - 11 July, 8 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (10 May - 12 July, 8 classes)
  • Wednesday: Advanced Silver Jewellery (11 May - 13 July, 8 classes)

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

Get more information about: Community Arts & Peacock Gallery.

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

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

7.30-9.30 pm

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Bradbury Centre, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Jonathan Newey, showing Imaginary Landscapes in Acrylics.

Entrance fee is £5 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

Please note that The Bradbury Centre has changed its security arrangements. Access to the demonstrations will only be by using the door opposite to the car park in Rose Street.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Whiteknights Studio Trail 2022

Saturday 11th June &
Sunday 12th June


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24 locations around the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus

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Whiteknights Studio Trail 2022

The Whiteknights Studio Trail is back for its 22nd year!

This walking tour of artists' studios in the University of Reading area takes place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June from 11am to 6pm on both days.

There are 38 artists taking part, at 24 venues – 5 are serving refreshments. Art and craft work from talented artists will be on display and for sale. Artists will be able to discuss their work and take commissions.

During the two days we are having an extra exhibition of small works – a single donated piece from each artist - which will be sold in aid of The British Red Cross : Ukraine Appeal. These 20x20cm framed works will be on display and for sale at: Turret Gallery, Turret House, The Abbey School, 27 Kendrick Road, Reading RG1 5DZ (venue 22 on the map).

(please see leaflet for details).

Pick up a leaflet listing all the artists, with a map of the venues, from local libraries, museums, tourist information and Waterstones.

Whichever way you choose to do the trail, be it meandering across the university grounds (why not have a picnic lunch?) or sticking to the pavements - we do hope you enjoy it.

For more information, including a profile of each exhibiting artist, see: www.studiotrail.co.uk Go to the Whiteknights Trail Facebook page or you can look at the Studio Trail's Facebook page.

Timeless announcements: CREATIVE ARTS

These creative art activities run permanently.

Watercolour Classes

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Tuesdays &


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

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.