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 2024

13th April to
17th July, 2024

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme Summer 2024

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Summer 2024.

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.


SUMMER 2024 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 (ages 8-10) 27 Apr - 13 Jul (11 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 (ages 11-14) 27 Apr - 13 Jul (11 classes)

Saturday Workshops for Adults (18+):

  • Harbours & Boats - Acrylics & Mixed Media (13 Apr)
  • Lovely Linoprints- Basics & Beyond (18 May)
  • Fabulous Flowers - Acrylics (1 Jun)
  • Open access printmaking (11 May, 6 Jul)

Evening Courses Adults (18+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (22 April - 15 July, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (23 April - 16 July, 11 classes)
  • Wednesday: Silver Jewellery (24 April - 17 July, 11 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.

'more arts.' Hands-on-Art Summer 2024

From 25th May
(see below)

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Across Wokingham Borough
(see below)

'more arts.' Hands-on-Art Summer 2024

After a successful and rewarding 2023 'more arts.' will be providing free art-based activities in our pavilion for children at carnivals and fêtes etc. around Wokingham Borough duriong the summer in 2024.

The full list of Summer 2024 Hands-on-Art events:

  • Wokingham Fun Day
  • Langborough Recreation Ground25th May
  • Woodley Carnival
  • Woodford Park8th June
  • Twyford Donkey Derby
  • King George V Recreation Ground16th June
  • Crowthorne Carnival Fete
  • Morgan Recreation Ground6th July
  • Earley Green Fair
  • Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve3rd August
  • Spencers Wood Carnival
  • Spencers Wood Recreation Ground21st September

    Enjoy activities such as face mask decorating, air dry clay modelling, block printing, hand printing and clay model painting, led by talented local artists Cath Baldwin, Zoe Brown, Rachel Freegard, Robyn Kelly and Saleem Zaman.

    Hands-on-Art activities for children are FREE. We provide all the materials. Just turn up and enjoy!

    We're always looking for more volunteers to help at events like these. Interested? Contact us here.

    Wokingham Art Society 67th Annual Summer Exhibition

    Saturday July 20th to
    Saturday August 3rd

    Open daily
    10am - 5.30pm

    (Saturday 3rd Aug until 4pm)

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    St Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH

    How to get there.

    Wokingham Art Society Summer Exhibition

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    Wokingham Art Society will hold their 67th Annual Summer Exhibition and Sale of paintings, ceramics, jewellery and cards.

    This is a great opportunity to see, and buy, high quality art work from over 100 local artists.

    "Buy and Take Home an Original Work of Art" has been the motto of the Society over the years. This is quite a unique feature, as visitors can buy and take home a chosen work of art which is then replaced straight away with another original piece. This way the exhibition is constantly showing a different display.

    There will also be a "Young Artist" corner where children can create their own "masterpieces", thus leaving the parents in peace to have a wander around the exhibition.

    Admission FREE. Car parking FREE and refreshments available. Disabled access.

    For more information visit www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

    Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2024

    Saturday 14th September
    and
    Sunday 15th September

    10am-5pm

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    5 mile radius around Cookham and Maidenhead

    How to get there (to be updated soon).

    Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2024

    This year CAMAT will be held on the weekend of the 14th-15th September. This is a week later than usual so please make a note of it in your diary.

    As always there will be a fantastic selection presented by our 46 talented artists.

    The artists will be showing, and offering for sale, a wide range of work including paintings in various mediums, glass, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.

    The event will be spread across 22 venues. Some venues are at people's homes, or studios, and others are larger hired venues. All venues are within Maidenhead or Cookham.

    Come along and enjoy a day out, do the whole trail or just a few venues, but visit 5 or more and you can enter our Prize Draw to win a £100 voucher which you can spend with any or our artists.

    To find out which artists are taking part this year, see Artists List (to be updated soon) and for a handy map to show all the studios on the trail please see Arts Trail Map (to be updated soon).

    Community Arts Programme Autumn 2024

    21st September
    to
    7th December

    Download the full leaflet

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

    How to get there.

    Community Arts Programme Autumn 2024

    Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2024.

    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.


    AUTUMN 2024 SCHEDULE

    Saturday Artist Workshops for Adults (18+):

    • Introduction to collagraphy (21 Sep)
    • Paint and print botanical books (26 Oct)
    • Printing and papercraft for Christmas (23 Nov)
    • Marvellous monoprints (7 Dec)

    Open Access Printing Adults (18+):

    An opportunity for printmakers with experience to independently develop their skills. We have a large A1 size press, inks and tools available for use on the day. Dry point etching, lino printing, mono printing & collagraph, can all be done in our studio classrooms.

    • 5 Oct
    • 2 Nov
    • 7 Dec

    Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

    • Art Attack - school years 4-6 (ages 8-10) 28 Sept - 14 Dec (10 classes)
    • Art Attack - school years 7-9 (ages 11-14) 28 Sept - 14 Dec (10 classes)

    Evening Courses Adults (18+):

    • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (23 Sept - 2 Dec, 10 classes)
    • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (24 Sept - 3 Dec, 10 classes)
    • Wednesday: Silver Jewellery (25 Sep - 4 Dec, 10 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.

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

    Available now

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    Available from Amazon

    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.


    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.