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 2018

7th April
to 9th 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 2018

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

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


SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6: 28 Apr - 7 July (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9: 28 Apr - 7 July (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (16+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (7 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun) (Monthly)
  • Experimental Drawing (12 May)
  • Still Life - An abstract approach (19 May)
  • Flowers - Big and bold (16 June)
  • Mosaic Art (23 June)

Evening Courses Adults (16+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (23 Apr - 9 Jul, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (24 Apr - 3 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.

Peacock Gallery Exhibition: GCSE 2018 Art & Design Exhibition

Friday 8th June
to Thursday 14th June

Open weekdays
3pm-4.30pm

Saturdays 10am-3pm

(Private view Fri 8th June 4pm-6pm)

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

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Exhibition: GCSE 2018 Art & Design Exhibition

GCSE Art & Design Exhibition is the annual showcase of work by year 11 students at Maiden Erlegh School who have completed the GCSE course.

This showcase of work by year 11 students during their two year course, is an eclectic collection reflecting the breadth of ideas and media explored.

More information about The Peacock Gallery: www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk or see more pictures at http://peacockgallery.wordpress.com/.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, June 19th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Jo Louca, who will be painting a "Landscape" using Watercolours.

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

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'Only The Sunny Hours'

Wednesday 20th June to
Sunday 24th June

Wed-Fri 3pm-7pm
Sat 12-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Open Day: Sat 23rd Jun 12-6pm

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

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OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'Only The Sunny Hours' - Contemporary photography with a KODAK Brownie 127

Kodak Brownie 127 cameras - made between 1952 and 1963 - were used by millions of families to record outings and picnics on sunny days. The Brownie 127 is a simple camera with a fixed shutter speed, focus and depth of field, and no flash or tripod attachment. The film is loaded in a darkened room and wound on by hand.

Curator CALLY TRENCH invited twenty artists to work with this sixty-year-old technology. Some have chosen to explore aspects of the past. Others have recorded contemporary technology, poses and behaviour. The work in the exhibition includes sculpture, films and a sound piece, as well as black-and-white and colour photographs, some printed in the darkroom.

OPEN DAY on Saturday 23rd June, 12 noon - 6pm: Performances, short films, talks, discussions and readings by the artists, plus a Brownie 127 studio where you can be photographed, and an indoor Picnic, where you can sit, eat, drink and chat. All welcome.

ARTISTS: Marco Calí, Alex Dewart, Peter Driver, Barbara Dyrschka, Linda Francis, Judy Goldhill, Jane Grisewood, Hepzibah Hill, Ingrid Jensen, Lydia Julien, Philip Lee, Sophie Loss, John McDowall, Steve Perfect / Jennifer Partridge, Roger Perkins, Ann Rapstoff, Guy Tarrant, Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields, Cally Trench, and Nick Trench.

For more information about the exhibition, download the leaflet.

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.

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

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.

Creative Painting Workshops with Janette Phillips

Saturday 7th July
10am-4pm

Sunday 8th July
10am-4pm

Janette Phillips Creative Workshops - click to see leaflet

Janette Phillips Creative Workshops - click to see leaflet

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Finchampstead Memorial Hall, The Village, Wokingham RG40 4JU

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Creative Painting Workshops with Janette Phillips

Join me for 1 or 2 days as we explore the world of mixed media and collage.

   paint draw drip drag splash cover reveal wash pour
   investigate select cut tear shift arrange layer scatter

I love the possibilities of the freedom to work across a variety of materials with no rules to stick to! So I hope you can join me and get inspired with this exciting evolving way of working intuitively.

  • Sat 7th July: Just Add Water - An inspiring and exciting day of working with water based mixed media both wet and dry
  • Sun 8th July: Paint Collage Paint - We will be exploring how we can use the art of collage to enhance our own creative processes

Free parking. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available all day.

Cost: £80 per day, or £150 for 2 days.

Book your place now, by email as places are limited

For more information see the Workshops Leaflet.

Wokingham Arts Trail 2018

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Wokingham Arts Trail:

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd September, 2018

Wokingham Area
 
 

Wokingham Arts Trail 2018

Wokingham Arts Trail will be returning this year on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd September at venues in and around Wokingham.

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

This is always a very popular and enjoyable local event for artists and visitors.

If you are a local artist and would like to participate in this year's Arts Trail please visit www.wokinghamartstrail.co.uk/about without delay as entries must be in by 9th March.

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.