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 Autumn 2017

4th September
to 19th 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 2017

PLEASE NOTE: THE COMMUNITY ARTS WEBSITE IS BEING UPDATED.
SOME OF THE LINKS GIVEN BELOW ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.
(12 Sep 2017)

For full details download the full leaflet

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

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AUTUMN 2017 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-5 (ages 8-10) 23 Sept - 2 Dec (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 6-9 (ages 11-14) 23 Sept - 2 Dec (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (16+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (9 Sept, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 9 Dec) (Monthly)
  • Card Cut Collagraph Prints (23 Sept)
  • Wax Entrapment (30 Sept)
  • Mixed Media - Quirky Still Life (28 Oct)
  • Mosaic Art (18 Nov)
  • Charcoal, Ink , Resists (25 Nov)

Evening Courses Adults (16+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (18 Sept-27 Nov, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (19 Sept-28 Nov, 10 classes)
  • Thursdays: Life drawing (9 Nov-7 Dec, 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.

Mahlia Amatina exhibition: 'Around the World in 80 Washing Lines'

16th September to
2nd December 2017

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Reading, Slough and London (see below)

Mahlia Amatina exhibition: 'Around the World in 80 Washing Lines'

Inspired by the book title 'Around the World in 80 Days' by Jules Verne, I shall be creating an art installation of 80 washing line photos from 80 different countries.

Around the World in 80 Washing Lines

This project is an extension of the thought process behind the painting "Look! They Also Dry Their Clothes!" at my recent 'Kathmandu Calling!' exhibition, and explores culture and diversity, as well as the universally accepted notion of hanging our clothes out to dry.

The project will have multiple dimensions involved, and I'll be having conversations with people from all round the world to capture a glimpse of the stories that are behind each washing line. A mini-blog will be created to showcase each washing line image, while the final outcome will be a fully immersive and multi-sensory art installation for the public to view, explore and learn from.

The art installation will be interactive and multi-sensory, and particularly suitable for autistic visitors. It will be shown at the following venues:

I very much hope you’ll be able to make it to one of the venues!

'Around the World in 80 Washing Lines' is supported by a grant from Arts Council England.

More information: www.mahliaamatina.com.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, September 19th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Paul Simmons, who will be painting a "Café Scene" 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.

Wokingham Arts Trail 2017

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Wokingham Arts Trail:

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th September, 2017

Wokingham Area
 
 

Wokingham Arts Trail 2017

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

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

Download a full list of artists who are taking part this year.

Download a location map so you'll know where to find them all.

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

If you would like to know more about Wokingham Arts Trail, either visit our website www.wokinghamartstrail.co.uk or download the Wokingham Arts Trail 2017 brochure or contact the organising committee by email.

Art Exhibition: 'Faraj Ali Al-Ajeeli & friends'

Saturday 23rd September,
Sunday 24th September

1pm-5pm

With special 'meet the artists' event, Saturday 23rd, 5-7pm, open to all

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Art Exhibition: 'Faraj Ali Al-Ajeeli & friends'

The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU

How to get there.

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Art Exhibition: 'Faraj Ali Al-Ajeeli & friends'

Artwork exhibition by Faraj Ali Al-Ajeeli. Raising awareness for the Reading Refugee Support Group and for Soulscape.

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Peacock Gallery Exhibition: 'COMBINATION - Urban Visions of Reading'

Monday 25th September
to Thursday 12th October

Weekdays: 3pm-4.30pm

Saturdays: 10am-3pm

(Opening view Saturday 23rd September, 1pm-3pm ALL WELCOME)

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

How to get there.

Peacock Gallery Exhibition: 'COMBINATION - Urban Visions of Reading'

Reading based artist Michael Garaway is showing new paintings in this exhibition that presents abstract views of Reading combined with geometry and pattern.

Wanting to inject new ideas into his work, Michael travelled to various points encircling Reading to take photographs that have fed into the paintings on show. The "Blade" building features in a number of the resulting images, as do other familiar local sites such as the prison and the Oracle.

The acrylic paintings themselves are painstakingly produced using grids and graphic instruments that highlight Michael's interest in geometrical composition, and his sensitivity to surface, tone and colour.

Michael has made and exhibited his work since the 1980's, but has also worked as a graphic artist, education technician, and as lecturer and course leader for art, design and multimedia courses at a number of institutions, including Reading College and the University of West London.

Entry is FREE.

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

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, October 17th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Sera Knight, whose subject will be "Dancers" 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.


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.