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 2017

1st April
to 11th 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 2017

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

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


SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-5 (ages 8-10) 29 Apr - 15 July (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 6-9 (ages 11-14) 29 Apr - 15 July (10 classes)
  • Thursday Art - school years 6-7 (ages 11-12) 20 Apr - 25 July (6 classes)

Workshops for Adults (16+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (1 Apr, 13 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul) (Monthly)
  • Layered Relief Prints (22 Apr)
  • Charcoal, Ink, Resist - mixed media (27 May)
  • Whiteline Woodcuts (17 June)

Evening Courses Adults (16+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (24 Apr - 10 Jul, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (25 Apr - 11 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.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Jean Turton, who will be painting "Nature's Glory" using Chinese Brush.

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 Art Society 62nd Annual Summer Exhibition

Saturday July 22nd to
Saturday August 5th

Open daily
10am - 5.30pm

Late night
Thursdays to 8pm

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

How to get there.

Wokingham Art Society Summer Exhibition

Wokingham Art Society will hold their 62nd Annual Summer Exhibition and Sale of paintings, ceramics, jewellery and cards.

Admission FREE. Car parking and refreshments available.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Wokingham Art Society Annual Exhibition

Jelly: Open for Art Weekend Festival

Friday 30th June
to Sunday 2nd July

All day

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Throughout Reading, Berkshire

Jelly: Open for Art Weekend Festival

A WEEKEND festival of Art: Reading's three-day festival showcasing our arts, heritage, culture and creative industries.

This fourth year of Open for Art celebrates design, the arts and creativity, from marking the 100 years since the birth of iconic British designer Lucienne Day to exhibiting the work of Reading’s emerging designers, artists, performers andmakers of all ages.

Come and join us whilst we lead you on walks, hear artists’ talks and poems, explore Reading’s hidden waterways, take part in open air art classes, create floral headdresses inspired by Frida Kahlo, follow the heritage paths and revel in performances.

More information: jelly.org.uk/open-for-art or download the Open for Art map with details of events, activities, venues, art trails, walks and talks across the weekend.

Peacock Gallery: Exhibition by Maiden Erlegh 2017 A-Level Art, Design & Photography Students

Saturday 1st July
to Thursday 6th July

Weekdays 3pm-4.30pm

Sat 10am-3pm

(Opening viewing
Fri 30th Jun 6pm-8pm)

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2017 A-Level Exhibition - click image for large poster

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

How to get there.

Maiden Erlegh 2017 A-Level Exhibition

The Peacock Gallery invites you to the annual A-level show for which we take over the gallery and four studios for a week to showcase Maiden Erlegh School's A-level art, design and photography students' work.

More information: maidenerleghschool.co.uk/community/community-arts.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Jonathan Newey, who will be painting a "Seascape" using Acrylics.

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

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.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 Arts Trail 2017: Call for artists

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Wokingham Arts Trail:
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th September, 2017

Wokingham Area
 
 

Wokingham Arts Trail 2017: Call for artists

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

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

If you are a local artist and would like to take part in Wokingham Arts Trail 2017, please complete the application form and get it back to us by Monday 1st May, 2017. Selection of artists will be made on 2nd May.

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.