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.

Wokingham Art Society Virtual Art Exhibition 2021

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Virtual online

How to get there.

Wokingham Art Society Virtual Art Exhibition 2021

Wokingham Art Society would have held its 66th Annual Summer Exhibition this year, 2021, which, like last year, was cancelled due to the pandemic.

However, we have created a Virtual Art Exhibition 2021, a short video to showcase the fine work produced by some of our talented members. It also serves as a taster for next year's event when we hopefully will be able to enjoy more normal times again.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.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.

Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2021

Saturday 11th September
and
Sunday 12th September

10am-5pm

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5 mile radius around Cookham and Maidenhead

How to get there.

Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2021

The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail (CAMAT)is a non-profit making community event run by volunteers. The event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to take a look at the diverse range of arts on display. It is put together by a group of artists and all work is undertaken on a voluntary basis.

This is an opportunity for the public to see quality art in a trail where the venues are located within a 5 mile radius round Cookham and Maidenhead and are open from 10am to 5pm over the weekend. Likewise, it provides local artists with a chance to display their art and meet with the public in an informal manner and discuss their art with the public.

Refreshments and demonstrations are available at many venues. Entry is FREE to all venues.

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

Group Exhibition: There will be a group exhibition displaying a selection of work in the Gallery at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF which we would encourage the public to visit. The Group EDxhibition runs from Wednesday 1 September to Saturday 18 September 2021, open Wednesdays to Saturdays 5pm - 10pm

Wokingham Arts Trail 2021

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Saturday 18th September
and
Sunday 19th September

10.30am to 5.30pm

11 venues across Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Arts Trail 2021

The Wokingham Arts Trail is back, after a 2-year absence. The full list of artists is being prepared. If you'd like to take part, please see wokinghamartstrail.co.uk/artists without delay.

This year is the 11th eagerly anticipated Wokingham Arts Trail and promises to build on the success of previous years. 11 venues around Wokingham Borough will showcase the work of 29 artists.

By downloading and following the (soon to be available) detailed map the venues can be discovered which relate to the corresponding (soon to be available) artists, leading to artists' studios and homes. Entry to all is FREE.

The quality of work, most of which will be for sale, is outstanding and this is a wonderful opportunity for the community to meet their local artists who will be present to talk about their work. Some venues will be offering refreshments or giving demonstrations too.

If you would like to know more about Wokingham Arts Trail, visit our website www.wokinghamartstrail.co.uk.

Community Arts Programme Autumn 2021

25th September
to
11th December

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme Autumn 2021

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2021.

Don't miss:

    Fabulous Flowers course Print Making course
  • NEW - Fabulous Flowers: Our first course will be running on the 4th September 10am to 4pm subject to all being well COVID wise. Be prepared to free up and let go! Capture the freshness, vivacity and colour of flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches.
  • Open Access Printmaking: We will be starting open access printmaking on the 11th September the dates for the Autumn term are 11 September, 2 October, 6 November, 4 December. The sessions will now be in the afternoons from 1.15pm to 5.15pm. Fee £21.

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.

Until lock down ends!

INSIDER ART: 'more arts.' Lock Down Gallery

We want to give local artists every possible opportunity to show their work, even while we are asked to stay at home.

While the Covid-19 lock down continues, we'll feature work here from our local artists.

Follow our Insider Art Series, on our social media pages on Instagram and on our Facebook page.

Poste Haste by Linda Graves

Poste Haste by Linda Graves (20cm x 30cm Oil on Linen). Click image for larger picture. See more at www.lindagraves.co.uk

Daily lock down diary by Susan Thomas

Daily lock down diary by Susan Thomas. Click image for larger picture. Follow Susan @susanmary797

Ostrich painted in Acrylics on paper by JayneK

Ostrich painted in Acrylics on paper by JayneK. Click image for larger picture. Instagram: #jaynek_art

Self portrait in oil by Mick McNicholas

Self portrait in oil by Mick McNicholas. Click image for larger picture. Follow Mick @mick_mcnicholas.

Shelagh Casebourne at work in the garden

Shelagh Casebourne at work in the garden. Click image for larger picture. Follow Shelagh @shelaghcasebourne

Fred Bennett at work

Fred Bennett at work. Click image for larger picture. Follow on FaceBook as @Fred Bennett and on Instagram as @fredbennett_art

Fred Bennett: Oranges in oils

Fred Bennett: Oranges in oils. Click image for larger picture. Follow on FaceBook as @Fred Bennett and on Instagram as @fredbennett_art

Click image to see Gemma Cumming's time lapse painting

Gemma Cumming: Timelapse painting. "During lockdown I have been going through my backlog of images and also refining methods for timelapsing." Follow @postcardpainter on Instagram.


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.