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 2022

19th September
to
3rd December

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme Autumn 2022

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2022.

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.

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AUTUMN 2022 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 (ages 8-10) 24 Sept - 3 Dec (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 (ages 11-14) 24 Sept - 3 Dec (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (18+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (1 Oct, 5 Nov & 3 Dec) (Monthly)
  • Painting creative colour (24 Sept)
  • Bookbinding - French link with padded cove (15 Oct)
  • Mixed Media - A little book of tea (22 Oct)
  • Experimental monoprinting (3 week course) (29 Oct, 5 & 12 Nov)
  • Printing - stamp and layer (19 Nov)

Evening Courses Adults (18+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (19 Sept - 28 Nov, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (20 Sept - 29 Nov, 10 classes)
  • Wednesday: Silver Jewellery (21 Sept - 30 Nov, 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.

Wokingham Art Society 65th Annual Summer Exhibition

Saturday July 23rd to
Saturday August 6th

Open daily
10am - 5.30pm

Late night
Fridays 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

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Wokingham Art Society will hold their 65th 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 and refreshments available. Disabled access.

For more information follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

7.30-9.30 pm

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Bradbury Centre, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Paul Weaver, painting a Landscape in Watercolour.

Entrance fee is £5 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Wokingham Arts Trail 2022

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Saturday 17th September
and
Sunday 18th September

10.30am to 5.30pm

Venues across Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Arts Trail 2022

The Wokingham Arts Trail provides a platform for local artists to exhibit their work within the Wokingham community and surrounding area.

We strive to create a varied and interesting experience for visitors by selecting a wide range of artists who create high quality, unique and innovative work.

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 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.

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.