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.

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.

Community Arts Programme Spring 2021

16th January
to
24th March

Download the full leaflet

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme Spring 2021

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

NOTE: It is possible that courses will not run in January but will resume in February.
For latest information please check here.

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.


SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 (ages 8-10) 16 Jan - 27 Mar (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 (ages 11-14) 16 Jan - 27 Mar (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (18+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (9 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar) (Monthly)
  • Ink, Bleach, Resist (16 Jan)
  • Delightful decay - Old buildings in mixed media (13 Feb)
  • Gel Plate Monoprinting 2 - Inspired by Nature (27 Feb)
  • Introduction to Paper Stencil Screen Printing (13 Mar)
  • Loose & Lively landscapes- towards abstraction (20 Mar)

Evening Courses Adults (18+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (11 Jan - 8 Feb, 5 classes)
  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (22 Feb - 22 Mar, 5 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (12 Jan- 9 Feb, 5 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (23 Feb - 23 Mar, 5 classes)
  • Wednesday: Advanced Silver Jewellery (13 Jan - 10 Feb, 5 classes)
  • Wednesday: Advanced Silver Jewellery (24 Feb - 24 Mar, 5 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 Virtual Art Exhibition 2020

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Virtual online

How to get there.

Wokingham Art Society Virtual Art Exhibition 2020

Wokingham Art Society would have held its 65th Annual Summer Exhibition this year, which of course was cancelled due to the pandemic.

However, we have created a Virtual Art Exhibition 2020, 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. You may like to see our Show reel instead and enjoy these artworks via YouTube.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Karen Carter at Ardington Academy - live online workshops

See below

Karen Carter (mixed media pears)

Karen Carter (mixed media pears)

Online

Karen Carter at Ardington Academy - live online workshops

Karen Carter is working in collaboration with Ardington Academy (who she usually works for doing workshops in their studio in Wantage in normal times)......they have a fab programme of online workshops up and running with a number of tutors.... all the info is on their website including full course details, booking, etc.

Full details of all the online 'Liveplus' events at www.ardingtonacademy.com/liveplus.html#/.

Karen will be be doing a four-week linoprinting course and two individual workshops:

  • 'Linoprinting: Basics & beyond' - 4 session course starting Sunday 7th June
  • 'Collage, Paint & Print' - workshops on Saturday 13th June & Saturday 4th July;
  • 'Collagraphs, Cardcuts & Carborundum (Printing Without a Press)' - workshop on Saturday 6th June
Karen Carter (collagraph carb crow print) Karen Carter (lino poppies)

Each online workshop cost £45.00. Online courses (4 sessions) cost £120.00.

Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

Saturday 12th September
and
Sunday 13th September

10am-6pm

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Click image to download full poster

5 mile radius around Cookham and Maidenhead

How to get there.

Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

CAMAT, The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2020 unleashes lockdown innovation.

Back in full swing this September, the Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail, brings you 24 of our finest artists exhibiting at 10 venues.

Showcasing new and exciting artworks in a multitude of media, this year's Arts Trail and group exhibition at the Norden Farm Gallery aims to lift the lockdown blues and usher in the second half of 2020 with creativity and flair.

Look and listen out for our publicity, leaflets and posters and keep the weekend of the 12th and 13th of September free to support our local artists and perhaps even find an artwork to take home.

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: 2nd - 13th September 2020 at The Gallery, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF. Opening times: Tuesdays-Saturdays: 5pm-10.30pm; Sundays: 10.30am-10.00pm


Timeless announcements: CREATIVE ARTS

These creative art activities run permanently.

Watercolour Classes

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Click image for larger picture.

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.