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 2024

13th April to
17th July, 2024

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme Summer 2024

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Summer 2024.

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.


Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 (ages 8-10) 27 Apr - 13 Jul (11 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 (ages 11-14) 27 Apr - 13 Jul (11 classes)

Saturday Workshops for Adults (18+):

  • Harbours & Boats - Acrylics & Mixed Media (13 Apr)
  • Lovely Linoprints- Basics & Beyond (18 May)
  • Fabulous Flowers - Acrylics (1 Jun)
  • Open access printmaking (11 May, 6 Jul)

Evening Courses Adults (18+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (22 April - 15 July, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (23 April - 16 July, 11 classes)
  • Wednesday: Silver Jewellery (24 April - 17 July, 11 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.

Henley Arts Trail 2024

Saturday 4th May
Sunday 5th May
Monday 6th May


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Henley and nearby

Map of how to get there.

Henley Arts Trail 2024

Searching for a unique and inspiring way to spend your early May Day bank holiday weekend?

The Henley Arts Trail is what you are looking for : a vibrant, inspirational celebration of art & creativity.

Founded in 2005, The Henley Arts Trail was set up to showcase the amazing talent in the area. It has gone from strength to strength and now shows the work of over 200 creatives in 34 venues.

Mark your calendar : Bank Holiday Weekend 4th - 6th May 2024.

Follow the map to discover hidden treasures and stop for refreshments along the way in beautiful settings many of which are not usually open to the public.

Our venues are free to enter so you can visit as many as you like to view the varied and beautiful work. The only exception is the National Trust's Greys Court venue 16 where entrance fees apply for non members.

'more arts.' Hands-on-Art Summer 2024

From 25th May
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Across Wokingham Borough
(see below)

'more arts.' Hands-on-Art Summer 2024

After a successful and rewarding 2023 'more arts.' will be providing free art-based activities in our pavilion for children at carnivals and fêtes etc. around Wokingham Borough duriong the summer in 2024.

The full list of Summer 2024 Hands-on-Art events:

  • Wokingham Fun Day
  • Langborough Recreation Ground25th May
  • Woodley Carnival
  • Woodford Park8th June
  • Twyford Donkey Derby
  • King George V Recreation Ground16th June
  • Crowthorne Carnival Fete
  • Morgan Recreation Ground6th July
  • Earley Green Fair
  • Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve3rd August
  • Spencers Wood Carnival
  • Spencers Wood Recreation Ground21st September

    Enjoy activities such as face mask decorating, air dry clay modelling, block printing, hand printing and clay model painting, led by talented local artists Cath Baldwin, Zoe Brown, Rachel Freegard, Robyn Kelly and Saleem Zaman.

    Hands-on-Art activities for children are FREE. We provide all the materials. Just turn up and enjoy!

    We're always looking for more volunteers to help at events like these. Interested? Contact us here.

    Book: Silver Jewellery Making - A complete step-by-step course

    Available now

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    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 2023

    Saturday 9th September
    Sunday 10th September


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    5 mile radius around Cookham and Maidenhead

    How to get there.

    Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2023

    After being unable to run the show last year, due to key members of the Committee of volunteers being unwell, we are back and all fit and well! So, I am thrilled to say we will be holding the Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail (CAMAT) this year on the weekend of 9th-10th September.

    We have a record number of 49 participants, with both new artists and new venues joining us, which is fantastic.

    As usual we will have artists displaying a range of different styles and media, including acrylic, watercolour, oils, glass, ceramic and more.

    This is a great opportunity for members of the public to engage with the artists, enjoy the artworks and perhaps buy something special,

    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.

    Wokingham Arts Trail 2023

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    Saturday 16th September
    Sunday 17th September

    10.30am to 5.30pm

    Venues across Wokingham Borough

    Wokingham Arts Trail 2023

    The Wokingham Arts Trail provides a platform for local artists to exhibit their work within the Wokingham community and surrounding area and showcases Artists, Jewellers, Ceramicists and Glass.

    This will be the 12th year of the Trail and we have new artists as well as some regular ones participating.

    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.

    It is an opportunity for visitors to meet the talented artists and view the work, much of which will be for sale.

    By downloading and following the detailed map the venues can be discovered which relate to the corresponding 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.

    Timeless announcements: CREATIVE ARTS

    These creative art activities run permanently.

    Watercolour Classes

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    Tuesdays &


    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

    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.