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.

arjeea21 Contemporary Art Meetings

First Thursday every 2nd month:

Thursday 5th July (includes exhibition event)

Thursday 6th September

Thursday 1st November

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OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL

How to get there.

arjeea21 Contemporary Art Meetings

arjeea21 is an artist-led group that promotes contemporary art by increasing public engagement with it, and by advancing artists' development though informal discussion, peer critique, skill sharing, and networking with other groups. The focus is on contemporary practice and the desire to progress in new directions.

Exhibitions are selected by the steering group, often from work that has developed through discussion at the bi-monthly meetings in Reading at OpenHand OpenSpace in Brock Keep.

All media are welcome, eg photography, video, 3D, printmaking, performance, installation, painting, drawing, textiles and conceptual work.

OpenHand OpenSpace (OHOS) is an artist-led organisation based in Reading. It has provided artists' studios, community education facilities and gallery space at Brock Keep since the early 1980's. During that time we have been a base for many exciting artists, some of whom have gone on to be internationally acclaimed artists.

More information about arjeea21: www.arjeea21.com or on Facebook see www.facebook.com/arjeea21.

More information about OHOS: www.ohos.org.uk or on Facebook see www.facebook.com/openhandopenspace.

Wokingham Art Society 63rd Annual Summer Exhibition

Saturday July 21st to
Saturday August 4th

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 63rd Annual Summer Exhibition and Sale of paintings, ceramics, jewellery and cards.

Admission FREE. Car parking and refreshments available. Disabled access.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

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Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, August 21st

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Max Hale, whose subject will be "Figures" (not portrait), using oils.

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 Arts Trail 2018

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Saturday 22nd September and
Sunday 23rd September

10.30am to 5.30pm each day

11 Venues across Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Arts Trail 2018

Wokingham Arts Trail will be returning this year on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd September at venues in and around Wokingham.

This year is the 8th 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 30 artists.

In addition to painting, original handmade prints, ceramics, glass, handmade books, jewellery and textiles for the first time a mosaic artist will be opening her studio in Winnersh and a photographer will be displaying his work at The Art Company of Molly Millars Lane, Wokingham.

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

Community Arts Programme Autumn 2018

22nd September
to 8th December

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

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2018

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2018.

For full details 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 22nd Sept - 1st Dec (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 22nd Sept - 1st Dec (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (16+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (8 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec) (Monthly)
  • Still Life - An abstract approach (15 Sept)
  • Introduction to watercolour (13 Oct)
  • Transfer, paint & print (20 Oct)
  • Paper Cloth: Make your own notebook (17 Nov)
  • Printing for Christmas (24 Nov)
  • Winter Cyanotypes (8 Dec)

Evening Courses Adults (16+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (24 Sept-3 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (25 Sept-4 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Thursdays: Life drawing (1 Nov-29 Nov, 5 classes)

For details and schedule download the full leaflet. To book your place on any of the courses get the booking form.

Get more information about: Community Arts & Peacock Gallery.

Information about Maiden Erlegh School: www.maidenerleghschool.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.