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 Meeting

Tuesday, Aug 20th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Rob Wareing, whose subject will be either Portrait or Figures, using Pastel.

Entrance fee is £4 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Community Arts Programme Autumn 2019

7th September
to 7th 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 2019

Booking is open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Autumn 2019.

For full details download the brochure (requires Adobe reader) or look out for the leaflet in libraries and venues around Reading and Wokingham.


AUTUMN 2019 SCHEDULE

Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-6 28th Sept - 7th Dec (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 7-9 28th Sept - 7th Dec (10 classes)

Workshops for Adults (18+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (7 Sept, 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 7 Dec) (Monthly)
  • Kitchen sink lithography (21 Sept)
  • Linoprinting in colour (19 Oct)
  • Cardcuts and collagraph printing (16 Nov)
  • Alcohol links (23 Nov)
  • Geilli plate printing techniques (30 Nov)

Evening Courses Adults (18+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (23 Sept-2 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Mondays: Stained Glass (30 Sept-25 Nov, 8 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (24 Sept-3 Dec, 10 classes)
  • Wednesdays: Advanced Silver Jewellery (25 Sept-4 Dec, 10 classes)

For details and schedule see 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.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, Sep 17th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Tony Parsons, whose subject will be "Marine", 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.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: Heritage Open Days - Brock Keep

Friday 20th September
11am-5pm

Saturday 21st September
11am-5pm

Sunday 22nd September
11am-5pm

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Heritage Open Days - Brock Keep (click image to see full poster)

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

How to get there.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: Heritage Open Days - Brock Keep

Guided tours of three floors of Brock Keep, former armoury and gatehouse to Brock Barracks, now studios and art gallery.

Colourful ground floor exhibition of the role of materials in military clothing.

Meet current artists in working studios. Join in family activities.

Tours of Brock Keep: Max 8 people per tour/session. 30 minutes, no booking required. No lift to upper floors. Access for wheelchairs and pushchairs to ground floor only.

  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Open studios
  • Family activities
  • Refreshments

Brock Keep, completed in 1877, is a beautiful example of the Victorian keeps built to aid recruitment and to increase pride in local regiments. They provided a ceremonial gatehouse, guardroom, fire engine house, and secure storage for arms, ammunition and all the kit needed by soldiers. They were designed at the War Office by distinguished architect Major H C Seddon of the Royal Engineers.

How to get to OHOS:
By car from Oxford Road, Reading, turn south into Brock Gardens, then first left and through the black steel gates into the free car park. Buses 15, 16 and 17 from Reading Town Centre, alight at Brock Gardens stop, enter through the red gate at the front or black gates at the back.

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.

OpenHand OpenSpace is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsored by Reading Borough Council, Clarks Legal and The Architectural Heritage Fund

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

Wokingham Arts Trail 2019

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Saturday 21st September
and
Sunday 22nd September

10.30am to 5.30pm

11 venues across Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Arts Trail 2019

This year is the 10th 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.

In addition to paintings, original handmade prints, ceramics, glass, handmade books, jewellery and textiles 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.

Eight artists new to the trail will be exhibiting alongside some familiar faces and two new venues will give the opportunity to see how the artists' work changes and develops over time.

By downloading and following the detailed map the venues can be discovered which relate to the corresponding artists, leading to artists' studios and homes as well as Gorse Ride Infant School and W.A.D.E. on Reading Road. 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.

Peacock Gallery Exhibition: 'The Reading Project' by Julie Simmonds

Monday 23rd September to
Thursday 10th October

Weekdays: 3pm-4.30pm

Sat 21 Oct: 1pm-3pm
Sat 28 Sep: 10am-3pm
Sat 5 Oct: 10am-3pm

(Opening view Saturday 21st Sept, 1pm-3pm
ALL WELCOME)

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The Peacock Gallery, Maiden Erlegh Campus, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS

How to get there.

Peacock Gallery Exhibition: 'The Reading Project' by Julie Simmonds

Reading has a dynamism that is reflected in the constantly changing built environment. Julie responds to these changes through observing life and focusing on building sites around town whilst recording them as drawing, prints and ceramics.

Entry is FREE.

More information about The Peacock Gallery: peacockgallery.wordpress.com.

Get more information about: Community Arts & Peacock Gallery.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'To Set The Darkness Echoing' - Solo exhibition by Heather McAteer

Tuesday 24th September to
Sunday 29th September

Tue, Wed 10am-2pm
Thu-Sun 11am-5pm

Meet the artist: Sat 29th Sep 3pm-5pm

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'To Set The Darkness Echoing' (click image to see full poster)

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

How to get there.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'To Set The Darkness Echoing' - Solo exhibition by Heather McAteer

Reflecting on the artist's formative years growing up in Northern Ireland, the exhibition features a collection of work which draws directly from personal experience. It focuses on themes of history, memory and identity to consider how the narratives of the past are constructed and presented.

The title of the exhibition is taken from the poem 'Personal Helicon' by Seamus Heaney.

How to get to OHOS:
By car from Oxford Road, Reading, turn south into Brock Gardens, then first left and through the black steel gates into the free car park. Buses 15, 16 and 17 from Reading Town Centre, alight at Brock Gardens stop, enter through the red gate at the front or black gates at the back.

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.

OpenHand OpenSpace is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsored by Reading Borough Council, Clarks Legal and The Architectural Heritage Fund

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

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'The Nature of Randomness' - Solo exhibition by Virginia Tozzi

Saturday 5th October to
Sunday 6th October

10am-5pm

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'Randomness' (click image to see full poster)

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

How to get there.

OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'The Nature of Randomness' - Solo exhibition by Virginia Tozzi

What if the shape of a rock, the flexibility of grass, a mosquito fly, a breath, every single meaningless moment you experience, were "random". Consequently, everything would be "random".

Nonetheless, this is not the case. Indeed, the whole universe is a complex system, consisting of physical, chemical, and space-time interactions. This system is called nature. We, as humans, know that perfectly. However, we often define as "random" all the events that go beyond our understanding and our intentions.

"The Nature of Randomness" aims to explore and discredit the idea of "randomness". In order to do so, the canvas directly and intermittently interacts with nature itself and colours. During this nature-canvas interaction, all parts and colours added to the composition appear as a result of randomness, but in reality they are not accidental.

This exhibition also intends to explore the concept of constant alteration of reality as we know it. Similar to "randomness", the constant transformation of reality is due to natural laws. Everything changes overtime, including the components incorporated on the canvas. Therefore, all the canvas will change colours, shape and consistency overtime.

This process depicts our powerlessness against natural laws. The artist is charmed and obsessed by the topic of constant alteration of reality.

How to get to OHOS:
By car from Oxford Road, Reading, turn south into Brock Gardens, then first left and through the black steel gates into the free car park. Buses 15, 16 and 17 from Reading Town Centre, alight at Brock Gardens stop, enter through the red gate at the front or black gates at the back.

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.

OpenHand OpenSpace is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsored by Reading Borough Council, Clarks Legal and The Architectural Heritage Fund

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

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 15th

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Paint demonstration by Peter Keegan, on the subject of "Colour Theory" while using Oil paint.

Entrance fee is £4 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.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.