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Jump In! Junk Orchestra Exhibition

Add your own beat to the recycled rhythm throughout the Easter holiday.

Take a fresh look at objects you may throw away and see how students from Cookham Dean, Cookham Rise and Wessex Primary Schools have cast them in new roles as fantastical musical instruments in workshops led by The Ding Foundation, inspired by the film Landfill Harmonic.

SOLD OUT
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Jump In! Art Daze

Calling all budding artists and young creatives!

Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts. Be inspired by letters, words and numbers to create individual and collaborative pieces both in 2D and 3D. Use playing cards, old books and Scrabble pieces to make car licence plates, thermometers, signs and classic phones plus lots more.

Suitable for age 8+ years.

£85 for 3 days (£75 with Advantage Card)

Tues 11 – Thur 13 Apr | 10am – 4pm

  •  11 Apr SOLD OUT
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Art Adventures: Making Illustrations

Led by Amanda Schenk

Explore all the possibilities of playing with art materials to build up your drawing skills. Experiment with chalk pastel, charcoal, ink and oil pastel to name just a few.

Combine drawing with storytelling and play, to create artworks which bring your own stories to life.

Suitable for ages 7+ years.

Thurs 20, 27 Apr and 4 May | 4pm - 5.15pm | £30 per 3 week course

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses, learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques!

Spring
Sat 4 Mar | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 11 Mar | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 22 Apr | 10am – 3pm | £34

Summer
Sat 27 May | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 3 Jun | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 5 Aug | 10am – 3pm | £34

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Messy Play

Led by Laura Parkinson

Exciting and fun art activities with a very messy finish! New themes every week – from The Hungry Caterpillar to Letters and Numbers, Animal Farm to Pirates and Fairies.

In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Suitable for ages 6+ months

Mondays (exc 29 May and 12 Jun)
10am – 11am
£6.50

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The Poetry of Objects with Ink, Charcoal & Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

Make drawings and paintings of mementoes and boxes containing keepsakes; a small item of jewellery, lace, silk handkerchief, postcard or letter, a dried flower, locket etc. The course will be an introduction to working in detail on a small scale, between A5 and A4 on hot pressed watercolour paper. Participants will be invited to bring their own boxes and mementoes and it is hoped each painting will be evocative of a treasured memory. Please bring your own materials. Some paper will be available at cost.

Tues 25 Apr – 23 May
£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners can create up to three pieces and there are projects to follow for all if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Materials are provided by Janet and paid to her by weight of what you make, therefore the more bangles the more it will cost. As a guide a ring would be between £2 - £5 depending on the thickness of metal.

Spring
Sat 11 Mar and 29 Apr
10am – 4pm

Summer
Sat 20 May, 17 Jun and 8 Jul

£50 per session plus materials fee.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Suitable for 18+ years.

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Colour Therapy: Optimum Health and Wellbeing

Led by Caroline Robey

Sat 29 Apr 10.30am – 4.30pm | £36 per session

Colour Therapy 2 - Learn about Colour’s for Optimum Health & Well-being.

This workshop will include:
Colour Therapy to learn the significance of energy flow on the major chakras in the human body.
Find out about the colours you eat and what the benefits are for optimum health and well-being.
Learn the benefits of utilising herbs & spices and how they can support optimum health.
Solarised water the benefits of it, and how to make it.
An interactive fun type quiz to test the knowledge you have learnt, prizes will be awarded.
Spiritual energy and healing that can be used for health, meditation, spiritual enhancement and personal development.
A colour therapy meditation to end the workshop that will enable you to go away feeling totally relaxed, cleansed and revitalised.

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Arts Award Taster Workshops

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Inspired by music? Handy with a paintbrush? Want to find out more about how your arty interests could become a nationally recognised qualification? Try the Arts Award out for size at a taster workshop.

Thur 4 and 11 May
4pm – 5.30pm
School Year 7 – 13
£5 per session

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Flowers in Vases

Led by Jo Hall

A colourful array of flowers will be available to work from and you'll reference the works of Van Gogh, Redon and Franz Slana. Some paper will be supplied at cost. Please bring your own materials.

Sat 6 May
10am – 3pm
£38 per session

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Acrylics & Collage: Towns and Harbours

Led by Karen Carter.

Using simplification, markmaking and a loose impressionistic approach, learn how to tackle a busy subject and make it manageable! Incorporate collage into your acrylic painting - combining text, pattern, paint and line - to create multi-layered images, referencing the work of Mike Bernhard. There will be demos and individual help throughout the day. £3 materials fee.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 12 May 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Learn about the stages of portraiture and work from a live model. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and values. Drawing with charcoal, experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 13 May
10am – 3pm
£34

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Lampshade Making

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith.

Bring half a metre of your chosen fabric and we’ll show you how to turn it into a beautiful handmade lampshade. Take it home, equipped with the knowledge and notes to continue your creation!

7pm – 9.30pm
£25 plus £4 materials fee

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Charcoal, Ink, Resist

Led by Karen Carter.

Explore the wonderful qualities and contrasts of ink, charcoal and resists in this fun experimental workshop. Using the different media both individually and in combination with each other, work through a series of sketches incorporating mark-making, rich velvety tonal work, and a bit of splashing and spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind! There will be demonstrations, exercises and individual help throughout the day. £3 materials fee.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 19 May 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Landscape Painting in Inks

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Tips and hints about painting with acrylic and water based coloured inks. With expert tuition work through a series of stages to create some beautiful landscapes.

Sat 20 May
10am - 3pm
£38 plus £3 materials fee

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Colour Therapy: Personal Development

Led by Caroline Robey.

Would you like to realise your full potential? Do you know how colours and numbers can influence your life? Do you know colours give off different energies and different colours you wear portray a persona of you? This workshop will show you how and why not to be exclusive in your choices and show you the importance of having a balance of all the different colours. You will leave with your own potential analysis reading

10.30am – 4.30pm
£36

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By the Sea

Led by Jo Hall

Take inspiration from the works of Monet, Raoul Dufy, John Piper and Kurt Jackson to explore the excitement of the sea. Produce colourful evocations of the sea and coastal scenery in soft pastel on a variety of papers. Please supply your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Tues 6 Jun – 4 Jul
£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

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British Museum presents: Hokusai

Discover Japan’s greatest artist in this groundbreaking documentary.

Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, the film uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy.

WHY? Your own exclusive private view of the major exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

£15

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Acrrylics & Collage: Quirky Still Life

Led by Karen Carter.

Taking a slightly abstracted view of still life subjects, look at creating a quirky and interesting image exploring the ideas of overlapping shapes, distorted perspective and surface pattern. Lots of demos and step-by-step instruction in a friendly and informal atmosphere. £3 materials fee.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 9 Jun 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Candle Lamp Making for Kids

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith.

Make a beautiful handmade fabric lantern in this fun craft workshop. The lantern includes a battery operated tea light with a unique flicker flame! A great alternative to candles and nightlights in the bedroom.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Sat 10 Jun
10am - 1pm
£15

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Experimental Textiles - Supersize Me

Led by Amanda Schenk.

Experiment with different methods and learn to interpret mark making; developing skills to create artworks rich in surface texture. During the course, produce several stitched studies or a finished textile artwork. £15 materials fee.

Thur 15 Jun – 6 Jul (exc 29 Jun)
10am – 1pm
£20 per class or £60 for 3 week course

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Art Adventures

Led by Amanda Schenk.

Unleash the artist within and ignite your creativity as we explore the possibilities in art through games and collaborative artworks. Splashes and splotches and accidental marks are turned into masterpieces.

Suitable for ages 7+ years.

Thur 15, 22 and 29 Jun
4pm – 5.15pm
£28 per 3 week course (or £10 per session)

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Printing: Kitchen Sink Lithography

Led by Karen Carter.

A printmaking workshop for people who love drawing! Working on tin foil ‘plates’ developed with coca-cola, use gum arabic to transfer photocopies of drawn images – bring your own or use those provided by the tutor. You will be able to produce a series of prints from each process using a simple dessert spoon to transfer the image! Plenty of demos. £3 materials fee.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 16 Jun 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Candle Lamp Making

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith.

Make 3 beautiful handmade fabric lanterns that can be used safely all around your home! Use them to create a relaxing atmosphere, mood lighting for a dinner party, night lights for the children or outdoor lighting in the garden!

7pm – 9:30pm
£20 plus £4 materials fee

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Colour Therapy: The Beauty of Flowers

Led by Caroline Robey.

Learn about the history, the psychology, the different meanings and symbolism of the beautiful flowers you choose for yourself or give as a gift. Flowers decorate our lives. They make us feel good just by looking at them, let alone by smelling them. Flowers remain a welcome substitute for words, enhancing each giver’s message with fragrance and beauty. If you have an interest in flowers, then this is the workshop for you.

10.30am – 2.30pm
£25

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Combed from the Beach

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw natural and manmade objects found on the beach exploring their form and the rhythm of their patterns. Reference objects and photographs will be supplied or bring your own handful of objects. Please bring your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Sat 1 Jul
10am – 3pm
£38 per session

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Acrylics: Loose & Lively Flowers

Led by Karen Carter.

Capture the freshness and vibrancy of summer flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches. Look at colour, shape and line in our work to produce interesting and lively pictures. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable. Bring own materials.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 7 Jul 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Stralitzia Ink Painting

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Work through a series of stages to create some beautiful Stralitzia studies. A day full of tips and hints about painting with acrylic and water based coloured inks.

Sat 8 Jul
10am - 3pm
£36 plus £3 materials fee

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