Tutor Martin Beek
10am - 4pm
(Lunch provided 12.30 - 1.00pm)
This one-day, onsite workshop is suitable for beginners with a little experience and those wishing to improve on their skills
This class is suitable for those who wish to develop skills and strategies in painting and drawing direct from the natural environment.
The emphasis will be practical and encourage you to work out of doors and get the most from that experience.
Martin will share with you useful tips he has used for his plein air work and help you gain confidence working out of doors.
Developing a sketchbook and small-scale drawings. Keeping work fresh and lively.
You will have time to work on a plein air painting in your preferred media.
Martin will give a brief presentation on plein air painting based on his contribution to Painting and Drawing.
Techniques for The Contemporary Artist (Thames and Hudson); this will look at artists who work out of doors and what we may usefully learn from their practice.
- Composition and principles of basic perspective
- Working speedily to record changes of lightand weather
- Looking at tonal values and how to read light
- Mark making and notation to transcribe landscape, architectural features and transient effects.
- Colour palette and mixing for plein air
- Developing a portfolio and making plein air sketches suitable for reworking in the studio
- The use of charcoal and chalk in conjunction with wet media
- Recording your work digitally for later reference in the studio
- Portfolio development
Related upcoming events
08/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Holiday Craft Fun
The school summer holidays are here and there is a lot happening in our libraries
Rhymetimes at Newbury Library are continuing on Tuesdays at 11am but most of the regular activities for children take a break over the summer. However, throughout the school holidays they have lots of special activities for you to enjoy, all of which are free.
- Burghfield Common Library – Thursdays 10.30-12.00
- Hungerford Library – Tuesdays 10.30-12.00
- Lambourn Library – Saturdays 10.30-11.30
- Mortimer Library – Tuesdays 3.00-4.00
- Pangbourne Library – Fridays 11.00-12.00
- Thatcham Library – Fridays 10.30-11.30
- Theale Library – Wednesdays 3.30-4.45
08/08/2022 10:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00
City Arts 2022 flagship community event returns to Newbury Market place on Monday 8 August 2022 – join them from 10am to 4pm to chalk in the Market Square in Newbury
On the square you will be allocated an area per household to create roughly a 1 metre square picture in a safe environment – social distancing measures may be in place.
It is free to chalk but they ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to their donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
They’ll ask you to photograph the chalk artwork when you’ve finished and e-mail them the pictures of the chalk artwork, letting them know the age of the participant (when filling you details on payment).
The prizes will be City Arts Gift Vouchers for children (to 12 years old), teen (13 to 17 years old) and adult (18 +) categories.
Date: Chalkfest 2022 is on 8 August 2022 – pay your competition entry either cash or card on the day up to 4pm
Deadline: Pay your fee at the event and send us your images by 7pm on 8 August 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the entrant you told us when making payment and the entry number they’ll give you.
Competition results will be published on their Facebook page on week commencing 22 August 2022. The images will be judged by their chairman and artist Diana Pattenden. The judge decision is final.
It is free to chalk but we ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to our donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
08/08/2022 - 25/08/2022 All day
Waterside Centre Summer Events programme have. range of exciting events for during the summer holiday.
The Waterside centre boasts inspiring facilities, including a climbing wall, dance studio and water-based activities.
Young people need a variety of opportunities both inside and outside of education to have fun with their friends, to be healthy and creative, to make positive changes in their community and to develop their skills and aspirations.
Please contact the Waterside Centre direct for any queries or bookings:
Phone: 01635 018500
Address: Waldegrave Place, 31 Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1DS
They are currently working hard to finalise the Waterside Centre’s offer over the coming months, including a youth club, an exciting programme of events and a safe space where local young people can go to make friends with others their age, as well as trusted adults.
Waterside Centre boasts inspiring facilities, including a climbing wall, dance studio and water-based activities.
08/08/2022 15:00 - 31/08/2022 17:00
BANDSTAND PERFORMANCES | 12TH JUNE – 25TH SEPTEMBER | 3PM – 5PM | VICTORIA PARK, NEWBURY | FREE
Newbury Town Council will be hosting live bands in the famous bandstand in Victoria Park on weekends on a (nearly!) weekly basis throughout June to September. Each event is free to all to attend and takes place from 3pm – 5pm.
Make a day of it with some retail therapy at the local independent and national shops in Newbury, and take advantage of the many attractions, cafes, restaurants, and pubs on offer before settling down to some live music in the park!
For a breakdown of what to expect month-by-month, please see below:
Saturday 5th 3pm—5pm Beenham Wind Orchestra
Saturday 18th 3pm—5pm Blewbury Brass Band
Sunday 19th 3pm—5pm Brunel Brass Academy
Sunday 26th 3pm—5pm Cove Brass
Saturday 9th 3pm—5pm Wantage Youth Band
Sunday 10th 3pm—5pm Royal Wootton Bassett Brass
Sunday 17th 3pm—5pm Abbey Brass
Saturday 23rd 3pm—5pm Ramsbury Silver Band
Sunday 24th 3pm—5pm Watership Brass
Sunday 31st 3pm—5pm Hungerford Town Band
Sunday 7th 3pm—5pm East Woodhay Band
Sunday 14th 3pm—5pm South Berks Concert Band
Sunday 21st 3pm—5pm Phoenix Brass
Sunday 4th 3pm—5pm Cold Ash Brass
Sunday 11th 3pm—5pm Cholsey Silver Band
Sunday 18th 3pm—5pm Wroughton Silver Band
Sunday 25th 3pm—5pm Pangbourne Band
08/08/2022 14:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00West Berkshire Libraries summer holiday LEGO Clubs are running in the following libraries:Other dates available.