WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY

Next Show - Windsor

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Our licensed restaurant serves lunches, cakes and snacks.

Wine & Gin Tasting
Enjoy new wines and old favourites or Silent Pool Gin as you browse the stands.

Next Show - Newbury

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Licensed Restaurant
Our licensed restaurant serves lunches, cakes and snacks.

Wine & Gin Tasting
Enjoy new wines and old favourites or Silent Pool Gin as you browse the stands.

THIS IS YOUR DAY TO CREATE

At each of the Contemporary Art Fairs we have …

Live Painting Demonstrations

Over the course of the weekend watch selected artists create a masterpiece in their own style, in the Live Art Theatre.

 

 

Kim Whitby   

Kim will demonstrate her techniques and processes and how she uses ink in her artwork. She is happy to answer questions as she works, about working on paper, in ink or watercolour, her approach to teaching and ‘en plein air’ painting.

Hannah Bruce  

Hannah will be creating a summer meadow inspired semi abstract in oil and wax. Focusing on use of media and mark making on a large scale.

Frances Ackland-Snow

Fantastic Frida Collaborative Painting. Play with paint to create a painting inspired by the icon Frida Kahlo. All ages welcome.

Workshops

Each fair has a workshop corner offering a fun environment to get messy and a great opportunity in people’s busy lives
to have a really creative time.

 

 

 

Creative workshops run by the team from The Base that opened in February 2019 as the new venue for visual arts and crafts in West Berkshire. All ages and abilities are welcome, these workshops are free of charge and run Saturday and Sunday.

Create a landscape image using recycled materials and textiles. Mary Fontein creates  fine art with free machine embroidery, in her workshops participants will create mini landscape pictures, which can be layered, hand sewn or glued to simple backgrounds with flowers and other motifs and materials including reclaimed plastic packaging in a range of bright colours.

 

 

Cait Gould will deliver a self-guided drop in session for anyone who wants to make a pinch pot, with some step by step instructions available to help them guide themselves. There will also be the opportunity for throwing on the potter’s wheel, visitors can sign up to one of three 15 min throwing slots each hour.

 

Interactive Art Project

Add your individual mark to an evolving canvas guided by Este MacLeod
and watch an amazing work of art unfold.

CHILDREN’S ART QUEST

Young visitors to the fair can show us just how much they know about art (probably more than mum and dad) by filling out a questionnaire about art techniques and artists exhibiting at the fair. A fun way for budding art enthusiasts to engage in the world of contemporary art.

Of course there will be prizes – Loxley Colour mini canvas and easel for every participant.

From their first colourful daubs to intricate pencil drawings, it’s wonderful to see your children’s artistic talents grow. As a parent, your careful guidance can help develop their creativity, whether or not your child is ‘a natural’ in the art room.

Are we born creative?  What is creativity?

Read our free guide to find out the answers to these questions and how to encourage creativity in your child and how to nurture their creativity and develop it as they get older.

Arty Party for Children

Art and Creativity Workshops

The Art Workshops at the Fairs are a great environment for children to get messy and have a totally creative time.

Children are inspired when they work with professional artists at our Creativity Workshops.

The artists teach the children foundation artistic skills such as handling a paintbrush and recreating an image.

The workshops are suitable for children and the young at heart.

Free Auction Valuations

Whether you are looking to make some space for new art in your collection or just want to know more about a piece, why not take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. TV expert and Bargain Hunt regular, Thomas Forrester and his team from Special Auction Services are inviting visitors to bring along their treasured works of art for a free auction valuation over the weekend.Special-Auction-Services

 

The Prince’s Trust Miniature Canvas Sale

A chance for art buyers to acquire an original piece of art for only £45 whilst supporting The Trust’s amazing work helping young people transform their lives. Contemporary Art Fairs and their community of artists have raised over £75,000 for The Prince’s Trust with the sale of collectable miniature canvase donated by the artists. But be warned these treasures fly off the wall!

 

 

Gin & Wine Tasting

Surrey distiller, Silent Pool will be offering the discerning gin lover a wonderful opportunity to taste the different products and settle on their personal favourite.

M-Wines will be offering tastings from their range of commissioned, limited edition wines.