Art Challenge from Wokingham Borough Libraries

Art Challenge from Wokingham Borough Libraries

Why not try one of our art challenges! 

This Month’s focus is the Artist – Wassily Kandinsky

kandinsky colour squares

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian Artist who lived from 1866 -1944. He was regarded as an originator of abstract art. His later work often featured geometric shapes; lines, circles and triangles. For Kandinsky, colour was a vital component of a picture, as ‘colour is its soul’. Kandinsky’s work was highly influenced by music; for when he listened to music he saw colours dancing before his eyes. Kandinsky was a synaesthete, i.e. he could hear colours and see sounds. E.g. Colour study. Squares with Concentric circles 1913

Art Challenge

Do keep your biography and artwork together as you could work towards completing your Arts Award.

Once you have taken a photo of your artwork and sent it into us, why not help spread some joy by donating it to Wokingham Borough Community Response?

If you drop it off at one of our hubs around the borough, we can to pass on to one of our more vulnerable residents to enjoy.  You can drop off your artwork at:

  • Crispin’s Leisure Centre, Monday – Saturday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Lower Earley, Twyford and Woodley Libraries, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am to 12noon

Please note: No library services will be available, this is a drop off point only.

Art Challenge from Wokingham Borough Libraries

Art Challenge from Wokingham Borough Libraries

Why not try one of our art challenges! 

This Month’s focus is the Artist – Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse Paper cut out image

Henri Matisse was a French Post-Impressionist Artist who lived from 1869 -1954 Henri’s main focus in his work was light, colour and form. He is well known for a technique called ‘painting with scissors’ where he created huge paper cut outs, expressing all he could see in its simplest form. E.g.   The Snail by Henri Matisse 1953

Art Challenge!

Do keep your biography and artwork together as you could work towards completing your Arts Award.

Once you have taken a photo of your artwork and sent it into us, why not help spread some joy by donating it to Wokingham Borough Community Response? If you drop it off at one of our hubs around the borough, we can to pass on to one of our more vulnerable residents to enjoy.  You can drop off your artwork at:

  • Crispin’s Leisure Centre, Monday – Saturday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Lower Earley, Twyford and Woodley Libraries, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am to 12noon

Please note: No library services will be available, this is a drop off point only.

Come along to Art Club this week at Winnersh and Wokingham Library

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries this week

We are starting a new creative Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.

Come and learn about different artists with a creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

391ebbc19d157bb0d1a46ffef780cb0a--pop-art-design-bright-coloursAt Winnersh Library we will be looking at Pop Art through Roy Lichtenstein work on Wednesday September 13 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 979 7519

 

SeuratAt Woodley Library  we will be looking at Post Impressionism and how to express yourself with colourful mark making through the work of George Seurat.  On Thursday September 14 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 969 0304

 

 

At Wokingham Library we will be exploring Still Life drawing and composition on Friday September 15 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 978 1368

 

 

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

We are starting a new creative Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.

Come and learn about different artists with a creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

At Winnersh Library we will be looking at:

vangoghThe Power of Portraits – How art has been used for centuries to portray important figures in society from kings and queens to sporting legends and film stars.  Please bring a picture/photo of someone you look up to and admire for this session.

Wednesday August 9 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 979 7519

 

Three-Musicians-By-Pablo-PicassoAt Woodley Library  we will be looking at ‘It’s cool to be square!’ focusing on Cubism and Picasso.  On Thursday August 10 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 969 0304

 

 

 

the-persistence-of-memory-1931At Wokingham Library we will be exploring the work of Salvador Dali and creating some twisted clockwork art on Friday August 11 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 978 1368

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

We are starting a new creative Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.

Come and learn about different artists with a creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

391ebbc19d157bb0d1a46ffef780cb0a--pop-art-design-bright-coloursAt Winnersh Library we will be looking at Pop Art through Roy Lichtenstein work on Wednesday July 12 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 979 7519

 

SeuratAt Woodley Library  we will be looking at Post Impressionism and how to express yourself with colourful mark making through the work of George Seurat.  On Thursday July 13 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 969 0304

 

 

370At Wokingham Library we will be exploring Abstract painter Kandinsky and his colourful creations on Friday July 14 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 978 1368

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

Come along to Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries

We are starting a new creative Art Club at Winnersh, Wokingham and Woodley Libraries.

Come and learn about different artists with a creative activity. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. £2 charge per session. Places must be booked, by calling the relevant library.

391ebbc19d157bb0d1a46ffef780cb0a--pop-art-design-bright-coloursAt Winnersh Library we will be looking at Pop Art through Roy Lichtenstein work on Wednesday July 12 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 979 7519

 

SeuratAt Woodley Library  we will be looking at Post Impressionism and how to express yourself with colourful mark making through the work of George Seurat.  On Thursday July 13 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 969 0304

 

 

370At Wokingham Library we will be exploring Abstract painter Kandinsky and his colourful creations on Friday July 14 from  3.45pm to 4.45pm to book call 0118 978 1368

Library and Community Arts Project in Winnersh

The Great Kapok Tree - 9 - 12 yrsEver wondered what it would be like to explore the Amazon Rainforest, discovering what lies in the hidden depth of the Jungle? Wokingham Borough Libraries and Berzerk Productions Theatre Company will be running an exciting six week project at the Rainbow Park Community Centre using drama to trek through the rainforest and explore its environment, animals, and tribal inhabitants.

The sessions will run every Saturday for the next six weeks (starting 27th June 2015) and will be split into two ages groups, 5 to 8 year olds running from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 9 to 13 year olds running 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Both workshops will explore a range of theatre techniques such as sound-scapes using instruments, the use of hand puppets, using the body to create the physicality of rainforest animals, and script work.

ThStanley Saves The Rainforest - 5-8yr oldsere will also opportunities  to get crafty in the sessions, and make props and set! This work will lead the group into achieving their Discover Arts Award, with a a small showcase of the children’s’ work on the final week, Saturday 1st August,  for friends and family to come in and be transported to the Amazon Jungle.

There are limited places available. Interested children should contact Rose Green the Community Development worker based at Rainbow park on rose.green@wokingham.gov.uk or 01189 088 193 or 07769931738.

The address of the centre is: Rainbow Park, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 5SG

For any more information, please contact rose.green@wokingham.gov.uk