Art in Woodley library September 2017 Paul Redfern-Artist and Ceramist

Paul Redfern – Artist, Ceramist

paulredfernart.co.ukWoodleyseprt art

Nature has been of great interest to me from a very early age and is the main influence in my work. The natural environment as a whole is my inspiration but the elements I really love are cracks and crevasses, natural erosion and the way in which nature sculpts the landscape.

​Visiting places such as the Peak District, the Mediterranean, south England coastal areas and the dramatic Norwegian landscape and fjords have given me first-hand experience of the drama of the terrain.

​The tonal qualities and formations of shadows and layers inspire my work, providing me with ideas to work the materials. Whilst working on paintings and ceramics, I have the intention to create three-dimensional qualities in the surface texture. When printing, however, it is more important to convey the ambience and tonal qualities of the landscape. If you would like to see more of my work please take a look on website.

For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Helen Wright on(0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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Woodley Library August 2017 Exhibits: Paul Bell-Artist and Embroiderers’ Guild -Wokingham Branch

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This exhibition involves pieces of various themes that have been created over the past year or so.
I prefer precision materials such as pencils or pens since I enjoy the skill of observation that can be obtained through lines.
I build my drawings up by referring parts to each other often starting untraditionally with areas of most extreme detail rather than building detail in after creating a rougher outline.
To say I have been educated in art would be misleading since at school all I wanted in class was a pencil and paper for me to get started. If someone were to tell me what to do or how to do it I would feel constrained.
I believe that diversity should be maximised in art.
Please contact me on paulsportraiture@gmail.com if you would like to see more of my work or arrange for a portrait of people or animals.
The Wokingham Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild meets one evening a month in Wokingham. Sharing a common interest in textile art, ranging from machine and hand embroidery to felt-making, traditional and mixed media work; our skills range from beginners to more experienced practitioners. Evenings may include a talk from an invited speaker about their work or a practical evening where we learn from one another. You are warmly invited to join us – the first evening is free!

Members of The Embroiderers Guild also meet in the Wokingham Library cafe to demonstrate  stitching on the first Thursday of the month, 10am to 11am. Anyone is welcome to join in.For more information contact:
annebeckingham@btinternet.com
http://www.embroiderersguild.com

For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Helen Wright on (0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

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May Half term event at Rainbow Centre, Winnersh

Get Arty Activity Session at Rainbow Centre, Winnersh

Come and make some Fairytale inspired crafts and try some of our puzzle and activity sheets. 

Wednesday May 31, 2017  1.30pm to 2.30pm

£1 charge,  For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Just drop in!

Art in the Library September 2015

Woodley’s Art in the Library

Bookface chapter 6 (sml) (2)Throughout September Art in the Library features a preview of artists who will be taking part in the Rising Sun Arts centre Bookface exhibition. Bookface will run on Sunday 11 October, 11am – 5pm at Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST.  For more details please visit the Rising Sun Arts Centre’s website.  

Browse stalls and share ideas at this once a year artists’ book fair.  Handmade books, small press, experimental and altered books, illustrators, sculptures and exhibition pieces. Poetry readings, story telling, workshops and more. Relax in our cafe with homemade snacks and organic beers. It’s a wonderful day!Mary Riley - Bookface (300dpi) sml (2)

If you are interested in taking part please email Neile at neilenwright@hotmail.co.uk, please put ‘Bookface’ in the subject line.

For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Laura Doggett on (0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

Wokingham Library

IMG_00041Throughout September and October work will be on display by local artist Paul Woolley. His present series of paintings has been inspired by images and photographs taken during his travels in Corsica, Egypt and India. He is particularly interested in how abstract shapes in landscape can be linked to more figurative ones and how they can form a developing thread in my future practice.

Paul’s painting are for sale and he can be contacted through Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368IMG_0005

Art in the library

‘Art in the Library’ gives local artists, art students and craftspeople a platform to exhibit their work and ideas. As most pieces are for sale, it is an ideal opportunity to buy or commission unique, crafted pieces and gifts.

Display your work

For information about exhibiting at Woodley Library, call Laura Doggett on 0118 969 0304.

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library, call Heather Dyson on 0118 974 3712.

Art in the Library August 2015

 Woodley’s Art in the Library

Throughout August, Art in the Library at Woodley features photography from Stephanie Woods, who has a fondness for taking shots of nature. Whatever the weather she is out with her camera trying to take the perfect picture. Also on display are felt sculptures by artist Sarah Hill. Her series of brightly coloured animal characters all seem to come alive with different personalities.

12Stephanie Woods – https://twopointsofview.wordpress.com/

I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember and have always enjoyed it. In January 2013 I bought myself a Nikon p510 coolpix bridge camera hoping to expand on my photographic experience; I wanted something more than a compact and found the perfect partner in my Nikon. I am strictly an amateur however.  I enjoy going for walks with my camera and taking pictures of things that just catch my eye.

I have a certain fondness for taking shots of nature as I seem to be able to capture pictures that surprise me and others. I enjoy taking wildlife pictures as you may be able to see from the grouse, horses and dragonfly up on display. I love taking pictures of landscapes and whatever the weather I’m out with my camera trying to take the perfect picture.

 13Sarah Hill

Felting Sculptor, Artisan Baker, Professional Patisserie Chef specialising in Celebration Cakes.  I like to create objects from raw material, keeping old crafts alive from embroidery to being an Artisan Baker; I have a desire to create things from natural sources.

Wokingham Library

IMG_6336Throughout August work will be on display by local artist Pam Roper. Pam started painting water colours when she retired and she is now a member of the Wokingham Art Society. Pam likes to paint subjects associated with nature, including flowers, trees, birds and scenes from her holiday destinations.

Pam’s painting are for sale and she can be contacted through Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

Art in the library

‘Art in the Library’ gives local artists, art students and craftspeople a platform to exhibit their work and ideas. As most pieces are for sale, it is an ideal opportunity to buy or commission unique, crafted pieces and gifts.

Display your work

For information about exhibiting at Woodley Library, call Laura Doggett on 0118 969 0304.

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library, call Heather Dyson on 0118 974 3712.

Art in the Library June 2015

Woodley’s Art in the Library

photo 1Throughout June Chris Esling returns to Art in the Library, to show new portraits of familiar and unknown faces. The photorealist style of the work is created with an air brushing technique, and is characterised by rich shadows and haunting eyes. Chris has sold work internationally, held exhibitions locally in Wokingham and creates regular commissions for clients in the UK.  Chris prefers to keep himself immersed in his art and dealings with clients generally are done through his friend and agent Paul Vale.

photo 2 wooAlso on display is work created by the Woodley Children’s writers group. The group has been running for 10 months and is led by Library Assistant Stephanie Woods. Stephanie is a keen writer, poet and blogger. The group meet every three weeks on a Saturday at 2pm at Woodley Library and the next session is June 27. There are fun activities for those aged 8 to 12 to inspire you and get you writing.

Wokingham’s Art in the Library

IMG_5734Throughout June work will be on display by artist Lynn Aust. Lynn has a passion for art and has had no formal training, therefore holds no rules, boundaries or expectations with the work she produces. She rarely uses a paintbrush and often creates art using her fingers, sponges, rissue paper, plastic bags, cardboard or pieces of wood.  For the finished resuls arcylics, gloss paint, sand and even nail varnish was used.

Texture and movement within natures is shown within my paintings, She paints in all weathers (except rain storms) but the odd spot of rain sometimes conrtibutes with some interesting results.

Lynn Aust can be contacted through Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

Art in the library

‘Art in the Library’ gives local artists, art students and craftspeople a platform to exhibit their work and ideas. As most pieces are for sale, it is an ideal opportunity to buy or commission unique, crafted pieces and gifts.

Display your work

For information about exhibiting at Woodley Library, call Laura Doggett on 0118 969 0304.

For information about exhibiting at Wokingham Library call Heather Dyson on 0118 974 3712.