Community Arts Festival 2020

The Community Arts Festival is back this October, featuring:

  • Free artist lead workshops on life drawing, jewellery making, mixed media, embroidery and more
  • Live music
  • Poetry
  • Talks in the cafe
  • Art exhibtions
  • Creative activities for children

The new cafe at St James will be open both days from 10am, serving lunches (until 2pm) and cakes all day.

Workshops

Saturday 10 – 4pm (with lunch break) in the Dorey Room

A few arty exercises followed by working towards a finished picture inspired by an autumn themed still life. Materials are provided but do feel free to bring your own.

15 free spaces available – please make sure to book a ticket if you would like to attend

Saturday at the Elizabeth College Art Studio session 1: 10.30am – 12.30pm – session 2: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

20 free spaces available per session – please make sure to book a ticket if you would like to attend

Saturday 10am – 4pm (with lunch break) in the Hall

Those attending will make a paper weight ornament. They will be shown how to cover a beach pebble with pleated and folded calico then decorate it with a variety of embroidery stitches in a style known as ‘encrusted calico’.

Materials will be supplied, but if you are able to please bring a basic sewing kit of sewing needles and small scissors this may be helpful!

10 free spaces available – please make sure to book a ticket if you would like to attend

Sunday Session 1: 10am – 12pm and session 2: 1pm -3pm in the Hall
recommended for age 14+

Going through the process of reclaiming beads and creating new pieces. Athene will talk through the process, from knowing what to look for and what to avoid, to how to use finds to remake new pieces and finish them professionally. Create new earrings, bracelets and necklaces and learn a new skill.

Beading will be supplied, but if you have any you wish to bring along to make into something please feel free to.

15 free spaces available per session – please make sure to book a ticket if you would like to attend

Saturday Session 1: 10am – 1pm and session 2: 2pm -5pm in the Rothschild Room, upstairs in St James

Learn how to take pictures with a pinhole camera, the science behind it and how to get the best results. We will develop the photographs and you will be able to take your prints home.

6 free spaces available per session – please make sure to book a ticket if you would like to attend

Autumn Craft Activity with Frances Lemmon

Autumn craft activity; dried grass coiling using brightly coloured raffia to make unique coasters and place mats. A Very relaxing and therapeutic pastime with friendly fellow crafters, perfect for Sunday morning. All materials provided

Sunday 10am-12pm in the main hall

6 free spaces available per session – please make sure to book a ticket if you would like to attend

‘Introduction to Drama’

Sunday 18th October – in the Dorey Room, St Jamers

  • 10am-11.30am – Ages 8-10
  • 12pm-1.30pm – Ages 11-14
  • 2pm-3.30pm – Adults

Open the door to creativity with a free ‘Introduction to Drama’ workshop led by The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy.

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at acting, would like to get back into the drama scene, or are looking to improve your confidence, then this workshop is the perfect fit for you.

The session will introduce you to basic acting skills and is perfect for beginners or as a refresher for those who haven’t attended acting classes in some time.  15 spaces per session available, please make sure to book a ticket if you would like to take part.

More talks, live music and demos tbc

Guernsey Arts Network Exhibition

Come and view the Guernsey Art Network Exhibition in the St James Hall. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.

Fox Open Art Exhibition

The annual Fox Open Art Competition Finalists will be on display in the Cafe on both days.

 

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