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WORKSHOP
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Advanced Lino Printing With Jeb Nichols
Jeb will return by popular demand!
Jeb is a talented, practising artist, printmaker and experienced teacher who is in demand to run courses throughout the UK. Enjoy a day in the studio developing the potential of the art of linocutting and exploring its use with other media.
Linocut is a traditional relief printing method in which pieces of lino are cut away using special carving tools to create a design. The lino block is then inked up using a roller, and printed onto paper either by hand or using a traditional printing press.
£50 per person based on 8 people to include basic materials for the day. Food available from the café, if pre booked a healthy buffet lunch can be provided for £7.50


WORKSHOP
STARTS 10am - 4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Pottery Weekend - A N D Y W A R R E N
Due to the popularity of Andy Warren's Pottery Workshops in 2016, we are delighted to offer spring and autumn week ends in 2017.
Whether you are a complete beginner, or want to come on the workshop and develop your skills and knowledge, this is where to come! Book early to avoid disappointment.
Andy has been making pots for over 40 years and is an experienced teacher. He will be giving a hands-on 2 day workshop suitable for all abilities. Over the 2 days you will have the opportunity to use slips on leather hard pieces that will be fired and ready for collection 2 weeks' later. Cost for the two-day course is £95. A healthy, organic lunch is available for £7.50. Accommodation is available at the centre. Spaces are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment! To make a booking please contact info@midwalesarts.org.uk or ring 01686 688369.

One participant of the same course in March said:

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and superb lunch over the weekend. I loved Andy's Pottery Workshop and the lovely setting.

Will certainly be visiting you again.

EXHIBITION
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Being A Teen In '16
Sculpteen.
See the results of the brilliant 'Team of '16'.
MWA's Summer Sculpture Programme for teenagers'
From original sketches and simple maquettes to the final life size pieces in paper and concrete mix.
Take a selfie with the finished articles!
In conjunction with Mid Wales Food and Land Trust, local artists and members of Sculpture Cymru and sponsored by the National Lottery. On exhibition at Newtown Market Hall from 25th October.

WORKSHOP
Thu 9th Feb 17
Thu 30th Mar 17
STARTS 10
OPEN to PUBLIC
Art For Healing Workshops
Art for Healing Workshops offers an abundant variety of art materials, a relaxed, safe atmosphere, a registered experienced Art psychotherapist's guidance and support, which combine to create a high-energy workshop. This is an opportunity for you to express yourself in a way that is creative, free and authentic. It is also tremendous fun.

We don't plan for illness, injuries or psychological difficulties. Often these experiences catch us by surprise and can dramatically change our lives. During these times many parts of life may feel out of control. Through the use of art materials within a safe environment, art therapy gives people the chance of coping with symptoms, emotions, stress, traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities while relaxing and enjoying the life-affirming activity of making art. The workshop gives the freedom to express emotions with art materials that otherwise may be difficult to express. Art making can result in feelings of empowerment as well as the experience of inner peace through art expression.

True healing is not waiting for time to heal, it is creating the opportunities where healing takes place and the process of mending.

The group is aimed at individuals who may be recovering or living with illness, either physical or psychological. The Art for Healing Group is offered for recovery, pleasure, diversion, achievement and ultimately an improved sense of well-being.

Thursday mornings 10 am - 12 pm - Mid Wales Art Centre, with Pauline Forde, Art Psychotherapist.

Booking: Please call Pauline on 07531 713272 / pauline@fordeassociates.co.uk
or cathy on 01686 688369/ 07970671819 Info@midwalesarts.org.uk

2017 Dates - February 10th, 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. (8 sessions)

There is a maximum of 10 people per session, so can you please book.

Cost - £15.00 per session

Each week there will be a different theme offered. Collectively the workshops are designed to explore materials and techniques and develop different aspects of your creative self. Basic art materials are supplied and included in the cost, however, for large clay art pieces, there may be an extra charge for firing and glazing.

Please remember to wear old clothes!
 

EXHIBITION
Sun 19th Mar 17
Sun 30th Apr 17
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Enamoured

A major exhibition of contemporary techniques in glass on metal from the British Society of Enamellers.

From fine enamel on precious metals in traditional techniques such as basse-taille, champlevé and cloisonné, to experimental wet-process on copper and steel, via high-firing, sgraffito, stencilling and decals, this exhibition will show the wide range of styles in current practice from over 50 artists. Industrial large panels, car badges, regalia and medals from commercial companies contrast with sculptures, exquisite miniature paintings, jewellery and wall panels.

EXHIBITION
Sun 19th Mar 17
Sun 30th Apr 17
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Aberystwyth Printmakers Collective
Aberystwyth Printmakers were established in 2004 by a group of artists who employ a range of printmaking techniques in their work, including etching, lithography, screenprinting, wood engraving, woodcut and linocut. The principle aim of the group, which currently has around sixty members, is the promotion of printmaking in all it's forms in Mid and West Wales, through regular meetings, talks, lectures, workshop demonstrations and exhibitions of members work. In recent years the group has exhibited widely throughout Wales, England and Scotland and further afield in the USA, Australia,New Zealand, Hong Kong and China.
Members range from students to internationally known professional artists, and we have a long association with the School of Art, Aberystwyth University. We showcase our work annually in exhibitions across Wales and internationally.

Mid Wales Arts re-opens their 2017 programme with an Exhibition of works from the members of Aberystwyth Printmakers.
 

EXHIBITION
Sun 19th Mar 17
Sun 30th Apr 17
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Aberystwyth Printmakers
Aberystwyth Printmakers were established in 2004 by a group of artists who employ a range of printmaking techniques in their work, including etching, lithography, screenprinting, wood engraving, woodcut and linocut. The principle aim of the group, which currently has around sixty members, is the promotion of printmaking in Mid and West Wales, through regular meetings, talks, lectures, workshop demonstrations and exhibitions of members work. In recent years the group has exhibited widely throughout Wales, England and Scotland and further afield in the USA, Australia,New Zealand, Hong Kong and China.
 

WORKSHOP
Fri 31st Mar 17
Sat 1st Apr 17
STARTS 10
OPEN to PUBLIC
Botanicals. With Ruth Kirkby
'Nature is the artist, I merely try my best to represent her’.

MWA are running a 2 day workshop with talented artist Ruth Kirkby.
Giving you the opportunity to learn techniques and produce a painting of flowers or edible plants. Sometimes called 'Kitchen Art' paintings can bring domestic areas to life
Ruth is an experienced teacher who now specialises in botanical illustration. Tutored by Moya Davern, she has won RHS Silver Medals in 2012 and 2013, and more recently a Gold Medal at RHS Linley Hall for her collection of illustrations of Siberian Iris in 2014.
She particularly likes to paint plants, vegetables and flowers that are in season and always works real specimens.

‘First of all, I start with careful observation, followed by accurate drawing of the subject I like to imitate the natural cadences of the plant or flower that I am going to paint. Getting the colour correct is the next task - and finding an absolute match can be challenging. I work in watercolour and gouache – the former is unforgiving, but I feel it best represents the translucency of petals and leaves and the subtle colour changes in all plant life.
Ruth has exhibited in London, Malvern, Presteigne & Discoed and her work has appeared three times on the cover of Hortus Magazine. She was featured in Country Living September 2015.
Ruth's work is currently on display at MWA
If you wish you can bring your own prize specimens. Materials and subject matter will be supplied.
Cost per day: £50 including basic materials. Drinks and refreshments including a healthy lunch available £7.

EXHIBITION
Sat 1st Apr 17
Sun 29th Oct 17
STARTS 2pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Sculpture Cymru At M W A C - Home Of Sculptors In Wales 2016
The National organisation of professional Sculptors in Wales ‘Sculpture Cymru’ celebrated the opening of an exciting new ‘Test’ space and Sculpture Trail in 2015 at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws. Alison Lochead of Sculpture Cymru and the Gas Gallery said it was the beginning of an exciting period for Sculpture Cymru who have wanted a ‘Hiraeth' , (home) where they could have a permanent exhibition space to show their work and exchange ideas.
Sculpture Cymru members organise exhibitions, residencies, workshops and seminars. Members also work with sculptors and groups from other countries. Recent collaborations have involved artists from Brittany, Ireland, Catalunya, Argentina and the USA.
The organisation also offers advice and management for sculptural projects and welcomes applications from sculptors interested in joining the group.
After a fantastic start, 2017 will see the further development of the MWAC sculpture trail.

As well as work from Sculpture Cymru members, there will also be a varied collection from the Tengenenge sculptors. Tengenenge is a village in the North of Zimbabwae, where all of the residents are artists, who make their living by sculpting stone. With the downfall of the economy and in turn, the lack of tourism, the Tengenenge's have suffered with less visitors to the village and therefore selling less work. However, despite these hardships, the community has survived due to the passion and the energy of these people! We're delighted to be a support and provide a place to exhibit and sell their work.

Entrance is free.

WORKSHOP
Sat 22nd Apr 17
Sun 23rd Apr 17
STARTS 10
OPEN to PUBLIC
Stone Carving Sculpture Workshop
Thomas Ndhlebe is a sculptor from the Tengenenge Community in Zimbabwe. He is an experienced teacher and will be giving a special workshop using serpentine stones and traditional tools.
This is a 2 day workshop open to all abilities. The cost is £55 per day £35 concessions. £30 under 18. Tools are provided, stone is charged at a very reasonable rate.
Accommodation is available at the centre.


'WHEN I LOOK AT A STONE I IMAGINE SOMETHING WHICH I ALWAYS WANT TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT I SEE. I ALWAYS SHOW MY FEELINGS THROUGH SCULPTURE OF WHICH IT HAS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. EVERYBODY HAS HER OR HIS OWN INTERPRETATION ON A SCULPTURE'

EXHIBITION
Sun 11th Jun 17
Sun 16th Jul 17
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
On The Edge
“On the Edge” is an exhibition of work by a group of artists living and working in Borth, a village situated on the wild and exposed coastline of Cardigan Bay.
Using a variety of media and techniques, this diverse group is connected and inspired by the unique environment of Borth – sea, beach, mountains, colour and ever changing light.

“Ar yr Ymyl” yw arddangosfa o waith gan grwp o artistiaid yn byw a gweithio yn Y Borth, pentref wedi ei leoli ar arfordir gwyllt ag agored Bae Aberteifi.
Yn defnyddio amrywiaeth o gyfryngau a thechnegau, mae’r grwp amrywiol yma yn cael eu gysylltiad a’u ysbrydoli gan amylchedd unigryw Y Borth – mor, traeth, mynyddoedd, lliw a golau sy’n newid am byth