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Disabled and Elderly to put Fareham’s History on the map

Live Art Local CIC/ Sticks Gallery would love to let you all in on a little secret………

A few months ago we applied for some funding to run a series of workshops examining the history of Fareham borough with older, isolated people living in the borough; families with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities. These workshops would culminate in an exhibition and the publication of a new heritage trail map for Fareham.

We are very pleased and excited to announce that on Friday we received confirmation that we had been successful in our grant application. The workshops will run this summer and will be a chance for our chosen groups to get creative, make new friends, learn new skills, find out about Fareham’s history and produce an exhibition and history trail they can feel proud of.

After publication the heritage trail will be available to buy and all monies from the sale of the map will be divided between Live Art Local CIC and charities/groups that help those groups working on the project.

We will be posting more information in due course

New Affiliate Artists Scheme

We are migrating our artist membership to our new affiliate artists scheme website offering more for artists than ever before………

The new Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artists Scheme

What does this mean for our current artists:

For our current artist members this means that you will be transferred over to our new artist only site over the coming week.  You will not need to register under our new system as owing to the changes we are making there will be changes to the cost and benefits.

As current members we will give you access to our new silver membership level for the amount you are currently paying on a weekly or quarterly basis.   We will continue to provide this better service at the reduced cost for the next year and on 15/1/17 you will be given the option to join up under our new scheme or have your membership terminated.

Those on a yearly subscription will need to do nothing until their current year ends.  They will then have the option to start a new subscription at the current rates and scheme

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We have done this to provide more for artists and to also lessen the affect of the changes we are making on our current artist members.

From the time we migrate you over you will access everything via the affiliate artists sub site

http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk

You will not need new login details, unless you have altered your password as we will migrate you over with the same details.  In order to make this as seamless as possible we may need to reset certain passwords but you will be able to change these again after the change over.

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This is great news for artists as it means more, more help, more support and more opportunities.  On the new site have an opportunities wall that is updated with the newest opportunities from the art world; you can still enter our call outs for free; we have a new look artist listing on the sticks gallery main site which you can upload work and a statement to be on; we have changed the way meetups work and have now created bimonthly artist circle peer review groups and workshops enabling you to get the most out of your practice… and more.

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We are also featuring a selected artist on the main Sticks Gallery website each month, featuring an interview and selected images, allowing a bigger audience to get to know you better.

ARTIST? CRAFTER? DESIGNER? WANT TO RUN A COURSE WITH US

RUN WORKSHOPS OR COURSES? WANT TO RUN ANY IN OUR SPACE?

We are seeking those members of Live Art Local who run courses and workshops who may be looking for space.  We know that some of our members teach painting and craft workshops and that it can be very difficult to find cheap,  regular space to enable you to do this.  This is why we would love to invite you to work with us.

We are happy to have one off workshops or longer term courses.   If you would like to discuss then please get in touch.  So that you do not have to pay for the space if you do not have the numbers we are happy to take a small commission based on those you have attending.  We are looking at this being approximately 10-15%

Fareham Fun Palace at Sticks Saturday 3rd October 11 am

Join us this Saturday in Fareham for Fun Palaces weekend.  This is a great International event aimed at getting everyone involved in arts and science.  The motto, “Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist” is at the forefront of each event taking place around the world.

Fareham Fun Palace is the only event happening in this part of Hampshire and we are very proud to be a part of such a great thing…. afterall the arts and sciences are dependent on one another (despite what the current Government believes).  It is that creative spark that creates new ideas, ways of doing things, makes beautiful images, ground breaking computer animation and ultimately, changes the world.

poster for Fareham Fun Palace at Sticks Saturday 3rd October 11am

The whole idea behind Fun Palaces is to break down the barriers to arts and sciences, so that science isn’t so scary and art isn’t held up as something only a certain few can do.  You do not need to know the theory of relativity or the rule of thirds, each of us, everyone is capable to great creativity.

We believe it is important to harness in children and young people this desire to learn and to create. We want everyone to have the same feeling of awe as children do, this is why our fun palace in Fareham is aimed at families with children between 2 and 13.

leaflet for Fareham Fun Palace at Sticks Saturday 3rd October 11am

We open on Saturday 3rd October at 11am and then for the next 4 hours you are welcome to drop in and get creative.  For four hours we will be running fun and educational activities tied to the science of crystals: how they are formed; how to grow your own at home and we’ll also be making fake geodes.  There are other activities to get involved in too.

All you have to do is turn up at Sticks (opposites Millets in Fareham Shopping Centre) from 11am on Saturday and join in.  The whole thing is free but we do welcome donations.

We look forward to meeting you!

Autumn Events at Fareham Library

Wednesday 28th October see’s Rupert Matthews – The History Man visit Fareham Library to discuss The Ghosts of Hampshire.  Tickets are £4 and can be purchased via the library or online.  As with all events at the library this starts at 7pm.

On Wednesday 25th November Charlie Read will lead an evening looking at

The Life and Times of George Formby

This is your chance to hear the life story of the famous British entertainer – plus a sing along to his well known songs

7pm

Tickets: £3

The Criminal Conclusion: Fareham Library

Lovers of Crime fiction will not want to miss this great event at Fareham Library on Wednesday 30th September.

The Criminal Conclusion is a great evening event where a panel of local crime authors including:

Tracey Gorman

Richard V Frankland,

and

Diana Bretherick

will draw you in to their dark and twisted world of murder, mystery and suspense.  Find out more about the writers by clicking on their names to be take to their websites.

This is a ticketed event priced at £3.  As with all evening events at the library the panel begins at 7pm

Take A Class: Life Drawing

Talented and long established artist, Chris Wood is offering these classes at the Omega Centre this coming autumn: BOOK your place TODAY on one (or both) of these very popular courses !

EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING workshop

TERM 1 : BEGINS : TUESDAY 8.9.15 7-9 PM.

TERM 1 : AUTUMN : MEDIA & TECHNIQUES

TERM 2 : SPRING : FORM & SCALE, STRUCTURE & DEFINITION

TERM 3 : SUMMER : MIXED MEDIA

SIGN UP FOR ONE TERM OR MORE !

chris wood tutotrial art space

Chriswoodartist gives a tutorial in Anne Shaw’s ArtSpace Portsmouth Studio

GROUNDCOURSE : TRADITIONAL DRAWING & painting SKILLS of the masters

TERM 1 : BEGINS : THURSDAY 10.9.15 7-9 PM.

TERM 1 : AUTUMN. STILL-LIFE

TERM 2 : SPRING PORTRAIT

TERM 3 : SUMMER CLOTHED FIGURE & COMPOSITION

WHO :Both classes are aimed at mixed ability students.

DAY/TIME : LIFE DRAWING TUES 7-9pm : GROUNDCOURSE THURS 7-9pm

VENUE The Omega Centre Omega Street Portsmouth, PO5 4LP

PRICE: £150 full price £125 concession (over 65)

NB only 5 cons places available (first come first served)

This is an independent course

The course is run with 10 students but numbers are capped to 14 students to make sure there is plenty of one to one tuition.

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“Double Cephalopod” Copyright Chris N Wood All Rights reserved 2015 charcoal and pastel Made during chriswoodartist’s EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP at the OMEGA CENTRE, PORTSMOUTH

TUTOR : Christopher N Wood is a British artist, designer, illustrator, printmaker, sculptor & lecturer.

He currently divides his time between fine art and lecturing. His work explores two traditional themes, maritime painting and the human form.

In the past, he has worked in advertising, retail, publishing and education.  He has taught art and design for over 20 years and been an academic leader both in Further and Higher Education.

He is a highly skilled creative artist and observational drawing is central to his practice.  Wood exhibits in the UK and is a regular contributor to solo and group exhibitions.  Chris Wood has paintings in numerous private collections across the world

FOR FURTHER DETAILS www.chriswoodartist.com

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE contact chriswoodartist@aol.com

Agatha Christie Evening: Fareham Library

This Wednesday 16th September Fareham Library would like to invite you to celebrate 125 years of the Queen of Crime for an evening of mystery and intrigue.

Agatha Christie Evening: Fareham Library
Agatha Christie

So join the team at Fareham Library for the Agatha Christie Festival: Murder Mystery Night

 

This starts at 7pm and tickets only cost £3

For more details visit www.hants.gov.uk/library