Associate Theatre Company Blackeyed Theatre bring a revival of their 'masterfully constructed' (The Stage) production of Frankenstein to the Wilde Theatre from Thu 27 - Sat 29 Jan. We had a chat with Artistic Director Adrian McDougall to find out more about this...
Directed by Sophie Earle Come and audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Tue 15 & Wed 16 Feb from 6.30pm. Call backs are on Thu 17 Feb. Auditions will be in individual time slots. Please contact...
We were thrilled to host our first South Hill Park ambassador meeting on Mon 6 Dec. The scheme was launched to encourage better community engagement with South Hill Park Arts Centre and help us as a charity to learn from community representatives about how we can...
We were delighted to host Mayor of High Wycombe Cllr Annie Baughan, and the Mayor of Bracknell Forest Cllr Ash Merry to meet for a coffee and to enjoy Jan Gaska’s solo exhibition Returning with a New Approach at the Atrium and Balcony Gallery. Gaska was a Printmaker...
Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's production of Salome by Oscar Wilde, directed by Phil Tomlin, on Tue 7 & Wed 8 Dec at 7.30pm. There is nothing to prepare but audition pieces and character info are available on request. Script available on request....
Ahead of Paines Plough’s latest touring show SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick coming to South Hill Park on Wed 27 Oct, the company took a few moments to speak with the show’s designer, Anna Reid, to find out about her work, what it takes to create the look of a Paines...
World Mental Health Day Fri 8 Oct Join us for a walk or tai-chi session in South Hill Park's beautiful grounds, Bracknell. Tai Chi: 11am-12noon Walk: 12.30-13.15pm Join us for an optional tea or coffee, cake and a chat to find out more about local mental health...
Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's next production Road, by Jim Cartwright on Mon 27 Sept 7.30pm, and Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm. They will be group auditions, nothing to prepare. The company are looking for 7 actors most of whom will multi role. The performance...
We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical - coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022! If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that's guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here. Auditions...
Visiting company RARE Productions will hold open auditions for their production of Hairspray at South Hill Park from Thu 3 - Sat 5 Feb 2022. Auditions will take place at South Hill Park on Tue 5 & Sat 9 Oct and are open for anyone aged 8-21yrs. Audition event...
Delve deeper into the work of artist Jan Gaska after being inspired by his exhibition. This workshop will look at a tonalism, a way of painting which emphasises
Delve deeper into the work of artist Jan Gaska after being inspired by his exhibition. This workshop will look at a tonalism, a way of painting which emphasises mood and shadow. Initially students will concentrate on the importance of getting the tonal values right as an underpainting, which will underpin the painting. This will include how to chose a view, considerations of composition, focus, simplification, and importance of edges. These considerations will apply throughout the painting process till completion. With the application of colour we will look at getting colours to correspond with values in your underpainting, and the awareness of colour temperature and desaturation in creating a convincing atmosphere and sense of distance.
For Intermediates/Advances – The workshop is aimed at people with some experience in using oil paints with some understanding of drawing (not beginners).
Participants will need to bring at least 3 different photographic reference materials of landscapes. Oil paints, brushes, palette, a non turpentine/white spirit substitute and small scale canvas board.The canvas board should be 24 x 30 cm (no larger than 30 x 40 cm).Suggested colours: burnt umber, ultramarine blue, quinacridone magenta & cobalt teal (or a dioxazine deep purple), lemon yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, viridian, titanium white & ivory black.
Jan Gaska studied Fine Art Ba hons. at the Surrey institute of Art & Design (1994-1997) followed by Illustration & Printmaking Ma degree at Bucks University College (2000-2003). He further developed His work in printmaking during a 2-year printmaking residency at South Hill Park Arts Centre (2004-2006). At a suggestion from a lecturer during my master’s study, he began to paint in oils. In 2016 he did a drawing scholarship with the New English Art Club. Most recently he done a portrait mentorship with Arthur Gain from the Barcelona Academy. He has exhibited widely with a handful of solo shows under my belt.
“Though portraiture and landscape are seemingly different subjects, both are illuminated by light. My intention in painting is to describe form by observing how light effects the subject, in a balance of tonal values and temperature values in colour. Building up the drama through subtleties such as depth and atmosphere. I hope to bring honesty to my paintings through observation and react to the subject on a personal level.”
Follow-on workshop for those who attended a throwing workshop.
For classes in the Ceramics Studio, please ensure that long hair is tied back, avoid wearing dangly items of
Follow-on workshop for those who attended a throwing workshop.
For classes in the Ceramics Studio, please ensure that long hair is tied back, avoid wearing dangly items of clothing or jewellery and wear covered shoes (no sandals). Please bring with you an apron, and a notebook and pen. All basic tools, clay and a selection of dipping glazes are provided in the studio, but you are welcome to bring your own tools.
Karen is a Ceramic Artist, graduating from the University for The Creative Arts in Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics (Three Dimensional Design). She specialises in working in porcelain, which is not the easiest clay to work with. Karen adds oxides to her work to creative a palette of colours which is then thrown with the white porcelain. Her work is thrown and altered while damp, to capture the movement and energy of the sea. Karen teaches adult classes during term time. She provides structured projects for students who are new to ceramics, helping them to identify their preferred interests and techniques, as well as encouraging regular students to expand their creative skills. During the holidays she also holds workshops for children and adults. Her work has been exhibited at the Oxo Tower Wharf and Mall Galleries in London, Salisbury Arts Centre and Rye Creative Centre, Quay Arts Centre on the Isle of Wight, The Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley, and Chelsea College of Art and Design. She is also a regular exhibitor at Art in Clay at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. She is a Member of the Society for Designer Craftsmen. Website: http://www.karenmarks.co.uk
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