The Braintree Open Art Exhibition 2020 will be from Saturday 22nd to Monday 31st August, with submissions taken on the week beginning 10th August. If you’d like to be kept informed you can join our art mailing list here: https://www.braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk/arts/
If you need something to get your creative juices flowing, David Pasfield (one of the prize winners at the 2019 Open) is holding some acrylic and mixed media workshops over the next couple of months. Details and booking here: https://www.braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk/events/
The Public Art Directory is now back online! It catalogues many public artworks around the Braintree District, and was originally researched and created by Braintree District Arts back in 2010-11. It is now in the care of Braintree Community Centre, and can be found on our Facebook page, and at the Arts hub here on the website: https://www.braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk/arts/
You can see all of the artworks that were a part of the Braintree Open Art Exhibition 2019, which ran from 19th to 20th October. Congratulations to all of the artists, and thank you for taking part!
The exhibition was hosted by Braintree Community Centre and sponsored by George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree Against Retail and Business Crime Group, and Braintree Shopmobility.
The Open Art Gallery for the 2017 Exhibition, as well as the Braintree Public Art Directory will also be returning soon.
The next Open is planned for August 2020 – stay tuned!
Congratulations to all of the prize winners at the 2019 Open. 🏅
Don’t be disheartened if you didn’t win a prize – as we all know, art is subjective, and another year with a different group of judges you could win – so please enter again next time!
The online gallery showcasing all of the artworks will be here by the end of the week. 👀
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Submissions for the Open Art Exhibition 2019 are next month, from the 7th to 10th of October. We’re looking for 2D or 3D works in all kinds of media. 🎨✍️🖌✂️🖍
Full details and an entry form can be found here.
Please share with any arty and crafty friends!
The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns which are called ‘Tangles’.
Mandalas can be used to help to look inwards and connect to our inner balance. There is no right or wrong way to create a Mandala so the art form appeals to all ages and abilities.
Both Zentangle and Mandala art can assist with mindfulness, aid focus, and help you to be calm and relaxed.
Find out more here: https://www.braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk/zentangle-mand…/
We plan to run the classes in 4/6-week courses once we have enough students – if you think you might be interested please get in touch! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01376 323280.
Another great day was had with Maggie; next time we’ll be doing some hand embroidery in the Butterfly workshop on the 14th July.
At the Confetti workshop we made these bright and beautiful pieces combining machine embroidery with a bit of imagination!
Coming up next is “Spider’s Web” on 23rd June.
Yesterday marked the beginning of this year’s Braintree Summer School, with Maggie Harling’s Leaves: Machine Embroidery workshop. Here you can see some of the fantastic work created by the students!