1. Council makes cuts to Arts Together

    We have been informed that Wiltshire Council has reassessed members needs and removed the provision of transport for everyone. This puts an increased burden on Karolyne to organise and find funds to get members to the sessions. If you feel strongly about this decision you may want to write to your local MP or to […]

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  2. Screen Printing in Devizes

    Sarah has just completed 5 weeks of screen printing sessions with the Devizes group. Just like Marlborough and Pewsey they have had lots of fun and learnt a new approach to making art. And in line with the ethos of Arts Together this is an art form that is challenging and requires patience and perseverance.

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  3. Screenprint Project at Pewsey and Marlborough

    “I’m covered in paint, but I really enjoyed that”Marlborough Group member Between September and December 2010, Sarah – who usually is a volunteer helper at the Devizes Group – has been leading projects at Pewsey and Marlborough. Screen-printing as a process is over 1000 years old and originates from China. It was developed in Europe […]

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  4. Pewsey Recipes on-line

    There has been a lot going on at the Pewsey Group in 2010. They don’t spend much time sitting around chatting, but like to get stuck into something creative and “hands-on” and chat while they work. Just one of the many activities they tried during the year was to design and make relief prints that […]

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  5. New Year Greetings from Arts Together

    Greetings to everyone. It’s been awhile since any news appeared on the Blog but I hoping to remedy that in the coming week or so. What appears may not be strictly in order in relation to when it happened, but I hope that doesn’t matter too much. First, we had a great fund-raising evening before […]

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  6. New Publications posted on website

    If you haven’t seen the latest Arts Together Annual Report it is now available on the website. Just go to here Publications and click on Annual Report 09-10. At the same time you can read Well-being Among Older People written for Arts Together by Whittington Consultants who have reviewed the latest research evidence on the […]

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  7. The Lights Go On in Devizes

    Flame retardant spray is so difficult to come by these days; which, with hindsight, is a good thing. After a health and safety assessment, and the subsequent discovery of battery operated lights at B&Q, the original plan to create sky lanterns (naked flames, paraffin soaked strips and tissue paper) was shelved and my welcome at […]

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  8. Pewsey mosaics go on show at local gallery

    The latest project at Pewsey was the workshops run by Mosaic artist Joanna Dewfall. Despite this being a new activity for many of the group there was great enthusiasm for the relatively ambitious task, which was to create animal garden sculptures. As each of the creatures are up to two and a half feet long […]

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  9. Devizes group take on Matisse

    Over 3 sessions in March the Devizes group took on making a collage of a well known Matisse painting… only they didn’t know what it looked like until after they had finished!!! An image of the painting “Still life with Checked Tablecloth” painted in 1903 by Henri Matisse, was traced onto cardboard and then divided […]

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  10. News from Pewsey

    The group was originally asked to think about associating colour with different moods and feelings. This provoked an assorted reaction: Calm – pink or pale blueSad – black, greyAngry – black and scarlet Depressed – dreary colours Some thought about it during the week and brought materials in to use, others found it a bit […]

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