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15 Sep

Portfolio+ Plus Exhibition

Portfolio+ Plus Exhibition – Saturday 7th October 12-4pm

Portfolio has widened my horizons as to what I could do and what I’m able to do. I always like the new experience, whether working with an artist or doing something I would never think of doing.”

An exhibition celebrating the creativity of young people

You and your guests are warmly invited to attend PORTFOLIO PLUS+ 

Featuring the work of students aged 15-19 who took part in Portfolio+Plus, South Powys in July 2017.

The exhibition will be formally opened by Kirsty Williams at 3pm.


Work will be available for collection at 3.30pm

Portfolio is a visual arts project for young people who show a special interest and talent in the visual arts. The project boosts students’ artistic skills and knowledge and encourages creative careers. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and celebrate the achievements of the young people involved in our Portfolio+ Plus project 2017. If you want to learn more about the project and register an expression of interest for 2018 (two groups 11-15, 15-19), please consider joining us on 7th October.

- Refreshments served

- Drop-in workshop

- Short films


Please RSVP to Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager / 01873 811579

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Arts Alive Wales, Crickhowell, delivers the project in South Powys while Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown delivers in the north of the county. Portfolio is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council and is part of the national Criw Celf initiative.

Please visit the Visit Us page for info. on directions and parking.

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24 Jul

DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

classes 2 Join artist Susan Milne for our Wednesday morning art classes. You’ll be introduced to a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. The course will introduce the fundamentals of drawing as a discipline that underpins painting, design, printmaking and other creative work, and will also explore the extent of drawing as an end in itself. There will be objective drawing from still life, including perspective, tone and form and a session of drawing in the landscape. Different drawing methods and materials will be encouraged and individual attention given during the sessions.  The focus of the first four sessions will be based on Drawing. After the break and four sessions drawing, the course will introduce painting with a variety of pastels and mixed media to explore gesture and form. The course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Please bring a sketchbook with you.

WEDNESDAY, 10am-1pm

4-25 Oct & 8-29 Nov

£70 for 4 weeks/ £130 for 8 weeks

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Please see Booking Information before making a booking.

9 Aug

2017 Food Festival Art Project

Volunteer with Bettina Reeves to create stunning sculptures for Abergavenny Market Hall

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Volunteers are warmly invited to join Bettina Reeves for the 2017 Abergavenny Food Festival art project.  Bettina, who retires this summer from her position as senior tutor for Theatre Design at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, has chosen chickens for this year’s art project, a theme last visited in 2008 “We will be crafting chickens from withy and willow, paper and fabric and fluttering amongst these beauties will be native butterflies of silk”.

The project takes place in the Arts Alive Wales studio over 15 intensive days from 29 August to 13 September, 9.30am to 5.30pm and will be installed in Abergavenny Market Hall in time for the Festival weekend on 16/17 September.  This hugely enjoyable and rewarding project is open to volunteers  of all abilities aged over 16 years.  Join us to share and learn new skills and to enjoy the camaraderie, fun and great lunches.  We look forward to welcoming familiar as well as new faces.

Bring lunch to share and a pair of scissors

For more information or if you want to take part email 

The unveiling of the annual art project is an eagerly awaited moment in the local calendar whilst the sculptures are a hugely popular feature of the Market Hall, drawing residents and visitors all year round.  In recognition of its iconic status, this year’s project has been generously supported with funding from Abergavenny Town Council

2017 is Abergavenny Food Festival’s 19th year running and reaches 35,000 people

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23 Aug


You can now download our bilingual Autumn 2017 programme, with details of all our projects, classes and events….



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31 Mar

LIFE DRAWING – summer school

life drawingOur popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Arts Alive Wales studio.



A summer school concerned with the importance of observation of the human figure. You’ll work directly from the life model with artist and tutor Tony Tribe, providing individual guidance. The course will equip you with the technical and perceptual skills to competently render the human figure. Each session will feature a long pose of two or three hours’ length, although shorter poses are always incorporated into the day. Students will be introduced to key areas of life drawing – measuring, proportion, anatomy, line, tone and mass.

Suitable for all abilities, please bring a board and materials.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Sat 15th – Weds 19th July, 10am-3pm
£25 per day / £100 for 5 days

This course is now fully booked. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



31 Mar

DRAWING & PAINTING – summer term

drawing & paintingJoin professional artist Susan Milne for our Wednesday morning art class. You’ll be introduced to a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. Over eight weeks students will develop their visual art skills and confidence as part of a supportive group in our light and airy studio.


All classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Please bring a sketchbook with you. This course includes materials.

WEDNESDAYS,10am – 1pm
3 – 24 May (break for half term) & 7 – 28 June
£70 for 4 weeks / £130 for 8 weeks


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12 Sep


debbie devaudenBotanical Illustration with Debbie Devauden

This day-long workshop will allow you to create a beautiful illustration of an Autumn specimen. Tutor Debbie Devauden will guide you through the various techniques to achieve a detailed and accurate botanical painting. You’ll have the opportuntity to work in pen with a wash of colour or learn the methods to create a pure watercolour picture.

Debbie is an experienced tutor, with a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from The English Garden School at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Debbie has exhibited widely, including with the Society of Botanical Artists at their London exhibitions.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience.

Saturday 19th November

10am – 4pm

£40 for the day

Workshop fee includes all materials.

Please bring a packed lunch.

For more information about Debbie’s work visit:

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8 Sep

DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

Drawing & Painting with Philip Watkins and Tessa Waite 

Join artists Philip Watkins and Tessa Waite for our  regular Wednesday morning art classes. Our professional tutors will introduce a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. Over eight weeks students will develop their visual art skills and confidence in this relaxed and supportive group.

Autumn Term – COLOUR

Colour is subjective, emotional and expressive. During this course you’ll explore how to mix the colours you want, the effect colours have on one another and the use of colour to convey mood. You’ll develop your own colour preferences and palette over the eight weeks and have the opporuntity to experiment.

All classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Please bring a simple sketch book or exercise book with blank pages.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm  

28th September – 19th October : Philip Watkins

2nd-23rd November : Tessa Waite

£70 for 4 weeks / £130 for 8 weeks includes all materials

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19 Aug

Autumn Programme 2014

Autumn 2014

Download the Arts Alive Wales autumn programme straight to your desktop.


click here: Arts Alive Wales AUTUMN 2014



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Fri 20

POTTERY – autumn term

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 23

BASKET MAKING – autumn term

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed 25

DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm