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Brentwood Art Trail: Full list of where, what and when of this year's events

PUBLISHED: 12:37 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:29 07 June 2019

Brentwood Art Trail. Picture: Villene Hyam

Brentwood Art Trail. Picture: Villene Hyam

Villene Hyam

The annual Brentwood Art Trail will be officially kicking off from tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, and for the next two weeks, there are lots of free, fun and creative events planned.

Here's a complete list of everything that will be taking place.

Saturday, June 8:

"World Wide Knit in Public Day" with the Brentwood Belles WI

10am-12pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

To kick off the Brentwood Art Trail 2019, join the Brentwood Belles WI and be a part of the largest knitter run event in the world!

Knit in public and meet other woolly-minded people, as part of the trail this year.

Bring your own yarn project or come along for some starter/refresher tips.

No ongoing project? The Belles will be knitting/crocheting all things fishy for their yarn bombing outside the Brentwood Theatre (patterns provided). Or simply knit some squares for blankets for Knit For Peace.

Children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please book a ticket so we know how many people to expect.

Live Painting Demonstration with Michelle Parsons, Easel & Canvas

3-5pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Fine artist Michelle Parsons will be creating a piece of art especially for the Brentwood Art Trail 2019.

Her paintings can be seen in Alec's Restaurant, Navestock and French Martini in Billericay. Two years ago, Michelle and her architect husband David, were featured on Grand Designs.

Come and meet Michelle and watch as she creates a piece of 'fishy' artwork for the trail.

Read more about Michelle here

Sunday, June 9:

Marbling Art Workshop with Julie Morrissey

11am-12pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Julie has exhibited on the Brentwood Art Trail previously in a number of different mediums.

This year she has created artwork using the marbling technique after seeing some friends' inspirational attempts on social media. She uses nail varnish and is hugely pleased with the results which she describes as "happily unpredictable".

Join Julie to learn more about the wonderful world of marbling and create your own bookmark.

Meet the Artist with James Fraser, James Fraser Design

2-3pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Come and meet artist James Fraser as he gives us a fun and interactive demonstration of how he creates his work.

James is a freelance graphic designer. In the last 20 years, James has created book designs for some of the largest publishing houses, including Bloomsbury, Hodder, and Penguin Random House. He has an enviable list of covers to his name, from award-winning thrillers to Harry Potter titles.

After completing an MA in Graphic Media Design, James went on to study the seemingly commonplace shipping container, in a project titled Superabundant Flow and he's exhibiting some of these pieces at the Brentwood Art Trail this year.

James will take visitors through a multi-screen demonstration of how he creates his work.

Find out more about James here

Thursday, June 13:

Brentwood Art Trail Guided Tour (Ingatestone)

12.30-3.30pm

Start at Patrick Green Hardware, 49 High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 0AU

Join a local resident, and Brentwood Business Partnership member Martyn Hart, on a guided tour of artists' work on display in Ingatestone.

Meet at Patrick Green at 12.30pm. Tour ends with a look at the artwork in Gallery No. 3 (3 Market Place) at 1.30pm.

Accompanied children welcome.

Please let the Brentwood Art Trail organisers know in advance if you have any mobility requirements.

Friday, June 14:

Brentwood Art Trail Guided Tour (Brentwood)

2-4pm

Start at Brandler Galleries, Coptfold Road, Brentwood, CM14 4BN

Join local artist Julia Austin-Brenes on a guided tour of our artists' work on display in Brentwood.

Meet at Brandler Galleries at 2pm. Tour ends with a look at the artwork in Neil Graham Gallery (11 Ingrave Road) at 4pm.

Accompanied children welcome.

Please let the Brentwood Art Trail organisers know in advance if you have any mobility requirements.

Saturday, June 15:

Paper Making from Plants with Charles Bran

11am-12pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Artist Charles Bran will show visitors how to make paper from plants in this interactive workshop.

Charles creates linoprints, often originated from handmade papers, and uses his locality as an inspiration for the naturally sourced paper he produces.

Plants used include bramble leaves, onion skins, honeysuckle leaves and seaweed from his local beach.

Each sheet of paper is therefore unique in its beauty.

Join Charles as he shows how to turn plants into paper using this ancient art technique.

Equipment provided. Age 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

To find out more about Charles, visit here

Live Drawing Class with The Drawing Hut

1-4.30pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Join classically trained fine artist Stephanie Mills and members of The Drawing Hut art group for a drawing session with a live model.

Stephanie Mills is a fine artist who has exhibited in prestigious London shows.

Stephanie tutors The Drawing Hut group who meet at Hutton Community Centre.

In a special event for the Brentwood Art Trail, Stephanie and some of the Drawing Hut students will be participating in a live art class with a live model.

This session is open to artists of all abilities.

This class is primarily aimed at adults, but may be suitable for older children.

Please note, there will be several breaks during this time.

Organisers will provide tables and chairs but please bring your own equipment and an easel if you wish to use one.

The Drawing Hut meet on Mondays at 7.30pm at Hutton Community Centre.

To find out more about Stephanie, visit here

Sunday, June 16:

Pom Pom Workshop with Becky Wash, Retro from Scratch

11am-12pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Join Becky Wash to create some beautiful pom poms as part of the Brentwood Art Trail.

Becky started Retro From Scratch, making handmade notebooks, through a love of vintage children's books and their beautiful artwork.

She is joining the Brentwood Art Trail this year to show how to do something else crafty by creating pom poms, perfect for decorating your home, or accessorising your handbag or even your shoes!

Children 5+ are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Equipment provided. Scissors will be used during this session.

To read more about Retro from Scratch, visit here

Kids Eco Crafts with Sandra Beco

1-2pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Create your own eco crafts with Forest School leader Sandra Beco, an expert in creating things by recycling the ordinary!

Sandra Beco is a forest school leader at local school Hogarth Primary.

She's passionate about the environment and led a project with the school's Eco Committee to create a piece of art by reusing and recycling materials (displayed outside the Brentwood Theatre).

Join Mrs Beco to create your own eco crafts. Bring your own materials or use ours - just don't buy anything especially!

Ages 3-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Eco Drawing Workshop with Irene Malvezi

2-3pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Work with illustrator Irene Malvezi and learn how to create some environmental artwork.

Learn the importance of taking care of our planet with a drawing workshop presented by Irene Malvezi, illustrator of the how-to-draw book Draw Water and Other Things by Linda Nissen Samuels.

This workshop is designed to cover environmental issues around the planet and encourages children to create art for fun.

Ages five-16. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Wednesday, June 19:

Brentwood Art Trail Guided Tour (Shenfield)

1.30-3pm

Start at Turner Barnes Gallery, 21 Hutton Road, Brentwood, CM15 8JU

Join local artist Julia Austin-Brenes on a guided tour of our artists' work on display in Shenfield.

Meet at Turner Barnes Gallery at 1.30pm. Tour ends with a look at the artwork in FourEighty (80 Hutton Road) at 3pm.

Accompanied children welcome.

Please Brentwood Art Trail organisers know in advance if you have any mobility requirements.

Saturday, June 22:

Fun Group Portrait Class with Sue Mills

10am-12pm
The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Join local artist, face painter and teacher Sue Mills for a group art session.

Sue has exhibited in the Brentwood Art Trail for many years and likes to get involved in community events.

You'll have the opportunity to draw each other (maybe a family member or friend) in a fun portrait challenge.

This unique art class designed to get you thinking about your subject, chat about the results and display your work at the end. Equipment provided. Perfect for families with children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

You can follow Sue on Instagram and Facebook - @curlyartcloud, or Twitter - @suecurlymills.

Brentwood Art Trail Guided Tour (Brentwood)

10am-12pm

Start at Brandler Galleries, Coptfold Road, Brentwood, CM14 4BN

Join local artist Julia Austin-Brenes on a guided tour of our artists' work on display in Brentwood.

Meet at Brandler Galleries at 10am. Tour ends with a look at the artwork in Neil Graham Gallery (11 Ingrave Road) at 12pm.

Accompanied children welcome.

Please let the Brentwood Art Trail organisers know in advance if you have any mobility requirements.

Meet the Artist with Julia Austin-Brenes

1-2pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Come and meet artist Julia Austin-Brenes as she talks about her influences and inspirations for her work on this year's Brentwood Art Trail.

Julia is a lifelong Shenfield resident whose work has been primarily concerned with documenting worlds on the brink of extinction and lifestyles on the fringes of society.

Her most recent paintings are a departure from these influences in that they're a reaction to the world of mass media, consumerism and women's identity.

In her work displayed on the Brentwood Art Trail this year, she conveys the disconnect between ordinary women's lives and the 'aspirational' images constantly bombarding us through popular culture and social media.

Age 12+.

Exploring Identity Through Art with Pernilla Iggstrom

2-3pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Join artist Pernilla Iggstrom to create some art inspired by heritage and identity.

Pernilla is a Swedish visual artist, based in Hutton.

She was born in Korea, grew up in Sweden, and has lived overseas for 20 years.

Pernilla explores cultural identity in her art, using her own cultural heritage as a platform.

Join Pernilla as she leads a workshop aiming to inspire us to create art by exploring our own heritage and identity.

Please bring images, photos, magazine cut-outs and any other inspirational materials you think you might like to use.

Age 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

To find out more about Pernilla, visit here

Sunday, June 23:

The Assemblage Experience with Paula MacGregor

2.30-3.30pm

The Baytree Shopping Centre, High Street, Brentwood

Join visual artist Paula MacGregor to create your own piece of art using artefacts and objects as part of The Assemblage Experience.

Paula is a visual artist who creates assemblage and book works.

Looking at museology, Paula creates meaningful artwork with a narrative, containing a range of collected artefacts.

She describes herself as a "nature lover and a hermit" with a keen curiosity.

Paula will be sharing the Assemblage Experience, an immersive drop-in session where you will have the opportunity to select and assemble some objects that mean something to you and arrange them in a box, creating your own art.

Once you have finished assembling your box, you are encouraged to photograph your creation before dismantling it again.

You do not take anything home with you other than the experience and joy of creating something, plus the knowledge of an art form you may never have tried before. The photograph becomes the art work.

This drop in session is perfect families with children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

To find out more about Paula, visit here

All events are free and all you need to do is register.

Visit here to register.

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