New Gallery & Tea Rooms
The Stani Art House is our exciting new premises in Stony Stratford featuring a wide range of original paintings, collectable limited editions, innovative ceramics and stunning sculpture by leading British and international artists. There is also bespoke patchwork and decoupage furniture, as well as the relaxed and elegant environment of the Tea Rooms.
To celebrate the opening of The Stani Art House, you can win “Pop” – a signed limited edition framed print of only 50 by the UK’s rising urban pop artist Lhouette – worth £ 395 !
Just collect your free raffle ticket by joining our mailing list at The Stani Art House between Friday 24th May and Sat 1st June for your chance to win this fantastic prize.
We are also delighted to announce that Lhouette will be officially opening The Stani Art House at 12 noon on Sat 1st June when the raffle will be drawn and the winner declared – so you can meet the artist as well as see this fabulous new artistic venue at the same time. Locally based, Lhouette’s work is hugely popular and a sell out success in galleries nationwide. With his striking, edgy mix of pop and fashion, his is an urban style much in demand.
The Stani Art House complements the unique distinctive art of its long established sister gallery – The Stani Gallery in Stony Stratford – with a wide range of original paintings, limited edition prints, innovative ceramics and stunning sculpture by leading British and international artists.There is also bespoke patchwork and decoupage furniture, as well as the relaxed and elegant environment of the Tea Rooms.
Open every day, there is now plenty of opportunity to browse a modern and extraordinary range of art for your home and treat yourself to delicious homemade cakes and sumptuous savouries at any time during the day… all under the same roof.
Even more reason to come and visit us soon !
58 High Street. Stony Stratford. MK11 1AQ
Open Every Day : Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5.30 pm : Sun & Bank Holidays 10 – 5 pm
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Good Enough to Eat ?
Well they are !
On our new Art of Sugarcraft workshops, you can create a stunning collection of cake decorations and sugarcraft models for the perfect dressing of that special cake. Our first one day workshops are for Chocolate Roses, Leaves and Fans on Mon 11th Feb and Fri 8th Mar for people wishing to learn the art of sugarcraft. They are suitable for both those who have never worked with the medium before and for those wishing to extend their skills.
Full step-by-step project instructions detailing the workshop content will be available to take home with you and all materials and equipment are provided. There are only 6 places available on each workshop so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Stani Studios is located at 70A High Street in Stony Stratford in close proximity to all amenities and free car parking. You can see more details and book online at The Stani Studios or call 01908 56 76 56 or visit The Stani Gallery for more
MK Gallery – 900 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
Thursday 3rd January 2013 – 6.30pm
Join Milton Keynes’ very own Mr X Stitch (aka Jamie Chalmers) for an evening of stitching with a purpose. Take part in Craftivist Collective’s Jigsaw Project and create embroidered puzzle pieces with provocative messages in support of Save The Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign.
Next year, the G8 summit will be held in the UK, which means our Government is in a prime position to put world hunger at the top of the agenda. The Jigsaw Project aims to raise awareness and show that the craft community thinks these issues are important.
Jamie will be speaking about his trip to Indonesia with Save The Children and the rest of the project team – Craftivist Collective founder Sarah Corbett, who will also be there on the night, graffiti knitter Lauren O’Farrell, and Craft Blog UK’s Hilary Pullen.
Craftivist Collective was set up in 2009 with the aim of tackling poverty and injustice through non-violent creative action. This type of “slow activism” allows you to stop and reflect on important issues, changing yourself as well as the world. Could trying your hand at craftivism be your New Year’s Resolution?
Visit http://imapiece.craftivist-collective.com/ for more project information, and www.savethechildren.org.uk/craftivist to sign Save The Children’s online petition.
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Especially for Christmas
Christmas Cards & Decorations – Wed 5 Dec (eve)
Christmas Mosaics – Fri 7 Dec
Jewellery for Christmas – Sat 15 Dec
Wakefield Country Courtyard Christmas Weekend – Sat 8th & Sun 9th Dec
The Stani Studios will be demonstrating art & craft classes over the weekend as follows ;
Sat 8th : 10-1230 Oil Painting | 1230 – 3 Silk Painting | 3 – 5 Mosaics
Sun 9th : 11-1 Mixed Media Painting | 1-3 Stained Glass | 3-5 Watercolour Painting
The Stani Gallery will also have a range of original Christmas Gifts for purchase including Christmas Cards, Calendars, Glass Coasters and a variety of exclusive small presents. There are many other activities planned at this event which is in aid of MK Hospital. Read more.
Personal Gift Vouchers for Art Lovers
Available from The Stani Gallery for use in both The Stani Gallery to buy art and The Stani Studios to make art yourself !
Street Art & Graffiti Classes for Teenagers
These one day workshops or 4 week courses with The Krah offers anyone, aged 15 and above, a fantastic opportunity to learn about this vibrant art form from a widely experienced international street artist. Read more and book a place on the first workshop on Sat 5th January here
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We would love you to come along to our upcoming Arts,Crafts and Food Fair at Icknield High School.
Taking place on Saturday 24th November from 12pm – 4pm, the fair will have a Christmas theme so it is the perfect place to find some extra special and original gifts!
Entry is just 50p (free for under 5’s) with all proceeds going to Icknield High School.
If you could help us out by advertising our event anywhere please let us know and we will send you a poster/flyers or simply print out the attached (higher quality) image. Alternatively you could just forward this information to anyone you feel may be interested!
For further information contact me on the address below.
Look forward to seeing some of you there!
Specialist Schools Community Co-ordinator
Icknield Red Dot Gallery
Icknield High School
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Image courtesy of Gail Baxter, Mediation
Framing Space 13 October – 3 November 2012 This is an exciting exhibition brought to Artworks MK by liminal (Gail Baxter, Sue McLaggan, Carol Quarini and Beth Walsh), who are a group of textile designers whose practice has developed from hand-made lace. Framing Space will seek to engage the public with a selection of original and challenging works, wall-based to wearable, using materials varying from net curtains to paper yarn and metal wire.
To coincide with our Heritage Craft project, liminal will be hosting a programme of free events on Saturdays throughout the exhibition. These events are free as they form part of our Heritage Craft programme. Places are limited so please call to book: 01908 608108 or check our website for more information.
Framing Space Preview Sat 13th October , 1 – 3pm Come and join us for the launch of our new exhibition, Framing Space. This exciting exhibition presents original and challenging works by contemporary textile designers. We hope to see you there.
Cloth of Stitch Day School with Beth Walsh Sat 20th October, 10 – 4 pm This workshop will introduce participants to needlelace stitching allowing them to create exciting fabrics that involve contrasts of texture, colour and medium. This is a creative workshop allowing participants of any experience to create their own fabric made of stitches, perhaps using found objects or creating pieces on a large scale.
Bobbin Lace Demonstration and ‘meet the artists’ with Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini Sat 27th October, 1pm Join Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini for demonstrations and discussions of their work.
Needle-Lace Demonstration by Beth Walsh and Sue McLaggan Sat 3rd November, 1pm Join Beth Walsh and Sue McLaggan for a Lace demonstration. Historic Lace in Contemporary Design talk by Beth Walsh Sat 3rd November, 3pm Lace is usually associated with the skills and fashions of the past. How then is it relevant to contemporary design? This talk will explore the use of historical lace designs in new ways and in new contexts. It looks at how traditional lace techniques and attributes are used in challenging and innovative ways, in fashion, architecture and exhibition pieces. In a more specific textile context, the inclusion of colour as well as other media and textile techniques, together with the distortion of pattern and scale, is examined by looking at examples of Beth’s work. Lace is not of the past – it can be an exhilarating part of the present.
For further details or booking information please visit our website at www.artworks-mk.co.uk
The Stani Gallery will be exhibiting at the first Love Art Fair in Centre MK from Thurs 11th Oct to Sun 14th Oct.
There will be over 100 artists on display including The Stani Gallery who will feature ;
Tina Ashton – painter
Amanda Cooper – painter
Roy Holding – painter
Martin Ingley – painter
Hannah Thomas – painter
Robert Rusin – art deco posters
Tim Cotterill – “Frogman” bronze sculptures
Paul Jenkins – ceramics & bronze sculptures
Len Gifford – bronze resin sculptures
There is an opening event including live music and complementary drinks from 5 – 8 pm on Thurs 11th Oct.
Why not come along ? It’s FREE to attend.
See you there !
The Stani Gallery – Unique Distinctive Art
The Stani Studios – Art & Craft Workshops For You !
The Stani Gallery – 61 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AY. 01908 56 76 56
New workshops, new art, Artists and News
Check out the Stani Gallery website at http://art-gallery-milton-keynes.co.uk
New Artist in Glass – Julie Larrett
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Want to paint but don’t know where to start?
The Stani Gallery in Stony Stratford is offering a new schedule of workshops and courses for Autumn 2012, including An Introduction to Drawing & Painting. This is a 12 week course in 3 modules. Every Thurs from 10 – 1230.
Beginning on 6 Sep.
Other workshops and courses include The Art of Photography, Pottery and Sculpture, Watercolour Painting and Jewellery Making.
Click here for further details
Stani Studios offer:-
- A vibrant artistic hub
- Individual attention and personal support with no more than 6 students per workshop
- Tutors who are professional artists and artisans from The Stani Gallery
- Workshops for Half day : 1000 – 1230 or 1330 – 1600 or 1900 – 2130 and Full day : 1000 – 1600 ; from Monday to Sunday, at your convenience.
- Tea / Coffee included and with a light lunch for full day workshops
- High Street location with close proximity to all amenities
- Free Car Parking
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FREE TEXTILE ART EXHIBITION @ COURTYARD ARTS HERTFORD July 17–28: Take two Work by Carol Cann and Susan Stuart With constructed textiles as a strong base, Susan Stuart and Carol Cann incorporate other media in their work for the full expression of their ideas — at Courtyard arts – www.courtyardarts.org.uk