ART AT THE BEACH – POSTER FOR JUNE 2023!

HERE IT IS!!

We are thrilled to announce the winning poster of Art at the Beach on Saturday 3 June 2023, has been designed by local artist, Alison Adcock!!

We LOVE the colours in Alison’s artwork and feel it was a great fit to promote Art at the Beach for June 2023!

But let’s be honest… this was a tough competition!! All those who submitted a piece for the competition didn’t give us an easy job of choosing the winning poster! But we would like to thank everyone who got involved and submitted a design. East Anglia hosts a very talented bunch of creatives!

Luckily we had some yummy food from The Waffle Shack to keep us going! Photo by Sarah Johnson

So, what’s next?… you can expect to start seeing this poster scattered around Suffolk and hopefully further afield. If anyone would like posters or can help distribute please get in touch and or leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

Thank you to everyone who is involved and we look forward to sharing the list of exhibitors with you VERY soon!

The Latest News for Art at the Beach 2023!

We love to promote local artists and what better way than to have the work of a local artist on our poster for Art at the Beach!?

It’s easy to apply… 

Download the template below to see exactly where your artwork will be placed (it will be cropped, so keep this in mind!). For example, see the picture below with the grey area? The grey area will be taken up with your artwork.

This is a competition and the final artwork will be chosen by the Creative Streak trio and announced on 5 February 2023. 

What’s in it for you?.. Well, in exchange for us having the right to use your submitted artwork on our posters for the event (this includes printing the artwork on our posters and flyers which will be shared in print and online), we will give the winner a free pitch at the event on Saturday 3 June 2023! Wahoo!

Top tips… Please do not feel you have to create a new artwork for this poster competition. Simply go through your portfolio and submit one to five artworks that you think would sit well with our branding for Art at the Beach.

T&Cs: By submitting an artwork to this competition you agree for us to print your winning artwork on our posters and share the artwork design via print and on our social media channels, website and other forms of advertising. There is no time limit on how many times we can reproduce, print or share this design for our marketing and merchandise purposes. 

We will be accepting entries until 28 January 2023.

Good luck!

Please see below the poster template to download and submit your artworks to us via email at creativestreakcharity@gmail.com

Drag and Draw – Life Drawing

Life drawing for adults at La Vida. All skill levels welcome! 18+

£20 per person. Ticket includes art materials and a cocktail.
The class will be led by a professional artist and our beautiful model will be head to toe in drag. Fun times guaranteed!

Thursday 2 Feb, 6 April, 8 June, 7-9pm

La Vida, Mannings Amusement, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2DN

www.lavidashowbar.co.uk

Gift Vouchers – Art Classes for Adults/Kids

Gift Vouchers – The perfect gift for any art enthusiast!

Gift Vouchers are supplied as a red, 5″x7″ card, in a red envelope. Great for writing a personalised message inside!

Select from the following options:

* Kids Saturday Morning Art Club – These classes are held once a month on a Saturday morning at The Waffle Shack, Beach Street Felixstowe, IP11 2GN. £15 is for one child (7-13 years) to attend one class. Art materials, a waffle and a drink are included in the ticket price of £15.

* Adult Art Workshop/Class – Choose from; a workshop at The Waffle Shack, Beach Street Felixstowe, IP11 2GN, held once a month on a Wednesday evening, *OR* at The Little Wine Bar, Walton. £20 is the ticket price for one adult to attend one workshop/class, with art materials, a slice of waffle cake and a drink included at The Waffle Shack *OR* art materials and wine at The Little Wine Bar.

The recipient of the Gift Voucher is free to choose which upcoming workshop/class they would like to attend. The options will be made clear once they contact us to book and redeem their gift voucher. All classes (adults/kids) are in a group setting. Gift Voucher valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Halloween Half Term! Art Club for Kids

You asked for it, and here it is!… Half term art classes for kids this October!

At the amazing Waffle Shack in Felixstowe, we will be holding two extra art classes this October; Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27, 10:00 – 11:30. £15 per child. Ages 8-13 years.

We will be serving up delicious waffles alongside a spooky and autumnal themed art class!

Tuesday 25 – This class will be based on creating a watercolour haunted mansion with a few spooky additions!

Thursday 27 – This class will be based on pumpkin designs! Where we will create our own pumpkin artwork and decorate it using the medium of collage!

If you want to book, please click here to secure your place.

Applications are OPEN!

After the success of our first Art at the Beach event last month, we have two dates secured for 2023.

If you want to exhibit, please follow the link below to apply for Saturday 3 June 2023.

Applicants will go through a selection process for the June exhibition. Applicants will receive an automated email confirming acknowledgement of their application and can expect an answer in December 2022 regarding the status of their application. If you are successful, you will be emailed a link to make payment for your pitch.

Click the button below to read the full T&Cs and to apply.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your application!

Christmas Workshops

Christmas Workshops at The Waffle Shack!

Creative workshops for adults. All skill levels welcome. £25 – £45 per person. Ticket includes materials, hot drink and a slice of waffle cake! Workshops are held at The Waffle Shack, Felixstowe and spaces are limited. 18:30 – 20:00 on a Wednesday evening. Tis the season to be creative!

CLICK HERE to book.

  • 30 November – Wreath Making

Create your own wreath in time for Christmas and add some festive charm to your home. £45 per person.

  • 7 December – Macrame Christmas Decorations

This class will be led by macrame extraordinaire, Gemma Gilbert. This lady knows her stuff when it comes to macrame and we are very lucky to have her this Christmas season, helping us to create some new Christmas decorations for our trees! £35 per person.

  • 14 December – Christmas Collage

This class will be led by the incredibly talented, Thaksala Haylock, who will guide us through an evening of Christmas themed collage and baubles! £25 per person.

  • 21 December – Christmas Watercolours

This class will be led by local artist, Victoria Petchey, who will guide you through some easy watercolour techniques and help you to design a wonderful Christmas themed artwork using watercolours. £25 per person.

Frida Kahlo, was in Felixstowe!

This weekend, Frida Kahlo, was in Felixstowe!

It was carnival weekend in Felixstowe and what a glorious event it was! The theme for the carnival was ‘hero’s and villains’, so it was only right that I dressed up as my artistic hero, Frida Kahlo.

A huge thank you to the organisers of the event, the supporters and spectators.

Photo credit to Alan Boyle, Felixstowe News, Susie Sparkle and my parents 🙂

Thanks again,

Victoria

We are moving!

Dear friends, colleagues and customers of The Gallery Box,

I want to let you know that this summer, The Gallery Box will be departing from Beach Street Felixstowe. I have enjoyed my time at this exciting location, but it’s time for me to embark on a new chapter in my art journey.

I am passionate about art (it’s my life!) and I will be continuing to teach art classes, work on commissions and organise exhibitions, festivals and other art related projects. The only difference, for now, is that The Gallery Box will not be a physical shop. However, I will be posting regularly on Instagram and Facebook to let you know what I’m working on and keep you updated with art classes and other art related projects.

Thank you all for your support – please stay in touch and I look forward to working with some of you in the very near future!

Victoria 

Our first Sketchbook Club for adults!

Last night we had our first Sketchbook Club for adults at The Waffle Shack!

It was a very productive evening and everyone enjoyed learning something new at the workshop. We focussed on ‘seeing skills’ during the session, based on the book by Betty Edwards, called ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’.

Victoria Petchey, led the class by demonstrating and handing out examples of her own artwork, to show the process of how she creates her building themed illustrations. 

After drawing, inking and painting with watercolours it was time for waffles! Tracy cooked up a selection of her scrumptious waffles and crepes for those in the workshop, ranging from, Oreo crumble, Eton mess, Canadian cinnamon, choc banoffee, berry delight, lotus biscoff, zesty lemon and Bueno surprise!

Tickets are on sale for more Sketchbook Club workshops, but spaces are limited! 

Local collage artist, Hannah Tooke, will be hosting the next class and will be focussing on collage using hand painted papers. Her work is stunning and you can see more of her work here.

The Sketchbook Club in July is now fully booked, but don’t worry, we have more coming up and Hannah is back in October, click here to book.

Thank you to everyone who attended the first workshop and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

Victoria and Tracy