Art In Action

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Art in Action will open its doors for the 34th time this July. As one of the longest running festivals of fine art and master craftsmanship

in the UK, what makes it unique is that it invites artists to demonstrate their skills and techniques for the visiting public, who can get up close and ask questions as well as commission and buy work.

Art in Action covers a wide range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, calligraphy, illustration, glass, metalwork, jewellery, textiles and woodwork. In 2012 Art In Action is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with a special one-­off section of Commonwealth artists including renowned calligrapher Dave Wood from Australia and Kim Myerson, a painter from South Africa who describes her style as contemporary realism.

One of the many unique features of Art in Action is the large selection of practical classes on offer. There are opportunities for over 3,000 visitors to take a class in a wide and eclectic number of subjects from mosaic making to enamelling. Classes are available for children as young as 4 years, and adults of any age. Half of the classes are run by some of the UK's most prestigious and established colleges and institutions.


When: 19-­22 July 2012 (open 10am-­5.30pm daily)

Where: Waterperry House, Near Wheatley, OXFORD, OX33 1JZ

Tickets: Adults - £15 (Booked online - £14); Senior citizens - £12 (Booked online - £11); Concessions - £8 (Booked online £7); Child (9-­17 years) - £5 (Booked online - £4); Under 9s - Free

Contact: Art In Action

Tel: 020 7381 3192