Artcore’s community project Creative Journeys for Learning and Living celebrated its conclusion on the 10th June 2014. The project, funded by the Community Learning Fund, was initially set up in order to provide support for unemployed adults aged 19 and above, using art as vehicle to build and develop skillsets that can be transferred into the work place.
Creative Journeys for Learning and Living also provided a base for the further development of these skills, through professionally led workshops focusing on a range of topics in regards to employment and community, such as confidence building, effective communication and cultural awareness. Alongside these workshops, participants also engaged in visual art based activities, such as mosaic work, pottery and jewellery craft as a device to help broaden the experiences of those involved.
The celebration event invited all the participants to join the tutors and volunteers at Artcore. Participants were awarded a certificate, enjoyed some refreshments and expressed their thoughts and views regarding the process and the progress they have personally made.