Art In Education And Learning
We at Artcore encourage and involve people from all ages & abilities into art activities. Our engagement with various school clubs, youth groups, family learning initiatives and school curriculum workshops have resulted in great collaborations. We support and enhance skills of young people as they develop their understanding in different visual art mediums. In our workshops participants are encouraged to take control of their projects from the design stage to completion. As well as developing transferable skills such as time keeping, organisation, planning and communication.
Artcore also provides a platform to implement the learning through volunteering and work experience opportunities in our different projects. This year working with Derby College and on the Invisible Boundaries project with the Arboretum area primary schools delivered interesting outcomes. Artcore worked with the National Citizen Service (NCS) team – Derby College to deliver a programme bringing together young people from different backgrounds in a common purpose by offering them new challenges and experiences. The young people got involved by giving the surrounding vicinity of Artcore’s building on Charnwood Street, a little makeover.
The work through the Innocence and Expression programme funded by the BBC Children in Need, is specifically designed to encourage young people to build their confidence, make new friends and embrace their creative sides. Working with a range of children with various disadvantages over the three years, have helped the children mix well and work together to create brilliant artworks supporting them with increased confidence, better team working and more positive aims for the future.