Craft Club Project Seven – Crochet

We decided to have a go at crochet and learn the skills through our volunteers Rima and Sophie sharing their knowledge with us. We used different coloured wools and yarns and began by learning the different stitches which could then be turned into designs. Participants worked hard to practice and develop often finding it fiddly
For our sixth project we found photo frames and tealights in charity shops to upcycle. We used glass mosaic tiles to reinvigorate the tired surfaces and create vibrant patterns. Participants developed skills in cutting tiles and making unique patterns with colour and shape. They worked together choosing frames and thinking about how to improve them
Craft Club’s fifth project was working with air-drying clay to create valentines clay themed wall-hangings. With this clay there is no need to fire in a kiln so working with it is different. It is important the participants share and teach the use of different mediums and materials to further their learning and confidence with

St Giles Street Party

It was great to be a part of the St Giles Big Street Party on Sunday 11th June on Village Street in Derby which was held in celebration of the Queen’s Birthday. Artcore was involved along with other local community groups. The street party brought together the community, with music and food, with a local

We Are Asteroids Exhibition Launch

Artcore was proud to present the We are Asteroids exhibition with artworks by our two artists in residence; Gareth Bunting and Victoria Sharples on Thursday 20th June. The residency borrowed its title from eco-philosopher Timothy Morton, who calls out humanity’s negative effect on the planet. Gareth and Victoria took part in a two month residency
As part of our Art in Modern Culture commitment, we put on a range of artist talks in line with our residencies in the Artcore Gallery Space. In June we  focused on the theme of the Climate Emergency and our previous residency ‘We are Asteroids;’ titled after eco-philosopher Timothy Morton, who calls out the effect

Home from Home Exhibition & Workshop

To mark Refugee Week,  Artcore put on a series of workshops and an exhibition that displayed works and videos that showcased works of migrants and refugees exploring their stories through print, painting, textiles as well as narrating stories through film. Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week leading up to,

Start Project Report 2018-2019

We continued the second year of working in partnership with Deda delivering Discover level Arts Awards to take 180 young people on an art journey. Students from 3 local Schools were invited to take part in Derby Festé 2018 focusing on the Circus. All the children taking part in the project visited Déda to see
The fourth project looked at using clay to design and make terracotta hangings for Christmas decorations. Using terracotta clay with the concept to only fire once on a bisque fire to reveal the un-glazed beauty of the terracotta. We made stencils of stars as a technical challenge, it is important to explore new challenge and
Craft Club’s third project was looking at a completely different medium – lino! The sessions looked at how to make a design for a tote bag using a block of lino. The group talked about repetition of shapes, composition and positive and negative space. They created and transferred their designs from paper to the lino

Artcore Ceramic Studio

The Great British Pottery Throwdown on the BBC has sparked a renewed interest in pottery for many people. Artcore is opening its studios to get messy with clay, the studio will be open EVERY THURSDAY from 11am to 3pm (for Adults only). It is intended for potters and ceramic practitioners who are generally able to

Creative Minds

Creative Minds is a free, informal session, supporting artists with their creative and artistic development.  Join us in our relaxed and inspiring surroundings to discuss ideas, opportunities and receive support from our professional experience. 10am – 1pm every Friday at Artcore
An opportunity for adults to gain an insight into all aspects of hand-building including making vessels and sculptural forms from slabs and coils of clay, mound making to techniques for creating pattern and textures. You can make tiles, pots, portraits, brooches, hanging ornaments, tea light holders… to name but a few!   Explore decorative techniques through

Play on the Pitch

On the 24th May, Artcore are getting involved with the THIS IS DERBY event ‘Play on the Pitch’ at Pride Park Stadium. We will be running a drop-in activity stand where you will be able to partake in a fun artistic activity and create a unique item to take home with you! Keep an eye