May Family Day

After two hugely successful Family Days in April we will be hosting another one on Friday 31st May 11am-1pm. Join us as a family to make unique memory boxes using paint and decoupage. With activities for the big and small, come and get your creative gears going whilst having fun and take something home with

THIS IS DERBY

Artcore have begun running an afterschool club with Arboretum Primary School this month with artist Nicki Dennett as part of the This is Derby project teaching the children about printmaking! This club, however, will not only teach the children new artistic skills. They will also be encouraged to explore their creativity and use their imagination

THIS IS DERBY – Sgt. Peppers

The Sgt. Pepper project for this is Derby has continued this month, with great success! Sgt. Peppers is a collaborative project over six workshops between young people and the artists Theresa Hempsall and Sophie Edwards. They will be working together to create a collage based on the Beetle’s album cover Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club.

Street Art Festival

Bringing the Street Art Festival project to THIS IS DERBY. It will take place over four months and introduce artistic ideas, techniques and skills to young people, culminating with a curated exhibition in July. A fun and educational atmosphere to help young people develop their idea generating and art creating skills! The workshops will encourage the children

Metropolitan Art Club

Since February Jane has been sharing her clay, mosaic and painting skills at this children’s art club and we still have spaces left! If you’re interested please call 01332 384 561 to book your place. The session is on a first come first served basis and we do ask for parents to stay and support

Creative Living

Residents at Bradgate Court started their Creative Living programme of workshops with us last week which will lead them on a journey of creative movement and visual arts until July.   As the first session of the summer kick-started, seniors participated in yoga movement exercises, working together and stretching their bodies together.   Our next

Steam

‘Enjoyed letting myself go’… ‘I’m in the zone’… In our Steam project we are working with three Year 6 classes to empower, build confidence and teach the young children creatively. This project engages three Year 6 classes with arts and science through contributing to a collaborative artwork for their School library wall. We’re including the

Start Project Report

Artcore initially began working with 5 Schools and 240 children on a yearlong art journey incorporating Arts Award Discover. Each school had practice workshops and then were invited to take part in the Childrens Garba in Derby Market Place as part of Derby Festé 2017. Each School visited Déda to see the Bridge the Gap
The second project looked at using clay as a medium to make professional pots and jewellery with Jane Smith. This was a new medium to many of the crafters and a good skill to learn manipulation with fingers and hands. Clay is very intuitive and can easily go wrong so manipulating it into functional and

Craftcore exhibition – 15 August 2018

Craftcore opened an exhibition during Artcore’s Community Open Day on the 15th of August 2018. The Craftcore exhibition can be visited at Artcore, from Monday to Friday and from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
On Tuesday 24th July we held the first session in our new Ceramic Course. These new sessions are paid evening classes led by Jane Smith, they run from 6-8pm and cost £20 per session. During the course of the session we will cover slab pots, pinch pots, thumb pots, coil pots, throwing on the potter’s

Meet the artist: Katharina Fitz

Katharina Fitz is a Nottingham based artist. She has recently taken part in a group show at Nottingham Contemporary called Aftermath.The Aftermath exhibition is an annual collaboration where students on the MFA course at Nottingham Trent University respond critically to the winter exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary. The show offers insights into the influence that exhibitions

Meet the artist: Jess Price

“Jess Price is going to graduate in Fine Arts at Derby University on the 1st of June. She is one of the two artists selected for Re-imagine the City residency, first of 4 artists residencies organized and curated by Artcore between 2018/2019. We visited her in the artist studio, where we went through her current
Mahsuda Snaith, named by Stylist as ‘the voice of the next generation’, joins us to discuss her affecting debut novel, The Things We Thought We Knew. Ravine Roy has been stuck in her mother’s council estate flat for 10 years with chronic pain syndrome. What led to her being here and how can she get
In 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. Since then the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN EM) has worked with those artists as they have reflected on their practice and captured