A great event with a high turnout. There were a great variety of activities including lantern decorating, face painting, Rangoli and canvas drawing. There was great food and a presentation showcasing how far Artcore has come over the 20 years. In total over 70 people attended to both light a candle and join in the

Music of Courtly India Event

Our Stories – 27/06/2017

Our Stories continued on Tuesday with artist Alison Solomon encouraging participants to think about a positive moment in their life and begin a story book to capture it. Participants enjoyed the conversations and social aspect of getting to know each other whilst being creative. They were even joined by BBC Radio Derby and told their
Artcore are delighted to become one of Arts Council England’s new National Portfolio Organisation.  It’s fantastic news both for us as an organisation and for the artistic diversity of Derby and the East Midlands. This recognition is the realisation of almost a decade of working in the arts and the community within the region.  Our
On Friday 23rd June we celebrated a successful launch of the third Art Attachments Bridge the Gap Exhibition III at Artcore. We were delighted to be joined by the diverse local artistic community of Derby. Working in partnership with Air Arts we showcased our resident artists Martin Hyde and Theresa Kate Hempsall within the galleries.

Joys of Creation – 22/06/2017

Participants continued to work on their hand casts as well as clay sculptures in this session. A lot of care was taken to perfect their casted hand pieces. This was done using sandpaper and small tools to remove unwanted remenants on the hand sculptures. They finished by planning their designs for decorating and styling their

Our Stories – 20/06/2017

In this session of ‘Our Stories’ participants enjoyed sharing stories of some of their happiest moments with the group. They all enjoyed hearing what others had to say and began to think about how they want to interpret their experience into pieces of work.

St Giles Big Street Party

It was great to be a part of the St Giles Big Street Party on Sunday 11th June. We got messy making clay press moulds in lots of shapes – the children loved it! The sense of community atmosphere (and the BBQ!) was extraordinary – a real pleasure to be a part of. A big

Joys of Creation – 15/06/2017

Joys of Creation participants made bowls out of clay to house algenate. They had great fun moulding their hands in their own positions resembling different meanings. Some participants placed their hands in a cupped shape others had their hands clasped. Finally the moulds were filled with plaster and then the algenate was removed leaving perfect

Our Stories – 13/06/2017

Our Stories went amazing and everybody thoroughly enjoyed creating designs using clay. The participants used many forms of decoration to personalize their artworks. The session was very busy and everyone was happy with their work.

Joys of Creation – 08/06/2017

Joys of Creation was buzzing with people excitingly exploring different techniques in creating clay moulds. It was the first of 5 sessions that Artist Jane Smith will be delivering over the next few weeks. 

Our Stories – 06/06/2017

Our Stories was very creative with each participant working hard to design their memory boxes and fill them with items of inspiration

Joys of Creation – 01/06/2017

Joys of Creation was great yesterday! Participants completed their food inspired paper mache works. It was artist Alison Solomon’s 6th and final session. There will be a new artist leading next weeks session

Our Stories – 30/05/2017

The medium of clay was used in this session as participants got to grips with it as an art medium.

Joys of Creation – 25/05/2017

The participants were putting some excellent decoration to their paper mache creations. There was even a minion design from the film ‘Despicable me’