Creative Summer

Over this summer holiday, Artcore have held a number of fun, educational and artistic workshops for kids to fight off that summer holiday boredom! Our Family Fundays, Street Art, Art Lab and Metropolitan workshops kicked off with a fun Lego Family Funday on 26th July which was a great success, and over the past six
On 15th August, Artcore opened the doors to our new building at Osnabruck Square. We invited people from all over Derby, including the Mayor, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner and the High Sheriff, as well as the general public, our partners, participants and local artists and organisations. Overall, there were about 150 people present at

Lego Family Day

On Friday 26th July Artcore hosted Make to Make who ran an amazing Lego workshop with us! With over fifty participants, it’s fair to say that this was a great success, and it was amazing seeing people’s Lego creations come to life! We had planes, boats, tanks, monsters and animals of all kinds, and we

Steam Celebration

We encouraged and supported Year 6 students at Village Primary School in a year long project STEAM to express their creativity and get involved with artistic activities. It culminated in a tree installation in their library with unique leaves made from 90 pupils; leaving a legacy beyond the life of the project and a celebration

Street Art Festival

The Festival showcased the work of young people from a number of different programmes and organisations, including the dance troupe Retro Warriors from Trinity Warriors, who worked with the organisation Baby People to come up with a spectacular routine. The Festival also exhibited the work of two groups of young people who have been involved

This Is Derby Celebration event

Saturday 13th July saw hundreds of children, families and young people gather in Derby’s market square to celebrate our city and their achievements through the This Is Derby Project. All year our young people have taken part in sports and art activities and projects in community hubs and schools. From the Jungle Book performance with
A very lively first session in the new block of 5, began by understanding our material, holding, kneading and really focusing on the texture of the medium. We had a session filled with a combo of wheel work and hand-building techniques. Normally it is only until week 3 when as a class to we begin
This session was full of excitement and energy, I could tell that everyone in the class was looking forward to their chance at throwing their very own pot.  I began by explaining that they should forget everything they had ever seen before on any game show, about throwing. The only time they needed the wheel

Mosaic Tiles

Craft Club Project One – Mosaic Coasters Craft Club’s first project was to make mosaic coasters. To begin the project the group had a planning meeting where they took inspiration from artists like Niki De Saint Phalle and Antoni Gaudí; together they looked at different styles of mosaics and discussed what theme could inspire their

31st July – Coil pots

This evening the class were introduced to the wonders of coil pot making. I had informed the students last session that we would be beating our pots with sticks; this became quite the topic of interest in that session. Ideas began to form and develop; questions were asked: how do we form? How do we