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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

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

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
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