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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
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

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.

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
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
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