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

Home from Home Exhibition & Workshop

To mark Refugee Week,  Artcore put on a series of workshops and an exhibition that displayed works and videos that showcased works of migrants and refugees exploring their stories through print, painting, textiles as well as narrating stories through film. Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week leading up to,

Our Stories – 12/09/2017

Artist Jane Smith was ill, so Gayle led a very relaxed drawing session

Our Stories – 05/09/2017

In this session we used the medium of plaster. It was great fun for everyone, both the children and the adults enjoyed the process. There was such a wonderful atmosphere within the group. We used drinking straws inside the plaster to create holes for hanging as well as using plates to make the moulds. Almost

Our Stories – 29/08/2017

This session was a very positive workshop. Using pens and paint as the main medium, all the participants learned about illustration as well as how to develop their fairy tale and folklore skills.  

Our Stories – 22/08/2017

In the session participants made print blocks using quick print polystyrene and then created different coloured prints. These prints were based along the theme of “What makes you unique?” and “What do you like to do?” as inspiration. It was a very busy workshop with people learning how to print using simple materials.   

Celebrating Togetherness

A big thanks to everyone who attended as part of our Sharing Celebrations Project, supported by the Celebrate Fund. Artcore raised a toast of a hot cup of Chai to connect the common threads of cultural heritage between England and India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. We built connections, strengthened trust, and celebrated togetherness. We showed that

Our Stories – 15/08/2017

In Our Stories everyone enjoyed the ambience and pop up garden outside Artcore! Participants created beautiful rag rug flowers, birds and fish whilst others created fabric pictures. The atmosphere was great as everyone stayed for lunch afterwards to celebrate 70 years of India’s independence with the local community.  

Our Stories – 08/08/2017

“We spoke about what each of u would paint if we could paint one thing for the world. Then we created designs for fabric bags. Some used fabric paint, others used crayons and pens. Participants learnt new skills and were able to share together, as well as help eachother with techniques. There was good social

Our Stories – 01/08/2017

“Today we chatted as a group about what we enjoyed the most during the summer and then created textile collages based on this.  Some of us chose to create watercolour paintings instead.  Others chose to use the materials in different ways; for example: puppets or jewellery!” “Together we learned different techniques including: applique and fabric

Our Stories – 25/07/2017

The participants got to talking about where they would fly, if they could and why. Each person got stuck into using pen and paper to create bird Zentangles, with the option of creating imaginary birds from textiles as well. Everybody learned how to create Zentangles and use the concept in other themes. Overall, the session

Our Stories – 18/07/2017

The group session was used to complete their Story-Books.  Most of the group were very close to finishing their work and they also used some of their spare time to creatively embellish their work to a higher level. Each participant had their own story book style but each had a: title page, script page, set/scenery
The participants really enjoyed working with jewellery in this session. Each person drew their design out onto pieces of paper before beginning to create their colourful and creative bracelets and necklaces. Everyone was very proud of what they had created.

Our Stories – 11/07/2017

The participants had fun continuing their story books by adding to their script and cover designs.  Next week they will be completing the books where the group will be encouraged to read their scripts and share their stories.

Our Stories – 04/07/2017

Everybody was excited in this ‘Our Stories’ session as they were creating their own personal story books which related to their best memories. These books were personalised by each individual using a variety of paints to create a colourful front and back cover to their booklets. In the following sessions participants will be drawing from