Our Stories – 16/08/2017

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

Easter Celebration & AGM

Thanks to everyone who attended to our Easter Celebration as part of our Sharing Celebrations Project, Supported by the Celebrate Fund. It was a fantastic event. The members of community locally had an enjoyable time celebrating Easter together. Artcore building was full with explorers and creators. It was great to see all ages take part

Eid Celebration

We would like to thank everyone for joining us at Artcore to celebrate Eid on the evening of Friday 30th June. We were really proud to celebrate the end to the holy month of Ramadan with so many of our friends, new and old. We were delighted the Mayor, Cllr John Whitby, was able to

Christmas Event

A big thank you to all who attended our Christmas Celebrations last Friday 9th Dec 2016. It was a fantastic night with lots of fun activities, delicious food and festive socialising. It was also a delight to see the Creating Vivid Dreams exhibition where all the participants journey and stories were shared through their artworks
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

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

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