Past Sessions

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

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

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.

Our Stories – 13/06/2017

Our Stories went amazing and everybody thoroughly enjoyed creating designs using clay. The participants used many forms of decoration to personalize their artworks. The session was very busy and everyone was happy with their work.

Our Stories – 06/06/2017

Our Stories was very creative with each participant working hard to design their memory boxes and fill them with items of inspiration

Our Stories – 30/05/2017

The medium of clay was used in this session as participants got to grips with it as an art medium.

Our Stories – 23/05/2017

In the second session of ‘Our Stories’ participants were continuing to customise their memory boxes, even bringing in old photos to give the boxes new meaning.

Our Stories – 16/05/2017

The first session of ‘Our Stories’ was a great chance for the participants to get to know eachother whilst decorating beginning to create and design their own memory boxes.