Innocence and Expression 05/11/16

In this week’s Innocence and Expression, participants were encouraged to work in groups to experiment with mixing colours using acrylic paints. After that, they then explored the wonders of nature by drawing things that you would normally find in the garden on a large piece of paper.

Innocence and Expression 15/10/16

In the first session of the second programme, the children were encouraged to explore the different types of colours, creatures and objects found in a garden. They then took it to paper to design their perfect garden using different art mediums such as crayons, felt tips and collage materials.

CAS Mauritian Trip 28/07/2016

At Mauritian evening, organised by the young people, we saw some amazing performances and delicious food all done by the talented Mauritian group. The evening kicked off with a bang as dancers and singers put on a spectacular show followed by an insight into their culture. As the night went on, we tasted some Mauritian

NCS Summer 11/08/2016

On the last week of NCS, participants added their finished works to the final mural. Some working together, they managed to complete the mural with a total of 250 tiles!

NCS Summer 04/08/2016

In this session, participants were encouraged to work in teams of 2 or 3 to create joint pieces of work that would be put together in the final mural.  

NCS Summer 22/07/2016

The group of NCS participants that started decorating the exterior came to Artcore to finish decorating, adding their NCS Team logo on one of the pillars as a reminder of their hard work

NCS Summer 21/07/2016

In this week of NCS, a group of NCS participants came to Artcore and gave the exterior a brand new look. They tidied up the car park, painted the walls and redecorated the flower bed.

NCS Summer 14/07/2016

The young people were shown a presentation showing the ethos behind NCS. Based on the presentation, the participants used acrylic paint to decorate tiles with their interpretation of the NCS ethos and their aspirations for the future.

NCS Summer 07/07/2016

NCS members participating in designing and producing artwork in order to promote The National Citizens Service and inspire more people to “Say yes to NCS”. The session was a huge success and the participants created some incredible pieces of work.
The theme for this session of Innocence and Expression was famous artists.  Participants learned about a variety of famous artists including Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh and their different styles of work. Inspired by the style of their chosen artist, the children created their own piece of art using acrylic paints.
In this session, children took part in making clay slabs. On those clay slabs were pictures of the children’s best memories. They were given the example of a day at the seaside and, from there, they created their own happy memory in the clay.
In this session, participants started working on their mosaics. They drew a sketch onto a wooden board and began sticking coloured tiles to form their finished pieces.
In the first 2016 session, the children made their favourite animals out of clay. They also made clay bowls and slabs based on leaves. They traced around the shape of the leaf and repeated to create nature inspired clay work.

CAS Mountain Trip 28/07/2016

The Mauritian group finished off their mandalas at Artcore. They then went to Derby’s Silk Mill. They had a tour of the museum, a discussion and also the young people helped 3D scan.