Artcore Ceramic Studio

The Great British Pottery Throwdown on the BBC has sparked a renewed interest in pottery for many people. Artcore is opening its studios to get messy with clay, the studio will be open EVERY THURSDAY from 11am to 3pm (for Adults only). It is intended for potters and ceramic practitioners who are generally able to

Creative Minds

Creative Minds is a free, informal session, supporting artists with their creative and artistic development.  Join us in our relaxed and inspiring surroundings to discuss ideas, opportunities and receive support from our professional experience. 10am – 1pm every Friday at Artcore
An opportunity for adults to gain an insight into all aspects of hand-building including making vessels and sculptural forms from slabs and coils of clay, mound making to techniques for creating pattern and textures. You can make tiles, pots, portraits, brooches, hanging ornaments, tea light holders… to name but a few!   Explore decorative techniques through

Play on the Pitch

On the 24th May, Artcore are getting involved with the THIS IS DERBY event ‘Play on the Pitch’ at Pride Park Stadium. We will be running a drop-in activity stand where you will be able to partake in a fun artistic activity and create a unique item to take home with you! Keep an eye

May Family Day

After two hugely successful Family Days in April we will be hosting another one on Friday 31st May 11am-1pm. Join us as a family to make unique memory boxes using paint and decoupage. With activities for the big and small, come and get your creative gears going whilst having fun and take something home with

THIS IS DERBY

Artcore have begun running an afterschool club with Arboretum Primary School this month with artist Nicki Dennett as part of the This is Derby project teaching the children about printmaking! This club, however, will not only teach the children new artistic skills. They will also be encouraged to explore their creativity and use their imagination

THIS IS DERBY – Sgt. Peppers

The Sgt. Pepper project for this is Derby has continued this month, with great success! Sgt. Peppers is a collaborative project over six workshops between young people and the artists Theresa Hempsall and Sophie Edwards. They will be working together to create a collage based on the Beetle’s album cover Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club.

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
Artcore are delighted to become one of Arts Council England’s new National Portfolio Organisation.  It’s fantastic news both for us as an organisation and for the artistic diversity of Derby and the East Midlands. This recognition is the realisation of almost a decade of working in the arts and the community within the region.  Our

Invisible Boundaries Launch (August 2015)

The Invisible Boundaries Project Launch was held at the Orangery in Arboretum Park on Friday, 7th August 2015. Several artists, local councillors, community members and Artcore’s staff & volunteers gathered together to celebrate the beginning of the project, underlying the theme of being good neighbours, the idea of neighbourhood and giving back to the community.