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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

Start Project Report

Artcore initially began working with 5 Schools and 240 children on a yearlong art journey incorporating Arts Award Discover. Each school had practice workshops and then were invited to take part in the Childrens Garba in Derby Market Place as part of Derby Festé 2017. Each School visited Déda to see the Bridge the Gap
The second project looked at using clay as a medium to make professional pots and jewellery with Jane Smith. This was a new medium to many of the crafters and a good skill to learn manipulation with fingers and hands. Clay is very intuitive and can easily go wrong so manipulating it into functional and
A very lively first session in the new block of 5, began by understanding our material, holding, kneading and really focusing on the texture of the medium. We had a session filled with a combo of wheel work and hand-building techniques. Normally it is only until week 3 when as a class to we begin
This session was full of excitement and energy, I could tell that everyone in the class was looking forward to their chance at throwing their very own pot.  I began by explaining that they should forget everything they had ever seen before on any game show, about throwing. The only time they needed the wheel

Craftcore exhibition – 15 August 2018

Craftcore opened an exhibition during Artcore’s Community Open Day on the 15th of August 2018. The Craftcore exhibition can be visited at Artcore, from Monday to Friday and from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Mosaic Tiles

Craft Club Project One – Mosaic Coasters Craft Club’s first project was to make mosaic coasters. To begin the project the group had a planning meeting where they took inspiration from artists like Niki De Saint Phalle and Antoni Gaudí; together they looked at different styles of mosaics and discussed what theme could inspire their

31st July – Coil pots

This evening the class were introduced to the wonders of coil pot making. I had informed the students last session that we would be beating our pots with sticks; this became quite the topic of interest in that session. Ideas began to form and develop; questions were asked: how do we form? How do we
On Tuesday 24th July we held the first session in our new Ceramic Course. These new sessions are paid evening classes led by Jane Smith, they run from 6-8pm and cost £20 per session. During the course of the session we will cover slab pots, pinch pots, thumb pots, coil pots, throwing on the potter’s

Meet the artist: Katharina Fitz

Katharina Fitz is a Nottingham based artist. She has recently taken part in a group show at Nottingham Contemporary called Aftermath.The Aftermath exhibition is an annual collaboration where students on the MFA course at Nottingham Trent University respond critically to the winter exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary. The show offers insights into the influence that exhibitions

Meet the artist: Jess Price

“Jess Price is going to graduate in Fine Arts at Derby University on the 1st of June. She is one of the two artists selected for Re-imagine the City residency, first of 4 artists residencies organized and curated by Artcore between 2018/2019. We visited her in the artist studio, where we went through her current
Mahsuda Snaith, named by Stylist as ‘the voice of the next generation’, joins us to discuss her affecting debut novel, The Things We Thought We Knew. Ravine Roy has been stuck in her mother’s council estate flat for 10 years with chronic pain syndrome. What led to her being here and how can she get
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