This celebratory event marked 175 years of the Arboretum Park. There were various activities for young people and children to engage in based on the findings and research. Using the research, one girl decided to imagine what it would be like to be at the opening of the park 150 years back and based her

Creative Summer 27/07/2016

The Creative Summer participants took part in creating mandalas, inspired from the works of the Mauritian groups, participants used acrylic paint to create their beautiful designs.

Creative Summer 10/08/2016

It was our Rangoli workshop and participants were encouraged to draw a simple design onto a board then choose from a selection of dried food such as rice, lentils, pasta and kidney beans to create a picture.

Creative Summer 03/08/2016

Participants made cards for different occasions using a wide range of materials including, sequins, pipe cleaners, different textured and coloured paper, stickers and felt tip pens. Some of the participants were inspired by the concept of pop out cards so they made their very own.

Creating Vivid Dreams 22/06/2016

In this session, participants were encouraged to experiment with colour and texture as they printed onto paper using different objects such as bubble wrap, card board and bottle caps. They also mixed acrylic paint to create bold colours which made their work more eye-catching.

Creating Vivid Dreams 21/09/2016

Carrying on from the last session, participants were encouraged to draw still life fruit and veg, focusing on the intricate details and then painting with watercolour paints to capture the vibrant colours of the still life.

Creating Vivid Dreams 20/07/2016

In this session of Creating Vivid Dreams, participants were pushed out of their comfort zones as they drew from a selection of still life items placed at the front of the room. Moving around the room after 10 minute intervals, they captured the different angles and shapes of the objects.

Creating Vivid Dreams 13/07/2016

Participants were inspired by the work of popular children’s book author, Eric Carle who wrote and composed artwork for the popular children’s book, “The Hungry Caterpillar.” The participants used a variety of mediums such as tissue paper, different coloured paper and the textured paper work that they did last session.

Creating Vivid Dreams 08/06/2016

In the second session of Creating Vivid Dreams, participants learned about the colour wheel and practiced mixing colours in order to make more eye catching artpieces with more intensity and vibrancy.

Creating Vivid Dreams 07/09/2016

In this session, participants were presented with a variety of fruit and veg to draw using different types of pencils. They explored different mark making techniques as well as looking at the finer details in more depth. This produced realistic artistic depictions of each object.

Creating Vivid Dreams 01/06/2016

In the first session of Creating Vivid Dreams, participants created tiles using acrylic paints. It was also a chance to get to know the group and talk a bit about themselves in a relaxed, artistic environment. It resulted in each member producing an original art piece.

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.

CAS Mauritian Trip 26/07/2016

The Mauritian group finished off their mandalas at Artcore. They explored different charities within the area such as Derby’s Silk Mill, DEDA and got involved in activities supporting and understanding these organisations.  

CAS Mauritian Trip 24/07/2016

This week at Artcore, a group of 20 Student’s and 2 teachers from Le Bocage International School Mauritius arrived as part of their CAS (Creativity, action and service) project. CAS is a major component of the IB curriculum which involves the students in a range of activities that are community based. Creativity – explores arts

Art For Employment 23/03/2016

This session was based around jewellery crafting in which our attendees made various chars such as bracelets, chains and necklaces.