CRIW CELF 2015

Criw Celf provides opportunities for pupils to experience inspirational visual arts workshops. The experimental sessions facilitated by professional artists, are aimed at developing the skills and confidence of pupils and advocating creative qualifications.

Criw Celf offers inspirational workshops for 11-14 year olds, in media such as printmaking, drawing, textiles and sculpture. The project’s Lead Artist, Morag Colquhoun, introduces participants to a new artist at each workshop, exploring different ideas and approaches to art and design. There will also be at least one trip to a national art gallery. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to take part in something quite special, with experiences to increase their knowledge, confidence and experience in visual art.

Arts Alive Wales is delivering the project in South Powys while  Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown is delivering in the north.

A maximum of 15 places are available for pupils living and/or schooled in South Powys.

Download the Criw Celf  & Portfolio book celebrating the 2014/15 project:
criw celf and portfolio booklet 2015


Click here to view a short film about Criw Celf & Portfolio.

 

(images from workshops & exhibition trip. Photo credit: Nathan Morgan)

1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
1st workshop with Philip Watkins
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Exhibition trip to Bristol
Workshop with artist Kate Ragett
Workshop with artist Kate Ragett
Workshop with artist Kate Ragett
Workshop with artist Kate Ragett
Workshop with artist Kate Ragett
Workshop with artist Kate Ragett
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Workshop dates for 2015:

All workshops ran from 11am-4pm at the Arts Alive Wales studio, Crickhowell 

1st Workshop: Saturday 18th April

Inspired by the current exhibition at Bristol Museum & Gallery ‘Modern Art In Britain’ artist Philip Watkins will lead a drawing and painting workshop exploring 21st century artists who worked from observational drawing and experimented with abstraction.

Gallery Visit: Saturday 16th May

A gallery visit to the lively art scene in Bristol. We’ll visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to look at the art introduced during the previous workshop as well as contemporary work at Arnolfini and Spike Island galleries and the city’s inspiring street art.

2nd Workshop: Saturday 30th May

A workshop led by artist Sarah Rhys exploring mark-making, 3D and installation inspired by the exhibitions and graffiti we’ll have seen in Bristol.

3rd Workshop: Saturday 13th June

An outdoor workshop (weather permitting) led by artist Kate Raggett who will introduce land art and sculpture using natural materials in the woods.

 

For more information about the project contact:

Rebecca Spooner, Arts Development Manager

E: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

T: 01873 811579

Participants are asked for a contribution of £25 towards project costs. All art materials are provided for and transport for exhibition trips is included. We ask that participants who wish to be involved should commit to all the workshop sessions to get the most from the project.

The next call for applications for Criw Celf will be announced in January 2016

 

Morag Colquhoun – Lead Artist

Morag’s art work includes video, sculpture, installation, text and performance and she is particularly interested in exploring the relationships between art, energy and ecology. Morag previously worked as an archaeologist and with her horse in forestry. She later studied art at Cardiff School of Art and Design, where she now teaches art and design degree students. Morag has worked on a range of art projects in a variety of places, including rivers, woods and half way up mountains. As well as exhibiting her own art, she has also curated exhibitions of art by other artists and has led art workshops and tours in galleries including the National Gallery of Wales in Cardiff. Morag enjoys teaching art to young people, adults and children and she enjoys encouraging all her students to develop their own interests and abilities in art. Morag is also the Community Project Manager for Arts Alive Wales

 

Criw Celf & Portfolio is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council and is part of the national Criw Celf initiative. 

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