Portffolio 2017 (11-15yrs)

What words would you use to describe Portffolio?

‘Educational, Inspiring, Exciting, Interactive, Creative’


Portffolio (11-15 yrs) & Portffolio+Plus (15-19 yrs) is a visual arts project for young people with a special interest and talent in art.  The project boosts students’ artistic skills and knowledge and encourages creative careers. We introduce students to professional artists, makers and designers through inspirational workshops, studio and gallery visits, exploring different approaches to art and design.


Portffolio : 11-15 year olds took place from Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd February 2017. Portffolio (11-15yrs) consisted of a four-day course of creative workshops at Arts Alive Wales as well as a gallery trip to Cardiff. The lead artist for the project was Morag Colquhoun.

Monday 20th: Artist Keith Bayliss, based in Swansea, introduced large-scale drawing and expressive mark-making.

Tuesday 21st: Ceramicist Zoe Preece, based in Cardiff, worked with students to create clay reliefs from observational still life drawings.

Wednesday 22nd: Artist Tessa Waite, based in Brecon, worked alongside students in creating mono prints and collage pieces.

Thursday 23rdA guided visit to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff to view the International Artes Mundi exhibition and permanent art collections.


On Wednesday 5th April 4-6pm, we held a ‘pop-up’ exhibition at Arts Alive Wales for the students, family, friends artists and teachers displaying the work created during the 4-day course. 


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

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

To find out more about Portffolio+Plus (15-19yrs) running in July 2017 click HERE


Film credit: Siôn Marshall-Waters



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