(Images of 2016 workshops. Photo credit: Toril Brancher & Nathan Morgan)
The arts and creative industries contribute £84 billion to the UK economy each year and 1 in 11 jobs in the UK are within the creative industries. Portffolio offers young people a valuable insight into what it’s really like to work in the arts and creative industries.
During 2016 participants took part in workshops including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, public art, land art, film and photography.
Monday 24th: Poet and artist Allen Fisher, based in Hereford, will introduce students to drawing and painting in the landscape with a large range of materials. Arts Alive Studio, Crickhowell.
Tuesday 25th: Woven textile artist and designer Laura Thomas, based in Bridgend, will introduce students to weaving on hand looms. Arts Alive Studio, Crickhowell.
Wednesday 26th: Gallery visit – location tbc
Thursday 27th: Visit to The Landmark Trusts’ site Llwyn Celyn, Llanthony Valley, with photographer Toril Brancher and visual artist Stefhan Caddick working outdoors in photography and sonic art.
Friday 28th: Creative producer Dr. Emma Posey will introduce students to out-of-the-box technology such as microprocessors and sensors. She will demonstrate how artists can work creatively with technology to produce thought-provoking and culturally relevant work. Location tbc.
Places are limited! 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 in their age group to get the most from the project. Course fees can be waived for those participants who are unable to pay.
Arts Alive Wales, Crickhowell is delivering the project in South Powys while Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown is delivering in the north of the county.
Arts Alive Wales, The Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG.
Portffolio is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council and is part of the national Criw Celf initiative.