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Criw Celf

Developing Talent in the Visual and Applied Arts for young people of school age

Criw Celf, an Arts Council of Wales Strategic national project being led in the South East Region by Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, provides children and young people with an opportunity to develop their artistic skills, working outside of school, alongside professional artists in a variety of different settings. Criw Celf offers an opportunity for aspiring young visual artists and designers to spend time with their peers and with professionals working in the sector to develop their talent.

Criw Celf focuses on young people who have been identified by school teachers as having a particular potential or talent. Our programme will introduce them to a rich and varied menu of artistic genres and opens their eyes to the breadth of career possibilities that Art & Design can lead to.Criw Celf is a targeted programme of work,not an open-access participatory project.

Criw Celf actively contributes to the Welsh Government’s More Able and Talented (MAT)agenda. It also forms a key part of the Arts Council of Wales’ Young Creators strategy around ‘Developing Young Talent’.

Criw Celf-Primary (School Years 5 -6) 

Over the length of the programme participants will have the experience of working with professional artist and makers who will provide the young participants with a rich and varied menu of artistic genres. The programme will run for 10 months with 1 session per month. Participants experience an exciting and inspiring programme exploring a variety of mediums during the workshop sessions. Each participant will have the opportunity to display their work in at least two gallery venues with an exhibition catalogue produced. On the first workshop session the young people will receive an art pack which contains a project bag, A4 ring bound sketchbook, graphic pen and drawing materials to encourage their creativity outside of the Criw Celf setting.

Dates: September 2017 - June 2018

£50 per student for the whole course includes all materials

Criw Celf- Secondary (School Years 7 -9)

For the 10 month programme- with 1 workshop session per month the creative young people will benefit from the experience of artists and makers who will guide and support them on their creative journey. The workshops will take place at both Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre and the Riverfront. Each participant will have the opportunity to display their work in at least 2 gallery venues with an exhibition catalogue produced. Every participant will be given an art pack to take home and to use during the sessions. The pack will contain an A3 project bag, ring bound A4 sketch book, graphic pen and drawing materials.

Dates: September 2017 - June 2018

£50 per student for the whole course includes all materials

Criw Celf-Portfolio (School Years 10 -11)

Applicants will take part in an intensive 5 day week of activities with Arts Alive Wales in Crickhowell. During the week students will be introduced to professional artists, makers and designers through inspirational practical workshops and seminars. As well as working alongside professional artists participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a gallery visit with the creative team. At the end of the project the young people will have the opportunity to showcase the work they have created in an exhibition at both Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran and the Riverfront in Newport.

Dates: Summer 2018

£60 per student for the whole course includes all materials

Criw Celf- Raising the Bar (School Years 12 -13)

The programme will be run at Arts Alive Wales Crickhowell headquarters. Over 5 days participants will explore the different approaches to art and design working with professional artists, makers and designers on a series of intensive masterclasses. During the week participants will have the opportunity to discuss arts practice and processes with artists and on visits to artist’s studios. There will also be a visit to a major gallery. Raising the Bar will also offer an insight into working in the creative industries by linking with colleges and universities. On completion participants will be able to view their achievements and see their artwork on show at two venues, they will be provided with exhibition catalogues and a record of their experiences.

Dates: Summer 2018

£60 per student for the whole course, includes all materials

Places on all the courses are limited. To register for a place please contact us on 01633 483321