Do you know a talented young person who loves drawing, making, building and creating?
Criw Celf Secondary is an Arts Council of Wales funded project for children who have shown a talent or special interest in Art. Young people from schools in Carmarthenshire, in Years 7, 8 & 9, are able to apply and become part of a fun, exciting and encouraging creative project at Oriel Myrddin Gallery. Over several weeks, taking place on Saturdays, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy five master classes led by professional artists and designers, exploring a range of art techniques and skills. This is an amazing opportunity for interested young people. It is a chance to be part of a regular art club, make new friends with similar interests and learn new skills.
Information for Teachers and Parents
We are looking for young people in Years 7, 8 and 9 (aged 11 to 14) at Secondary education, who are ‘More Able and Talented’ in Art – those who show talent, are imaginative and creative. They may love drawing, painting, making or building; they may spend their time inventing characters, making animations, making their own jewellery or building and constructing imaginative sculptures. We really want these curious creative youngsters to come along and take part in our Criw Celf Secondary programme.
What does the programme include?
Five master class workshops in a variety of Art and Design areas.
A chance to enhance creativity, learn new skills and experiment with materials in a supported environment.
Experience working alongside professional Artists and Designers with opportunities to hear their career choices, share knowledge and ask questions.
A study visit to an exhibition or museum.
A professional group exhibition showcasing the work that has been created during Criw Celf master classes.
An Art Materials Kit and certificate of their achievement upon completion of the programme.
Each school can nominate up to 10 students who demonstrate exceptional ability in the field of art, craft and design. Teachers may send this as one large application.
To apply please send us:
A Self Portrait
A self-portrait in colour. Interpret this task any way you want- they can be as expressive, colourful or abstract as you like. Maybe this portrait can tell us more about you than just a drawing of your face?
A piece of Creative Work
We will also accept any other 2D work that you have completed recently. Perhaps an interesting photograph you have taken, painting, drawing or collage – all should be at least A4 in size. We would love to see them!
A short statement telling us why you wish to join Criw Celf Primary (No more than 50 words)
*Please ensure to include the following information: Name, address and email contact for each pupil, along with their age, school and name of teacher.
These must be sent by post to: Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, Carmarthen, SA31 1LH
The scheme is partly funded by the Arts Council of Wales and there will be an annual fee of £40 payable by participants upon starting. (Please contact us if there is any difficulty with this)
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Emma Baker, Oriel Myrddin Gallery: EJBaker@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
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