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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) and Secondary (School Years 7 -9)

Criw Celf offers participants the opportunity to develop their artistic skills, knowledge and aspirations whilst working alongside professional artists and makers during a series of practical workshops. Each young person will receive a sketchbook and drawing materials at their first session

The programmes start in October and run through to July. Each participant will participate in one workshop session a month. At the end of each year we hold a Criw Celf exhibition as well as practical sketchbook surgeries.

Cost: £40 per child for the 10 month programme (to be paid on acceptance of place)

Applications are now open for 2020/21. For children aged 7-10 you may be interested in our Saturday Art Club

Criw Celf-Portfolio (School Years 10 -11) & Raising the Bar (School Years 12 -13)

Both programmes take place over one week July 2020. The portfolio sessions will take place at the Riverfront in Newport and the Raising the Bar sessions at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran. Throughout the week participants will work with a range of professional artists and will also visit an aspirational visit to a University or art gallery.

At the end of each year we hold a Criw Celf exhibition as well as practical sketchbook surgeries and career Pathway Sessions.

Cost: £60 per participant (to be paid on acceptance of place)

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