Skills & Thrills

Activities that look to develop participatory arts practice

WCAN

Wrexham Community Artists Network (Wrexham CÂN),

A creative network to give the participatory arts in Wrexham a voice!

The network offers community artists in all disciplines and at any stage of their career a space to share their experiences, reflect on their work and make connections.

CRE8

A creative network to give the participatory arts in Powys a voice!

The network offers community artists in all disciplines and at any stage of their career a space to share their experiences, reflect on their work and make connections.

Read about our Skills & Thrills projects below

Creative Essentials 2018

Creative Essentials 2018

A programme of workshops for artists to develop their community arts practice while offering the opportunity to meet new people and network. Quality Principles Workshop Rhian Hutchings and Tracey Jones from ArtWorks Cymru came along and delivered a session on the...

Artist Training Fund 2018

Artist Training Fund 2018

We supported artist Ali Pickard to attend training on Pop-Ups – The Mechanics of Folding Paper Sculpture – The workshop took place with Duncan Birmingham one of the UK’s leading pop-up designers. Ali learnt a range of techniques over the weekend that she can...

Creative Essentials 2017

Creative Essentials 2017

Working with Dementia as a Community Artist CPD session focusing on demystifying dementia and to give practical examples of work that can be adopted to bring benefit to people with Dementia, their carers and their families. There was a mix of practical sessions, short...

Arts Connection Training Fund 2017

Our artist training fund supported: Guy Levy to attend a two day course in Brighton on Developing Shadow Puppetry Skills Cath Rigler to attend a 5 day Experiential Life Storytelling course at Theatr Clwyd Carol Pearce attended a storytelling for health conference in...

Imagination Fund 2017

Imagination Fund 2017

Our Imagination Fund supported artists developing new and exciting ideas such as Bloombrella, which ran public participation workshops leading up to and during the Radnor Fringe Festival. 75 Bloombrella creations including 20 parasols were made, and the results were...

Creative Essentials 2016 / 17

Creative Essentials 2016 / 17

We provided opportunities for artists to develop their community arts practice and the opportunity to meet new people and network. Photography This first session was held in Llanfyllin on Sat 8 Oct. Ray Hall was a fantastic trainer and everyones understanding of their...

Innovation Fund 2016

Innovation Fund 2016

Members were invited to apply for a £400 innovation fund to produce new work. Carrog Calling Artists Lorraine Mainelli and Fiona Collins worked with the village’s thriving Cub Pack, which is made up of over 20 local children between 7 and 11 years old. The grand...

Arts Connection Training 2016

Arts Connection Training 2016

We provided two workshop sessions on the Literacy & Numeracy Framework and how to it can easily be embedded into an artist’s creative practice and offer to schools. We also delivered a training session for teachers in Powys and Wrexham on how to use storytelling to...

Arts Connection Training 2015

Arts Connection Training 2015

We provided Woodwork training for artists in Wrexham with Harry Greaves. George Stroud provided training for staff on the new Final Cut X. A number of artists benefited from our training fund, including: • Dux attended a permaculture community development course •...

Cre8 2015

Cre8 2015

Meetings in Machynlleth included Milly Jackdaw leading a session after receiving training funding from us for Find Yourself a Fairytale, Jo Munton led a session on the Power of Puppetry, Jane Hoy and Rosie Leach introduced the group to Forum Theatre, Carol shared a...

WCAN 2015

WCAN 2015

Andrew Sharp delivered a presentation on photography followed by a light drawing workshop, Marja Bonada led a workshop relating to the Deed Exhibition, Ali Pickard led a tango session, Terry and Dru Cripps led a discussion on participatory practice as part of ArtWorks...

Arts Connection Training 2014

Arts Connection Training 2014

We ran two 1 day bookbinding courses, one in Wrexham and one in Powys with Ticky Lowe. Participants learnt a traditional bookbinding technique to make their own hand stitched books, which they could then use as note books or art works. [gallery...

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