This year, 11 young people have achieved an Arts Award Qualification with our Creative Programme team. Members of Avon Youth Club, Hartcliffe Club for Young People and Broadplain & Riverside Youth Project, have had a go at animation, tie-dye t-shirt design, graffiti, printmaking, up-cycling bikes, and carpentry at their local youth clubs.
The qualification involves learning about artists and creative organisations, which included a trip to The Island Studios to meet several working artists’ who work across the visual arts, music and fashion industry.
There were skill shares led by the young people, teaching bag design to adults in residential care and to other young people in the clubs. The young people chose to get involved with the weekly sessions at their youth clubs showing great motivation and dedication to the project.
‘The Bronze Arts Award has helped me to try using different materials in my own art work and has made me more confident about doing a GCSE in Art at school.’ Ashanti, young person.
‘These young people have really developed themselves as young artists. They have deepened their art form knowledge, their communication skills and creativity.’ – Damisia, Arts Award moderator.
‘The young people’s logs are a lovely record of their hard work, application and creativity….well done to all concerned!’ – John, Arts Award Moderator.
‘The group at Riverside have struggled in main stream education, the way the programme has been delivered has meant they have all achieved a national recognised qualification which is something to be proud of’ – Dennis, Youth Club leader.
We wish to congratulate all of the young people who have taken part in these projects this year and look forward to giving others the opportunity to gain their Arts Award in 2020.
For more information please email the Creative Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0117 929 2513.