Spookfest! October Sessions at Artcore
Artcore is an international centre for contemporary art and creativity that is based in Derby, UK and is home to a gallery, studios, workspaces, shop, and café. A vibrant hub for commissioning, production, presentation, and debate, we offer opportunities for diverse audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion. During COVID19 isolation we are taking our classes online so we can continue to connect with our community and support your well-being through creativity.

Welcome to Spookfest, a month filled with seasonal splendour & spooky sessions to really get you in the autumn spirit! This month we have some new additions to our programme as we debut our Camera Club, Radical Reading Group & Film Thursdays to brighten the darker October evenings. We'll be continuing working on our explorative sessions with natural materials inspired by autumnal colours for children & young people as well as upcycled costume creations for families over half-term. There is certainly lots going on for all ages & abilities to have a monstrous & magical Halloween! Please make sure to look out for booking information for each event & sign up in advance where required.

Let's get spooky!


1) Un-Aware
Un-Aware is a community project for adults in Derby. This month we are working on individual artworks as well as a group piece and will be joined by a guest speaker to convey the theme of Community Spirit. All classes are free and will look at crime awareness and feelings of community through creative exercises.

2) Power to Empower
This is a brand new course exclusively for adults who are not in employment, education or training to learn craft based skills, develop knowledge of branding, packaging and selling their work and explore options for establishing small businesses. Participants will be led through staff workshops, craft sessions and online resources to build new skills, more confidence and a strong network of fellow crafters.

3) Table Talk - ESOL - Learning English Creatively.
Mondays - Weekly starting 6th September
Creative sessions using food, arts, crafts and storytelling for learning. Participants will come together to learn about dishes from around the world in Artcores new cafe - Participants will be encouraged to bring in and share their own recipes. Participants will enjoy the food together, use storytelling and writing to describe the techniques of cooking, write down the recipes and create images that represent each dish, the cultures they originate from and special occasions that they are associated with - Led by professional artists.

4) This is Not a Rehearsal !
Tuesdays -biweekly sessions starting soon
A program of creative storytelling through art and making for people who are survivors of or are living with Cancer. Participants will come together to work with artists using a variety of mediums, methods and techniques for storytelling. The sessions will develop a range of creative techniques and skills that can be used to express and explore participants' personal stories - thinking creatively to share experiences and difficult situations they have been through on their cancer journey in constructive ways.

Children and Young People:

1) Express Yourself - Join artists for a new block of Express Yourself designed to build confidence, self esteem and provide fun outlets for young people to showcase their ideas. For young people aged 8-15.

2) Future Endeavours - Young people aged 10-18 will work with professional artists in weekly sessions to science, technology, engineering and maths through art activities.

In order for you to be invited to these courses, you need to fill in the quick form below. We will then be in touch to confirm your place and details to attend.

If you have any questions please email Catriona Kelly, catriona@artcoreuk.com, or Melanie Wheeler, melanie@artcoreuk.com, our Project Coordinators or call the office at 01332 384561 to speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help.

For more information, you can visit www.artcoreuk.com
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