Y Tŷ Celf - The Art House works in the community with various partners and Arts Council Grant funding to bring about rewarding workshops in 2Dand 3D visual arts. There is something to suit everyone.
Y Ty Celf have secured a warm space grant in the Winter of 2022/23 to bring about a safe welcoming space for people to enjoy a warm welcome, refreshments and creativity.
YTC have worked with those people living with Dementia and their carers on a weekly basis, where participants have enjoyed painting, textiles, embroidery, seasonal decorations and greeting cards and even some singing. The participants have thoroughly enjoyed making new connections and exploring the wellbeing effects of creativity.
POBL have joined us on a Tuesday morning bringing a new dimension and laughter to share creative projects and work to take back to their homes and Valentine and Easter Cards for their families.
Warm spaces also enabled YTC to bring together young families at half term to enjoy a relaxed afternoon being creative together.
health & well-being Platfform4YP
A 12 month collaboration project with Platfform 4 Change, YTC artists working with young people to improve their mental wellbeing and to explore their identity through different art mediums.
These were weekly after school projects and Young people built up their creative skills as well as forming new friendships and social connections. To celebrate the work produced YTC helped to exhibit the works with Platfform at Swansea Waterfront museum.
Platfform final report explains that the young people enjoyed the freedom to be creative and that these sessions became the "highlight of their week". One YP explained that this project had become "her safe place and that being part of this project made her forget what was going on around her personal life. "
One YP parent reported that it was like having a different child in the house as the project had made her feel so welcome and the space so kind.
121 young people enjoyed 54 workshops.
health & well-being Mind CYP
Children and Young People Project MIND opened their offices in Llanelli and YTC are very pleased to be providing after school workshops for these young people.
The first 4 weeks was very ambitious where the young people created a panel of 6 separate paintings to produce a collaborative scene of Tenby Harbour.
Many of these people had never done anything like this and the sense of achievement and rise in self confidence is significant.
A Celebration took place at MIND offices and the Arts Council of Wales attended to chat to the artists and the participants.
Tenby Collaborative Piece was exhibited and entered into the Y Ty Celf Annual Exhibition - Y Gorwel / Horizon.
It was really great to be able to meet you, see your spaces but especially the young people
you’re working with. We found it really inspiring to see what a difference both of your
organisations are making to young people’s lives and the local community. Huge
congratulations on all you’re achieving together in Llanelli.”