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Previous workshop programmes

Health & Wellbeing 2022  

The Art of Belonging

In the summer of 2021 Y Tŷ Celf worked with Platform4Change to pilot a programme of 14 arts and craft sessions for the young people Platfform work with. Platfform are a mental health/social change charity that gives  young people opportunities to share their experiences of mental health with others who face similar challenges and learn new strategies to promote their wellbeing.

 

Arts Council Wales are currently funding a 12 month programme of young people’s arts & craft workshops in different mediums that explores what it means to belong, how being creative can make us feel part of something and help us to connect with self and others.

Create 2023 - Gorwel Horizon 

2023 was an exciting and progressive year for Y Ty Celf, with the support of ACW Create Grant.

YTC delivered a total of 140 workshops at John Street with different partners, Multi cultural network, general public introductory workshops, emerging artists in the community attended Going Deeper experiences developing their artistic creativity over 4 weeks.

 

I found the MCN sessions highly rewarding; learning about and gaining an appreciation for new cultures, celebrating our differences, joining together in creativity, and gaining an insight into Polish and Ukrainian art and traditional design.”

 

In 2023 YTC were conscious of supporting our member artists and held a series of workshops to share their talents and help our artists grow and become sustainable. 

“Sharing laughter & togetherness whilst creating my masterpiece”.

Ty Celf held its first Arts Trail which brought together local artists and makers who shared their homes and private studios and opened the doors to the public, helping to raise awareness of the talent in the area. 

“YTC provided an encouraging environment; it didn’t feel at all elitist. The art world can feel that way sometimes, but not in YTC.”

 

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Create 2022  

Exploring Identity 

Exploring Identity 2022  encouraged creative exploration of individual identity in a workshop context of shared artistic activity and conversation.

 

The project provided accessible arts and craft workshops  to the community in a safe and encouraging non-judgemental environment, nurturing creative talent and enabling individuals to make social connections, explore identity, build self-esteem and confidence  post lockdown.

 

Three clear strands.

  • Affordable workshops for the general public including 3D mediums, silver and copper jewellery, woodturning, textiles, glass techniques, mosaics & 2D  painting with watercolours, landscape acrylics and abstract mixed media.

  •  working in partnership with organisations that support refugee families in Carmarthenshire with a series of Open Days during school holidays using creative workshop themes based on local heritage and tradition to develop a sense of identity within their local community whilst forging connections & support networks with each other and their community.

  •  supporting artists through Professional Practice sessions for both emerging and experienced artists incorporating Critical Response Feedback and Business Development in a supportive environment.  We recognise that artists working in isolation need support to grow and to learn from each other and ensure high quality of workshops.

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