Community Crafts

by Emily Wastell on July 2, 2014

For the past 6 weeks, GemArts have been working in partnership with Success4All to deliver high quality participatory arts projects with young people from the Millin Centre. The group met every Saturday at the Millin Centre with professional artist Emma Sheridan to produce large scale and small scale visual arts, textiles and design work in consultation with the young people. The group explored ideas based on community safety which related to places of importance within their community and in other communities. Mosques and churches for example, are an important aspect of many people’s lives.

The young people worked with a variety of mediums including silk, paints, mosaic and other mixed media to produce 2 silk painted banners and a mosaic style art work depicting imagery related to places of worship and cultural symbols.

Last Saturday, we held a mini art gallery with all the work produced along with our Learning Hub Awards Ceremony. This year the children and young people were awarded with a certificate along with handmade sweets by one of the parents and finished the ceremony with drinks and food!