We are celebrating the huge success of this year’s World Community Arts Day on February 17th at Rawlins College, Quorn, Leicestershire.
The event was full with 100 participants and 22 exceptional volunteers- friends, Rawlins students and Rawlins’ staff.
8 workshops all offered a unique art experience, from marbling to sew a badge, 3D modelling to clay plaques, pipe cleaner people to jewellery making and sketch book binding to drawing and painting. All this over 4 art hours in a 6 hour fun filled, friendly and colourful day for a £3 ticket, made possible by the kind donation of time, effort and even materials.
The event this year was in support of the fantasic charity- Inter Care, medical aid for Africa, for whom we raised well over £100.00. This will enable more than £400.00worth of essential medicines to reach those who need it most.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the event, either as a volunteer, donor or participant. Again, I have been overwhelmed by the amazing folk who make my job very much worthwhile!
Community Arts Partnership do a mural on WCAD.
Community Arts Partnership will be celebrating World Community Arts Day by adding a bit of colour to the office!
After moving premises last year our walls needed brightened up so we are all taking part in creating a large-scale mural with a bit of help from Belfast artists Kev Largey aka KVLR and Marion Noone aka FRIZ.
We literally have a blank canvas and using Kev and Marion’s skills we should come up with something very arresting but at the same time reflect our ethos. This is a perfect way of bringing out the artistic side of all the staff to produce a creative shared space.
World Community Arts Day values the importance of creativity in the growth of local and global communities therefore celebrate by involving the local community and being creative on 17/02/2012.
We are building a large cardboard boat inspired by George Wyllie’s ‘Paper Boat’ and the many other paper boats collected for WCAD. Upward Mobility Art Students have built and decorated two boxes that will be left in two locations within the Arts Complex building. Residents of Arts Complex are invited to write or draw anything on paper in response to the motto of WCAD – ‘Art is a catalyst for caring and sharing’. Once these responses are collaged onto the boats, they will be exhibited in Gallery 2 on the 3rd Floor of Arts Complex from 17th – 20th February 2012.
more to come