New project goes live
We have been awarded European Social Funding to deliver three of our unique PRESS AHEAD Programmes to help unemployed people get closer to the workplace. Fifteen students who started the courses at the beginning of January will learn various printmaking techniques to enable them to exhibit their art at an exhibition about work, at the Whistler Gallery in Ipswich.
The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Jan Parry will open the exhibition for us at a private view on the 26th of March, to which local business leaders and employers will be invited.
New Press Ahead Courses are funded by DWP
We are in the fortunate position that the Department of Work and Pensions is able to fund two of our unique Press Ahead courses for people who need help to look for work and go to interviews. We have just begun these, with ten new students starting classes with us on a weekly basis, to create art for our next exhibition which will be on display in the Whistler Gallery at the end of March.
Discover Creative Careers
We are delighted to be supporting the Discover Creative Careers Campaign. Click on the PDF for information about the campaign and facts about working in the creative industries. As part of this we will be teaching 23 young people aged 9 to 11 years all about printmaking at Occold Primary School on Valentines day!
We are delighted to have been asked to help teachers give their pupils a headstart when it comes to incorporating art and especially printmaking into the curriculum. Our class will be held in the village hall and we just can't wait to get our young students creating Drypoint etchings like this!!