The Challenge

New Brewery Arts decided to work with three students from Cirencester College on a collaborative effort to raise fund for the centre, and at the same time give the students an opportunity to develop their artistic skills and talents, whilst gaining a quaification alongside it.

The Solution

Three students from Cirencester College - Hannah Carter, Felicity Whittaker and Georgia Noyes - challenged themselves to expand on their skills across ceramics, sculptural crochet and 3D textile creation. Their work was exhibited at New Brewery Arts as part of their creative development showcase. They also went on to exhibit their work at a craft fair and team up with a children's charity for a fashion show, raising money in the process.

The Results

Felicity, Hannah and Georgia worked hard throughout their Gold Arts Award and produced a lot of fantastic outcomes. Georgia worked with Felicity to design a craft fair, which ran alongside a series of workshops they ran, exhibiting the products that they had made. The craft fair resulted in £100 being donated to the contemporary craft centre.

Felicity involved members of the public in her 'Whale lot of Art' project, letting them try out fabric embellishment, and using the final creations for the exhibition.

Hannah's leadership component focused on fashion, and she put on a fashion show, raising money for the Helen and Douglas House Children's Charity.

Next Steps

New Brewery Arts are continuing to deliver Gold Arts Award in collaboration with the college and are also looking at where Arts Award can complement and accredit their other programmes of work.