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Keeping Craft Skills Alive
‘Craft Live' pilot project celebrates craft skills with the next generation of designers, makers and craftspeople.
On Saturday 19th March the Museum in the Park's new Learning Pavilion hosted a day of craft for young people from Gloucestershire Secondary Schools as part of the Craft Live project which has been organised by the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
This exciting new craft project gives young people the opportunity to learn about the world of craft and design from professional designer makers from the Gloucestershire Guild and take part in practical, hands-on workshops.
“The Guild shares the vision of Arts Council England that all children should be given the chance to discover their practical abilities and develop their creative talents”, explained Faye Little, Craft Live project coordinator. “By working with the Guild's professional craftsmen and women the students hear first-hand about their areas of expertise, learn new craft skills and techniques and gain an insight into how creativity can benefit and lead to future careers.”
30 students from local secondary schools Katherine Lady Berkeley (Wotton under Edge), Severn Vale (Quedgeley) and The Crypt (Gloucester) took part in the workshop based at the Museum's new flagship Learning Pavilion in the Walled Garden.
“We're delighted that the Museum was chosen as a venue for this innovative and exciting workshop” said Ann Taylor, Museum Learning Officer. “The new Learning Pavilion in the Walled Garden was designed with inspiring multi-disciplinary learning experiences in mind, including sessions for primary schools, secondary schools, young people and adults. It was great to see young people working with established local professionals Francesca Chalk (textile artist with a background in graphic design and illustration), Corinne Hockley (textile artist with background in stage and costume design) and Matthew Tradgett (furniture maker).”
For more information about the project see http://guildcrafts.org.uk/
Work is ongoing on the Museum's Walled Garden project so an opening date is as yet unknown, however the new Learning Pavilion is already being successfully used for the Museum's diverse learning programmes with local schools and groups. For further information about what's on offer please Contact Us
The alternative St Georges Day at The Museum in the Park, Stroud
Stroud's Museum in the Park is set to mark a wonderfully quirky alternative to St George's Day on Sunday 23 April, 3pm–5pm.
Animation in Stroud
Did you know that Stroud was home to a famous animation studio? It is a story that was left untold, until now.
Tales of Nonsense...
To coincide with the ‘Tales of Nonsense' 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards exhibition at the Museum in the Park, a pop up Illustrators' Fair is set to be staged on Saturday 4th March.
Preliminary Design for Stratford Park Leisure Centre
One highlight from our recent acquisitions case is a 1971 booklet showing an artist's impression of the main hall.
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