email@example.com– please ask for Megan Leigh, the Learning Coordinator’s contact details.
Mission Gallery runs Criw Celf for all the available age group strands-
Criw Celf Primary: CRIW CELF PRIMARY 2017-18 ENGLISH
Criw Celf Secondary: CRIW CELF SECONDARY 2018 ENGLISH
Portfolio: PORTFOLIO 2017-2018 ENGLISH
Raising The Bar: RTB PACK 2017 ENGLISH.
These strands consist of five master classes taught by professional artists and designers, in a variety of art and design fields. Mission Gallery also work in partnership with University of Wales Trinity Saint David, providing participants with access to high-end equipment and facilities. Within each programme students will visit artist studios and exhibitions further afield- in addition to a professionally curated exhibition either here at Mission Gallery, or in other cultural/artistic venues across Swansea. These exhibitions showcase the body of work created by the students on the programme. Mission Gallery recruits more able and talented students from schools in the Swansea & Neath Port Talbot areas.
Raising the Bar- Freshwest Design Master Class
Leading this master class was artist Simon Macro, co-founder of Freshwest design. The students were encouraged to experiment with structure in creating a collaborative design piece- innovation and playfulness being key aspects to Freshwest’s approach. The students were given an insight into the industry, as well as discovering new techniques such as spot welding, and the applied creative process of product design.
Portfolio- Ceramics Master Class with Lyndon Davies
This master class focused around Ceramics and was taught by artist and UWTSD lecturer Lyndon Davies. Participants where shown the Ceramic facilities at the University including the Resin room, Kilns the Hydraulic water jet cutter. The students experimented with pattern and the nature of clay- creating their own bespoke piece of ceramic work.
Raising the Bar- Glass Master Class with Lisa Burkl
Artist Lisa Burkl led a glass master class exploring different decorative techniques such as sandblasting, resists, varnish and gilding. At the time the Leonardo Da Vinci drawings were being showcased at the Glynn Vivian, and so the participants drew inspiration for their etchings from this exhibition.