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exploring the value of hands-on making
and connecting with people through creativity
Sat. 23 May-Sun. 5 July
Freehand is a celebration of a series of participatory projects which have taken place in partnership with a range of organisations through 2014 -15.
Using the project theme of Freedom, our artists and makers have worked with children and young people from mainstream schools, young people supported by social services, young people with complex needs, older people living in supported communities, refugees, adults with learning disabilities and prisoners from HMP Dartmoor to produce truly inspirational work.
Freehand illustrates the immeasurable value of hands-on making and expressive activity. Through this project we have connected with people who have little engagement with the arts and have assisted them to explore their creative abilities and gain new skills, either as a solitary or a social activity, regardless of age, ability or circumstance. We would like to thank all our workshop leaders, the participating organisations and the support of The Wakefield Trust, The Radcliffe Trust and The 29th May Charitable Trust. Press info.
The Devon Guild are delighted to be a partner in the Education Manifesto for Craft and Making www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-wedo/education-manifesto/
Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an educational charity dedicated to providing craft learning opportunities for all.
Thursday 28 May
10.30am -12.30pm & 1.30 - 4.30pm
Help to make a wild animal sculpture with Elizabeth Jardine.
Free family drop-in event.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Images (top): fairy house made by 6 yrs child with Naomi Vincent in nature-making workshop, South Brent; Freehand workshop, Ellen Tinkham School Devon; paper mache tiger made in Freehand workshop
Members Showcase craft display:
Showcase Room, craft shop
Wire & bead sculptures
28 April - 8 June
Guild Member Jan Truman has created data code inspired pieces by knitting together beads and wire.
This method results in striking and delicate forms.
Open 10am-5.30pm daily
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All members showcase work is for sale