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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
Celebrate - a Devon Guild of Craftsmen Membership exhibition
Saturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September
As a leading contemporary crafts organisation Devon Guild of Craftsmen has reached a landmark birthday. We are celebrating 60 years of supporting established and emerging makers, providing professional development, education and
marketing opportunities. Our mission to educate and further develop understanding of contemporary crafts has not changed since a small group of makers first came together.
The tradition of the annual summer exhibition for Guild Members is also still going strong. This year, to mark 60 years of the organisation, our Members will use the title Celebrate to articulate the notions of festivity and reflection that such milestones bring. Selected by a group of Members this exhibition is as always, an opportunity for our Members to produce their best new work.
Free. Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5.30pm. 01626 832 223
Image: Celia Smith, wire bird sculpture: 'Scream of Swifts', wiinner of the Peoples' Choice prize, 2014
Call Saffron Wynne on
01626 832 223
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about our future exhibitions