Learning resources

You'll find plenty of learning resources about craft here on our website and when you visit.

There's lots to help you find out about  how the craft in our shop and exhibitions is made. Information is available in the gallery and here on the website.

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You will find interesting facts, ideas and background material (see right for archived PDF resource notes) which can include historical, technical background information, biographies of craftmakers, definitions, facts about the craftwork, the general subject area or craft discipline..

We provide hands-on making activities in the gallery for visitors of all ages to create work in response to the exhibition.

Learning groups can also use our gallery for ARTSMARK
and ARTS AWARD projects.

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Visit and learn in our gallery

Liz-Clay-fashion-design-commission-for-Christopher KaneExhibition: Made to Commission

24 March - 7 May 2018


Doownload: MADE TO COMMISISON - exhibition introduction

Download: MADE TO COMMISSION - gallery learning notes

 

Find out:   About the exhibition  ...

 

Key areas of learning: Art & design, Illustration (callignraphy); Design; Printmaking; Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics, Textiles, 3-D Design, Woodwork and furniture making

Themes of the exhibition:

  • Making a living from craft making!
  • Working to a customer brief.
  • The design process.


DIY: Our DIY making area in the gallery offers a ahands-on crafting activity where you can design and construct a maquette or sketch-up of a specially commissioned work - you choose! Get to add details about who it is for and how much it might cost your customer! PRIZEsS to be awarded at the end of the exhibition.
 

WHAT ELSE IS ON?   More events and exhibitions...

 

Free entry to exhibitions. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF.  01626 832223

Images: (above: Liz Clay fashion design for Christopher Kane; a collection of Devon Guild Members working in their studios

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Kids in the galleryArranging a group visit

We are open daily 10am - 5.30pm and delighted to have visits from schools, colleges and community groups to our gallery. Please let us know in advance about your group visit - we can offer a short introductory tour and discuss any specialist needs. If there are over ten please ensure the group is accompanied by an appropriate number of adults. Tutors can download resources in advance from this page.

There is a cafe upstairs, adjacent and disabled parking and a large public park with playground just opposite our gallery.

To arrange a group/school visit please contact:

Philippa de Burlet (Education Officer):
01626 832223  
phil.deburlet@crafts.org.uk

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POLICIES & RESEARCH: Art, craft & design - reading for educators

The documents below can be viewed or downloaded, and provide current research evidence and guidance for promoting art, craft and design in an educational setting to improve all round performance - also positive effects of these subjects on health and well-being.

Aesop-PHE-Arts-in-health-evaluation-framework studyGreat art and culture for everyone_ACEFuture in the Making-Crafts CouncilArt and Design Education Guide-ACE
 
              
 
     
 
 
 
 



July 2017 - Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbing is a published report after two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists, arts administrators, academics, local government, ministers, policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament. 
 

 

Archived exhibition notes

PDF education notes dopwnload Jerwood Makers Open (Jan-Mar 18)


PDF education notes dopwnloadDead on Arrival (Sept-Nov 17)
contemproary taxidermy craft


PDF education notes dopwnloadThe Summer Show 
(July-Sept 17)


PDF education notes dopwnload Off the Surface - contemporary embroidery
 (May-July 17)


PDF education notes dopwnloadPour Me '17 - the jug form (Mar-May)


PDF education notes dopwnloadGet Fresh '17 - contemporary craft by new designer-makers (Jan-Mar)


PDF education notes dopwnloadSouvenirs from Home 
(Sept-Nov)

PDF education notes dopwnloadSouvenirs 
Info. Pt. 1 & 2


PDF education notes dopwnload
Pine Feroda-collaborative making
of large wood cut prints. LAR-Print
 
PDF education notes dopwnload

Make it OK! (Mar-May 16)
Stitch, textiles, upcycled media

 LAR. Print

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Line Up (Jan-Mar 16)
Interior styling: still lives

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Michael Honnor (Sept-Nov 15)
Painting & printmaking

PDF education notes dopwnloadFreehand (May-Jul 15)
Craft made in workshops

PDF education notes dopwnloadRe-making the Past (Mar-May 15)
Craft and archaeology

PDF education notes dopwnloadGet Fresh'15 exhibitor info.


PDF education notes dopwnloadHome Ground (Oct 14)
Craft, locality, environment

PDF education notes dopwnloadMaterials Matter (June 14)
Raw material & craft

TEXTILES: How to... knit & crochet
CLAY: Modelling techniques 4 kids


PDF education notes dopwnloadBeyond the Book (May 2014)
'Book art' & bookworks

PDF education notes dopwnloadNarrative Remains (Jan 2014)
Words & making-resources


PDF education notes dopwnloadIntolace (Oct. 2013)
Lace-making exhibition


PDF education notes dopwnloadMake a Mark (Jul 2013)
Summer craft exhibition


PDF education notes dopwnloadTEN out of TEN (May 2013)
Craft Fair Winners

PDF education notes dopwnloadGet Fresh, 2013
'Emerging makers'


PDF education notes dopwnloadCraft & Design courses
 SW college/uni list


PDF education notes dopwnload  Facts: Christmas
  Craft traditions


PDF education notes dopwnload  Rivers & Streams-Jem Southam
  Photography

PDF education notes dopwnload  Yarner Wood on show at Devon Guild
  Heritage & ecology of Yarner Wood

PDF education notes dopwnload  Reaching for Gold, Summer 2012
  Olympic facts

PDF education notes dopwnload  Flag facts 2012
  History & design

PDF education notes dopwnload  Engaging the Senses 
  What is 'Multi-sensory' craft?


  Blue-exhibition           PDF education notes dopwnload
  Indigo in ceramic & textiles

PDF education notes dopwnload 
  Ceramics: willow pattern


PDF education notes dopwnload  Voices, Jan-Feb 2012
  Textile facts: quilting


PDF education notes dopwnload  Signs for Sounds, Oct 2011
  Letterforming & calligraphy

PDF education notes dopwnload  Up-close, Mar-Apr 2011
  Printmaking facts

PDF education notes dopwnload
  Printmaking: a glossary


PDF education notes dopwnload  John Makepeace Furniture 2010
  Bio: a life in design


  PDF education notes dopwnloadTrees, wood
  & woodworking

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  Design: a glossary

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  Furniture: a history


PDF education notes dopwnload  Tall Stories, Mar-Apr 2010
  Automata/kinetic craft


PDF education notes dopwnload  Paper Works, Jan-Feb 2010
  Art of making with paper


PDF education notes dopwnload  In Tandem, Sept-Oct 2009
  Sculpture/furniture collaboration