Take part in Artsmark at Devon Guild

ArtsMark-Partner-logo_BWOur venue is an Artsmark partner

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

Our offer to Artsmark Schools:
We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, the following opportunities:

  • Planning, part funding and provision of professional artists and makers for hands-on, creative projects for all age groups.


  • If you want to bring a school group to a particular exhibition at DGoC, we can provide an introductory talk and/or related activities.
  • We run hands-on, drop-in craft activities throughout the year led by professional craftspeople. 
  • There are DIY making activities in our gallery, based on the context of the current exhibition, as well asworkshops, talks, Meet the Maker and demonstration events in various disciplines.

Key Stages: 1,2,3 & 4

Craft and design disciplines:  
Printmaking, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, sculpture, wood, metalwork, mosaic

Our offer links to the Curriculum in these ways: 

  • Art & Design; Design & Technology; History,
  • OTHER TOPICS: Citizenship (group activities); Science – systems & processes, problem solving; English - literacy/reading & comprehension.

Geography: Heritage & Environment, Ecology (Geology), Nature and Landscape

Learning outcomes: GCSE or A level portfolios, creative activities for a school Artsweek, creative workshops for teachers, projects linked to other curriculum subjects and projects which create an artwork for the school.

Costs: Free, with donations for craft materials; varying one-off workshop fees; or matched funding\shared costs for a residential on-site  session.

To find out how Devon Guild can support your Artsmark journey, contact: 01626 832223

Phil deBurlet (Education Officer) phil.deburlet@crafts.org.uk
OR: Anna Trussler (Gallery Learning) anna.trussler@crafts.org.uk

Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk