It’s Art But It’s Not is very happy to announce the re-opening of Rhiwgarn Infant School in Trebanog, with a programme of activities taking place from the 24th of August to the 2nd of September, led by the Welsh artist Owen Griffiths.
Local residents are invited to join artists, partners and designers exploring ideas related to seasons, food and making. The aim behind the inaugural two-weeks of activities is to spark transformation and reintroduce the community to a forgotten place, giving them the space and the tools to make it their own.
Activities designed by the artist Owen Griffiths include bread and pizza making, in a clay oven especially installed for the use of the community.
Week 1 – August 24, 25 & 27
Week 2 – August 31st & September 1st
Morning Sessions 11am – 12.30pm (Lunch Provided)
Afternoon Sessions 2pm – 4pm
Evening Sessions 4 – 5.30pm (Dinner Provided)
There will also be a special celebration and surprise on Friday 2nd September…. We look forward to seeing you there. Rhiwgarn Infants School, Waun Wen, Porth, CF39 9LX
Building Our Dreams Logo Competition
Building our dreams is an exciting new project to build a landmark residential centre replacing Little Bryn Gwyn our much-loved ramshackle cottage on the Gower. Building Our Dream is a joint project between Valleys Kids and Down to Earth funded by People Postcode Lottery’s Dreamfund
We are looking for entries into a logo competition for a logo that will represent this exciting project.
Theme – The logo must represent the theme of “Building Our Dreams” Project.
Colour – There are no limitations on colour. The logo should look good in both colour and black and white.
Integrity – The logo cannot contain copyrighted material, it must be created and edited by the contestant.
Winners will be selected by Valleys Kids and Down to Earth Project. Contestants agree that Valleys Kids and Down to Earth Project may publish their logo and Names and may use both for advertising and marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including intellectual property rights to the logo, to Valleys Kids and Down to Earth Project.
Entries need to be emailed to Ben@valleyskids.org or Posted to
Ben Greenaway, Valleys Kids, 1 Cross Street, Penygraig, Tonypandy, Rhondda, CF40 1LD Good Luck
Deadline for Entries – Friday 16th September 2016
Summer School at The Factory 8th-18thAugust
Monday to Friday week 1: 10am-12pm
Tuesday’s sessions will be for young people and will be 11am-1pm Age 9-16
Monday 8th Pastels
Tuesday 9 th Young People’s workshop
Wednesday 10th Watercolour
Thursday 11th Batik
Friday 12th Drawing and shading
Monday to Thursday week 2: 10am-12pm
Monday 15th Still Life
Tuesday 16th Young People’s workshop
Wednesday 17th Charcoal
Thursday 18th Life Drawing
Sessions are free and materials provided, spaces are limited so book a space if there is a specific session that interests you.
We have a stair lift for access to the Art in the Attic gallery and studio for those with limited mobility.
Contact Anne on 01443 687080
VALLEYS KIDS ART GROUPS
This exhibition features work from artists throughout Valleys Kids who attend the art sessions at the various centres. Penyrenglyn (Treherbert), Penygraig, Dinas and Porth are four of the five areas in which Valleys Kids operate.
This exhibition is a taster of a selection of works that the artists produce throughout the year that culminates in an annual exhibition.
The art groups meet weekly throughout the year at their individual centres, they also get together as a combined group to visit art exhibitions in places such as Cardiff, Penarth and Bristol.
We occasionally travel further afield and have enjoyed trips to London to visit galleries and museums there.
We have the opportunity as a collaborative and inclusive art group to work with other organisations, such as Artes Mundi an internationally focused arts organisation based in Cardiff. This gives us the chance to meet and work alongside international artists who are engaged in bespoke art projects in conjunction with other organisations such as RCT Homes (now Trivallis).
If you are interested in joining one of our groups please talk to Anne, Valleys Kids Artist in Residence based at the Factory.
Tel: 01443 68 70 80