Developing creativity, visual literacy, thinking and communication skills through the arts
A visit to Oriel Davies gives pupils and teachers the opportunity to engage with professional artists from Wales and the wider world and to experience and respond to artwork directly.
Workshops enable pupils to explore new materials, techniques and ideas encountered in the changing exhibition programme.
The workshops are designed to support the development of communication skills, visual literacy and creative expression, encouraging pupils to reflect on their own work and that of others.
Read our Learning & Participation Report for 2015-2016
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Guided Exhibition Visits for Schools and Colleges
Free formal visits led by our Education Officer encourage discussion and responses to the current exhibition. The visits last about 1 -1.5 hours. Alternatively, please let us know if you are planning an informal school or college visit to Oriel Davies Gallery, so that we can accomodate your group. Education Resources for teachers >
Artist-led workshop and exhibition visits tailored to your group. Practical sessions take place in our purpose-built workshop which is equipped with a printing press, art materials and audio visual equipment. Visit the education blog to see current and past projects >
Criw Celf, previously The Art Factor, is a project for young people aged 11-18, who are particularly talented in the visual arts. Participants are nominated by heads of Art in North Powys High Schools. Criw Celf participants take part in a wide range of exciting visual arts events. Many participants use what they have created and learnt on the project to boost their GCSE, AS or A Level Art portfolios, by including the artworks they’ve made, and by going on to develop what they’ve learned further, at home and in school. To find out more visit the Young People webpage >
Oriel Davies Gallery develops and undertakes outreach projects, workshops and artists residencies in schools. Visit the education blog to see current and past projects >
Artists' commissions and participatory projects involving schools, colleges and the wider community. See what we’ve achieved so far: Offsite Project archive >
Further Information and Bookings
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Contact: Helen Kozich, Learning Officer (schools & colleges) on 01686 625041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Archive Resources & Information
Radical Craft: alternative ways of making: celebrating the inventiveness and creativity of artists working outside the mainstream, this exhibition provides a wealth of construction techniques, ideas and inspiration for pupils and teachers to use: