At Art Stars we offer children and young people in the Deepings and surrounding areas the opportunity to work towards an Arts Award. Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.
Delivered at five different levels (the introductory Discover level followed by the accredited Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels), young people get to:
- discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in any art form
- develop their creativity and leadership skills
- learn new skills and share them with others
- experience working with creative arts professionals
- gain experience and knowledge to progress into further education and employment
To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.
Ellie has successfully run Discover and Explore courses for over two hundred children to date, and is currently qualified to deliver and assess Arts Award up to Silver level. More information on Arts Award can be found here.
We’re currently running Bronze Arts Award on Tuesdays and Thursdays for artists aged 11 and over. These classes are both full- however, if you would like to hear about future course dates, feel free to get in touch via the contact page.