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Artcore September 2021 – Upcoming events this week

Artcore September 2021 - Upcoming events this week | Arts Derbyshire

Artcore have some fantastic events coming up this autumn!


Derby Peace Week – A Celebration Of Togetherness | Wednesday 22nd September 12-3pm

Artcore September 2021 - Upcoming events this week | Arts Derbyshire

Join the team at Artcore Gallery on Wednesday 22nd September, where they will hosting ‘A Celebration of Togetherness’ in conjunction with DALS for Derby Peace Week.

Artcore will be celebrating Derby’s community and all of the projects that they have coming up this year with some exciting activities including art workshops, crafts, live music, and a fantastic performance from the great Baby People, who will also bring along their DJ booth to liven up the atmosphere. Food & drinks will be provided too along with Artcore’s signature, freshly brewed coffee from the café!

There will be lots of fun activities to get involved with, so grab your family, friends & colleagues and join the team at Artcore for this community celebration.

Come along to 8 Albert St, Osnabruck Sq, DE1 2DS Derby.


Artcore Short Courses

Artcore September 2021 - Upcoming events this week | Arts Derbyshire

Whether you want to upskill your craft or get started at something new and find an interesting hobby, Artcore Short Courses will be just the right choice! They offer a variety of topics covered with professional artists and staff being there for you along the way to get the most out of your chosen course.

Beginners welcome, no need for great drawing skills. Learn how to translate an idea into a beautiful original print inspired by nature. The course will give you a taste of printmaking by using techiques such as collagraphs, carborundum prints, monoprints incorporating the use of stencils and mixed media prints. The focus will be on mark making.

  • Street Photography With Ray Gumbley -Thursdays

Four workshops for those just starting out and wanting to build up their confidence taking photographs outdoors and in public. We will look at; the dos and don’ts of street photography, explore the work of professional street photographers and learn what skills and equipment are needed to be a street photographer.

  • Life Drawing with William Hughes – Fridays

Whether drawing for the basis of a painting, like the scaffolding for a building, or as a piece of art that stands on its own, discover a variety of techniques and methods you can employ to create experimental, expressive and unique drawings. Suitable for absolute beginners through to advanced artists wanting to develop their skills, these sessions will include basic techniques and fundamentals alongside ‘expanded’ drawing methods and concepts.

  • Pottery Course with Kathryn Borg – Saturdays

Join ceramic artist Kathryn Borg for a four week pottery course at Artcore Gallery. This course is ideal for people from a range of experience levels who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge of working with ceramics. From first time throwers to more experienced mug handlers. Over the four weeks you will learn to create your own original ceramic pieces, try some throwing on the wheel, some building on the board and some decorating techniques as well as meeting new people in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Book your workshop here


All the Small Things Exhibition | Saturday 11th – 25th September 2021

Artcore September 2021 - Upcoming events this week | Arts Derbyshire

Come along until this Saturday from 12pm for the excellent exhibition of All The Small Things, curated by Ang Bartram.

All the Small Things presents the exciting and diverse work produced by staff in the School of Arts at the University of Derby!

Find out more on the Artcore website



Times are very uncertain at the moment, but despite having to shut their doors to the public, Artcore are still working hard to reach out to the people who need them the most.

The team are delivering packs of art materials and running Stay Connected workshops for people who feel isolated and older people in care homes. They’re also making online resources for young people and families, and even been running sessions on Facebook, Zoom and YouTube.

Can you help Artcore to Stay Connected with people through creativity? A small donation to Artcore could make a difference to the well-being of people who really needs a creative boost at the moment.

Help Artcore to spread the joy of creativity! Just £10 would cover the cost of a person being able to participate in one of our courses.

Thank you for your support.

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