Criw Celf

Criw Celf is now into its 8th year and is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council and is for students that live or are educated in South Powys.

The project boosts students’ artistic skills, knowledge and encourages creative careers. We introduce students to professional artists, makers and designers through inspirational workshops, studio and gallery visits, exploring different approaches to art and design. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and try new media all whilst making new friends from different schools.  

“Criw Celf made me try things I wouldn’t normally think to do or would be too anxious to try and they ended up going well so I got a new skill and more confidence.”

C, 17, Criw Celf Participant 2018


Recruiting now: Criw Celf 11-15 yrs. Monday 25th – Thursday 28th Feb. 2019

A four-day project for young people aged 11-15 during half-term working with professional artists. Three workshops exploring sculpture, drawing and painting, ceramics and a trip to Cardiff. Programme is as follows:

Monday 25th February – Visual artist Stefhan Caddick will be running a sculpture workshop inspired by the work of sculptor Jean Tinguely. Students will work with Stefhan to build large-scale sculptures in our studio with a variety of man-made objects.

Peak Studio, Crickhowell. 10am-4pm

Tuesday 26th February – Artist Bella Kerr will be running a drawing and painting workshop which will focus on still life drawing, experimenting with a wide range of materials and drawing and painting on a large-scale.

Peak Studio, Crickhowell. 10am-4pm

Wednesday 27th February – Ceramicist Anne Gibbs will run a ceramics workshop exploring the theme of landscape. During the workshop students will learn hand building and decorating techniques to create a unique hand-made vessel in earthenware clay.

Peak Studio, Crickhowell. 10am-4pm

Thursday 28th February – Gallery trip to Cardiff to National Museum Cardiff to visit the permanent exhibitions as well as a special exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. Artist Tessa Waite will run drawing exercises in the gallery. After lunch, we’ll meet artist Tom Goddard who will show us around some of the new artist spaces in the Capitol Shopping Centre in the city centre and take us to gallery g39. There will be mini-bus pick-ups and drop-offs in Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny.

Cost: The cost of the course is £35 which includes all materials and the travel on the gallery trip. Course costs are heavily subsidised by Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council. Course fees can be discretely waived for those who feel unable to pay.

To find out more or to sign up, contact Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager – e: / 01873 811579 or visit: