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Brilliant Makers Clubs

Our network of Brilliant Maker clubs is growing! If you are running a club and would like to be listed, please contact rachel@accessart.org.uk.

If you would like to find out more about Brilliant Makers, or start a club of your own, you can find out more here.

Brilliant Makers at Morley Memorial

"Our project this term has been based on Robert Macfarlane’s illustrated book The Lost Words. The children chose an animal or reptile featured in the book and built armatures over several sessions using willow withies, wire and various scrap materials (sourced from Cambridge Community Scrap Store). They then covered the armatures in modroc and will paint and decorate their sculptures this week".

Weekly after school club, Key Stage 2.

“Our project this term has been based on Robert Macfarlane’s illustrated book The Lost Words. The children chose an animal or reptile featured in the book and built armatures over several sessions using willow withies, wire and various scrap materials (sourced from Cambridge Community Scrap Store). They then covered the armatures in modroc and will paint and decorate their sculptures this week”.

Brilliant Makers at Linton Heights

"In the club we like to experiment with drawing techniques, using different media, painting, sculpture, printing and paper craft. We also study different artists and look at their art to produce our own work. We have already seen the children’s skills progress and they are finding new media they enjoy working with. It has boosted confidence in the children and also has helped them socially, talking and interacting with others from different year groups who have the same interests".

Weekly lunch club, all age groups.

“In the club we like to experiment with drawing techniques, using different media, painting, sculpture, printing and paper craft. We also study different artists and look at their art to produce our own work. We have already seen the children’s skills progress and they are finding new media they enjoy working with. It has boosted confidence in the children and also has helped them socially, talking and interacting with others from different year groups who have the same interests”.

Brilliant Makers at the Art Cabin

"We cover lots of different areas of interest, from puppet making to clay sculptures to animation, 2D work as well, where children can have fun and feel confident in mark-making and observational drawing. We keep in mind that open-ended art is an important part of the creative process. Learning to experiment, investigate, take risks and problem solve should sit alongside technique".

Weekly after school club, all primary ages.

“We cover lots of different areas of interest, from puppet making to clay sculptures to animation, 2D work as well, where children can have fun and feel confident in mark-making and observational drawing. We keep in mind that open-ended art is an important part of the creative process. Learning to experiment, investigate, take risks and problem solve should sit alongside technique”.

Brilliant Makers at Gable Hall

"Our club provides an excellent opportunity to work with other Brilliant makers and to share ideas, explore techniques, discover new media and to expand creativity. Through the Brilliant Makers Club students get the chance to develop their work and ideas and to utilise a range of equipment such as the potters wheels, tie dye, etching, digital art and larger sculptural work".

Weekly after school club, all primary ages.

“Our club provides an excellent opportunity to work with other Brilliant makers and to share ideas, explore techniques, discover new media and to expand creativity. Through the Brilliant Makers Club students get the chance to develop their work and ideas and to utilise a range of equipment such as the potters wheels, tie dye, etching, digital art and larger sculptural work”.

Brilliant Makers at Creek Creative

"Working in 2D and 3D, and usually connecting with nature in some way, we create through modelling from scrap materials, marbling, collagraphs and mono-prints; hula-hoop rug weaving and woven figures with twigs, fabric and wool, plaster-cast statues, quills and oak-gall ink to draw with, papier mache animals, fabulous balls of string from fabric waste and much more! We take time to investigate processes and tools, combining and transforming resources through an experimental and open-ended approach".

Saturday club, ages 8-14.

“Working in 2D and 3D, and usually connecting with nature in some way, we create through modelling from scrap materials, marbling, collagraphs and mono-prints; hula-hoop rug weaving and woven figures with twigs, fabric and wool, plaster-cast statues, quills and oak-gall ink to draw with, papier mache animals, fabulous balls of string from fabric waste and much more! We take time to investigate processes and tools, combining and transforming resources through an experimental and open-ended approach”.

Brilliant Makers at Brentwood Road Gallery

"Here at Brentwood Road Gallery we believe that through art and the process of making, children will be better equip to understand themselves and the world around them.  Pupils are encouraged to be creative, using traditional and experimental drawing and painting methods, mixed media, collage and printmaking. This Brilliant Makers Club is presently only open to children who attend the school where the Brentwood Road Gallery is based".

Twice weekly lunch club, years 7 and 8.

“Here at Brentwood Road Gallery we believe that through art and the process of making, children will be better equip to understand themselves and the world around them.  Pupils are encouraged to be creative, using traditional and experimental drawing and painting methods, mixed media, collage and printmaking. This Brilliant Makers Club is presently only open to children who attend the school where the Brentwood Road Gallery is based”.

Brilliant Makers at Bedford Drive

"We explore a wide range of making skills including sculpture, sewing, engineering and also painting and drawing. This term we are looking at how STEM concepts can be used in creative learning. We will also be painting a rainbow forest to encourage collaborative learning and thinking".

Weekly after school club, all primary ages.

“We explore a wide range of making skills including sculpture, sewing, engineering and also painting and drawing. This term we are looking at how STEM concepts can be used in creative learning. We will also be painting a rainbow forest to encourage collaborative learning and thinking”.

Brilliant Makers at Young Voices

"Young Voices Brilliant Makers Club aims to engage children and young people in the arts, learn new skills and work collaboratively. The group is run by Nova Marshall, an artist-in-residence working in Newington, Ramsgate. There are a wide range of arts and crafts-based activities available for participants to enjoy. Each month we invite various artists and makers to come in and share their skills with children and young people. The club is a place to create, get excited about making and have fun!"

Monthly club, ages 8 and above.

“Young Voices Brilliant Makers Club aims to engage children and young people in the arts, learn new skills and work collaboratively. The group is run by Nova Marshall, an artist-in-residence working in Newington, Ramsgate. There are a wide range of arts and crafts-based activities available for participants to enjoy. Each month we invite various artists and makers to come in and share their skills with children and young people. The club is a place to create, get excited about making and have fun!”

Brilliant Makers at the Young Creatives

"Our club has been running for three years and our numbers are growing. We have entered and won prizes in local art competitions with the work we have produced at our Brilliant Makers Club".

Saturday club for children and teenagers.

“Our club has been running for three years and our numbers are growing. We have entered and won prizes in local art competitions with the work we have produced at our Brilliant Makers Club”.

Brilliant Makers at St Andrew's School

"Our Brilliant Makers clubs replaces a Portfolio Group which was designed to prepare pupils for scholarship Art at their chosen senior school. Now there is more emphasis on fun and creativity and open ended learning. My aim in connecting with this new network is to re-invigorate the subject and generate more interest amongst older pupils".

Weekly after school club, all ages.

“Our Brilliant Makers clubs replaces a Portfolio Group which was designed to prepare pupils for scholarship Art at their chosen senior school. Now there is more emphasis on fun and creativity and open ended learning. My aim in connecting with this new network is to re-invigorate the subject and generate more interest amongst older pupils”.

Brilliant Makers at Goodleigh Primary School

"We love the arts and thrive to create an exciting, enriched curriculum! We currently have an after school art club which has become an AccessArt Brilliant Makers club. We enjoy AccessArt activities and want to continue to take part in exciting projects in the future. We devise inventive and exciting projects, exploring different mediums and progressive skills. We have explored drawing, clay, felt making, local competition projects and many more".

Weekly after school club, key stages 1 and 2.

“We love the arts and thrive to create an exciting, enriched curriculum! We currently have an after school art club which has become an AccessArt Brilliant Makers club. We enjoy AccessArt activities and want to continue to take part in exciting projects in the future. We devise inventive and exciting projects, exploring different mediums and progressive skills. We have explored drawing, clay, felt making, local competition projects and many more”.

Brilliant Makers at the Home Ed Art Group

"This club runs as part of The Home Ed Art Group, a group for home educated children in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The group allows children to experiment and explore various art processes while introducing them to the ideas and emotions behind art works.  My art group takes place in a large village hall with access to outdoor space".

Throughout term time, Home Education Group

“This club runs as part of The Home Ed Art Group, a group for home educated children in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The group allows children to experiment and explore various art processes while introducing them to the ideas and emotions behind art works.  My art group takes place in a large village hall with access to outdoor space”.

Brilliant Makers at Granary Arts

"Granary Arts runs creative arts courses and workshops for adults. We feel that becoming part of the Brilliant Makers club is a great way to celebrate the achievements of our learners and to show potential artists where we are if they’d like to come and have a go. We are open to all adults irrespective of ability and are always happy to welcome newcomers". If you're interested in joining this Brilliant Makers Club: contact hanfran@chrisbohan.plus.com

Weekly club, young people and adults

“Granary Arts runs creative arts courses and workshops for adults. We feel that becoming part of the Brilliant Makers club is a great way to celebrate the achievements of our learners and to show potential artists where we are if they’d like to come and have a go. We are open to all adults irrespective of ability and are always happy to welcome newcomers”. If you’re interested in joining this Brilliant Makers Club: contact hanfran@chrisbohan.plus.com

Brilliant Makers with Sian Wheatcroft

My creative workshops aim to get primary school children experimenting with art and different materials. I love experimental drawing techniques and will create a well rounded program of fun workshops. I am a children's author and illustrator so books come into my work a great deal and I plan on some kind of 'read, make, play' style workshops also. Interested in joining this Brilliant Makers Club? Contact www.sianwheatcroft.com

Weekly community club, all primary ages.

My creative workshops aim to get primary school children experimenting with art and different materials. I love experimental drawing techniques and will create a well rounded program of fun workshops. I am a children’s author and illustrator so books come into my work a great deal and I plan on some kind of ‘read, make, play’ style workshops also. Interested in joining this Brilliant Makers Club? Contact www.sianwheatcroft.com

Brilliant Makers at the CatStrand Art Centre, New Galloway

"The Saturday Art Club has been a popular group for ages 5 - 12 in the rural Glenkens area for many years. We have a varied programme of arts and crafts activities often based around a theme. We love to explore different ways of making things together as well as working individually. Participants can be involved in anything from using modroc, mesh and wool to create a giant spider and web for a Halloween party to sketching our local skyline. Interested in joining this Brilliant Makers Club? Contact mary@catstrand.com

Twice monthly during term time, ages 5-12.

“The Saturday Art Club has been a popular group for ages 5 – 12 in the rural Glenkens area for many years. We have a varied programme of arts and crafts activities often based around a theme. We love to explore different ways of making things together as well as working individually. Participants can be involved in anything from using modroc, mesh and wool to create a giant spider and web for a Halloween party to sketching our local skyline. Interested in joining this Brilliant Makers Club? Contact mary@catstrand.com

Make a Pledge to Brilliant Makers

We believe that making and developing the ability to work, and think with one’s hands, is a crucial skill and should be nurtured from cradle to grave. If you are a teacher, artist educator or head teacher - please take the Brilliant Makers’ pledge and say:

We believe that making and developing the ability to work, and think with one’s hands, is a crucial skill and should be nurtured from cradle to grave. If you are a teacher, artist educator or head teacher - please take the Brilliant Makers’ pledge and say:

‘I believe in the power of making!’

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