The Arts Society Nottingham Young Arts

Co-ordinator : Lynne Woolliscroft

Lynne has taken over the co-ordinator role from Sue Punt and is developing new relationships with young people in local schools. Several projects are in development and will appear on the website later.

Jewellery making with St John’s Brownies, Mansfield

One of our Young Arts projects this year involved introducing a group of Brownies to the art of jewelry making. Wendy Taylor, a local amateur jewellery maker, was kind enough to share her skills with St John’s Brownie pack in Mansfield. After a short talk on jewellery, Wendy demonstrated the art of making jewellery with with copper wire and pliers. The Brownies were the given some time to create their own designs on paper

which they then recreated using copper wire. When they were happy with their design and practice attempt, they copied it with silver wire and finally made a pendant with leather cord. Many of them planned to give this as a present for Mothers’ Day! It also allowed most of them to work towards their craft badge.
We would like to thank Wendy, who gave her time freely, and the St John’s Brownies for a very enjoyable and creative evening.

We are hoping to look at different ways of promoting the Arts to young people. Although we have had several projects involving schools, the curriculum is very demanding and arranging projects has therefore been difficult.

We are intending to form a partnership with Nottingham Trent University to sponsor a young artist and to encourage some of the students to come to our lecture programme. This project is under development at the moment and we will let you know when we have more concrete arrangements.