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Artskills

The Playhouse offers an innovative approach to literacy training, by using the arts as an alternative medium to develop literacy skills. The Literacy curriculum encompasses the following Core Elements - Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Artskills provides young people with the opportunity to participate in creative training that will enhance their literacy ability. This innovative approach is an opportunity for them to develop skills and interests whilst engaging in meaningful, social and creative activity. The Playhouse will ensure that all participants are signposted towards additional training and opportunities to further develop skills and interests in the arts.

The Artskills Project's main aim is to help young people who are interested in developing their literacy skills and obtaining recognised qualifications. The project therefore aims to 'reduce inactivity' by improving the employability of young people.

Over the next 3 years the project aims to engage with 370 young people throughout the Northwest and enhance self confidence and self esteem in our participants, enabling them to improve their literacy levels in a fun and accessible way. The successful completion of the project will lead to the attainment of 6 UK recognised qualifications.

The Playhouse provides a neutral, creative, non-formal and safe learning environment that attracts individuals who have not achieved their full potential through formal educational systems. The alternative arts-based training that we deliver is recognised as being an effective way of developing essential skills.

 

"For me Artskills was a very positive experience, I not only got qualifications, but it really helped my confidence ...oh and I also met new friends and had fun along the way"
Tiffany
Artskills Graduate 2014

"Artskills got me real worthwhile qualifications , I love the relaxed atmosphere, the facilitators really take the time with you and the craic was good as well"
Isaac
Artskills Graduate 2014

 

Creative Approaches to Literacy is kindly funded by The Department of Employment and Learning, The European Social Fund, and The Arts Council.

For further information please contact Project Coordinators on 02871268027 or click here to download an application form

Visit the Artskills website on www.artskills.co.uk.

 

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Artskills new classes

New Artskills Literacy Skills Programme
Beginning Autumn 2014

Aged over 16? Not currently in employment or training?

Are you interested in gaining a CCEA nationally recognized qualifications through the creative arts? Do you want to improve your skill set, your employability and your CV...and have fun along the way?

Artskills, an award winning and innovative project, is excited to announce a new 60 hour Essential Literacy Skills project beginning in Derry Playhouse in Autumn 2014. The Artskills Project offers young people the opportunity to participate in creative training that increases their skills set, enhances their confidence, and offers a recognized CCEA qualification equivalent to GCSE Level.

"There is a wider Artskills programme, of which Literacy is a part, which takes place in a mutually supportive and neutral environment and ensures that all participants are given every chance to succeed."

"Artskills also offers courses in areas such as Music Prduction, Film & Video, Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Web Design and even Songwriting."


For More Information or to register interest email annmarie@derryplayhouse.co.uk or liam@derryplayhouse.co.uk or phone The Playhouse on 028 7126 8027.

 

Music Production and songwriting to feature in New Artskills programme

Last chance to sign up for our new Autumn Playhouse Artskills beginning late September ‘14
Musically Creative? Interested in songwriting & production? Not currently in employment or training?
Artskills are excited to announce that musical production and songwriting will feature in the new Autumn run of Artskills to be held in the Playhouse.
Alongside the focus on music, Artskills also will feature Film and Video, Digital Photography and Computer Skills
So: Are you interested in gaining OCN and CCEA nationally recognized qualifications through the creative arts? Do you want to improve your skill set, your employability and your CV...and have fun along the way?
Artskills, an award winning and innovative project, is excited to announce this new 12 week course beginning in the Derry Playhouse September 2014. Artskills, is an interactive 3 day per week course, and it offers participants the opportunity to engage in enjoyable, creative training that increases their skills set, enhances their confidence, and also affords them employer recognized qualifications.
Expenses related to travel to and from the Derry Playhouse, lunch and £100 completers' bonus are all available - as is a weekly £25 EMA payment for those eligible.
The Artskills programme, in a mutually supportive and neutral environment ensures that all participants are given every chance to succeed - and that they are signposted towards additional training, job opportunities and pathways to further develop skills in areas such as Film & Video, Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Web Design as well as Literacy and even Songwriting.
For More Information or to register interest email liam@derryplayhouse.co.uk or gareth@derryplayhouse.co.uk or phone the Derry Playhouse on 028 7126 8027.

 



Arstilles courses are offered on a first come, first served basis and spaces fill up quickly.

These new Artskills project courses are announced after the project recently received the Claire's Award for Community Impact from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

 

 

Artskills Videos from past courses

The Playhouse Artskills Film and Video OCN Module 2012.

Film and Video students Ciaran Patterson, Kyle martin and Racheal Keys completed this module with facilitator David Harkin in March 2012.

Click Here to see the first of two completed videos, which were unveiled in their graduation showcase.

Click Here to see the second of the two completed videos.

 



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