Year 9 Pupils from Haybridge High School, Worcester will be polishing up their artistic skills at the Red House Glass Cone next week.
The pupils will be based at the Dudley Council-run visitor attraction from 2-6 July as part of their bronze Arts Award, a nationally recognised award aimed at the under 25s to help them develop their art skills.
To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.
The students have been working in fused glass to create a range of pieces from the super-small to more substantial pieces of art. Some of the pieces will be exhibited in the Cone’s Community Gallery space until the end of September.
Cllr Ian Kettle, cabinet member for planning and economic development said:
The Red House Glass Cone has a track record of artistic innovation and opening its doors to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
The Arts Awards give young people the opportunity to develop their skills and their confidence in an intensive and focused week-long session
The Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, is open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm at the weekends. Admission is free.