Criw Celf - Span Arts
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Criw Celf

Art Master Classes for Children

Do you know a talented young person who loves drawing, making, building and creating? 

 Criw Celf Primary is anArts Council of Wales funded project for children who have shown a talent or special interest in art. Young people from Pembrokeshire, aged 9-11 can apply and become part of this exciting creative project with SPAN.

Over several weeks, this programme will feature a mixture of online and in-person, outdoor sessions. In-person sessions will only take place if safe to do so, and in-line will all relevant Covid-19 restrictions. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy five master classes led by professional artists, exploring a range of art techniques and skills. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of an exciting creative project, make new friends with similar interests and learn new skills. This is an exceptional opportunity for young people who show aptitude and ability in the arts to have a positive, creative experience, when the last year has been so challenging. 

Project Theme: Message in a Box – A letter to the Planet

How to get involved

Young people in Years 5 or 6 (aged 9 to 11) at Primary level who are creative, imaginative and enthusiastic about the subject. They may love drawing, painting, making or building, they may spend their time inventing characters, making animations or taking photographs. These are the artistic individuals we would love to see apply for our Criw Celf Primary programme. 

What does the programme include? 

 Five master class workshops in a variety of Art and Design areas  

 The opportunity to experience working alongside professional Artists and Designers 

 An online group exhibition showcasing the work that has been created during Criw Celf master classes.

 To apply each applicant will need to send us: 

  • A piece of creative work. This could be anything you like: perhaps a selfportrait, an interesting photograph you have taken, a painting, sculpture, or animation. You don’t have to send us the original, a photo or other digital file will do. 
  • A short statement telling us why you wish to join Criw Celf Primary (no more than 50 words). 

 Please include the applicant’s contact details including name, age, address, email and telephone number, as well as the applicant’s school and art teacher. 

These must be sent by email to by 5:00pm, Monday 31st May.  

Each school can nominate up to 12 students who demonstrate enthusiasm, imagination and ability in the fields of art, craft or design. Teachers may send this as one large application. 

The programme has a fee of £40 which participants will be asked to pay on acceptance of their place. There is a small bursary available to those who are unable to meet the fee – please inform us if this is the case. 

If you have any questions, please contact SPAN: