Keith Bayliss is an experienced tutor specialising in painting and drawing. for all ages. He led the first of six master classes at Mission Gallery for its flagship education programme Criw Celf West, funded by Arts Council of Wales which has been running since 2012. Participants were able to explore drawing with charcoal, developing their skills throughout the day and producing high quality drawings.

Mission Gallery engaged in collaborative and cross county partnerships and Keith worked with the gallery to help facilitate these partnerships. He worked with participants within Carmarthenshire County Council, Neath Port Talbot Borough Council, and Swansea College of Art, to deliver an exciting new experience for pupils from schools and colleges within those areas. In 2017, the partnerships extended to include venues in Powys, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Keith has also run similar workshops for Criw Celf at organisations in other counties including Peak and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.

The programme finishes in the summer each year with a high profile exhibition and celebratory event to display the outcome of all work and research produced during the project.

See Keith leading his Criw Celf workshop at Mission Gallery below

More about Criw Celf

Criw Celf is an Arts Council of Wales project bringing together more able and talented students in the visual art, with students ranging from ages 9-18. This is part of a national initiative to nurture young artistic talent in Wales. Working closely with schools, Criw Celf seeks to develop pupil’s creative practice and knowledge of the Visual and Applied arts through a series of master classes. These master classes are lead by professional artist and designers, who offer a wider investigation into visual arts practice- in addition to an insight of future possibilities regarding creative and academic courses. The outcomes are then showcased in exhibitions, films and publications that celebrate the portfolio of work created throughout the course. Students will also be invited to visit other exhibitions wider afield, in addition to artist studios, talks and university fine art departments.

Criw Celf Gallery, 2015.

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