Thanks for dropping by the Arts page! We have a range of ‘Making It’ arts and crafts classes running for you to get creative, learn new skills, improve old ones, and have something to really show for your effort! You can try sewing and design in our Upcycling workshops, get messy with clay in Ceramics; compose foot tapping new numbers in Songwriting; create characters and scenes in Drama and Playwriting; be inspired by the world around you now in Art and Photography and write your heart all over your sleeve in Poetry. All classes are supported by professional artist tutors who will be in regular contact with you throughout the term, and all work is to be considered for sharing in a public form!
Crisis Skylight Croydon members have also worked successfully with Croydon’s Savvy Theatre Company at the Fairfield Halls to create their own theatre company, Crisis Averted! During lockdown, rehearsals went online and below is a taster of their work. The company is now meeting weekly for socially distanced rehearsals, directed by Sheree Vickers, in preparation for Savvy’s Christmas show, a steam punk opera based on Jack and the Beanstalk!
Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing Programme January - March 2021. Course entry is by referral only.
The briefs below are for the new Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing Programme 'Walls and Windows', click on each one to find out more! Entry is by referral only.
You will also find a list of resources to help you with each brief as well as ideas of things you can do at home to get creative, including briefs from the last few months. Take a look at the links below.
Upcycling and Sewing
Click these links to get crafting with our remote Ceramics Project:
- Watch our introduction to ceramics video
- Watch ceramics part 2
- Watch ceramics part 3
- Watch ceramics part 4
- Ceramics Brief for Autumn 2020
Singing and Songwriting
Please click below for the backing tracks:
- Backing track 1 – ‘Effort’ (hip hop instrumental)
- Backing track 2 – ‘Achieve’ (classical instrumental)
Here is a handy guide to using Gmail and the Google Drive for Songwriting:
More videos from Niki
Click this link to get creative with our “Making It Remote” 5-week poetry challenge
- 5-week poetry challenge
- Poetry for Wellbeing Brief Autumn 2020
- Poetry for Wellbeing Brief Winter 2020
Click on the Youtube links/videos and our Poetry Tutor Shaniqua will talk you through each exercise:
Drama and Playwriting
A 6-week course sharing drama techniques to help you relax, create characters, write dialogue, and develop dramatic monologues, and scenes for performance.
Art and Photography
Want tips on how to take better pictures on your phone? Click on the link below:
Stuck for inspiration for what to take photos of at home? Click this link to get more ideas:
Get doodling with this creative handout:
Are you interested in animation? Learn how with these beginner guides:
Online External Courses
Would you like to learn how to play the guitar? If so, these great Youtube videos will help you learn:
Explore your creativity and join the Skillshare Online Learning Programme to learn new creative skills. Click on the link below to begin:
Looking for even more creative and artistic ideas? Interested in art history?
Art and Museums in London
Ever wanted to visit the Natural History Museum? Click on the below link to get a virtual tour:
Check out the wonderful art at the National Gallery. Click on the below link to get a virtual tour:
Explore the online exhibits from the National Women’s History Museum. Click here to see the stories of women who transformed the United Kingdom:
Join a new online cultural programme at London’s Somerset House. Click below to tune in to live sessions, talks, and artist broadcasts:
Like the theatre? Click the below link for free weekly shows online: