YOUNG people from the Building Bridges project took part in several arts award workshops recently, experiencing a range of different arts and crafts.

These included marbling, making medieval tiles and fish dishes, visiting an exhibition, print making and drama. The young people also worked with poet Matthew Plumb to create poems based on the Sites of Inspiration exhibition at Abergavenny Museum and Castle, and with local ceramicist Ned Heywood to produce tiles and plaques.

For their work on the course, in which they also created an arts log to showcase their achievements, they have all been awarded the Arts Award "Discover" certificate which were presented on Monday (13th April).

Arts Award "Discover" is for young people aged 11 to 18 who want to explore the world of the arts. It gives them an introduction to a variety of art forms and the chance to take part in different arts activities including ceramics, music, drama, poetry, printmaking and other visual arts and the rare opportunity to work alongside arts professionals. 

It is a certificated course and aims to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.

Karin Molson, museums learning officer and Arts Award leader said: "Arts Award allows young people to explore our collections in new and exciting ways, discover a diverse range of arts and get recognition for their achievements."