Creativity launch new Art Magazine “The Line”

“The Line” is a celebration of artists who love Strathmore.

Loaded with tips and techniques, galleries, interviews and more this new magazine is published by Creativity International, owner of ArtistPapers who distribute Strathmore here in Europe, to help inspire people to try different techniques using the Strathmore range of papers. The Line is a way for people to find out about the surprising range of Strathmore papers, how they are used, how they might incorporate them into their practice and how they might also make money as a result.

The Editor is our ArtistPapers’ Artist in Residence, Judith Selcuk.  “I am excited about the new magazine, and am already looking forward to the next issue. Do get in touch if you would like to see a topic covered. We will be looking at different techniques each month and looking at the different Strathmore papers to show you how you might use them, the benefits and also to inspire you to try something you haven’t done before.”

“The Line” is now launched and available for free download: https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/articles/news/the-line-artist-papers-magazine-for-artists  Or visit www.artistpapers.co.uk click on news.

Creativity support two major community initiatives

This Spring has seen two major community initiatives which Creativity International has supported.

We distribute our education range through an amazing network of purchasing organisation around the UK and beyond.Behind the scenes, Creativity does a lot of community work, supporting schools, and so on, so here is a little taster of recent news.  We organised a fun “Fill your Car” for teachers in the surrounding area and secondly, we supported a Youth Art initiative of The National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies whose President is Lloyd Grossman. NADFAS partnered with the innovative Rotary Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne to create the Dacorum Youth Arts Award to inspire the next generation of artists in the region.

DYA Award 2016

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2016 is the Second year of the Dacorum Youth Art Award which had twice as many schools taking part and four times the number of paintings submitted. Schools from Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and some of the villages in Dacorum entered.  Creativity International known to most schools’ purchasing directors and head teachers for their Fadeless Display paper, donated a fully loaded dispenser of Fadeless to the winning school and a Mister Maker Doodle Drawers to each of the overall winning children.

The paintings were hung at Astley Cooper School and more than 100 people attended the prize giving.  Prizes were presented by Mike Penning MP and the Mayor of Dacorum. The Mayor of Berkhamsted was also in attendance. Overall 1st was Avril Thomas of Bishop Wood School. She is pictured on the right holding her winning trophy and Mister Maker Doodle Drawers.

“Fill your Car”

Creativity International’s range of educational and retail art and craft materials has expanded over the past two years. Not only do they stock wiggly eyes, foam shapes and nearly every range of paper product you could wish for, but they also now do school furniture, storage, inspirational posters and loads more.

A bright new refresh of stock this Spring, released some remainder packs and boxes of product from the old shelves, so this week Creativity invited some lucky teachers to come in from local schools to take what they wanted for a small charge.

“We didn’t know what to expect, but when we arrived it was like an Aladdin’s cave. We were given the opportunity by CI to rummage through the warehouse, open boxes and fill our trolley with high quality craft items which will help children be so much more creative with their learning. I am sure that our pupils will have lots of fun with all the items we were able to bring back to enhance their lessons.” Claire Porter, Office Services Manager, St Michael’s First School, Penkridge

“Fill your car sale was such a wonderful experience as we were able to get so many really useful items that we will be able to using during our lessons. As a Special School we like to ensure our pupils have a wide range of activities to complete – especially arts and crafts, but this can normally be limiting depending on budget but we have a great deal to now offer our pupils.” Danielle Dorman, Sutton School & Specialist College

“It’s good to support local schools” said Rob Ireland, MD of Creativity International. “At Creativity we try and encourage young vision and inventiveness wherever we can.”

For more information on Creativity International Ltd’s range of educational art and craft resources contact Jon Price on 01384 485 550 sales@cilimited.co.uk for a catalogue.