VISITORS to Theatr Clwyd are being invited to support young local artists.

Criw Celf is an annual art project managed by Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Engagement team.

The project enables more able and talented young artists from across North Wales to improve their skills and experiences during a series of masterclasses and workshops with professional artists.

Young people in school years five to nine who had shown talent and a special interest in art, craft and design were invited to six masterclass workshops with professional artists using a variety of skills, techniques and materials.

Workshops included ceramics, glass, mixed media, felt making, textiles, environment art and printing.

Honor Pedican, Criw Celf coordinator for Flintshire, said: "Criw Celf is a fantastical and joyous project that benefits the young people immensely.

"They work with highly skilled, professional artists who expose them to new processes and equipment.

"Perhaps even more poignantly is that they are exposed to new ways of seeing, interpreting and expressing themselves in a highly creative, informal and friendly atmosphere alongside their peers.

"I constantly witness the young people drawing huge enjoyment and satisfaction as they develop skills and grow immeasurably in confidence.

"They make great use of these opportunities, often barely able to wait for more."

The work displayed in the Theatr Clwyd exhibition was created by young artists from Flintshire who took part in the project.

The exhibition is on display until Saturday, October 5.