I have over seven years experience of delivering creative workshops in schools and in the community.

I think that one of the things that stops a person from being creative is the fear of getting it wrong. We are taught to be so precise and careful before we have had chance to experiment so there is no room for discovery.

I see it as my job, first and foremost to erase all of that and plant those magical seeds for imagination to grow. 

Creative workshops Are available for children and adults of all abilities; from short, fun activities to more in depth / long term projects.

Reasonable rates, concessions available for unemployed and disabled.

DBS / Public Liability.

Ref Available upon request.


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PAPER ART

Looking at ways of creating 3D illustration, building surface textures and patterns and thinking in a sense of layers. This works really well as a drop in collaborative workshop.

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Jewellery Making

Simple techniques using recycled materials. Really fun exploration of imagination and design. 

 
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Bling up ya bike

 

This is a very popular drop in workshop that looks at ways of getting people active; a great one for getting young people (and adults) out of their bikes.

Perfect for a summer event in the park!

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Collage

Art is not just something that is created by the artist. An artist is someone who sees the world in a different light. With the right glasses, anyone can see!

Collage is a great way of slowly building up an image and finding a natural flow and eye for composition

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Sexy pins

Using Polymer clay, scraps of materials and a little imagination, make your very own sexy pins. Great for hen parties!


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Working with clay

Simple beads and shapes, sweet like glazes that, when combined with wire and driftwood can become beautiful homewares.

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Summer school showcase

I have worked in a number of schools, developing creative projects with both children and staff.

One of my favourites was Sinfin Primary School, working closely with Derby Museums we used the nature collection as inspiration to create art work that was then shown in the Museum, through artist / student collaborative curation.