Facilitation

Working within the community has had a huge influence on my professional practice as an artist and a facilitator. I am always looking for new opportunities to work with groups who would benefit form participatory arts practice.

Previous courses and workshops have been created for;

  • Art Shape

  • Weston College

  • St Mungo's

  • art + power

  • Envision

  • UWE

  • BBC outreach

  • International Women's Day events (Bristol City Council)

The creative arts industry has faced challenging times with less and less emphasis being placed on the arts in educational settings, and with community groups sometimes competing for essential funding. The arts are also now facing even more uncertain times through the Corona Virus Pandemic.

 

The creative arts can support individuals and communities to access support and work to their own personal developmental targets, which is why I believe it is so important to keep participatory arts practice available to all.

I have put a selection of photos and videos on this page showing outcomes of workshops I have developed.

Photomontage Workshop_Art Shape

Workshop developed for Course Open Day, exploring quick creative techniques such as photomontage and stamp printing.

Window Wonderland 2019

Collage and light installation for street window displays, exploring theme of Nature.

Being Human Course_Art Shape

Self portraits exploring our own identity and what it is to be 'human'. Art Shape runs a countywide programme of arts courses and projects with a specific focus on disability issues and social inclusion.

3D Environmental Responding

Exploring our creative world through 3D materials.

Collaborative Screen Printing

Working as a team to create a fun and colourful abstract outcome!

Printmaking Product Development_Art Shape

Experimental lino printing workshop developing imagery for sellable products.

Being Human Course_Artshape

Collaboration Wall exploring the theme of 'Being Human'.

Printmaking Course_Art Shape

Developing out own style through print.

Drawing Workshop (Tone) Art Shape

Step by step guides produced for learners to gain control of drawing with tone.

Printmaking Workshop

Experimenting with a range of colour, paper and shape.

I have met many inspirational people through my work within communities and love to see how their participation, especially in creative group work, can help them develop their confidence, their interpersonal life skills and form new connections with individuals and communities. The positive change created in individuals is what drives me to create tailored workshops and courses that meet the varying needs of participants. In times of my own self- doubt, it was this thought that helped me to challenge myself by doing a PGCE and starting to teach in more traditional education settings.

Please contact me if you're interested in providing creative workshops for your organisation. Creative workshops can be tailored to your organisation and can involve printmaking, photography, drawing and painting - and can be created to suit any age.

For more information, please drop me a line using this contact form below.

International Women's Day 2012
International Women's Day 2012

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IWD 2012
IWD 2012

We set an aim to create open access workshops for people to explore themes of Self Portraiture in a supportive and friendly environment. Visual artists were encouraged to create a drawn or painted self portrait, performance artists created their 'inner/outer characters' through photography and all got to participate in exhibiting work in a gallery space. The social impact included; building of confidence, creative skills and a sense of involvement in the community.

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IWD 2012
IWD 2012

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International Women's Day 2012
International Women's Day 2012

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St Mungo's Recovery College
St Mungo's Recovery College

Illustration workshop using a range of collage, photomontage, stencil, stamp and drawing techniques

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St Mungo's Workshop 3
St Mungo's Workshop 3

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St Mungo's Recovery College
St Mungo's Recovery College

Illustration workshop using a range of collage, photomontage, stencil, stamp and drawing techniques

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St Mungo's Recovery College
St Mungo's Recovery College

Illustration workshop using a range of collage, photomontage, stencil, stamp and drawing techniques

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IWD 2011
IWD 2011

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IWD 2011
IWD 2011

'art + power' worked to support socially excluded artists to access the arts. This event aimed to celebrate International Women's Day by inviting artists to exhibit their work. We created a 'Wall of Inspiration' where artists and the public could draw or write about a creative female who has inspired or influenced them. The workshop built social confidence in existing members and provided outreach opportunities for 'art + power' to reach more women artists who could benefit from their services.

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IWD 2011
IWD 2011

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IWD 2011
IWD 2011

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Talent Ticket 2015
Talent Ticket 2015

Photography workshop: Drawing with Light

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Talent Ticket 2015
Talent Ticket 2015

I was asked to create a media based workshop for year 9 students in local secondary schools. Working with colleagues on my PGCE course, we explored 'drawing with light'- a fun way to learn about long exposure using DSLR cameras.

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Talent Ticket 2015
Talent Ticket 2015

Photography workshop: Drawing with Light

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Portents Exhibition
Portents Exhibition

Working with art + power artists to create one of the tents exhibited on College Green on the theme of: Home, Histories and Hope. 2010

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Fusion #1
Fusion #1

Creative Networking Event

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Portents Exhibition
Portents Exhibition

Working with art + power artists to create one of the tents exhibited on College Green on the theme of: Home, Histories and Hope. 2010

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Escher Mural
Escher Mural

A series of murals working with maths students in a school in Solihull, Birmingham. 2007.

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King Kong Mural
King Kong Mural

A series of murals working with media students in a school in Solihull, Birmingham. 2007.

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Escher Mural
Escher Mural

A series of murals working with maths students in a school in Solihull, Birmingham. 2007.

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