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 + power
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.
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.