art workshops

Artist, Registered Art Therapist and Art Tutor ~ I have an intuitive flexible approach with 20 years experience teaching and facilitating art groups and workshops. Fully supporting the Arts & Health view that creativity can enhance people‚Äôs health and wellbeing. Please see events page for upcoming workshops…

art & wellbeing

I co-ordinate and tutor art workshops and specific art projects that can be adapted for a broad range of ages and abilities – providing a creative space that enables individuals to explore their creativity with as much support, guidance and tuition as they require. Person-centred directive or non-directive teaching methods can help individuals develop their interest and skills in art-making in their own way – their experience is valued equally to their individual way of working and what they choose to create.

  • hospital wards
  • mental health drop-ins
  • housing projects
  • day centres
  • homes for older people
  • children and family centres
  • schools
  • arts centres and various project bases
  • adults experiencing mental health problems
  • adults with learning disabilities or autism
  • older adults and those experiencing dementia
  • physical disability groups
  • vulnerable adults experiencing exclusion due to economic or health reasons
  • adults experiencing drug or alcohol related issues
  • children and adolescents
  • drawing
  • painting
  • using a sketchbook/art journal
  • collage
  • mono-printing
  • mixed media
  • clay modelling
  • mask making
  • willow craft & lanterns

My aim is to promote and facilitate a relaxed, friendly and supportive group environment where people can always work at their own pace and are encouraged to explore a wide range of art materials and techniques.

Personal choice is of utmost priority, the main aim is for individuals to experience the opportunity to explore their own creativity, ideas, and self expression and to re-discover self confidence in their own creative ability.

qualifications

  • Cert Ed

  • PG Dip Art Therapy

  • Certificate in Counseling Skills

  • SVQ Mental Health Care

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking

Recent workshops include:

  • Willow Lanterns ~ The Kennels Christmas Market, Goodwood Club, Chichester
  • Art Therapy workshop ~ Alzheimer’s Society Conference, Eastbourne
  • Monoprint drop-in workshops ~ Creative Future for William Collier House, Brighton
  • Monoprint drop-in workshops ~ Creative Future for Sanctuary Supported living, Brighton
  • Monoprint workshops ~ Creative Future for Sussex Oakleaf, Haywards Heath
  • Willow lanterns ~ Aspire Sussex for the Hurst Festival
  • Monoprint and willow lanterns ~ Creative Future for The Towner, Eastbourne
  • Art for Relaxation ~ Evolution Arts, Brighton
  • Outdoor monoprinting, willow lanterns and wreath making ~ Plot 22, Brighton
  • Monoprinting workshops ~ The Wild School, Brighton
  • Willow craft and lantern workshop ~ Aspire Sussex, Southwick Community Centre, Brighton
  • Monoprinting workshop ~ Cornerstone Community Centre, Brighton
  • Lantern making course (10 weeks) ~ Aspire Sussex, The Old PO, Burgess Hill

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