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Facilitation

Community engagement is always my priority, seeking out and supporting pockets of society who struggle to access creative opportunities. With this in mind my workshops have largely been self-initiated but I also have experience working for external stakeholders. 

 

My ethos is to support participants to find their creative energy and to explore new methods of creativity - in an eclectic variety of ways! I work with enthusiam, passion and compassion with a gentle and supportive approach. I strongly believe in the power of people to find their self-efficacy through creative exploration.

 

EXPERIENCE

Facilitation of creative workshops to diverse groups including SEND, youth groups and Dementia groups.

Stock control and financial mangement of materials purchasing and storage.

Creation of learning materials.

Supporting creative development of individuals, to develop creative thinking strategies and problem solving to achieve their objective for the specific project.

Marketing and engagement at events to promote the workshops, including social media and press releases.

30 years in the print trade as a freelance illustrator, designer, print buyer and production manager.Working on print, editorial, exhibition design and copy writing.

 

PROJECT PARTNERS, so far.

Heritage Linconshire - Layers of History Project.

Cultural Solutions Limited - Welcoming Voices project, Mindful Creativity Project, Re:Connecting Lincolnshire.

University of Lincolnshire 

Alzheimers Society

Sainsbury’s

Sincil Bank Foundation ( Lincoln City Foundation?)

Lincoln City Hospital (garden project)

Abbey Access Centre

Development Plus

CanADDa - Autism support group.

Shooting Fish Theatre Company - Re:Connecting Lincolnshire 

Beyond The Woods music festival - ART Beyond the Woods

Mansions of the Future, Lincoln.

CAMHS, children and adolescent mental health service.

CREATIVE SPECIALITIES

(too numerous to mention but here are a few which I have evidence of working with)

Painting - acrylic, watercolour, gouache, spray paint, metallic, special finishes, textures, unusual substrates.

Any papercraft - paper engineering and model making

Pencil, charcoal and pastel

Crayon - different techniques with this traditional media

Textiles - weaving, spinning and textiles, embroidery, knitting, sewing, freehand drawing with sewing machines

Felting, wet and needle.

Mixed media including collage

Printing - all forms, gel plates, mono print, lino cut, wood cut, texture plates.

Metalic leaf

Clay work, including plasticine and oven baked clays

Book making and binding

Digital interactive design - eg., using Leap Motion and projectors, laser cutters and book binding systems. 

Plasticine illustration.

Cartoons and comic books.

Silicon work - this is my personal practice form.

HOW TO BOOK ME

The best working relationships start with a conversation, so lets meet for a cuppa and discuss your project ideas and how I can support your goals. I am very flexible and able to provide my own ideas and input on your project, happy to work unsupervised. I will always supply a risk assessment, project plan and brief report at the end.

 

I work with either an hourly or daily rate, plus materials, plus mileage. Let's talk! 

eco art
pop up studio
community helpers
knitted poppy on door
care home garden
sketch noting
screen printing
Monks Abbey Art Ninjas
feet
Huntingdon mural 4
mud painting
created tread printing
Hapa Zome
Plasticine portraits
chalk session
Huntingdon mural 8
Welcoming Voices 1
body image workshop
Welcoming Voices
teen workshop feet
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