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.
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
Sincil Bank Foundation ( Lincoln City Foundation?)
Lincoln City Hospital (garden project)
Abbey Access Centre
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.
(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.
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.
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!