As a freelance community artist I work with a variety of organisations to run high quality community arts and crafts classes. I develop and lead bespoke courses designed to target the aims of the groups and respond to the needs and abilities of the individuals and groups. Below is a range of the projects I have worked on in the last couple of years
I each one I am always in awe of the talented people who participate and the work they produce. The groups are filled with laughter, with an increased sense of well-being. Many people return to the groups, developing their work as artists and makers. I truly believe everyone can benefit from creative activities and develop their artistic abilities.
It is always great to get involved with this festival. The Largest medieval festival in Europe and its quite a spectacle and I have been working with them for a few years.
An exciting project that crossed organisation to collaborate with other artist, schools and local libraries to produce creative workshops and costumes for the Wearable Art Festival.
Working with local communities to make mosaic art work to be displayed around the town
I work closely with The Wilson Museum to plan and lead children's workshops for their education department. Some days will find me dressed as a 1940's school teacher to help with "evacuations" and on others I will be helping children to understand the nature of Anglo Saxon Gloucestershire through artefact handling days
As part of the Cathedral's outreach program I was commissioned to make a series of children's, family and adult resources that connected community with the cathedral. This continues a close working relationship with heritage organisations.
I work with a variety of community organisations to run arts and craft classes that promote well being and social inclusion. These classes build the confidence of participants while have good fun. Laughter is an important part of the process.