Spring 2019: Wellbeing and Wishes

I designed the Spring term workshops after discussions with the children to ensure they had a role in developing ideas and the type of making they wanted to do. Model making, painting and freedom to explore their own interests were amongst some of the suggestions. Using this as a starting point I developed the theme

Options in Life at Murton Trust

I was recently invited by Murton Trust to run a series of workshops with Options in Life – a group of young adults with additional support needs. They are based in St Andrews and make regular trips to the nature reserve and farm at Murton to take advantage of the wonderful facilities, the skilled staff

Winter Workshops – Stars and Christmas Trees

Stars and Christmas Trees Keeping up with seasonally themed workshops for winter, in December we got a little bit festive and went full-on Christmas crafting – but in a very eco way!! The young creatives had the choice of making Christmas trees by upcycling cardboard boxes, corks, scraps of fabric and old buttons. Or for

Winter Workshops – Autumnal Leaf Mobiles

Autumnal Leaf Mobiles Winter workshops took on a seasonal theme – and for the Saturday workshop we created autumn leaf mobiles. After gathering as many different types of leaves as I could find, back in the studio the young creatives were asked to look at their different shapes and have a go at drawing the

Winter Workshops – Autumnal Leaf Designs

Autumnal Leaf Designs Winter workshops took on a seasonal theme – starting off with creating autumn leaf designs. After gathering as many different types of leaves as I could find, back in the studio the young creatives were asked to look at their different shapes and have a go at drawing the outlines of them.

October ‘Art Camp’ – Matisse

October holidays ‘Art Camp’ – Matisse October holiday art camp was all about the wonderful work of Matisse – taking inspiration from his later work when he could no longer paint and started to create artworks using cut-out paper which had been painted with gouache paint. He created these artwork, which varied in scale, with

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