My workshops aim to give you creative confidence and help to develop your visual language. I think that we are all innately creative but that somehow the knocks of life make us feel otherwise - I want to help heal those scars - I want to empower you to be more creative. I want my workshops to offer a connection between your soul and nature, I want to provide a space in which you can enjoy the process of mixed-media art, irrespective of the outcomes. The benefits of mindfulness are well documented and for me, creating is akin to meditation. I love the peace of making, sketching and stitching.
My teaching style is to gently encourage you to try new ways of creating - it is one of playful experimentation. Many of us have periods of creative block and I want to gently push you towards helping you find your creative voice, and reignite your creative spark. My workshops are about an approach to creativity that enables play and exploration and helps you to find your creative flow. I aim to help you find an approach to drawing and mark-making that gives you scope to develop and move out of stuck modes of being. Both online and in-person workshops offer a series of demonstrations, and then allow you to put the technique or process into action. I then give constructive feedback and advice on how to develop your work. Courses are for absolute beginners or more confident creatives - I want to help you build on your talents and skills. As beginners we can be fearful of how far we have to go whilst as talented artists we can get stuck in ideas of perfectionism that hold us back just as much. We all need to try new things and shake up old ideas. Drawing is a skill you can learn in increments - building on each step with guidance. Play, experimentation - failing and carrying on despite the set backs are all part of the creative process. Wherever you are at on your creative journey is a good place to be!
I offer online courses where you can learn to develop and use a mixed media sketchbook. Courses range from 1/2 day workshops to longer courses where you create for an hour a day and receive ongoing feedback in an online forum. What's great about doing a workshop is the support you get from other attendees - we can all learn from each other.
Come and join me for peace and creative connection at a 'live' workshop where I will teach you how to develop your designs so that you can flow from inspiration to drawing to making.
I am based in South Derbyshire but travel to deliver workshops to groups (click here for more details). You can buy gift vouchers for workshops here. You can read reviews of my workshops here and my online courses here.