Over the years I have ran a range of workshops including Ruthin Centre for applied Arts, Park Gallery - Falkirk, Shire Hall Gallery- Stafford, MIMA -Middlesborough and Stockport Art Gallery.
School locations include Beech Hill Junior and Infant School - Halifax, Mepal and Witcham C.E Primary School - Cambridge and Meadowhead school, Sheffield among many others
Ages ranging from 3- adult
Since my oldest daughter started school in 2017 I have noticed less emphasis on creative subjects within the curriculum. Coming from a family of teachers (both my parents taught) I remember the negative impact the curriculum changes had on the subjects they taught in the 1990's, it seems in the current curriculum there isnt much scope for Art and Craft.
With this in mind and add to the mix my love of a challenge, enterprise schemes and working with lots of different media (and jumping headfirst into a ball of stress) I decided to create a weekly after school club which in a small way addresses some of these issues, so far it's been a real challenge, very stressful at times and has taken over a bit too much! But within that it has been incredibly rewarding, We are all learning from it, me as much if not more so than the children at times!. It's an absolute joy to see what the children come up with and watch how they develop their ideas and skills from week to week. The picture opposite shows masterpieces by the children in the club, age ranges from 3-9
I am very excited about the project and where it may lead, you can follow the progress by clicking on the link below