Community

Working with …

Local Community Groups, Schools & Special NEEDS

Much of my work as an artist involves providing art tuition and demonstrations for Educational & Community Projects alongside Voluntary Work in the arts sector.

I am delighted to announce that I am now registered as an Arts Award Supporter thus I can provide a selection of workshops & art classes suitable for schools and other educational organisations. Please contact me for more information with an outline of your specific needs or visit Arts Award Supporter for inspiration & more information.

Presented here is my portfolio of community-engaged projects that I have had the opportunity to be part of throughout my artistic career.

Art Groups
Art Groups
Overhall Primary School
Overhall Primary School
February 2014

 Gelplate monoprinting with Cloughwood Academy to create decorative art journal covers as part of their Artmarks programme project based on the theme of WWI

I thought art was boring, now I love it!

Simon

March 2013

 Introduction to art journalling based on the theme of Gustav Klimt with special needs students from Cloughwood Academy.

AUTUMN 2013 – SPILLING THE BEANS

Working as part of Art Up Close & Crewe Senior Forum providing a series of six workshops during 2013. The collaborative project involved working with 50+ senior residents of Crewe to create art journal pages, which were collated and displayed on a life-sized tree sculpture made from recycled materials by the group. All work from the project was taken on a touring exhibition around Crewe during 2014, starting at Crewe Hall.

It was a brilliant opportunity for our senior members to share their memories, be creative and experiment with ideas, materials and techniques to tell their stories.

Hopes & Beams

Cultural Olympiad
APRIL 2012 – Cultural Olympiad Celebrations

Working with The Brooks Children’s Centre in Crewe in collaboration with artist Michael Troy to create decorative painted life-sized banners for the Olympic Torch parade through Crewe on May 31st 2012.

Community workshops
It was a delight to see the children express their creativity and work together alongside their families and friends to be part of such an exciting commemorative event that connected them with their community and heritage.

Wistaston Drama Group

Community Art Projects - MMU Banners
MMU Celebrations Banner Project
Jan 2012 – MMU/Crewe Centenary Celebrations

A collaboration with Beech Road after-school club & Wistaston Drama Group as part of a Cheshire East Council & Art Up Close project to create artworks for banners to be hung in Crewe town centre for the celebrations of 100/175 years of MMU/Crewe.

Beech Road based their banner on the Railway History of Crewe & Wistaston Drama Group based theirs on Emotions relating to the theatre and acting expressions and emotions. Both projects focused on the use of collage, drawing, painting & design to create imaginative and colourful artworks.

Skarts
JAN-JUL 2011

 Working as a volunteer as part of a group of artists called SKarts in organising and promoting the revival of The Open Contemporary Art Exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery for 2011. Primary responsibilities included website development, online marketing and providing art demonstration events.

Working in the Round 2011
JULY 2011

Working in the Round drawing demonstration & workshop at Stockport Art Gallery in collaboration with artist Michael Troy

Watercolour painting in the lakes
july 2011

Inspiring Art Demonstration at Castle Park July Festival 2011, in Frodsham encouraging people of all ages to utilise different media in drawing and painting

Mar 2011

 Brusheads in Sandbach, Acrylic Painting Workshops for vulnerable groups with serious illness or mentally and physically disabled

Feb 2011

Beginners introduction to Acrylics by special request with Frodsham District Women’s Circle, Frodsham at Castle Park Arts Centre

Jul 2009 – Dec 2009

GP Referral art activity workshops for those with physical and mental disabilities as part of a trial at Winsford Lifestyle Centre

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