Ideas are like little furry animals; be nice to the first one and the rest will follow, Grayson Perry
Clay impressions, Courtyard Arts
Smoke firing, Letchworth Festival
Jackie's drop in workshops at Fenners
Mural for MIND
Tile project for CHEXS with schools
Painting with Home educated children
Outreach worksops from Courtyard Arts have been with groups such as:
Carers in Herts
Vale House drug rehabilitation unit
Freelance workshops tend to be in the community such as:
St Albans festival
Luton 6th from College
University of Herts in conjunction with looked after children
There are many more and each one has been carefully planned with the organisation taking into account the demographics of the group, available space and materials, budget and timelines.
One of the questions I get asked is how difficult it is to work with so many different groups, age levels and abilities and the answer is that it isn't. People are people whether they are young, older, disabled or anxious, whether they are driven and want to know everything or have additional needs that mean things have to be simple.
I try to adapt to the needs of the student, build my relationships and encourage everyone to have a bit of faith in their own voice.