Category: Workshops

WORKSHOPS – York NHS Teaching Hospitals

In October I joined the team at York NHS Teaching Hospitals to run a series of workshops in the Stroke Unit at Scarborough Hospital. It’s the first time I’ve worked in this kind of environment and I’m enjoying immensely working with patients at the hospital to help in their recovery. I’ll continue to run workshops in the […]

WORKSHOPS – Land Art, Ryedale

I worked with MakeMore Arts in August to deliver 5 land art sessions for Ryedale Council. These were around the theme ‘Beathe’ and were commissioned by Ryedale Council to tie in with playgrounds in Ryedale going smoke free. We set up the installations in some beautiful sites working with enthusiastic children and parents.

EVENT – Poppies in Peace @ Beck Isle Museum

I’ve spent the past two months working with MakeMore Arts on their Arts Council England funded poppies in peace project. we’ve run workshops with 500 children in schools throughout Rydale and the culmination is an exhibition of the work produced to be displayed in the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering. Today we installed the poppies […]

EVENT – DeMorgan Inspired Land Art @ Cannon Hall

What a great day! Barnsley Museums invited Land artist Mim Robson and myself to run a special one day project in the grounds of Cannon Hall. We worked with the public to create a piece inspired by the ceramics of William DeMorgan. The final ambitious work was created using natural objects foraged from the grounds along with […]

WORKSHOPS – Masterclass, National Saturday Club

I was invited to run a Masterclass for the National Saturday Club Trust at Bradford College of Art. What a lovely day. Bradford College had requested that I show them the techniques I use for my Paintings and illustrations. So after my Artists talk we got stuck in. A great group who were enthusiastic and talented. […]

WORKSHOPS – Cannon Hall, Barnsley

A great couple of days running clay workshops for Barnsley Museums. Two beautiful days in two beautiful rooms at Cannon Hall, amazing building and grounds. The theme of the workshops was based around fairy houses and faeries inspired by fairyland, an area within the grounds of Cannon Hall.        

EXHIBITION – Big Draw Illustrations

I’m very proud of this exhibition which has just gone up in Scarborough Art Gallery. On until 14th May this is a selected exhibition of work produced by the children in the Big Draw workshops that I ran at the end of last year. If you are in the area pop in and see some of […]

ARTS AWARD – Clay Bust Workshop

A lovely couple of days running a clay bust workshop as part of the Battersea Arts Centre, Scratch Fund. This was in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust and Arts Award. The clay bust workshop was hugely popular and there were some amazing little characters created over the two days. I’ll be running another clay bust […]

WORKSHOPS – The Big Draw

I’ve spent the past month delivering The Big Draw sessions in local schools in Scarborough in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust. I’ve been too busy to take any photos but these lovely images have been posted on Seamer and Irton Primary Schools website. What a lovely school of children! I’ve also enjoyed running sessions in […]

WORKSHOPS – Fossil Festival, Rotunda Museum

Had a fun weekend on the beach running workshops for the #yorksfossilfest Some amazing sand scupture creatures were created and we even had top paleontologist Dean Lomax building a replica of a plesiousaur fossil. I’m still recovering from sunburn and muscle ache!               

WORKSHOP – The Big Arty Ask

Had a lovely day running a workshop for Scarborough Museums Trust at the Big Arty Ask at the Old Parcels Office. A busy day making Bug badges with plastic vinyl, there was an amazing collection of SMT’s natural history on display.           

WORKSHOPS – Enchanted Forest Exhibition

Just finished installing ‘Enchanted Forest’ in the community gallery at Scarborough Art Gallery, this is an exhibition of work created in workshops I have run with various groups for Scarborough Museums Trust. Home School Educators, the Saturday ‘Make It’ Art Club and various different School Groups all have work on display. The tree took a […]

WORKSHOP – Sea Monsters, Drop in at the Rotunda Museum

A very busy day running Drop In activities at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, the theme for the day was sea monsters, there were quite a few amazing creations throughout the day… There were loads and loads of sea monsters made, these holiday events are definitely hugely popular and very rewarding to run 🙂

WORKSHOP – Birds for the Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend

I really enjoyed running some workshops with the Art Club at Scarborough Museums Trust this weekend. Some lovely watercolour birds were produced, as well as some super drawings in other mediums. It’s quite a big age difference with the Art Group so it’s interesting to see how the little ones push themselves. This timed in […]

WORKSHOP – Portraiture at Scarborough Art Gallery

A lovely portraiture workshop yesterday at Scarborough Art Gallery, this was a day of School workshops with 80 year 5 pupils. We concentrated on a technique I use in my own paintings, ink and watercolours with an extra special spray with a water squirter… the spraying was highly popular needless to say! Victorian Day Portraiture […]

WORKSHOP – Badge Making at the Rotunda Museum

A lovely and very busy badge making workshop at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough today, I took in with me my trusty badge it machine (which I use for all of my badgered badges). These drop in sessions will also be running over the next two weeks and will be based around the theme of […]

WORKSHOP – Sea Monsters at the Rotunda Museum

My first Sea Monster workshop at the Rotunda in Scarborough produced a host of wonderful creations. 61 students, year 6. We primarily used sticky back coloured vinyl sheets and cardboard. Here’s a little selection of the days output… another one tomorrow!    

AA2A Workshops – BA Fashion Students

I ran two workshops with the second year BA fashion students in February at York College, the first workshop was focusing on the initial making whilst the second was looking at glazing. This was the fashion students first introduction to ceramics, as it was a small group I wanted to work with them to help realise […]

AA2A WORKSHOP – Fashion Students in the Art Gallery Stores

Spent Friday morning last week in York Art Gallery’s ceramic stores with fashion students from York College, the Art Gallery had asked the students to respond to a large specific piece that they have in their contemporary collections. The Gallery & the College just asked me to run two workshops with the fashion students in […]