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My printmaking and ceramics workshops for adults and children of all ability levels are all about inspiring, sharing, demonstrating, experimenting and offering individual and group feedback in a relaxed and positive environment.
I teach traditional techniques and also encourage participants at all levels - including those with disabilities - to experiment with art materials, value the creative process, enjoy results and gain confidence in their personal expressiveness.
Workshops can link to specific ideas and subjects, add new dimensions to ongoing work or be open-ended and experimental through individual or group projects.
In recent years, I have demonstrated and run printmaking and ceramics residencies, one-day workshops and drop-in sessions in primary and secondary schools, community centres, colleges, adult education centres, universities, art centres, museums including the British Museum, hospitals, respite centres, day centres for the elderly, and art fairs throughout the UK. In conjunction with the Medical Research Council, I have also led workshops in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Currently, my community-based workshops include ceramics for visually impaired, multi-cultural print-making and mixed media for women, and screen-printing and ceramics in schools. I also lead one-day master classes in both ceramics and print-making.
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One-off workshops, drop-in sessions and residencies in screen-printing and mono-printing. For children, adults and family groups at all ability levels, including disabled. In schools, galleries, museums, art festivals, hospitals, colleges and other community venues. Portable equipment, inspiring ideas and sample prints, demonstrations, individual work, feedback and handouts.
Learn traditional techniques of making designs and paper stencils to print on paper or fabric. Explore form and colour, overpainting, developing a series of prints. Experiment with using leaves and fabric stencils, overpainting and sponging. Or try water-colour painting directly on screens and printing with medium.
These workshops are ideal for working figuratively or abstractly on paper or fabric, expressing ideas with bold forms and colours, enjoying accident and experimentation and developing a series of varied images to take away.
No prior experience necessary but bringing along design and image ideas can be useful as a starting point. Participants will look at sample prints, watch demonstrations, make paper stencils and print in a variety of colours.
For individual work, participants can make prints, posters, artists books, T-shirt logos and cushion cover designs.
For group work in schools and community centres, one can make fabric wall hangings on themes such as nature and science, music and dance, collective identity and community cohesion.
For art-science masterclasses in secondary schools, experimental drawing, painting and mono-printing for gifted and talented developing imagery from sound waves, photographs of various cells, etc. Have led several schools workshops in China.
For women's groups and multi-cultural collaborations, mixed-media experimental art classes to explore identity and share traditions.
For disabled children and adults, experimental screen-printing taster sessions using feathers, leaves and other found items as easy-to-use stencils for colourful bold prints.
One-off workshops, drop-in sessions and residencies for all ages and ability levels. In schools, galleries and other community venues. The tactile, plastic medium of clay is an ideal medium for everyone - and especially for children with disabilities, the elderly and the blind. Portable equipment, ideas, samples, demonstrations and personal support.
Learn traditional techniques of slabbing, coiling and making pinch pots, as well as experimental and sculptural possibilities. Develop surface decoration with impressed and incised designs, slip-painting, stencilling, trailing and screen-printing on clay.
For individual work, make tiles, platters, plates, bowls, mugs and boxes. Experiment with unusual forms and sculptures. For group projects in schools and community centres, make tile plaques, wall sculptures, totem pole forms.
Master classes - day and evening - for small groups of adults, children or family groups to make practical or experimental pieces. Examples, demonstrations, feedback and discussions.
Primary school workshops learning basic techniques to make decorative ceramic boxes, sculptural forms, plates and other items based on traditional styles and imagery as per curriculum requirements.
Classes for visually impaired and blind children and adults. Individual and group projects. Coiling, weaving, slab-building, impressing, slip-decorating. Making bowls, vases, boxes, wall plaques, sculptures.
Museum and gallery-based workshops to design, make and decorate ceramics based on permanent or temporary displays. Can be combined with guided tour giving technical and aesthetic information.
Workshop Sizes and Costs
Workshops vary in size from masterclasses for individuals or very small groups to all-day sessions in schools and community centres for up to 40 participants.
Prices are kept as low as possible so the workshops are relatively affordable and include basic materials. Substantial discounts are available for charities.