Textile banners designed and painted by children and adults to mark special occasions, to transform environments or as curriculum led projects. Workshops & residencies can be tailored to suit Primary Schools, Early Years settings and Community groups.
I can tailor workshops to suit individual requirements; whether you’re looking for a one-day workshop, evening classes, a much longer-term residency or a commission.
Mosaics –both internal and external. Making a mosaic is an enjoyable activity;
It motivates, encourages teamwork, helps with dexterity and it is a lot of fun!
Workshops in schools involve small groups of children creating mosaics based on their own drawings using ceramic and glass tesserae. children learn about design and composition as well as all the technics involved in mosaic making.
Projects range from individual panels to large scale mosaic murals and sculptures.
Making a mosaic for a school entrance can be practical and a beautiful feature.
I am a trained Level 3 Forest School Leader. My approach to ‘Forest school’ is always with a creative and child led focus that encourages curiosity and exploration.
This builds confidence and self esteem, develops awareness of risk-taking and an understanding of the natural environment.
Projects run for at least six sessions, in some schools I have been able to develop this work with them over a much longer period of time, where the benefits are truly amazing.
Ideally, projects allow time to work with staff back in the setting, developing the children’s discoveries and interests that arise from these outdoor experiences. Together we create books, films, stories and environments, often transforming the classrooms by bringing the outdoors inside.
Forest School sessions can be adapted to run in a schools grounds.
‘Forest School’ is an education concept that began in Denmark. Forest schools are a type of outdoor classroom in which children (or adults) visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as “an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment.”