CREATIVE WORKSHOPS FOR A RANGE OF AGES AND ABILITIES

Please get in touch via the contact page if you are interested in arranging a workshop.

Rochester UCA

TEXTURE & WOODGRAINING COURSE

Scenic art

I started at the Royal Opera House on their apprenticeship programme, which has fuelled my enthusiasm to share theatrical scenic art and offer practical assistance on some of the fundamental techniques used in the industry. Besides assisting with interactive Family Day events at institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Opera House, I have also run practical sessions for students at Rochester University of Creative Arts. Workshops can be tailored to meet your needs. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Woodgraining and optional overlaid trompe l'oeil features

  • Textured surfaces such as brickwork

 

  • Marbling effects and finishes 

 

  • Signwriting

  • Large-scale drawing and painting 

 

Animal Farm Props

SEVENOAKS SCHOOL

Assisting students as mask maker and puppeteer Russell Dean leads props workshops for school production of Animal Farm

Schools

Since 2011 I have worked in a range of institutions, with a range of ages and abilities - from individual tutorials at Wimbledon College of Art, UCA, to teaching Art classes for groups of pupils at Sevenoaks School, Kent. Examples of the skills based workshops that I have led can be seen below. I am happy to provide references upon request.

  • Drawing and painting techniques, working with a range methods and materials such as charcoal and watercolour

  • Printmaking including; etching, linocut, collagraph and lithography

  • Life drawing and painting

 

  • Group mural painting in areas such as common rooms and medical centres

  • Sculptural work with materials such as clay and cardboard

 

Hospital Rooms 'Collage & Cartoon' Workshop

CROYDON PICU

HoSpitalS : Patient centred workshops

These workshops are tailored for hospitals with a particular sensitivity to needs, abilities and the environment they are run in. I have led workshops for staff and service users as part of working with the mental health charity Hospital Rooms:

  • Croydon PICU: Collage and Cartoon workshop for men with severe and ongoing mental health difficulties.

  • Garnet Ward: Stained Glass Christmas decoration workshop designed for older people (65 +) with dementia.

 

  • Phoenix Unit: Painting and drawing for people with mental health conditions including schizophrenia.