Art and Us, MK Gallery
Art and Us at MK Gallery is an exciting programme I have been working on for the past year. Collaborating with a group of artists from different creative disciplines, the programme offers families with children with complex needs person-centred creative experiences which are playful, sensory and embrace each family’s unique requirements.
Arts for Health Milton Keynes
Currently facilitating the Headstart art programme for young people aged 13-17, which is designed to provide a place where they can escape the demands everyday life and immerse themselves in learning new art skills in an informal and social environment.
Headway Milton Keynes
Working with a long-standing weekly art group of clients who, through the group, have each become artists in their own right. I take direction from the groups interests to provide both one-to-one support and advice, as well as facilitating collaborative projects. Over the past few years the group have exhibited on several occasions at Milton Keynes Hospital and as part of MK Disability Awareness Day.
Art Inspired, Bedford
A space where people can come every Friday to make art, meet new people and engage in new creative experiences. This is project I initiated two years in response to a lack of alternative and creative day opportunities for adults in Bedford with autism and learning disabilities. This year the group have exhibited at the Basement at Bunyan art gallery.
Associate Artist, MK Gallery
In this role over the past few years I have worked with a range of primary and secondary schools across Milton Keynes, delivering bespoke one-off workshops, after-school art clubs and mini-residencies, as well as collaborating on larger scale projects such as Children’s Art Week and The Great Art Quest.
Bedford Women’s Centre
A six week introductory art programme for women in Bedford who access this excellent support service. Together we experimented with colourful inks, oil pastels and different drawing techniques.
The Harpur Trust, Bedford
For this project I worked alongside two other artists to deliver Inset sessions for primary and secondary school teachers seeking new creative ideas for the classroom. We stripped away the usual paint brushes and instead used interesting tools to paint and make marks with, creating colourful collaborative pieces.