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Art Outside

My favourite place to be is outside in nature; it inspires many of my paintings. I want to encourage more people to explore their creativity without the constraints of four walls by running outside workshops and art walks.

I will soon be a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader with Mountain Training and I am also a qualified Outdoor First Aider.

Future workshops

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10 February 2024, 9:30 - 12:30

Mixed media and stencilling workshop
As usual coffee, tea and cake will be provided at this informal workshop suitable for beginners and more experienced people who like playing with materials and experimenting! We will use paint, stencils, stamps, text and colour to create a fun piece of artwork. From the age of 14 upwards.
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)









 

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15 February 2024, 12:00 - 13.45

Tetrapak printing
This workshop shows you how to create beautiful images that look like engravings using the inside of tetrapaks  (think long life milk boxes) and simple printers to press that special design onto the paper. If you have any images you’d like to use as inspiration please do bring them along. They could be photos or pictures from magazines.  I’ll show you a couple of different techniques and you’ll take home lots of prints you can use as greetings cards or frame as pictures. 
To book click here (takes you to Ticketsource).







 

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16 March 2024, 9:30 - 12:30

Inspired by Spring abstract and intuitive
Get ready to unleash your creativity with our Art4All workshop, inspired by the vibrant colours and energy of spring. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting out, this event is perfect for everyone. Age 14 and over. 
Explore your artistic side through abstract and intuitive techniques, be woken and invigorated by the light, scents and budding life of spring. Let your imagination run wild as you experiment with different materials and create unique masterpieces. And don't forget tea, coffee and cake are included to sustain you! 
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)
 

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23 March 2024, 13:30 - 16:30

Drawing and painting Easter flowers and scenes
Spend a relaxing afternoon drawing and painting to create your own spring or Easter scene with flowers or landscape to celebrate the joy or springtime. I'll provide some pictures to help with inspiration as well as some spring flowers, but please feel free to bring your own photos and objects to help you create your own celebration of the new season. 
All art materials provided but bring an apron and some wipes to help keep everything clean!
Lots of of support, encouragement and ideas to help you create a personal response to sunshine and new life!
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)

 

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31 March 2024, 13:30 - 15:00

Gelli printing for children and adults
Gelli printing is a fun and colourful way to create images by rolling and printing off a "gelli" plate which is a rubbery plastic thing! It can be messy so please bring an apron if you can and lots of wipes!
This workshop is suitable for children age 8 and above with an adult and we have family tickets available if a few of you want to have a go! The adult must supervise the child at all times.
This workshop is also suitable for many adults, of all ages, who need a carer to assist them. Please contact me to check before booking.
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)

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1 April 2024, 10:00 - 11:00

Art is fun for children and carers
For children with a carer who joins in too, and supervises. Lots of fun drawing and painting using found objects and natural things from round Claymills, Suitable for children age 5 upwards. All materials provided but best to not wear best clothes! And if you have some wipes they're rather useful!
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)










 

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1 April 2024, 13:30 - 14:30

Art is fun for children and carers
For children with a carer who joins in too, and supervises. Lots of fun drawing and painting using found objects and natural things from round Claymills, Suitable for children age 5 upwards. All materials provided but best to not wear best clothes! And if you have some wipes they're rather useful!
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)












 

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21-23 June 2024

I will be running workshops during this festival. More details to follow.




















 

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15 February 2024, 10.00 - 11.45

Gelli printing for young people
Gelli printing is a colourful and fun way of creating monoprints using a rubbery base which we roll acrylic paint onto, and then using stencils, plant matter and other objects, create textures, patterns and images.  It’s always experimental, there are really no strict rules, only good ideas, and it’s suitable for all ages. Children under the age of 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult  to supervise their child.  It’s also essential to wear old clothes and bring an apron as acrylic paints stain!
The images you create will be great for making greetings cards, use as collage materials or as pictures in their own right! And they will be fascinating, beautiful and originals!
Children Free but donations are very welcome –booking is essential, just book in the child. To book click here (takes you to Ticketsource).

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15 February 2024, 14:00 - 15.45

Lino cut printing
Lino cut printing is a method of relief printing, so it’s the opposite of tetrapak printing. You carve into lino, your design and everything you carve will be white, everything you leave will be inked up. The benefit of lino printing is you can reuse the block many many times. You use special carving tools that have different cutters so you can make fine and wider lines and cut larger areas away. The carving is a little bit dangerous in that you can really hurt yourself if you don’t use the tools correctly so I will only offer this at the festival for adults and it will just be a small group so I can help and supervise carefully.   You’ll have the opportunity to print at least 3 of 4 images and take home your block so you can print some more in the future. If there’s time you may be able to create a second design. To book click here (takes you to Ticketsource).

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23 March 2024, 10:00 - 12:00

Create Easter decorations for Spring
This is going to be a really good fun morning making pretty spring decorations to cheer us up as we return to the sunshine and colour of springtime. This workshop is suitable for children over the age of 7 with an adult participant as well as those of all ages who need a carer to help them. Please contact me beforehand to let me know you may need some extra support.
Please also don't wear best clothes and bring an apron to wear as it might be a bit messy.
All materials provided but please bring wipes to clear up any messes!
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)

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31 March 2024, 10:30 - 13:00

Impressions of Claymills
This morning will be about relaxing with warm up exercises to get doodling and sketching before you decide on how you'd like to create your piece or art based on the fabulous architecture and engineering of Claymills. There are no rights and wrongs, you will be in a completely supportive and encouraging atmosphere and will have access to paint, collage, drawing and printing media so you can experiment and play! Suitable for complete beginners as well as those with much more experience.
This workshop is for adults and those studying art over the age of 16. Bring an apron and a packet of wipes, otherwise just be yourself!
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)

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31 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:00

Art is fun for children and carers
For children with a carer who joins in too, and supervises. Lots of fun drawing and painting using found objects and natural things from round Claymills, Suitable for children age 5 upwards. All materials provided but best to not wear best clothes! And if you have some wipes they're rather useful!
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)




 

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1 April 2024, 11:00 - 12:30

Tetrapak printing
Tetrapak printing is a way of creating what looks like an engraving, on the cheap (as copper sheet is very expensive!) We use intaglio ink, which is the same type of ink as used in proper engravings, so please wear old clothes, wear an apron, and bring wipes for clearing up after yourself and the plate. We will start by making really tiny images but if there's time we'll make some bigger ones as well!
You should end up with a pile of images you can frame, use on greetings cards, book plates or add to a mixed media piece.
This technique is suitable for everyone age 14 and above who is careful, can use sharp objects safely, and follow instructions. People who need carers to help them may be able to participate in this activity so please contact me first, before booking, to discuss.
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)

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1 April 2024, 15:00 - 16:00

Relaxed and meditative doodling inspired by Claymills
Using watercolours, posca pens, felt pens, coloured pencils etc we finish the day creating an abstract piece inspired by the turning wheels and cogs, the movement and the engineering of Claymills, in a beautiful and creative form.
This session is quiet and meditative and is designed to be calm so please note that it's not suitable for everyone. No previous art experience is needed for this as I'll talk you through what we'll do, and you get to choose the colours and materials you want to use. You will produce something unique and special.
You'll have a lovely A4 piece at the end of the session you can cut up and mount for greetings cards, you could frame, or even get printed on a tea towel (I can give you details of how to organise this!). All materials provided and suitable for calm children age 12 upwards and for adults.
For more details and to book a place click here (takes you to Eventbrite)

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Please contact me for further information and to reserve a place.

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2023 - photos from Claymills and Bog Centre workshops; Bishop's Castle Charter Celebrations

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 Summer Bushmoot 2022:

  • "Meditative botanical drawing"

  • "Creating 'Green Man'/Found Natural Art"

Summer Nature Escapes 2022