What I offer

Schools & The Outdoors

For over 20 years I have been transforming school environments and exploring the way schools approach creative learning.  I see it as an adventure, which encourages curiosity and nurtures a sense of wonder.  I offer bespoke projects, which have resulted in educational landscaping and the creation of outdoor learning resources, photographic, teaching resources and exhibition’s.

My practice aims to:

  • Encourage sustainable active involvement of the staff and parents.
  • Develop self-esteem, listening skills and social skills through creativity.
  • Provide meaningful and inspirational experiences for both small groups and whole school participation.
  • Deliver creative teaching and learning opportunities for CPD during twilight session’s, INSET days and educational conferences.

Participation & Engagement.

I create participatory artworks and community interventions for festivals, regeneration projects and artist in residency programs.  I aspire to work with organisations on creative projects that value working towards community ownership and raising aspirations through innovative arts involvement.

My practice aims to :-

  • Develop highly personalised and creative mechanism’s for engaging public response.
  • Balance the social, holistic and creative needs of a community, leading to collaborative conclusions.
  • Raise aspirations through creative social inclusion.
  • Manage effective communication and expectations of various stakeholders.
  • Implement timescales and manage budgets efficiently.

Early Years & Families

I have worked in Early Years settings, collaborating with The Arts Council, Sure Start Children’s Centres, Day Nurseries, Local Councils and Creative Partnerships.  I initiate and nurture programs that enable families to explore creativity in a safe and considered environment, producing both temporary and permanent creative outcomes to aid Early Years learning and creative play development.

My practice aims to:-

  • Create environments that allow for a sense of wonder and illuminate possibilities for family activities.
  • Encourage risk taking and creative problem solving.
  • Inspire and nurture practical opportunities for parents, staff and children to creatively learn together.
  • Share the value of the learning through documentation and the production of resources.
  • Raise aspirations and self-confidence through the exploration of personal development.
  • Deliver CPD sessions for practitioners to develop creative skills and approaches within Early Years.