Archive for the ‘Workshop’ Category

‘All being Well Art Group’

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Birds at the Lodge Arboretum Park Derby

Birds at the Lodge Arboretum Park Derby

I’m really enjoying doing Volunteer work helping with the ‘All being Well Art Group’ on the Arboretum Park in Derby. I have helped students develop Poster ideas to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health Problems, we have made paper birds, we’ve attended Exhibitions such as the QUAD in Derby and The Lake side Gallery in Nottingham and this week we are hoping to have a picnic and draw outside again this time on A3 sheets of Paper, so we can be more expressive.

My Dad has made a lovely job of making me 6x wooden drawing boards for us to use.

Christmas Tree Toppers Workshop Quad

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Tree Topper

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Tree Topper

I ran a Christmas Tree Topper workshop at the Quad in Derby, It was great Fun and everyone worked really hard to make their creations. We Had Rudolph, Fairies, Angels, Santas, a Snowman hat and not forgetting a Festive Frog.

Fairy & Santa Christmas Tree Toppers

Fairy & Santa Christmas Tree Toppers

Festive Frog Tree Topper

Festive Frog Tree Topper

School Workshops – came out of the Blue!

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Last month I bumped into my Senior School Art Teacher, out of the Blue at an Arts Council meeting!

We both got chatting and she asked me if I would be interested in running 4 Photoshop CS3 workshops to sixth formers on Thursday mornings! I said “Yes please”!

Over the last month I have spent alot of my time  preparing the workshops, as it is all very new to me!

The students have been working on the themes Knots, Materials and Folds so  I have planned 3 workshops:


• How to Draw over an image in Photoshop CS3

• Repeat Pattern

• Random Repeat Pattern

Draw over an image-Photoshop CS3

knot Pattern

The first workshop should have started on the 5th February-but unfortunately the School was cancelled because of unexpected snow!

 I took most of the morning off,  after egg and soldiers and a cup of tea. I had  lots of fun  in the snow  with my niece and dad, we made a Snowman and danced around in our ‘Patterned Wellies!’

wellies in the snow

  snowman  tree in the snow

I’m now half way through the workshops and have really enjoyed it , they’re a lovely bunch of students to work with, I’ll be very sad when I come to do the last workshop, as working in my old Art classroom has brought back so many happy memories!

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