Workshops & Mentoring

I have been a Workshop Leader for 14 years and have delivered dynamic, innovative and engaging programs for participants aged 5-adult, which have and can be adaptable according to age, ability and numbers. The workshops are based on various art traditional and untraditional Art & Design techniques including, medieval graffiti, portraiture, painting, drawing, landscapes and much more. 

In addition, I deliver workshops and group work for universities which vary fro curatorial practice, theory and practice and contextual studies.

I also deliver Global Arts surrounding arts and crafts from different countries, cultures and historical traditions. I have worked all over the country and provided workshops to schools, community settings, festivals, fetes, archeologists, mental well-being groups and youth groups independently and in collaborations with various organisations, such as,  DNMGS, Discover Your Best, Workshop Network, ABC Arts, WEA, Wisemoves, Trapmediaand Creative Partnerships and internationally for Painting Italy. 

I am also a creative mentor for emerging artists and have been a professional mentor for BBC’s Big Painting Challenge (series 2,3,4) and Channel 4’s ‘Drawers Off!’ programme. I have met splendid groups and individuals who make the delivery of workshops something very exciting for participants and myself. 



-Painting retreat; Lucca, Italy. Painting in Italy
-Lisbon, study trip with OCA
-Painting retreat, Coja, Portugal
-Venice & Florence with Grantham College
-Barcelona with South East Derbyshire College

Selected Experience:

NottStopping Festival – Experimental Art

-Big Local Connect (art, business and community)

-Nottingham Forresters ‘Bringing the LGBT community back’

-Intersectional Feminism- Nottingham Women’s Centre

-National Museum of Justice, Justice and Law; perceptions through art

-Swadlincote Asperger’s Society (SAS)

-Euphoria (Corporate Well-Being)

-NG:She- Women into Art. Playing a role in ending violence against women

Mentoring Emerging Artists: Develop your Creative Practice Arts Council

-DNMGS: Archeology and the Arts, Creswell Crags & Southwell

-Art workshop- connecting the workplace and creativity, Haringuy Council

-Staff Development Day-  collaboration through art to 150 staff, Grantham College

-Discover Your Best (DYB)- how to read Art- bringing people back into society.

-Mental well-being workshops- expressive yourselves through portraiture.

-World Culture Day, Kirk Hallam School (5 years running).

-Heritage Lottery funded. Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti Survey. Art and Archeology. DNMGS

Belton Horse Trails, Outdoor workshops and Exhibition with Grantham College Art Department

-Creative Partnership- A British Council Project in connection with Senegal.

– WEA- Big Lottery Funded project; Cultural Diversity Workshops

-University of Warwick- Open Studies Tutor for courses in ‘Art Techniques from Differerent Cultures’ and ‘Professional Practice for Artists’. Year one degree level.

– Playworks: 10 weeks art course; youth work

-Culture Weeks; various primary schools nationally

-ABC Arts; Cultural Diversity Workshops, Nottinghamshire

-1 Goal FIFA World Campaign workshops to physically impaired children

-Workshops for Travellers, Nottingham City Council

-Derby Deaf Group; Adult Learning

-Artist in Residence in various primary and secondary schools.

-‘Mask Making’ & Mosaic Workshops in association with Trapmedia

-‘Text & Image’. Humber Literary festival