I’m a Leeds author-illustrator offering workshops in art, writing and simple book-making for all ages. If you’d like to work with an experienced practitioner in the West Yorkshire area, here are the workshop themes I currently offer:
- Small group art workshops inspired by nature, gardens and the local landscape. My garden sketchbook project can be easily adapted for small groups to experience the benefits to wellbeing by sketching outdoors.
- Children’s art workshops for ages 7-11 inspired by my non-fiction book Our World of Colour. Workshops cover facts about how we see colour, the history of paint pigments and where paint pigments and dyes come from. The workshop includes a fun hands-on element about the colour wheel and colour mixing.
- Collaborations with partners in the arts, culture and heritage sectors that have a small group workshop component. I specialise in researching and mapping ‘hidden histories’, archives, landscapes and buildings/neighbourhoods. ( Two of my favourite collaborative projects are my visual mapping of the Leeds West Indian Carnival and the hidden histories of three Leeds neighbourhoods.)
If you are interested in speaking with me about a workshop project, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!