Artist led workshops for groups
I have worked with a diverse range of groups and within those groups it has been my aim to make sure everything in the sessions they are attending is accessible. This includes developing the right levels of challenge, having appropriate content and support strategies as required. I am passionate about accessibility to arts learning opportunities for all and have successfully adapted workshops to work for groups as diverse as partially sighted groups, those receiving hospice therapies, recently settled refugee families, care home residents and learning and physically disabled adults and children.
I also have experience of running workshops for corporate groups, art society members, and run small workshops for people wishing to improve their skills at drawing and printmaking.
I will be running the following workshops with limited places at Newark's Secret Garden this summer, all run 10am-4pm:
Saturday 12th June 2021- Introduction to Printmaking
Saturday 10th July 2021- Introduction to Linocut
Saturday 24th July - Printmaking stamps for paper and textiles
To book please get in touch via the 'Contact' tab or use the following link: secretgardennewark.co.uk/blog/
Artist led workshops for schools
I work in schools and other settings in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to deliver practical art workshops tailored to fit with the development of students’ arts skills as well as wider curricular areas of learning including literacy, drama, history, science, and numeracy. The focus for my work is that a positive learning arts experience includes research, enquiry, discovery, sharing, and experimentation. I work towards agreed aims, objectives and intended outcomes that are inclusive to all participants.
Prior to each workshop in a school, I meet with teaching staff to discuss the areas of learning forming the focus of the proposed session. Materials, budget and practicalities (including health and safety and welfare matters), requirements for students with Special Educational Needs are discussed. I design workshops responding to the needs of the teaching staff and the students, provide full written planning including visual stimuli, source and prepare all additional materials and contribute to the documentation of evaluation of the learning.
Please contact me using the 'Contact' tab on this site if you would like to find out what I can do in your organisation, or if you would like to talk to other schools I have worked with for references and more testimonials.
Printmaking workshops are a speciality but I can design workshops to link with learning journeys, and extend to sculpture, clay, silk painting and more.
Some more pictures from recent workshops with children are included here, please press 'play' on the big image or scroll along the thumbnails.
Testimonials from schools I have worked with...
"Elaine provided our year one and year two pupils with an inspirational introduction to the print making process. She made them really think about how to observe the shape and lines that they could see through a variety of warm up exercises. The children were extremely motivated to be working in role as expert printers. The workshop provided them with the opportunity to work collaboratively to produce a high quality outcome. The children found the experience so enjoyable they couldn’t wait to use the skills learnt to create their own prints within other areas of learning such as making their own printed frames for their observational drawings and backing paper for their tree poetry. Thank you Elaine.''
All-Saints Community Primary School Waddington, Lincs
" Elaine was an amazing professional to work with. She listened to the ideas offered by the children and interpreted them in an inspirational way. The whole class thoroughly enjoyed making the butterflies and all produced something which they could feel proud of. We look forward to working with her again soon!"
Year 5 teacher
"The children were fully engaged from start to finish in the process of creating their batik art pieces. Elaine’s love of art encouraged them to do their best and grow in confidence. Elaine has a gentle, relaxed manner with the children yet retains an air of professionalism. Class 2 feel proud to have been able to contribute towards the beautiful work now displayed in the hall. "
Year 2 teacher
Heathlands Primary School, Rainworth, Notts