My workshops aim to celebrate experimentation and loosening up in order to create more freely.
They attempt to awaken that sixth sense of intuition that most of us have, but have forgotten, in this case, with creativity.
That and negative past experiences where people have been told they are "no good" compound a fear or inability to explore art making in adulthood.
It is this I aim to readdress by using achievable techniques, fun and confidence building methods in a relaxed setting with lots of group and individual attention.
I teach the techniques with acrylic paint and mixed media that I use in my own painting by demonstrating, throughout the day, the group then have a go with guidance if needed.
Although I try to avoid absolutes of what does and does not work, preferring people to try everything, during the workshops we will look at which factors can help make a successful painting. The techniques are based on abstract art expression that help convey mood, feeling and explores the potential of the accidental, the surprising and the "mistakes" made on canvas that can free us up to be bolder with achieving our end results.
The workshops cater for between 6 - 12 people depending on space and to keep the atmosphere casual, intimate, friendly and relaxed and to allow people as much input from myself as they need. I also teach "Mixed media and Intuitive art" and "Abstracted landscapes and Intuitive Art. These involve a range of mixed media like papers, collage, leaves and natural finds, sand, masking tape, newspaper, Bleeding tissue techniques,
These are often in Norwich, Bungay, Harwich, Ely and Cambridge and are for community art groups.
I run workshops for Art and Mental Wellbeing groups ie Mind and Cambridge Regional College for "Cambridge Community Arts" www.camcommarts.org.uk
Please contact Sue Kemp at "The Art Trading Company" directly for more information of workshops that I run in Bungay www.thearttradingcompany.co.uk
Celebration Workshops, Birthdays, Hen Parties catered for.
Find me a venue, and between 7-8 paying people and you can do the workshop for free. For more details, and prices please contact me.