Welcome to my new website! I didn't quite finish learning html and css (coding language) as I'd intended but instead found the wonderful software I'm using here (Weebly) so I am able to update this website in a much easier way than what I have been able to do previously, thank you Weebly!
Here we are halfway through 2014 already. So far, as well as sorting out this website, I've been focussing on catching up on my own art and doing courses to help me with the thinking behind my art (more on this another time). I spent a large chunk of my time last year, researching, writing and presenting workshops. Much as I enjoyed this, I ended up getting seriously behind in my own work. Still, I will run more workshops as I am passionate about the value of learning to draw and realise that drawing is so much more than a hobby - it is a way of thinking, so watch this space.... and here's a bit about them...
Last year, I presented a workshop on 'Maintaining Creativity in Older Children' to a group of school teachers/teachers aides in which we explored the concepts behind how we think, how this develops in normal and dyslexic children and how we might apply this knowledge to maintaining creativity in older school children. I was wrapt to have the opportunity to put forward my views and theories to such an open and forward-thinking group of educators who genuinely care about the children they work with.
In terms of Drawing Workshops - I taught around 50 people last year, in groups ranging in size from 4 to 12 how to draw over a series of 1-3 workshops. These went really well and participants produced some wonderful work - some of which you can see below from the first day (start and end of day drawings):
and here from the third day (final drawings of the same person, done by two different people).
Wishing you all well. Much love and gratitude.