Creative. Tailored. Friendly. Meaningful. High-Quality. Professional.

 

How can I help?

Schools and Colleges

- One-off or ongoing creative and contextual workshops with KS1 - KS5 pupils (see examples below)
- Longer term projects as an artist-in-residence
- Working to or developing project briefs
- Creative Career Advice, Portfolio Review and Mentoring
- CPD for educators
- Cross-school / community project work
- Experienced with SEND and Alternative Schools
- Subject links: Art, Design Tech, Science, Geography, Citizenship and PSHE
- Curriculum links: Art and Design, Art History, Environment, Nature, Seasons, Life, Habitats / Ecosystems, Conservation, Plants / Horticulture, Eco-literacy, Sustainability, Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Politics, Mental Health / Disabilities, Art Careers

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Further and Higher Education

- Guest Lectures
- Crit Support
- Undergraduate Module Delivery
- Mentoring
- One-off workshops or short courses (see examples below)
- Long-term creative projects
- Creative Career Advice, Portfolio Review and Mentoring
- Working to or developing live project briefs
- Research-as-Practice / Supporting University Research
- Online or in-person delivery
- Practice specialisms: Drawing, Eco-art, Participatory / community work, creative accessibility/inclusion and environmental sustainability within creative practice

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Galleries and Museums

- Exhibiting work
- Sales
- Artist Residencies
- Practice-based Research
- Accessible creative workshop and project delivery for diverse audiences (see examples below)
- Talks, Panels and Events (specialist subjects include eco-arts, environmental sustainability in artistic practice, accessibility and community artworking)
- Community and participatory project management and delivery
- Supporting creative professional development programming (e.g. Mentoring, Masterclasses)
- Critical Friend regarding environmental sustainability and accessibility/inclusion

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NHS, Local Authority, NPOs and VCSEs

- Creative workshops and activities within diverse communities (see examples below)
- Ambitious participatory projects
- Artist Residencies
- Creative project management and delivery
- Mentoring
- Community-led exhibitions

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Corporate

- Commissioning
- Creative Team Building
- Creative wellbeing sessions (see examples below)
- Staff exhibitions or participatory projects

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Private

- Commissioning
- Sales
- Critique
- Small Group Workshops (see examples below)
- Tuition
- Mentoring

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Workshops and Courses

I am experienced at facilitating accessible workshops for people of diverse backgrounds between the ages of 2 and 102 (!), at mixed levels of confidence, skill and ability. I am able to deliver one-off workshops, longer courses, open spaces, weekend retreats and more, both online and in-person.

The lists below offer examples of the type of half or full day creative workshops I am able to offer to community groups, creative professionals, private groups and corporate clients. This list is by no means exhaustive and I have over 25 years of practical making experience… so if you have any particular ideas of what you’d like to do, I want to hear them!

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  • Experimental Drawing
  • Wonky Portraiture
  • Exploring the Elements of Art
  • Life Drawing
  • Embrace Your Inner Surrealist!
  • Eco-Arts
  • Creatively Responding to Art
  • Art and Activism
  • Signmaking for Protest
  • Origami and Paper Crafts
  • Paper Marbling
  • Creative Collage
  • Mono, Lino and Gelli Printing
  • Intaglio Printing
  • Seasonal Crafts (e.g. Pumpkin Carving, Wreaths, Cards)
  • Introduction to Clay
  • Introduction to Wet Felting
  • Drawing Skills (6 week course)
  • How To Read Art (2 week course)
  • Facilitation of general Open Space Workshops
  • (Fake) Kintsugi
  • Make Worry Dolls
  • Mindful Drawing
  • Relaxing Crafts
  • Spiritual Resilience
  • Creative Freewriting
  • Creating Talismans
  • Making Dream-Catchers
  • Tree of Life – Remembering Who You Are
  • Drawing from Nature
  • Outdoor Markmaking
  • Creatively Collaborating with Nature
  • Creative Connection to Landscapes
  • Sculpting with Dandelion Dough
  • Making Charcoal
  • Nature Looms
  • Introduction to Cyanotypes
  • Introduction to PaperMaking
  • Nettle Cordage
  • Seed Bombs and Seed Art
  • Campfire Arts
  • Beach Arts
  • Outdoor Creative Meditations
  • Environmentally sustainable best practice
  • Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Practice as Research
  • Preparing for Professional Practice
  • Understanding ‘Co-production’ / Making Work with Communities
  • Delivering creative workshops
  • Artist Mental Health and Resilience
  • Create your own Access Rider
  • Writing Artist Statements, Bios and CVs
  • Any element of my artistic practice
  • Art as a tool for climate action
  • Geopoetics
  • Ethical and Equitable Artmaking with the More-than-human
  • Mental Health in Art

Further Information

Location

I am available for project work in Hull / East Yorkshire, where I am based, and happy to travel nationally and internationally. I am also available for remote work anywhere in the world.

Assurances

  • Recent DBS / Update Service
  • Public Liability insurance – £10,000,000
  • Products Liability insurance – £10,000,000
  • Professional Indemnity insurance – £5,000,000
  • Tax/UTR registered
  • Safeguarding Trained
  • First Aid trained

Fees

My typical rate is £315 (£38ph) per day, reflecting my broad experience, unique skills and specialist knowledge as well as the current Rates of Pay set out by Artists Union England for practitioners with 5+ years professional experience. This is due to rise with inflation in 2024/25.

Artist Fees compensate the time and labour involved in research, development, preparation, delivery, administration and time spent commuting. Fees do not include the cost of materials, equipment rental costs, travel costs, publication costs, insurance or shipping, or any other cost associated with art production. There is a typical flat rate of £315 (as per Artist Union recommendations, and rising 1 April 2024) for a half-day workshop, talk or presentation or other activity requiring prior preparation and administration, or £160 per half-day activity that requires zero preparation or administration (e.g. supporting another facilitator). Longer term or non-profit work may be negotiated, and sessional rates may be adjusted according to the nature of the work (£35-50ph). Additionally, in an effort to encourage common development projects and transcend social, cultural or economic barriers that would otherwise separate us, I am also open to bartering and alternative trading methods following negotiation.

Sales

For private, commercial or art collection sales, please contact Lauren directly.