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Creative Connection

At the end of winter a wonderful friend and fellow creative Sarah Macvean Videography captured a really lovely video of me at work in my studio. I’m always telling everyone who will listen about the beauty of being in full creative flow. It is a whole body and spirit connection and is truly lovely and relaxing. I just love how she has captured the true essence of this process!! It was my son who told me how I’m always smiling when I paint! I wasn’t aware of it as when you Are in flow, you are totally absorbed in the moment. Hope you enjoy watching X

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The Joyful creative learning for young people in lockdown! Art classes went online and lots of older children and teens learned new skills, kept creativity flowing and had a really lovely time!

There were lots of challenges for us all but one of the wonderful things to emerge has been the ability to learn how to use new platforms to take my art classes online! Reaching a wonderful new group of older children and teens and being able to offer bespoke sessions to families both locally and across the UK.

Ellie and her magical landscapes

Creativity plays a really important part in being present in the moment, the ability to transform a blank piece of paper into something is inspiring! I really wanted to focus on what our next generation of young people can do! Focus on the positive- enthusiasm for learning, ideas, creativity and emerging talent of our wonderful kids. I wanted to give them an opportunity to flourish!

My classes help break down an artwork into steps for success, with lots of encouragement and personalised teaching along the way. It is a joy to see confidence developing, an enjoyment of art and children and teens flourish! Of course there is also a sense of having a shared interest of art with others on the session too! In these times, that is important!

These sessions are taking place every week until the end of March on zoom. If you have a young artist who would enjoy these sessions please do contact me. I’m a fully qualified teacher (BED Hons) with over 20 years experience and a profession artist too.

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Summer September Art Classes in Thirsk

Well, what a change we have managed in so many unexpected ways this year! There was a time that we thought we may not get back to meeting and socialising and events and goodness did we miss our human interactions and our own space!

I felt the same and so when the Town Hall reopened, worked hard to get some sense of normality and routine back so that my lovely Art class members, current and new could access the same wonderful, supportive classes, just with more careful planning to ensure that the government guidelines are in place to keep everyone safe. It was so very worth it! I ran classes over August and now we are back for the last 3 weeks of the Summer Block for September! Continuing for as much of the year ahead as we are able to. We have all embraced the changes and have relaxed, had lovely conversations, supported and learned and relearned to focus-blissfully connected to our artwork and concentration and that is just so important right now! Our new normal still feels good.

If you would like to join, to relax, to focus on the moment of creativity then please do! Any level of experience is very welcome!! I foster a positive environment with praise and helpful guidance at the centre of each 2 hour lesson, helping you to improve your knowledge and practice over each week and above all creating space and time for you to experience the joy and peace that Art can bring! Click the link below to dates and booking information.

September 2020 Daytime Tuesday Art Class-Block of 3