Community cohesion

‘Combatting issues of fragmentation and isolation in families and communities, shared, hands-on creative making can assist in building bridges, strengthening relationships and increasing confidence and wellbeing.’ Sara

What we do

Groups are encouraged to get involved in creating a giant collaborative painting. Playfully experimenting with a range of art materials, everyone has the opportunity to freely express themselves in drawing and painting. Working on a large expanse of paper with pots of brightly coloured paint, large brushes and coloured pastels, we end with a fabulous piece of art – a positive reminder of shared fun and achievement.

Who for

Community groups – intergenerational, families, the marginalised and hard-to-reach


Either I come to you wherever you are, or if you’re local, make the most of an enhanced learning environment at my studio in rural Northumberland.

Cost and booking

Enquire through the booking enquiry form at the bottom of this page or call 07951 819796

What’s been said

Assistant at Creative Play, Barne Barton, Plymouth

‘They loved being able to let their children loose with art materials. All of the mums said that they would love to see more groups like this.’

Laura Denning – Engagement Co-ordinator, Plymouth Arts Centre

‘We thought you were fabulous and absolutely the right person to lead these workshops!’

Community workshop experience

See Arts Lab archive links

Smiles for Rwandan Genocide Survivors

Creative Voice for Senegal’s Talibé

Torbay Festival of Imagination for young people

Mass movement and Draw

Totnes Alive! Community Festival

BodyKind Festival

Plymouth Arts Centre & Zone – weekly Creative Play – young mums & kids in Barne Barton

Arts University Plymouth – Tide Mark with mums and kids

Kilve Court, Somerset – annual Family Days Art Tent

Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth – half term Get Arty for families

Delamore House, Cornwood – Devon Artists Network Family Workshop

Bunker Project I family workshop, Salcombe

Exeter City Library – Family Big Draw

Community cohesion Workshop
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“I’ve really enjoyed the sessions and found them to be great in helping me gain confidence. You’re a great teacher. Thank you!