I offer early years workshops with a multitude of themes, to suit any group. I aim to let the babies and children lead the play and focus on their imagination. I am there to give them the creative tools to express themselves.

Working with found ephemera and recycled materials alongside conventional art materials, the sessions enable imaginative, creative play; transforming objects from the everyday to the extraordinary. All of the workshops work on the basis of quality interaction with the children, to enable them to harness their innate creativity and use their imagination to its full extent.

Sessions may involve: creating inspiring environments as a starting point for storytelling and creative play; outdoor play- exploring the shapes, colours and textures of nature; using found objects from everyday life to create images, characters and stories;  puppetry and sculpture to create imaginary worlds; painting, sticking, printing and shadow play.

Recent projects include:

Playground project- Working with a pre school in Accrington to create painted panels to brighten up the outdoor area and stimulate play.

Surestart project- This involved visiting a series of surestart centres in the Blackburn area to make images with the children that were then photographed and went on to become tiles in a digital mosaic of the area.

Seasons project- I worked with a group of parents, babies and toddlers on the Grange Estate in Blackpool to produce work for an exhibition at their local community learning centre.

Millbank Court- Commissioned by Preston’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery, I visited a group of Mums and their pre school children at a housing project to run weekly craft sessions.

It is impossible for me to demonstrate the vast variety and number of workshops that I have undertaken, particularly as many of my photos have children’s faces that I cannot put on the internet. Below is a small selection of images from recent projects.

If you want to discuss an idea, or get a quote, please get in touch.

Early Years and Pre School