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Rachel has run workshops across the UK for primary school through to of sixth form pupils. Workshops are aimed to tie into curriculum key stages and can be customized for a specific theme or event. They can also simply be run as a fun learning experience to learn new skills. She is happy to discuss your initial ideas and make suggestions.

Recent workshops include:
Outdoor mosaic - Bearwood School Drawing skills - Longfleet School Willow workshop - Frome Valley First School Watercolour skills - Manorside Combined School Feltmaking workshop - Linwood School. Workshops for Purbeck Young Artists: 3 schools using printmaking, modroc sculpture, and mural making techniques.

Short term Workshops
From one day plus. Students will have the opportunity to improve skills, experiment with new materials, and challenge their ways of problem solving. By the end of the workshop(s), they will have made a piece of artwork to display in the school or home.

wood carving


Extended Workshops
With more days available, students are able to experiment with a greater range of media and go through different stages of the design process. They will be able to create an indoor or outdoor art installation for the school such as a mosaic, a mural or carving. Workshops with students at Ferndown Upper School in Dorset, resulted in three colourful totem poles for their school grounds.

One of three totem poles made by Ferndown Upper School students



Artist in Residence
An art residency gives students an insight into the working practises of an artist. They will discover how to follow a design process that leads to finished artwork. They will cover a number of different processes and there will be the opportunity to experiment with a number of mediums and techniques. At Wendell Park School, London, the students worked up their initial designs for a carved "bird" bench from pencil, to colour, charcoal, to 3D designs in plasterboard, clay, and soap carving. Children made initial sketches on a trip to Barnes Wetland Centre. These images were then explored in clay modelling, soap carving and wood carving. Their work was supplemented with slide shows and talks.

From top: charcoal sketches, clay sculptures, and soap carving from residency at Wendell Park School


Rachel is CRB checked and can provide full references.