” ….. you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.”

― Sir Ken Robinson

during his life, sir ken robinson was an advocate for experiential holistic learning.  I concur with this view and transfer skills and ethos learnt and practised as a forest school leader into the sessions i facilitate to ensure those taking part feel safe and confident to step into the activity area and engage.

Sessions i’ve facilitated have been for a wide range of ages and abilities including, under 5’s and their adults, key stage 1 through 3, sixth form send students, young people, families, adults and older citizens. The locations for these are as diverse, including a hospital, museums, schools, outdoors, public space in community buildings, and online.

The sessions begin with an invitation to the participants to engage with a material, a concept, a theme, or a process to explore, experiment and create,, be it in a workshop setting or drop in activity within an event or location.

Using examples and positive language, those present are encouraged to follow their instinct and to take risks in trying something new or to develop an existing skill. For those that need it, there’s further demonstration, encouragement and affirmation.

selected sessions:

Japanese 4 hole stab book

Christmas card with light up led component.

Alter ego drawings

Exquisite corpse

Loose parts play session

Stick art

Stone art

8 bit lego art

Zine making

within my artistic practice i am interested in presence, and this transfers into bounding the workshop space in a safe manner – all those present are ok to try things, question their assumptions, and experiment.

I’m happy to meet and discuss your needs, location, resources and group to ideate towards a session idea. To develop that initial idea into a session plan and deliver it at your location. I’m happy to collect participation data you might require for your group or funders and to reflect about the session with you. If you’re interested in arranging a meeting, please get in touch via the contact page. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

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