• Enjoy the journey

    Creativity, learning, enjoyment.

  • Hello & Welcome!

    Creative workshops and project development for schools and heritage organisations.

  • Workshops

    Bespoke, high quality, well-designed workshops, resources and learning programmes.

    Art workshops

    Tailor-made to suit your school

    I am a fully qualified and experienced primary teacher and my DBS can be checked through the Government Update Service. Workshops can be booked for half or full days, several days or as part of your school's arts week celebrations. Workshops can focus on children exploring a new artistic skill or working collaboratively on one piece of artwork. Schools often have a site-specific piece in mind that they would like to display. I use a variety of media including, mosaic, acrylic paint, gold-leaf, textiles, wire-work, junk modelling and mod roc. The themes are endless, which is why I will discuss in detail your requirements before you make your booking.

    Hampton Wick Infant & Nursery School

    The Klimt Angel

    Children from Nursery through to Year Two contributed to this massive triptych, learning the skills of acrylic painting on canvas, gold leafing and relief work. They also developed their team-working and critical thinking skills. The work was commissioned by the school as part of their annual Arts Week.

     

    "Lindsey has worked with our school community for over 15 years on many wonderful creative projects. These have included 2D and 3D art and design projects, individual, group and whole school collaborations and also community wide installations. With skill, passion and knowledge, children have used a wide range of mixed media including acrylic paints, mosaic tiles, gold leaf, mod roc and recycled materials. From pursuing children’s ideas and igniting their creativity through marvellous projects to having a dedicated focus upon Take One Picture artwork, the experiences with Lindsey as our artist in residence has always been meaningful, invigorating, enjoyable and fun! Worth every penny!"

     

    Heidi Johnson-Paul, Head Teacher, Hampton Wick Infant & Nursery School

    Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

    Spring Bug Family Workshop

    Families came along for half day workshops using junk modelling to create some stunning spring bugs. This workshop was one of several designed to encourage family learning within the gallery. It was part of a learning programme designed as part of a new museum development project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is works successfully in school as children work on problem-solving and how to fix a variety of materials together.

    Artist Studio in School

    Keeping the mess under control

    The most effective way of working with many children across a school seems to be to set up an 'artist's studio'. Children can then come and visit in groups, working around a table with all the materials to hand. The photograph shows a mosaic set up over week in a corridor so that the children could watch the progress of the piece.

    Hampton Wick Infant & Nursery School

    Focus on Drawing Skills

    Everyone, from Nursery through to Year 2, spent sometime outside sketching the school buildings. The school was about to be re-developed so this was a way of recording what was there. The children used simple black fine-liner pens on postcard size card and explored their observational skills, drawing what the=at saw not what they thought they could see! All the drawings were then assembled to create one stunning display.

    Gordon Russell Museum, Broadway

    Museum in a Box Outreach to Schools

    Some projects have involved working in consultation with schools to create remote learning resources for museums and galleries. This resource box for schools was designed to encourage secondary school design pupils to engage with the Gordon Russell Design Museum. This was a small part of a wider outreach learning programme, researched and developed to support this recently created museum.

  • Mosaics

    Mosaics for schools as workshops or as commissions.

    All good ideas

    ... start with a chai latte

    After discussions with clients, whether for a private commission or a school workshop, ideas are drawn up and sample materials selected.

    London Garden I

    Inspiration

    This commission started with one roundel on the back wall and using a metal lizard water feature as inspiration.

    London Garden II

    Why not have two more?

    The clients were so pleased with the effect of the sunlight on the mosaic that they commissioned two more in the series of lizards and dragonflies.

    Highlights

    To catch the light

    As many of the mosaics are designed for outdoor spaces, I use mirrored glass ... a lot! The effect created as the sunlight dances and catches the designs just brings the mosaic alive.

    Hampton Wick School Newt

    And everybody helped!

    This four by two metre mosaic was designed to be made with pupil and staff input. The newt is the school emblem and red is definitely their school colour. Children from Nursery through to Year 2 came to work in the pop-up workshop and were very proud of the finished mosaic.

    MacIntosh Influence

    Inspired by Glasgow

    This commission was for a large cheeseboard and the design was influenced by a visit to the C. R. MacIntosh house in Glasgow.

    Priory Mosaic

    Working with Gifted & Talented pupils

    As part of an art enrichment programme I was asked to replace a playground mural with a series of new mosaics. A small group of KS2 art-mad pupils came to assist over the week using the school colours as part of the theme.

    Small is beautiful

    Small decorative board

    Another commission arising from exhibiting at a Christmas Fair and demonstrating that smaller commissions can be as satisfying as the large ones.

    Walton on Thames wall mosaic

    Butterflies flying

    Working in rectangles, the mosaic was a chance to use lots of different coloured Van Gogh glass. Inspiration for the colours came from the colour of the London bricks and several purple and mauve bushes planted below.

    Happily married

    Wedding commission

    To celebrate the special day I designed this mosaic to include the happy couple's initials and wedding date. Colours was inspired by a visit to their garden and the colour scheme in their planting.

    Art Deco birds

    In situ

    This mosaic was designed very specifically for this wall and uses the red twiggy bush in front within the first two panels. The bird designs came from some stationery I had been designing at the same time.

  • About

    In schools and heritage organisations

    Art matters

    Developing the creative thinkers of tomorrow

    Whether in school, at a museum or gallery, providing experiences that help to nurture creative thinking is vital. In a compressed curriculum children and teachers need time and scaffolding to support the development of these important skills. Adults need time to explore their creative side too!

    Bespoke workshops and CPD

    Listening ears

    Each workshop and training session is designed in partnership with you. Rather than select from a rigid list of options, we will discuss the best workshop content so that your pupils' learning outcomes and experiences are creatively and successfully met.

    Designer : Educator

    Background

    Freelance Creative Arts and Heritage Consultant.

    Working in schools, museums and galleries.

    You can find things that I make in my Etsy Shop.

    Social Media

  • Projects

    Engaging people.

    Artist in Residence and Workshops

    On-site creative arts workshops.

    Heritage Lottery Project Consultation

    Advice and development on learning and audience engagement.

    CPD Rraining in Art, Craft and Design

    Sharing expertise with non-specialist teachers, staff and volunteers.

    Learning Programmes and Resources

    Development of heritage learning programmes and resources.

    Museum and Gallery Workshops

    Creative practical workshops designed and delivered for all ages.

    Heritage Volunteer Training

    Supporting and developing volunteer staff in heritage settings.

  • BLOG

    Ideas and some free teaching resources.

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  • Clients

    Interpreting ideas and aspirations for creative audience engagement.

    Museum Learning

    Clients

    Landmark Trust

    National Library of Scotland

    University of Wales, Swansea

    Court Barn Museum

    Gordon Russell Design Museum

    Windermere Steamboat Museum

    Clifton Park Museum

    Abergavenny Castle & Museum

    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

    Museum of London

    World Monument Fund Britain

    Boston Castle, Rotherham

    Melton Carnegie Museum

    Community Archives Wales

    Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

    Ayscoughfee Hall Museum

    The Parish Church of SS Mary and Nicolas, Spalding

    Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon

    The Landmark Trust

    Gloucestershire County Council

    South Wales Miners' Coalfield Library, University of Wales

    Schools

    Clients

    Hampton Wick Infant & Nursery School, Middlesex

    Priory Preparatory School, Birmingham

    Blockley Primary School, Gloucestershire

    Hampton Infant School, Middlesex

    Charlton Kings Infant School, Cheltenham

    Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

    Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

  • CONTACT

    I look forward to hearing from you!