I am passionate about inspiring children and helping them to embrace the Creative Arts, Mindfulness & Mindset.
I have created the Dot Kids ethos to encourage creative confidence, freedom & experimentation, alongside contextual awareness & discussion, enabling self-expression and empathy - unique to many other children's art classes.
During the sessions we consider the emotions that art evokes and use self-expression in our own creativity.
Together we discover the life & art of inspirational artists, using their stories and art as an influence for our own creativity.
We learn that there is no such thing as a creative mistake, everything we create is an experiment, a joy, a development.
Most Dot Kids workshops are drop-off sessions, so you can relax whilst your child gets creative.
Myself and all Dot Kids Workshop Leaders are fully DBS checked and we all hold Enhanced Certificates,
Together we gain a passion for the creative arts, enhancing our well-being. We develop a deeper curiosity for meaning, developing empathy and self-expression.
We currently run regular workshops & courses during the school holidays and After School Art Power sessions.
Sessions run in Whitstable, Margate & Faversham in Kent and London. At the beginning of 2020, Dot Kids will be training new teachers via the Dot Kids Franchise Program - bringing Dot Kids to many more locations around the UK and beyond!
The Dot Kids approach to creative arts has proved very successful. Therefore, I am now releasing Online workshops, courses & memberships so that any child around the world can experience our classes.
My own background is in Art, Photography, Media Production & Mixed Media Arts, having studied at the London College of Communication & Westminister University, London.
I worked for many years in the Education & Multimedia Unit at the British Museum, producing educational facilities for schools.
We currently run Art Inspiration Workshops & Art Clubs during the school holidays and After School.
The Dot Kids workshops & Art Clubs cover art, animation, film making, comic book creation, print making, digital sound composition, poetry and clay sculpture.
In addition, I offer one-to-one Creative Mentoring to help lift creative blocks, increase confidence and enhance self-expression. These sessions can be delivered in my studio in Whitstable, Kent or via conference zoom calls, so you do not need to live locally to take part.
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