These are examples of works I have developed or have been involved with in my community in Brentwood, Essex.
The garden mosaic floor below is an example of community work. It was created by adults with learning disabilities at The Gates, a charity organisation part of Frontline Partnership Ltd where I currently work as an Art Facilitator and Inclusion Support Worker.
There, I helped the clients to learn mosaic techniques to create a big tree figure, part of their Sensory Garden for public display at Open Days throughout the year. Various local charity shops, including St Francis Hospice and The Light House, donated broken crockery. Many of the broken tiles were picked up (with permission) from skip containers and many more donated by the clients' family and friends.
Other art creations by The Gates’ clients with my help:
Old plates painted to become an outdoor sunflower installation, Monet’s Water Lilies Impressionist version made from broken crockery, and mosaic fish to decorate The Gates’ pond.
FRONTLINE PARTNERSHIP LTD
I have been working at the Café Art since 2014, initially as a volunteer and now as a Freelancer Art Facilitator for adults with physical and learning disabilities.
WEALD PARK WELLNESS GROUP
I created the group in January 2019 and since we have been delivering various free outdoor art/therapeutic workshops for the local community.
Check for forthcoming events and bookings at our Weald Park Wellness Group Facebook page.
PLANET ESSEX 2019
Planet Essex Festival at the Cressing Temple Barns, with Linda Nissen Samuels and Irene Malvezi giving three free Eco Drawing Workshops throughout the day.
ECO DRAWING WORKSHOPS AT WEALD COUNTRY PARK
A series of workshops for children at Weald Country Park, Essex from May 2019 being promoted by the Essex Country Parks.
BRENTWOOD ART TRAIL 2019
Brentwood Art Trail 2019, at The Baytree Shopping Centre offering a free Eco Drawing Workshop for the community.
A how-to-draw workshop, adding up fun to their charity Siblings' Event.
NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT
NetPark Wellbeing Project at Chalkwell Park, which I've been part of as a Facilitator.
Clients have the benefit of the park surrounds to foster a greater sense of wellbeing and observe feelings towards their outdoor experience. Responses to their feelings can be part of material used for the development of artworks indoors.