Steph has devised and run art work shops, environmental-art workshops and environmental play sessions for over 10 years. She has worked with schools, environmental charities, social enterprises and city farms as well as independently. Workshops can cover, drawing and painting skills, natural art and printing techniques.
Steph has an up to date CRB check, first aid certificate and public liability insurance.
Environmental Art and Nature Based Workshops
Steph is a biologist and environmental educator as well as being an artist. She believes passionately in the link between creativity, natural awareness and getting your hands dirty! She works both freelance and for environmental charities and organisations such as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Magic of Life Butterfly House, and St Werburghs City Farm
Steph has completed her level 3 Practitioner Forest School Leader Qualification and combines this ethos with her approach to environmental art workshops. Workshops can take place directly in the field using natural materials or they can be classroom based using the natural world (and often natural materials) as inspiration. In both cases it is possible to teach traditional craft skills and key lessons in art and design.
Mural Painting Workshops
Steph works with all kinds of groups, ranging from children aged from 6 to 18 within formal education, ASDAN groups etc and within informal settings such as youth centres and children's programmes. She also has experience working with families in drop-in workshops and organised sessions.
Workshops are tailored to suit the interests, capabilities and objectives of the group and are therefore designed on an individual basis. Participants can be involved in every process of mural production from the research and budgeting to the design and painting.
Workshops can result in full scale wall paintings or smaller paintings on hardboard that are created using some of the same techniques as larger mural paintings. It very much depends on the result the group wants to achieve. They can also be run alongside the production of a professional mural painting.