2011 to 2013: youth clubs and adventure playgrounds – London

I led regular creative sessions at various youth clubs and adventure playgrounds around London between 2011 and 2013. I worked with local children during half-terms and holiday clubs with felt-making, crafts, mosaic and pottery workshops.

2011 to 2013: felt-making and textile crafts – 240Project, London

I led weekly textile crafts session for 2+ years at 240 Project, London, an arts and health centre for adults experiencing of homelessness, addictions and mental health issues. In the sessions, I supported participants to create textile artwork and items, utilising felt-making, hand-sewing and repurposing materials. Items produced were then included in the annual exhibition.

2011 to 2013: Family Mosaic Housing Association – London

I led various arts projects at Family Mosaic housing association and supported housing sites across London between 2011 and 2013, as part of Creative Sparkworks‘ outreach arts program. I worked collaboratively with residents to create artwork for communal spaces and gardens, including mosaic stepping-stones and ceramic tile murals. Plus, I co-delivered a number of Corporate Social […]

2011 to 2013: Reparation Art – Lambeth Youth Offending Team, London

I co-faciltated ‘Reparation Art’ program for Lambeth Youth Offending Team, London for 2.5 years. I worked with young people aged 13-18 referred from the YOT alongside arts and gardening colleagues. The project was ran as part of Creative Sparkworks‘ youth program. The young people designed and made artwork to positively benefit the local community, plus develop their own […]

2011 to 2012: Textile arts courses – Eversfield Centre, London

I supported the delivery of a 6 month over 55s textile art group with artist Amy Waitt at The Eversfield Centre, London, as part of Community Focus outreach program. My role was to support attendees to explore a range of textile skills, including felt-making and embroidery to create take-home items.

2011 to 2012: Mosaic tile mural – Canalside Activity Centre, London

I co-led an outdoor ceramic tile mural project at Canalside Activity Centre, London over 6 months from 2011 to 2012. Project delivered as part of Creative Sparkworks‘ outreach arts program. I worked with mixed-ability youth group who access the activity centre to design and create by hand 100s of tiles on the theme of ‘Flow’. The finished […]

2011 to 2012: Textile wall hanging – Fremantle Trust, London

I supported the delivery of a 6 month textile wall-hanging project with artist Amy Waitt at a Fremantle Trust, London specialist dementia care home. The project was delivered as part of Community Focus arts outreach program. The project engaged with over 68 residents to create a c.2m x 2m felt patchwork applique wall-hanging, representing their lives, personalities and identities. The final wall-hanging […]

2012 to 2013: North Lambeth Time Bank, London

I was the coordinator of the first year of North Lambeth Time Bank, a London-based arts skill sharing program, funded by NHS Lambeth and Department of Health/Timebanking UK. Developed and delivered as a partnership between Creative Sparkworks, Progress London and BeeUrban. My role included developing intergenerational arts, creative and cultural opportunities for adults and older people referred from South London & […]

2012: Garden mosaics – St Quintin Centre, London

Co-facilitating garden mosaic project at St Quintin Centre for Disabled Children and Young People, London over 3 months, through arts charity Creative Sparkworks. We supported the young people to design and make a set of mosaic stepping stones and two garden table-tops for the centres’ outdoor space.

2012: Textile art courses – Richmond Fellowship, London

I led weekly textile crafts sessions over 6 months at Richmond Fellowship care home and supported housing unit in London for adults with mental health issues. Project delivered as part of Community Focus‘ arts outreach program. At the end of the project, testimonials were collected from participants, and one group attendee said: “I found out I was creative and […]

2012: Mosaic garden table – St Thomas’ Hospital, London

I was commissioned to design and collaboratively create outdoor garden mosaic table for hospital trust grounds with hospital patients and staff at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. I created the design based on the hospital’s very close proximity to the River Thames and the hospital’s charity logo. ‘The GiST’ hospital magazine (issue 5, page 6-7) featured a photo of […]

2012: Film-making project – Archbishop Sumner CoE Primary School, London

I co-led two terms of ‘Invention’ themed costume and film-making project at Archbishop Sumner CoE Primary School, London, as part of Creative Sparkworks‘ outreach arts program. Working with recycled materials and filmed throughout the school’s grounds, the film’s storyboard was written by each cohort of pupils and connected with school curriculum for Key Stage 1 and […]

2013: Reminiscent felt-making workshop – Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, London

Leading reminiscent felt-making workshop with service users and their family members/carers at Age UK Kensington & Chelsea‘s My Memories Café.

2013: Pilot dementia ward crafts project – St Thomas’ Hospital, London

I co-led and designed a 3 month pilot arts and crafts program at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London for patients staying on the dementia wards. The workshops were created to be accessible and stimulating, utilising drawing, printmaking and felt-making activities, and open for patients, ward staff and relatives to join in together. The project was delivered […]

2013: Mighty Mega Saturday Club – Discover Children’s Story Centre, London

I was commissioned to run accessible arts and crafts sessions for Discover Children’s Story Centre, London at their ‘Mighty Mega Saturday Club’ through 2013. The club was aimed at local disabled children and families to offer literary-themed activities.

2013: Reminiscent creative arts workshops – Bupa, London & Hertfordshire

Led weekly and monthly creative reminiscence arts sessions at Bupa nursing and care homes in the London and Hertfordshire areas throughout 2013. I worked with small groups, sometimes one-to-one, with the residents living with dementia, chronic disabilities, stroke rehabilitation and other health needs. The arts activities ranged from printmaking to textiles to still-life drawing, often themed around the […]

2013: Ceramic mural project – Remakery, London

I worked with local residents and Lambeth council staff to create a handmade ceramic tile signage mural for the community workshop spaces at Remakery, London. Project delivered as part of Creative Sparkworks‘ community art outreach program

2016: Paradise Garden – Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, Norfolk

I was commissioned to run paper/willow flower 3D sculpture project with artist Sue Tyler. Working with families and local residents to create sculptures for the festival’s carnival parade and to decorate Great Yarmouth Library gardens for Great Yarmouth Arts Festival in 2016. Plus, working alongside a group of artists and local residents with Great Yarmouth College […]

2016 to 2017: Felt-making workshops – Trade School Norwich

I led felt-making workshops at Norwich-based barter school, Trade School Norwich based at the Millennium Library at The Forum. The ethos of the school is to run an open learning space based on exchanging knowledge or goods (as opposed to money) to access education.

2016: Out There Festival – Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

I delivered a weekend of paper flower head-dress workshops at SeaChange Arts’ Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with artist Sue Tyler. The workshop was inspired by Frida Kahlo, Mexican culture and the spirit the Our There Festival. We supported children, families and festival visitors to create unique head-dresses to wear.

2017: Out There Festival décor making – Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

I worked with Katie Utting this summer to design Mega Bunting. The bunting will be created with local Great Yarmouth groups including Herring House Trust and 4 local Great Yarmouth schools. The decorations were made for installation at SeaChange Arts‘ Out There Festival. Look out for the dazzling decorations during the festival weekend from 16th to 17th September. […]

2017: Next Stagers – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Over several sessions, I worked with ‘Next Stagers’ over 50s theatre and arts group at Marina Theatre, Suffolk. We designed and made table-top stage boxes with recycled materials, such as egg boxes, scrap fabrics and cardboard boxes. Each group recreated the set of an existing performance or musical, or made the set of a story they’d love […]

22nd April 2017: Return to Nature – Norwich

I led ‘Hapa Zome’ workshops at Return to Nature, Norwich. The nature and art event was curated by Kate Florence for Earth Day 2017. ‘Hapa Zome’ is the Japanese art of making prints from leaves and flowers by hammering them.

May to August 2017: Explore Felting – The Studio Art Gallery Acle, Norfolk

Learn the versatile ancient craft technique of felt-making at my workshops at The Studio Art Gallery in Acle, Norfolk. Create contemporary artwork to take home, and work in small informal groups. We’ll be working with a range of natural and colourful wool fibres, including merino and silk. As spaces are limited, please book soon to avoid disappointment. To […]

July to August 2017: Textile banner project – Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, Norfolk

In July and August, I worked with Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust delivering a memory, heritage and culture themed textile course. The workshop were attended by local residents, and covered a range of textile art skills, including printing fabrics, image transfer techniques, and using text in textile art. Ideas and inspiration is drawn from personal memories […]

July to August 2017: Create by the Coast – Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Create by the Coast was a environmental arts project, exploring Great Yarmouth landscapes with playful creative nature arts activities for all ages. We created on-site spontaneous art at outdoor sites from found natural materials. Sessions were held at Great Yarmouth beach, Gorleston Priory Gardens and Great Yarmouth Minster. From 4th to 9th September, there was a project exhibition at Great Yarmouth […]

7th October 2017: Cyanotype printing at Fun Palaces – Great Yarmouth Library, Norfolk

I’ll be sharing the exciting art of cyanotype photography at Great Yarmouth Library on Saturday 7th October for Fun Palaces. I can’t wait to see the beautiful blue prints people will create from foraged plants and a range of interesting objects. The cyanotype technique was first used in the 1800s and is a brilliant way […]

November 2017: Textile craft workshops – Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth

Monday 6th November – 6:30-8:30pm – Needle felted brooch @ £18 per person:Inspired by imagery from Great Yarmouth’s rich seaside heritage, create your own needle felted brooch in an evening. Learn a versatile craft skill, whilst creating something to wear with pride or give as a hand-crafted Christmas gift. No experience necessary and all materials […]

15th February 2018: Nature cyanotype workshop – Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes, Norfolk

Alongside my solo exhibition at NWT Cley Marshes (Norfolk, NR25 7SA) from 7th to 20th February 2018, I’ll be leading a cyanotype workshop on Thursday 15th February at 10:30am-1:30pm. In the session, you’ll be exploring the art of cyanotype photography. Taking inspiration from the natural environment around Cley, you’ll print and develop your own blue […]

March 2018: Makers Month – The Forum, Norwich

Tuesday 13th March – 10am-4pm – Make Your Mark: stitched protest patches – free!: Drop-in to create your own mini protest patch. Be inspired by the ‘Craftivism’ (craft & activism) movement to create a patch that expresses your values. Consider words like justice, equality, peace and change through hand-sewing and appliqué. Thursday 15th March – 1-4pm […]

2018: Charcoal sketching in Roman Ruins, Waveney & Blyth Arts and Broads Authority – Burgh Castle, Norfolk

Explore the stunning ruins of Burgh Castle on this short circular walk with artist Genevieve Rudd and a Broads Authority guide. Using charcoal, we will capture the atmosphere and detail of this heritage-rich place, whilst taking inspiration from the Roman ruins and the nearby Breydon Water. All materials supplied. Meet at: English Heritage Car Park […]

2018: Carnival flag project – Great Yarmouth & Norwich, Norfolk

I’ll be working with Kinetika as a supporting artist on the Great Yarmouth branch of the Circus 250 project. Circus 250 is a national celebration of circus arts and heritage. The Arts Council England have funded Great Yarmouth & Norwich’s collaborative ‘City of Circus’ project in a partnership between SeaChange Arts, Norwich Arts Centre, Lost […]

2018: Journeys, Culture Schools – Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy, Norfolk

I worked with a group of pupils from Year 4 as part of Making Waves Together ‘Culture Schools’ project at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy. The project, themed around ‘Journeys’, took place over 6 weeks and explored drawing and other creative activities to grow resilience in the pupils. The sessions include creating drawn maps of their most […]

November 2018: Pages of the Sea, SeaChange Arts – Gorleston-on-sea & Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

In the lead up to the anniversary of 100 years since the end of WW1, I was commissioned as an artist as part of SeaChange Arts‘ 14-18 NOW ‘Pages of the Sea’ project. 14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War, and Pages of the Sea […]

July to November 2018: Community Postcards – Great Yarmouth Library, Norfolk

During summer 2018, I led ‘Community Postcards’, a project in partnership with Norfolk County Council’s Library Service. There were drop-in children’s postcard art making sessions, plus intergenerational sessions during autumn 2018 – Tuesday 9th October, 3-5pm, Saturday 3rd November, 11am-1pm and Wednesday 28th November, 3-5pm – at Great Yarmouth Library. All the workshops are free […]

2018: GoGoHares – Gorleston-on-sea, Norfolk

I was invited to work with students from Cliff Park Ormiston Academy and East Norfolk Sixth Form on their own GoGoHare leveret. The sessions were funded by higher education champions Neaco – The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach. The leveret hares will be included in the GoGoCreate trail from 2nd July to 2nd September 2018 […]

March 2019: Arts Award Discover in a Day – Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

I led the drawing component of the Arts Award ‘Discover in a Day’ series with St Mary and St Peter Primary School at Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth in March 2019. The days were themed around the sea and engaged children from Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 over three days with […]

3rd May 2019: Painting with Wool: Still-life Felt-making Workshop, 36 Bells Road Gorleston-on-Sea

This session is sold out. If you’d be interested in attending this session in the future, please get in touch! Create a felted artwork inspired by a colourful still-life display, featuring intriguing objects and natural materials. In the session, you’ll learn wet felt-making using a range of wool fibres. All materials will be provided, and […]

28th May 2019: Family-friendly cyanotype workshop – Cromer Museum, Norfolk

I’ll be running family-friendly cyanotype workshops at Cromer Museum, Norfolk on Tuesday 28th May during half-term. In the sessions, we’ll create prints from interesting objects using the sun’s UV light. For more information on the day, get in touch with Cromer Museum directly

May to July 2019: The World Around Us carnival flag project – Great Yarmouth & Norwich, Norfolk

For the second year, I’m working with Norwich City Council and Kinetika to create a series of silk batik flags for the Great Yarmouth Carnival Parade (Saturday 8th June) and Norwich Lord Mayor’s Procession (Saturday 6th July). Plus, CPD at Kinetika Studios in Essex in May. Last year, I worked under the artistic direction of […]

14th June 2019: Wet Felted Pods and Vessels – no.36 theartworkshop, Gorleston-on-sea, Norfolk

This session is sold out. If you’d be interested in attending this session in the future, please get in touch! Working with artist Genevieve Rudd, create a colourful felted pod or vessel. They could be used to store jewellery or small items, or as sculptural objects in their own right. In the session, you’ll learn […]

15th June 2019: Wild Walking & Mindful Making – Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Join artist Genevieve Rudd for a relaxed walk around Burgh Castle, on Saturday 15th June 2-4pm, with some mindful making activities inspired by the surrounds, working directly with the natural materials found along the walk. No previous experience is needed, just a willingness to try out creative activities which will encourage you to look more […]

13th July 2019: Cyanotype printing workshop, Cley 19 – Cley-next-the-sea, Norfolk

Join artist Genevieve Rudd for cyanotype photographic printing. Take inspiration from the Cley 19 exhibition and surrounding wild landscape to create your own cyanotype prints to take home. We’ll print flat objects such as leaves, paper-cuts and acetate drawings using the sun’s UV light onto paper. No previous experience needed The session takes place at […]

June & July 2019: Prop-making – Marina Theatre & Making Waves Together, Lowestoft, Suffolk

I have been commissioned by Marina Theatre Lowestoft and Making Waves Together to create a set of 15 blue plaques and two seaside cut-out boards for Pop-up Performances event day on Saturday 20th July 2019. The performance will take place around Lowestoft town centre. On the event day, I’ll be leading a blue plaque making […]

27th to 28th July: Felt-making at Treehouse Festival – Brandon Parva, Norfolk

I’ll be running family-friendly felt-making workshops at Treehouse Festival, an eco build festival in Norfolk. I’ll be there for the middle weekend, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July, with my felt-making kit. Participation in this activity, and others hosted as part of the festival, are included in the ticket fees.

14th August: Illuminated Letters and Bookish Binders – Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

I’ll be running simple book-binding workshops at Time & Tide Museum on Wednesday 14th August between 11am and 4pm. The sessions are programmed as part of the current ‘Medieval Medicine’ exhibition which runs until 22nd September 2019. Full details on the Time & Tide Museum website.

30th July to 22nd August: Play Days Children’s Summer Holiday Activities – Norwich, Norfolk

I have been commissioned by Norwich City Council to run nature-inspired creative workshops for children and families at their ‘Play Days’ summer holidays programme held in parks and green spaces around Norwich. I’ll be running garden fairy wand and summer nature crown workshops using recycled and recyclable materials. The free event, which includes face painting […]

27th August 2019: Felted pods & vessels workshop – no.36 theartworkshop, Gorleston-on-sea, Norfolk

Working with artist Genevieve Rudd, create a wet felted 3D pod or vessel using colourful wool fibres. In the session, you’ll learn how to make 3D wet felted items around a resist and understand more about the wool used for felting. All materials will be provided, and no previous experience is necessary to take part. […]

31st August: Open Day – Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk

I’ll be running craft activities for children and families visiting Norwich Theatre Royal’s Open Day. Create star and planet wands to take home inspired by ‘The Little Prince’ by Protein Dance. The event takes place on Saturday 31st August from 10am to 4pm. All activities are free to take part in and will include behind […]

6th September 2019: Nature & heritage sketching walk – Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Join artist Genevieve Rudd and a Broads authority ecologist and historian to explore the churchyard of the saxon church at Burgh Castle. Guided sketching inspired by the wild flora. All materials provided, no experience needed. Led as part of the annual Waveney & Blyth Arts ‘Celebrate’ programme. Meet at Burgh Castle car park, Butt Lane, […]

August & September 2019: Voters, Not Bloaters! community play prop-making – St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

I have been commissioned to create props for ‘Voters, Not Bloaters!’ community play about the suffragettes, which is being performed at St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth on Saturday 21st September. I will be working with the community group producing the performance to create a series of plaques and posters with suffrage slogans. There will also […]