Participatory

Kay has been running workshops with groups of all ages and abilities for 25 years, nationally and internationally. Participants have included primary and secondary school and college students, adult education, people ranging from toddlers to adults with varying physical and mental disabilities and behavioural problems, including those who are deaf blind and visually and hearing impaired, people with mental health problems, refugees, intergenerational groups, older people, people with dementia, homeless people, women’s groups, cultural minority and indigenous groups and diverse religious groups.

A key feature of public art commissions is successful community involvement. It is vital to integrate artworks into public spaces not only visually but also in terms of the emotional attachment and ownership residents and visitors have for the space. For this reason, process-led community involvement is specialist feature of Kay’s working method.

Over the years, Kay has honed her skills in implementing engaging creative activities and in involving participants in the processes in a variety of creative and diverse ways. She likes to build a good relationship within the group and her clear, informed, positive teaching manner results in a fun, engaging experience for all.

Kay runs courses in ceramics and mosaic. Please contact her to find out when the next courses are scheduled.

Comments from participants about courses Kay has run recently:
“Overall I thought it excellent. It was a very nice atmosphere and your relaxed and friendly approach made for a very enjoyable time. The content was good and not over ambitious but sufficient to enable me to feel that I had really achieved something by the end. All in all I haven’t enjoyed a course so much in years and it gave me an appetite to do more. Thank you.”

“Thank you for a wonderful course, I enjoyed it immensely, and learnt a lot. It was very informative but also relaxed, you were very generous with your time/materials as well, so very much appreciated.”