My art journey began 17 years ago…when I started taking various weekly classes with some amazing teachers.
After having home-schooled my two teenagers to GCSE level, I returned back to work a year ago. Being in the corporate world has made me increasingly aware that I wanted to be in a more caring role incorporating my love of art. I have enjoyed teaching and creating over the years, so when I found the Creative Minds website, I was so excited about the possibility of becoming part of this wonderful community.
Over the years I have given many art lessons and craft sessions and it has always amazed me seeing people’s faces light up when they realise they can create something beautiful…
Art is for everyone and Creative Minds reaches people in a wonderfully encouraging, engaging, caring way.
James has developed comprehensive training to equip the artist to go into homes, schools and communities with confidence. He has also thought of everything that we would need to consider about the business right through from the set up to the execution of the art sessions.
“I work part time as a manager for Age Concern and love working with older people. Over the last few years it has become evident to me that older people living in rural isolation really benefit from participating in art based activities. I find art therapeutic and relaxing. In my spare time I enjoy painting (acrylic and water colour), creating images with chalk or oil pastels, and textiles. I have recently had work displayed in art competitions (Sherborne and Chichester). I am very excited about joining Creative Minds and facilitating art sessions in rural Dorset”