Working mainly as a free-lancer, I have run workshops since 2008 with a variety of different organisations, schools and for events. Some of my collaborations have included:
> The TCV (British nature conservation) - running drop-in craft-based workshops for children of all ages.
> Animate Exeter (animation film festival) - teaching basic animation techniques to teenagers.
> Spare Parts Theatre Company - characterising and crafting puppets in a week-long children's workshop.
> Active Learning Nursery - exploring light and dark in a photography based workshops for toddlers.
> ARTCART at the Newcastle Art Gallery - weekly art workshops in response to in-house exhibitions.
> Jubilee Primary School - 'reward and relief’ classes for small groups of pupils, practising in arts, crafts, cookery and gardening.
Currently I am working at the House for an Art Lover, assisting in the ARTpark’s weekly children’s art programs.
I also have my own practise, where I use the mediums of photography, illustration and craft-making. My themes are often based on environmental topics (take a peek at www.charlottecraig.com). I have just completed a Masters in Design at Glasgow School of Art, and have previously studied a BA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.
From working with lots of different children I can see that many thrive the most when being in a hands-on, creative environment. It is my aim in the workshops that children can express and explore their creative ideas freely, whilst developing their confidence and individual style. I also strongly recognise the importance of developing practical skills. Through learning about different types of techniques and how to handle materials, this gives individuals the tools to both express creative ideas and ground their learning.
Please get in contact with any questions or projects!
07793 081 951