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The EXPLORE PLAY CREATE workshops encourage curiosity and cover many aspects of creativity – including design thinking, fine art processes and craft making.

EXPLORE ideas, PLAY with materials, CREATE wonders!

“If you would like to take part in creative processes and have the opportunity to investigate, experiment and maybe get a little bit messy, then these workshops are for you!”

+ Discover possibilities, develop abilities, express ideas and have fun!

+ Play with colour, pattern, textures, processes and materials.

+ Make new friendships – share, explore, discover, experiment and imagine together.

Some of the workshops produce a finished creation to take away, others are process-led, some may be collaborative – all will be based around themes and stories.

Returning participants are invited to contribute their ideas towards the development of workshop themes to ensure their interests are met.

Workshops groups are small – this ensures each child gets focused attention with their activities and also offers greater potential for children to develop positive relationships with other children while sharing, exploring, experimenting and imagining together.

No previous experience necessary.

Workshops can be designed for children and adults of all ages and abilities!


How to Book:

Since the COVID pandemic, I have focussed on the development of my studio practice, as such, I have not resumed my workshops – yet!

Over the last 2 years I have been commissioned to deliver a number of workshops for young people – some of these were funded by the Scottish Government for youth work recovery, and aimed to support young people most affected by the pandemic to express their thoughts and feelings through expressive arts.

Please keep an eye out here or sign up to my newsletter to be notified when the EXPLORE PLAY CREATE workshops will resume. I continue to work as a Freelance Designer with the Learning Team at V&A Dundee where I co-design and deliver workshops to schools, families and communities.

You can visit my blog to see details of previous workshops.


General workshop information

  • I am a PVG scheme member with Disclosure Scotland in respect of regulated work with children.
  • During term-time, workshops run for either 3 or 6-week blocks and last for 2hrs per session.
  • The workshops are held in my studio in Forfar, Angus, Scotland. But I also deliver workshops out-and-about in the community – to groups and schools, and even for events such as birthday parties. I am happy to design sessions for specific needs.
  • Art Camps run during school holidays and last for approx 6hrs.
  • Art Camps often take place at Murton Trust – either at the Tipi area or in their Rural Skills Centre. Here we can take advantage of the wonderful nature reserve, and usually make creations in response to this beautiful place.
  • Each session will include a small homemade snack, apparently my banana cake is the best thing ever!!!
  • Booking is essential – If you would like to find out more or book a place on the workshops, just drop me an email or message me on Facebook
  • Payment for workshops must be made in advance to secure the booking.


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