July has been a month of prep & planning for some exciting collaborations coming up over the next few months.
Hampshire Cultural Trust - Fashion/Textiles course supplies for Summer workshops at Education Centres within Hampshire
Due to the impact of Covid-19 & social distancing etc,
some of the educational establishments I work with have had to rethink ways of keeping students engaged and creative over the summer months.
It means I've also had to adapt my courses & workshop delivery methods & consider new ways of reaching out to students. This has involved me been in front of the video camera a lot more than usual (those who know me well I'm not v. comfortable with this aspect - I much prefer to be "behind the scenes"!)
However, I'm trying my best to embrace these new aspects and use my increasing confidence with technology to my advantage.
It was great to be able to devise and deliver creative Fashion/Textiles worksheets for local teachers so they are able to deliver the planned workshops to students over the summer in Hampshire in my absence (due to obvious (social distancing/travel) reasons. It was also lovely to receive the following feedback from Hampshire Cultural Trust on receipt of the fabrics & accessories..."When you ask artists to inspire cresativity & connection with young people & they deliver you a room full of happiness & hope to be delivered" !
Quote: Cat, Senior Cultural Engagement Coordinator, Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Health & Fitness is gradually getting back on track in between the creativity so I'm trying to keep up with online exercise classes as much as possible - tricky during such busy creative periods but almost essential for my own mental health & wellbeing. The gyms re-opneing & my gradual return to more routine will help I'm sure when I finally start attending on a regular basis again.
A new portfolio in progress & more exciting news to follow soon! Don't forget to follow my social media accounts to be kept updated of developments on a more frequent basis also.
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