Art and Soul
Workshops
"Thank you for helping me re-engage in my art practice, you made each step along this previously difficult road, meaningful and interesting whilst helping me connect back with my enjoyment of creating. I can't thank you enough." A client with Community Mental Health Team.
'Thank you for an inspiring, messy, fun, creative week. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you" STEPs Youth Centre, Weymouth. 
"I love making art with you" Student from Shillingstone Primary School.
Land Art Workshop

Land Art Workshop

A mindful walk through the countryside to connect with the environment, using all the senses and being present in the moment as much as possible. We were heading towards to beach to create our piece of Land Art..

Land Art Workshop

Land Art Workshop

Along the way we collected found items that drew our eye in, as we collected things we were thinking about the image we would create on the beach.

Land Art Workshop

Land Art Workshop

When we arrived at the beach we gathered everything and decided on what image we wanted to create sand.

Land Art Workshop

Land Art Workshop

I asked the young people I was working with to come up with an image that would symbolise their experience of creating art in the workshops this week. They decided they wanted to create a doorway!

Land Art Workshop

Land Art Workshop

The Doorway they created was a symbol of the future and the creativity they were unlocking through the workshops!

Land Art Workshop

Land Art Workshop

We brought back some items from the walk that we felt connected to, we then used them in a group drawing exercise later in the week.

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

The Kinetic Sculpture Workshop was a fun, interactive exercise in using everyday objects to create a simple action, reaction chain of events.

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

It is a fun way of building confidence in planning, motor skills, team work in a playful, group exercise.

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

The group had to be experimental and use trial and error to get the sculpture to work.

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

It is a fantastic workshop for all ages, giving the participants an opportunity to be playful and create a piece of art together.

Willow Sculpture Workshop

Willow Sculpture Workshop

This workshop is a great opportunity to get the participants learning the basics in a skilled craft in a fun, creative way.

Willow Sculpture Workshop

Willow Sculpture Workshop

Willow is an easy to use, malleable material that when weaved and manipulated can create beautiful simple sculptures that participants can take home or in this case display in a public space, for friends and family to see, which they were all very proud of.

Willow Sculpture Workshop

Willow Sculpture Workshop

The sculptures that this group created were displayed on the walls of their new youth center, it really helped make there mark on what was previously a new, empty space and they could show off their hard work to friends, family, staff and teachers.

Willow Sculpture Workshop

Willow Sculpture Workshop

The willow wishing tree is a lovely group exercise, creating the tree together and tying wishes, thoughts, hopes for the future to the branches. This can be a strong symbol of hope and help young people realise their dreams and ambitions. Writing down what they wish for, no matter how big or small can a good first step and can help young people feel empowered.

Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre can be a great way of getting people talking about difficult social and environmental issue on a local, street level.

Forum Theatre Workshop

Forum Theatre Workshop

and it's a great way to get young people talking about things that they are concerned about...

Forum Theatre Workshop

Forum Theatre Workshop

During the workshop participants decide on a theme, make or source props that might help bring the freeze frame to life and practice the piece before taking to the streets.

Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre

Participants develop skills in communication, debate and idea sharing when interacting and engaging the general public. This can be a great chance to build confidence and develop their voice talking about things they care about.

Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre

helping young people feel empowered and heard.

Luna Hoop Workshop

Luna Hoop Workshop

I ran Luna Hoops Interactive street workshops with young people in Blandford Forum as part of the Arts Festival promotion. Here are some of the young people practising the moves they learned during the workshop.

Luna Hoop Workshop

Luna Hoop Workshop

I managed to engage some local boys that would normally have spent their day bored, hanging around town. They joined in with the workshop and commented on how fun hooping was! It is a great activity for building confidence, getting active and improving body confidence, coordination and motor skills are also developed when hooping, but most importantly its great fun!

Luna Hoop Workshop

Luna Hoop Workshop

I ran a number of hoop workshops throughout the day, with music supplied by a local solar disco DJ!

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Carnival Headdress Workshop

Art and soul workshops are designed to connect you back to your intuition, help heal wounds, elevate consciousness and connect you back with your inner life.           
                      
I uniquely craft each session to enable a fun, safe, experimental, process-led experience of art for each participant. 
The aim of the workshops is to connect participants with their creativity and their intuition; creating a mind, body, soul and spirit experience. 
Come and experience the transformative powers of art...
Let's play!

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Durweston, Dorset. hannahcharlotte.read@outlook.com.
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