We work with a range of beneficiaries & organisations including community & voluntary groups, carers' groups, schools, youth organisations, arts events and the general public

We offer creative print sessions, talks and demonstrations 

Creative Print Workshops - Community, voluntary & carers' groups

4 week taster course for LD:North East, Wallsend working with older people with learning disabilities

Creative print sessions at Shipley Art Gallery with Age UK Gateshead for Tyne & Wear Museums  Live Well project

With young people and volunteers from VODA North Tyneside at Cedarwood Trust, Meadowwell 

Young people on the Pathways to Employment project achieved their Discover Arts Award

Four week creative print course for St Oswald's Hospice 'Focus on Living' programme

Creative taster sessions with Apna Ghar women's groups

Have-a-go print a postcard for GemArts Masala Festival 

Four week creative print course for participants at the Recovery College Collective, Broadacre House, Newcastle. 

Taster session for Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS), making drypoint prints of quirky birds

Age UK North Tyneside Men's Group in Wallsend - several sessions including making drypoint prints inspired by sea birds & sail boats

Sessions with Gateshead Carers for GemArts include working with groups of Chinese Carers & Polish Carers, making printed postcards & playful teacups

The Power of Print: introductory workshop on the health and wellbeing benefits of creative printmaking, for volunteers and carers at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth

Creative Print Workshops - Primary & secondary schools

Working with Bringing Words to Life at Newcastle School for Girls on their journalism course; printing headlines using lithography & rubber stamps

How to use print in the primary classroom with teachers at Milecastle Primary School in Newcastle

Botanical prints, Milecastle Primary School, Newcastle - Year 1, Year 3 & Year 4 pupils as part of their school grounds week and with Year 1 pupils at Croftway Primary Academy, Blyth

'The Garden of Equality' printmaking project with Y8 secondary students at Consett Academy, for GemArts as part of their 'equality' & arts week

Norham News, lithography prints with a group of secondary students with autism at Norham High School, North Tyneside

Creative Print Workshops - Young people & youth organisations

Half-day course making monoprint drawings & texture prints with VODA North Tyneside on their Pathways to Employment & Friends of North Tyneside projects

Summer workshops for children at Whitley Bay Big Local shop. 'Beach huts, buckets and spades' printing workshop and 'Seven Seas' making artists' books

Taster session in monoprinting with students on the National Citizens Service (NCS) and VODA North Tyneside, Wallsend

Barnado's Summer Programme, Barnado's Palmersville Training for young people aged 14-25 years

Making WWI Postcards, for VODA with supported students 16-25 years at Tyne Met College, Battle Hill, North Tyneside

Creative Print Workshops, Talks and Demonstrations - Embroidery & Textiles groups

Making rubber and lino stamp blocks and printing on fabric with Whitley Bay Embroiderers' Guild & at Quaker House print sessions 

Experimental monoprints using colour, stencils & plants with Whitley Bay Embroiderers' Guild 

Making fabric & embroidered teacups with Jam Jar Makers

Creative Print Workshops - Working with the general public

Artists' books and print portfolios, creative workshops for adults at the Quaker Meeting House, Monkseaton

The Big Draw Whitley Bay at Whitley Bay Library with children and their families.  Supported by Whitley Bay Big Local Small Sparks.  

Family workshops making pop-up books and playful teacups for Hexham Book Festival at various Northumberland Libraries

Mansio inspired pop-up books, family workshop at Tullie House, Carlisle and Hexham Abbey for Hexham Book Festival 

Summer Fayre Print SessionMarine Park First School, Whitley Bay

Creative Print Workshops - Arts organisations & other events

Invited speaker at Whey Aye, Women's Institute, Wideopen and creative print activities including printed, paper teacups and lino print postcards

Cog Prints as part of a day of short talks and creative activities, for INVENTORS! STEAM Co. Day Monkwearmouth Academy,Sunderland 

Making vintage teacups for the Late Shows, St. Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead and Creative Makings at Gateshead Library

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