Training & Tuition
Tracie has considerable experience as a qualifed teacher and HCPC registered Art therapist working with both children and adults in the therapeutic, education and medical settings.
Her Art Therapy training leads her to honour and support individual creative process. Therapeutic work has a different intention to the desire to be able to use colour with confidence for example, but inevitably participants sense the agency that Tracie and the materials offer, for self-development.
To be accompanied in the creative process can take people beyond their reservations towards a more playful time. It is Tracie's view that there is always something to be gained from a creative experience if one is given permission to be curious.
Previous group workshops have included 'Collage Workshops', 'working with textiles', a painting carousel, portraiture, poetry and art making, sculpting with recycled materials, still life painting in different media and fabric collage, clay and plaster workshops and Getting to know artists such as Picasso, Khalo and Matisse.
If you are interested in atending a workshop as individual or group for art lessons or Art Therapy please use the contact form.
Working with Professionals
Tracie has delivered inset in Schools:
- Using art therapeutically in the class room.
- Working with barriers to communication in staff teams
- Building commitment in staff teams
As Part of the LAPWING Project
Tracie ran workshops for girls from Simon Langton Girls School on:
- Understanding mental health
- Building Rapport between young people and the the elderly in preparation for placement
- Raising self-esteem
For participating Artists on the LAPWING project Tracie lead workshops on:
- Reflecting on one's strengths, after observing mock practice sessions , offering feed back and preparing Artists to work with vulnerable adults
Tracie ran workshop sessions for women who have experienced domestic violence at Homestart, making textile books which reflected their next steps from the 'freedom programme' as they integrated the learning into their lives and their relationship with their sense of self and family bonds.
If you would like to find out more about what Tracie can offer your organisation and receive a full c.v. please use the contact form below.