Teach and Make

If you were to ask which of my two creative biggest passions gives me the most joy, either teaching or making: I wouldn’t be able to choose. Hand in hand, the two have inspired one another, and woven an ever flowing river of learning between the teacher as student and the student as teacher. As creatives, we explore, grow and evolve by sharing, not by freezing in an ivory tower, and it has been, and continues to be my pleasure to meet and know my artist friends; in workshops, in classes, on here and still to come. Thankyou for all of you who have allowed me to teach, trusted in the group dynamic you all help create and for how you have become a little more magnificent an artist each week. Here are a few bits and bobs from teaching and making through the years . Happy Easter xxx

This is the display of our Art group’s hard work over the course of this year in a shop window in Coldingham. We have been fortunate to be able to use this space to show the range of skills and ideas of our fabulous group.
Close up of one of the windows
Every week a wide range of ideas are explored on a theme relating to a word. This was ‘Word’
The other window
A lovely moment teaching in a care home
West End Craft fair in the 1990’s.
Exhibition for homeless mental health and art project Contact Point Edinburgh
Dalkeith Arts Co-ordinator
Felt making on a large scale
Always with an animal someone about!
Detail of appliqued felt
Felt wall-hanging purchased by St Johns hospital Livingston
E.C.A Degree Show 1994
East Lothian Summer Schools
Private Commission
Fabric and felt cushions
Working with partially sighted children
Kid’s Workshop
Lots of kids workshops
Illustration projects
High School teacher 18 years
Very good sandwich maker !
Craft workshops
Art in the garden
Mental health teaching
Teaching in school
First business Curious Creatures, set up through Princes Trust
(A cat is out of the camera shot probably!)
N.E.C Birmingham
Brochure photo for Leith School of Art
Drawing as a weekly theme
Each week in 2021 a random alphabet letter was set until all 26 were completed.
Beach cards
Various craft fair stock
Brighton beach painting
Alphabet cards
Portrait for a friend
Painting on holiday
Brush watching
Two of the Beach huts in the garden
Even the garden path couldn’t escape
House sign
Presenting painting to Coldingham Priory
Prints for sale locally

Thankyou for joining the journey so far. Lots more stories, poems and art can be found on lizatthebeachhut.com and we will be back on Seasparkle throughout Spring and Summer with various workshops and projects,

Much love, Liz x

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