A bit about Start Studio
stART studio is a family business passionate about promoting creativity throughout the community. We strongly believe art and the exploration of creative processes help to develop confidence, empathy and aids emotional well being in all. We encourage our artists in the studio to enjoy experimenting with different media and to be free with the resources letting the creativity flow.
We aim to provide an environment allowing artists to be curious, take risks and express themselves, gaining exposure to a wide variety and diversity of disciplines while having fun and creating art with others. All artists (including Leonardo da Vinci) start from copying, so we apply the same principles in our classes. Our art classes not only strengthen the students' art skills, but they also allow people within the community to stART practising art again or to try art for the first time in a relaxed, flexible and sociable space.
The art process, not the product is our focus. We believe people should have as many opportunities as possible to be freely creative. Expressing themselves without the judgement of the end product. Our mobile stART studio is invited to many lovely events and festivals and our new community art studio, in Wymondham is to open its doors on the 3rd September. So come and release your inner artist with a stART studio class!
A bit about me
Having studied fine art at Loughborough University School of Art and Design I moved on through higher education with a real passion for art. I trained as a primary teacher at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln before working in primary education for many years, leading schools in the arts and delivering arts awards to children who wished to receive a step towards qualifications. I passionately believe art brings communities together and benefits all people of any age, ability or background both physically and mentally. I began a mobile art studio in 2018, taking my little girl with me to join in on the fun, with the objective being to get art valued in the community. Supporting the learning of artistic skills, which is largely overlooked in schools due to the focus shifting to “core” subjects - dominated by numbers and letters - children are left without a creative outlet for their visual channel. We have had an amazing year teaching many babies, children and adults art in a variety of settings and in July 2019 found our own space for a community studio in the heart of Wymondham.