“Folk artist and crafter passionate to help others find their inner artist whatever medium that takes.”
My name is Vanessa, founder of The ARC Shed, though I am still waiting for the shed element to be built.
I believe we all have a gift to create and make beautiful things, be it painting, writing, knitting... the list is endless. If there is something you have always wanted to try I would encourage you go ahead and have go - Kurt Vonnegut (a writer) once said,
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it!
I am so glad that I did.
Keen to help people experience the health and wellbeing side of a creative activity, I run workshops and classes teaching you the skills of decorative painting known as Folk Art. Because it is skill based anyone and everyone can learn to do it. I am a Brand Ambassador for Folk It! and, usually through my workshops, sell their kits and accessories for you to continue at home. As well as Folk art I also offer card making, decoupage and Indian block printing.
If a workshop or regular class is not for you why not arrange a 1-2-1 session or themed private party, for example a Prosecco and Pots evening, or a Coffee and Card Making morning.
Whichever you choose, lessons are fun, friendly and the added bonus of learning a new skill and producing some gorgeous items, is that its a very therapeutic activity. Once you start it becomes a little addictive, but isnt that true of all the crafts we enjoy?!
Because of the benefits to be gained I offer my skills voluntarily to two local groups which are run to help people with learning difficulties, anxiety and depression and those society often overlooks. These groups offer a safe, non-judgemental place where anyone and everyone is welcomed. We provide refreshments and basic craft activities together with support and advice when or if needed. It is a privilege to be part of these groups where we are able to offer care and friendship to those in need of of a little kindness.
Scan it Scan the QR code to be taken to our page on the UKCraftFairs site.