What is Expressive Art?
Expressive art is a way of working that explores using art materials in a variety of different ways. The work is best suited to journals and smaller scale work (max A3). These sessions are not fine art taught lessons but will be explorations of the art materials. You will be given a lots of examples and ideas for you to work with, however it is important that you develop your own skills and learn to work independently.

Typical materials and equipment that are used:

  • Acrylic or water soluble paint and inks
  • Wax crayons, oil pastels or gelatos
  • Collage using - magazines, newspaper, commercially produced papers or handmade, or second-hand books
  • Stencils
  • Stamps - commercial or hand carved rubber stamps


What are the benefits of expressive art?
• Self-Awareness  • Relaxation  • Self-Esteem  • Mindfulness  • Presence  • Connection  • Balance  • Personal Growth  • Joy  • Authenticity  • Healing

What I - Tess (art teacher) can offer...
One-to-one tuition and small group work. One to one tuition could be in the form of either regular weekly or one off sessions.

My style of facilitation...
I believe that we are all unique and are our own experts on ourselves. I think that everyone has untapped creative abilities. I will encourage you to use spontaneity and honest self-expression. We will work with art materials in fun way to unwrap your creativity within you. I believe that we can all be trusted to find our own way through and we have within ourselves resources to grow, develop and change. I trust that using expressive art on a regular basis can improve your wellbeing. 

Who do I work with?
I enjoy working with a diverse range of people, with a range of cultural backgrounds identities and abilities. I work with anyone who would like to explore new ways of working.

Practical information
Expressive art workshops are available as one to one tuition or in small group sessions (max 8 people). Introduction workshops or 8 week courses are available. The dates for courses will follow. If you would like to put your name on the list please contact us using contact us page.

"The aim of art is to represent not outwards appearance of things, but their inward significance" - Aristotle