Anna runs regular workshops throughout the year for all ages and abilities including:
Mixed media art journaling,
Create a junk journal,
Mindfulness and creativity,
Rag Rugs and more
This summer must workshops will be running at the Dacorum Creatives Art Hub in the Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead. This is a gallery and community art hub run by HVA Dacorum artists and curated and managed by Anna.
To find out more please visit: www.annasfunkyart.co.uk
Anna also runs a regular art class called 'Be Creative' with Three Rivers district council. www.threeriversleisure.co.uk/lockdownyourcreativity
Anna is a self taught, experimental, intuitive artist and furniture upcycler. She loves to create colourful mixed media paintings using recycled materials often painting on less conventional surfaces such as pallets and reclaimed wood. Much of her inspiration comes from the natural world. She is happiest being outdoors and often finds floral motifs naturally occurring in her work.
As a mindfulness coach Anna really values the benefits of regularly practicing creativity. When she paints she becomes totally immersed in the process of creating which has a calming meditative effect on her mood. It is Anna's hope that her abstract artworks bring some peace and balance into the homes of the walls they adorn.
Anna is a passionate advocate for social prescribing and leads the Three Rivers 'Making it' Arts on Prescription programme. She has also set up a number of art for well-being groups locally to support those who are experiencing mental health difficulties. If you would like to find out more about this work then check out her blog at www.annasfunkyart.co.uk
During lockdown Anna had been working hard to create an art space for local people to be able to access the arts and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of visual arts. She has curated and developed a gallery space called the Dacorum Creatives Art Hub, along with other HVA Dacorum members, which now offers a wide range of art and workshops for local people to enjoy. For more details please email Anna at email@example.com