Beginnings and ending

I have come away form the course with new friends, valuable resources, hand-outs and new inspirations

Beginnings and ending; How I feel now the course is coming to an end.

I’m very much for collaborations, so was happy to see discover the programme ‘Creative Pathways, a joint venture put together by NBA and Cirencester College.

Now we are at the end of a shared time and process together I feel thankful that I got to experience this with the other women, sharing our individual work and bouncing ideas of each other with the full support of the tutors.

I have come away form the course with new friends, valuable resources, hand-outs and new inspirations for taking my Art forwards and what this entails with the various avenues, and new possibilities.

Throughout the course, I realise I am more rooted in an idea to bring together my love for Art and spiritual practices, combining a fusion of the two, within a workshop setting perhaps.

As part of the course, I have very much enjoyed some community Art experience with shadowing an art class with Claire, who is a very talented artist and teacher. With great humour!

I have arranged for some more community Artwith Becky at  gloscre8, who is passionate in what she offers throughout the community.

And because of this felt inspired to begin some volunteering with Imagine Arts in Stroud who offer Art Therapy, in an open studio group on a Monday afternoon.

I’ve enjoyed learning form a diverse group of tutors and from my peers too.  The highlight for me, is the exhibition.  Bringing us to the end of the Programme with a group show, learning how to put on an exhibition with group shared responsibility. This, and the content of the course has been a huge learning experience.

Written by Julia Godden