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Creative empowerment in Warsop

Dorothy mosaic birdBig Warsop is supporting Creative Warsop, a project aimed at empowering people in Warsop by extending the range and reach of creative learning opportunities across the generations.

Creative taster sessions are being held locally so that local residents of all ages can have a go at creative arts and pastimes in an informal, social and fun environment.

The lead tutor for the sessions is Caroline Hughes, who said: “I’m very enthusiastic about delivering this project. The inspiration for delivering the sessions came through teaching a mosaic group in Warsop. I noticed how much the people in that group benefited from learning and working together and sharing skills.”

Creative GardenA creative programme offering a range of taster workshops is running across different days and times throughout February and March. People are welcome to take part in the free two-hour workshops and take away what they make, but they need to book a place on the session rather than just turn up. Following the tasters, there will be the option to enrol on five-week course. Some of the participants may then choose to take part in creating a community piece of artwork, such as a large mosaic, or helping to create a community garden.

Caroline added: “Since moving to Warsop and having taught in adult education for 15 years, I have seen the vast range of benefits that can be gained from this type of creative expression – from increased confidence and learning new skills through to working together to make something good happen for the community.”

This project is supported by Big Warsop and offers opportunities for anyone living in the Big Warsop area. The taster sessions are free and are held in an accessible space at Warsop InfoTech.

Details of the taster sessions can be found here on the Big Warsop website or on the Infotech programme and Creative Warsop Facebook site. Further details will follow about the forthcoming creative courses, which will be in April and September 2017.