Katharina runs creative arts workshops in and around Bristol and are aimed at all ages and levels of experience. The arts workshops enable participants to have fun, learn a new skill and create something that they are proud of.
Katharina holds a current up to date enhanced DBS certificate to work with both vulnerable adults and children.
Introduction to sketching plants for Bristol Zoo Gardens
Katharina ran a drawing workshop for Bristol Zoo on the Downs to teach participants different drawing exersizes outdoors whilst also learning about conservation with wildlife expert Mandy from the Zoo.
Mural Workshops for Bristol Festival of Nature
Katharina ran two community mural painting workshops for Bristol Festival of Nature 2017.
For the first workshop on day one of the festival members of the public were invited to join in and paint a mural of garden birds in decline due to urbanisation. The second day entailed painting an urban fox depicting how our urban nature reacts to the litter in the streets. The commission was to respond to the theme: “Natures relationship to people & peoples relationship to nature”. To see the completed designs please view the Street Art section at the bottom of the portfolio page.
Underfall Yard Workshop
Katharina ran a creative arts community engagement workshop with young people from an arts charity called Gathering Voices. The purpose of the workshop was to gather ideas for a mural to be painted at the Underfall Yard and explore design and colour concepts for the final design. The workshop informed the design process and positively engaged young people in it’s creation. The mural itself was painted on the 1st & 2nd of October 2016 during Bristol Docks Heritage weekend and was run as a drop in arts workshops where the public could help paint the design.
Re-imagine St Pauls Community Arts Project working for Sustrans
June & July 2016
The project engaged year 6 pupils from St Barnabas school in a series of arts workshops to help create design elements for Rosa Parks Lane and Brook Road, which runs next to the school.
The artwork was funded by Avon and Somerset police to highlight the path as an important walking and cycling route, to make the space feel cared for and to discourage anti-social behaviour. The artwork on the road is designed to slow traffic by changing the usual road environment.
Katharina ran a series of drawing and printmaking exercises inspired by British wildlife with a class at St Barnabas school. The artwork produced by the pupils was then transcribed and recreated into a design for the path and road. The design was trialled in chalk spray on the path to get community feedback and engage the pupils in a stencilling workshop.
The final design is laid in thermoplastic paint.
Wildlife Illustration Workshop for Festival of Nature
Katharina ran the arts workshops in Royal Victoria Park in Bath, as part of a celebration of the natural world.
Enlightened Fabric Printing
Katharina ran two arts workshops for Bristol Energy Hub during half term. The arts workshops taught participants to print a repeating energy saving lightbulb pattern onto a tea towel, from which they also learnt the percentage of energy saved by each bulb compared to an incandescent light bulb.
Shine at M-Shed
Katharina worked as an artist in residence for the ‘Shine’ at M-shed course with Barbara Disney. Drawings and prints were created inspired by the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition.
Brandon Trust: Elm Tree Farm Workshop
Katharina taught a drawing and botanical mono printing workshop with Barbara Disney at Elm Tree Farm with adults with learning disabilities from the Brandon Trust. The arts workshop was part of the Bristol Green Capital “Where Two Roads Meet” Neighbourhood Arts Project.
Community Mural Painting at Cumberland Basin
Katharina designed a mural for two shipping containers which holds Bristol’s emergency flood barrier kit. The project was run in collaboration with with Bristol City Council, High Water Line and The Environment Agency, where Katharina lead community painting days for local residents.
Seeds for Thought Workshop
Katharina ran community arts workshops in collaboration with Kew and the Soil Culture event at The Create Centre, decorating planters out of recycled materials to help promote the importance of wildflower seeds.
Botanical Mono-printing Workshops
Lab Shop Bristol 2015, Hamilton House September 2015, Hamilton House February 2014, Print Shop November 2013
A range of mono-printing techniques were taught inspired by botany. Impressions of plants, leaves and natural fibres were made and rolled out ink was utilised with mark making to produce a single impression on paper through mark making.
Recycled Book Binding
‘A Waste of Space’ exhibition for Litterarti August 2014, Full Moon Market August 2014, Small World & Buddhafield’s festivals 2013.
How to bind a simple Japanese stab stitch bound book was taught utilizing mostly recycled, found and reusable papers to make an original and unique decorated book to take home.