Art-Workshops for Creative Future / Recovery College
Nickova Behling is contracted by Creative Future to provide art workshops for their clients and partnership organisations.
Creative Future partnership organisations include Brigthon & Hove Recovery College and the Sussex Recovery College, Nickova facilitates workshops for both colleges.
Nickova has also facilitated in 2016, the free art workshops as part of the Tight Modern, a miniature replica of the ‘Tate Modern’, which is showcasing the best of the UK’s marginalised artists.
- For information and images of past art facilitation workshops scroll down.
- For information on courses please use the link to Creative Future and the Recovery College above.
- Visit Artaheads page of Tight Modern for information on the art courses as part of Tight Modern.
- Go to ‘Your Next Steps Ahaed’ on Artahead for further courses on professional arts development.
- For Artahead arts-workshops go to Painting Workshops or Printing Workshops.
Recovery College Art Courses
Engaging in creative activity can lighten your mood, help express blocked feelings, and enable you to access a state of ‘creative flow’ which calms the mind and gives you time out from difficult thoughts and feelings. These courses include a series of fun exercises, experimenting with different art techniques (drawing, collage, painting, etc.). Learn to look at things in a creative way and practise different methods for expressing oneself.
The workshops are designed in typical Nickova Behling method, focusing on the process and creative exploration, making it a pleasurable individual experience within a friendly and safe group environment.
(Nov – Dec 2016)
A 6 weekly session course, running at the BMECP centre in Brighton using a similar approach as the Lewes Workshop held in early summer. This time I worked with peer trainer Rose Pring. Since we used the large rose room at the centre we could again work on large formats and be generally more expressive.
(June – July 2016)
see also on Creative Future website
The course ran over six weekly sessions in Lewes at the venue ‘The Lounge – Lewes Your Way’. It was a friendly, large and light room which encouraged working on large formats. Nickova Behling was working in collaboration with the peer trainer, artist Maria Kuipers. Both artists had a similar approach of how to facilitate creative workshops and a fruitful and engaging partnership emerged during the sessions.
The sessions were well attended, forming a key group of about six participants who enjoyed all six sessions.
Below are images of the course activities
Doodle drawings on large and small paper
Expressive paintings on A1 size paper
Cutting shapes and preparing for collage work
Working with ‘paint-resistant’ techniques
Making art-frottages using a soft pencil or charcoal to take a texture from an object by rubbing it off onto paper
Creating a collage using cut-out shapes and frottage drawings
Using the variety of techniques explored during the course to create a painting