Alongside her practice, Claire Weetman works with people to create art and explore creativity and expression. Her approach is one of providing the space for people to experiment, take risks and learn about their own creativity. Claire’s approach has been developed over nearly 15 years of artistic, educational and participatory practice and she has worked with galleries, schools, colleges, universities, local authorities, libraries, housing associations, community organisations and NHS health trusts.
Increasingly, Claire’s personal and participatory practices focus on social issues and the strength in her approach is how she brings the core ideas and methods of her artistic practice into her engaged practice. Practical activities with groups of people will include an element of research or responding to a place, an opportunity to experiment with different making processes and then a collaboratively produced artwork or outcome at the end of the process.
Claire is an experienced project producer, with expertise in designing family-friendly activity, having produced Family Art Club for Heart of Glass 2014-2016. She is experienced in working within arts and mental health programmes since 2004, including Time for Me (arts and postnatal depression). As part of artist collectives POST Liverpool, Markmakers and Platform Studios Claire has played a key role in international artist exchanges, exhibition organisation and studio management.
If you’d like to discuss collaborating on a project with Claire as an arts educator, facilitator, producer or project manager, please get in touch.