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Successful Secondary school session

What a beautiful day I've had! Today, I was facilitating a workshop at Merchant's academy in Withywood, Bristol with year 9. I was expecting a class of 30, however, to my surprise and joy, 80 students had signed up to participate! Like, wow! Instead of being in the classroom, the workshop was held in the hall and it. Was. Wonderful! Their theme to explore was what creativity means to them and why it's important. Each student produced thoughtful, considered work around the theme and worked diligently throughout the session. I have the most diverse body of work to pull together into a new mural for South Bristol, at Creative Workspace.

Birthday Treats!

I had a delicious birthday this year and felt very loved and spoilt. Here you can see me in my birthday finery - all gifts from loved ones - and a longboard for me to longboard dance on! Squeeeeeeee!!! 🏂💃 . Belatedly, for my birthday, I am running a sale!!! There is a healthy mix of work at a reduced price with more to add over the next few days. It's my way of thanking you for your support 🙏😘😁 There are some sci-art pieces, created via collaborations with ophthalmologist's and geneticists, alongside hand-pulled prints of Bristol harbour and Royal Crescent, Bath. If there is a particular piece you're interested in and you can't see it in the sale, DM me and I'll see what I can do fo

Creative Opportunity Giver

I am thrilled to have been awarded the second Arts Council funded 'COG' residency through Creative Workspace. COG stands for 'Creative Opportunity Giver'. Working with the community as resident artist, I am excited to see the form this mural will take! What makes it particularly special is that I have family ties to the area - my mum even went to the primary school next to the site of this new mural. It's fantastic for me to be able to give back to this particular community. Next week I will be going to Merchant's Academy secondary school to work with year 9 students. Together we will design and produce a new mural to decorate an external wall to welcome visitors to Creative Workspace. I'll

So Grateful

I was thrilled and surprised to receive this card through the post over the weekend! It was totally unexpected. I have been collaborating with the National Eye Research Centre, creating a 'thank you' card for their donors. I am super excited about them using this hand-drawn image of the layers of the retina as a physical thanks to all of those wonderful people who support their work. I knew that the artwork had gone to print, but I wasn't expecting to receive one of my own cards through the mail, thanking me. It made my day. The National Eye Research Centre fund eye research teams across the UK to find the causes of eye disease, develop new prevention methods and more effective treatments. T

© 2017 Amy Hutchings       e: amy-aardvark@hotmail.co.uk   

Bristol BS8 4YB

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