Embrace - Arts and Disability Programme

Alan Shoosmith

Artist Details: Artists Database - Alan Shoosmith Profile
Travel Arrangements: Available to work throughout the county and at all times around existing commitments.
Project Information: Alan runs practical classes/workshops in Drawing & Watercolour techniques and finds this medium particularly flexible to suit people of all abilities. His strengths are in involving everyone in the activity and helping bring encouragement and a sense of achievement through art. He has also worked with groups on Graphic Design (for magazine, newsletters & calendars) and on wall murals.
Group Preference Alan is able to communicate well at all levels and is prepared to work with any group.
Experience: Alan has over ten years experience teaching art at all levels and working specifically in the area of Art in Health & Disability. He has worked regularly during this time with groups from Enable Ireland; Brothers of Charity; Irish Wheelchair Association and with residents of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ennis. More recently he has also been facilitating art sessions in the Mental Health sector. As a voluntary member of the Embrace Steering Group he has organised annual exhibitions & events for participants in the scheme and was appointed co-ordinator of the Embrace Programme in July 2008.

Art Exhibition by Embrace Participants at Glor, November 2003
Mural at Brothers of Charity, Ennis
Art Exhibition by Embrace
Participants at Glor
Mural at Brothers of Charity,

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