Professional Artist Jo Hassan supports the community during lockdown
Professional Artist, Jo Hassan, has recently moved to Crich.
As the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken hold, Jo was keen to share her skills and experience to support our local community during lockdown.
CREATIVink IS AN ARTY ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, with free ideas, techniques and inspiration for kids, families and individuals looking to be creative.
Jo believes passionately in the power of creativity to support ourselves during challenging times. "Losing ourselves in drawing, colouring and writing is an excellent way to destress, plus its fun too," she says.
Having battled with a chronic health condition the past ten years, she knows from experience how tough it can be feeling isolated, helpless and unsure what the future holds.
Monday to Friday, she posts mini-projects requiring a minimum of resources. No previous experience is required either, so it's win win!
Some weeks will involve techniques and others will be ways to apply these skills in making games, gifts and other activities.
"At the moment we are focusing on arty stuff but later we will be exploring creative writing too."
"Although many of the projects are opportunities to have creative fun, they are also useful for homeschooling.
"As a former primary school teacher so much of what I share will be activities I have previously used when teaching kids within a real-life classroom."