Rebecca Ainscough MA
Rebecca is an inspirational, innovative, highly accomplished Art educator based in Hastings, East Sussex. She has experience of teaching a broad age range, including primary, secondary, further and higher education students. She has also been involved in the training and educating of specialist Art and Design teachers. In addition, Rebecca has organised and delivered both practical and theoretical workshops in the UK, Crete, France, Holland, India, Italy, New York and Norway. Her position as Head of Visual Art departments in a variety of contexts during the last twenty-five years, has led her to a deep understanding of the huge benefits and importance creative activity plays in developing an insightful appreciation of the world we live in. Her experimental, challenging yet sensitive approach to creative work with students enhances not only each individual’s technical & practical skills, but perhaps more importantly their ability to think creatively, through exciting projects, which promote serious fun. The practical sessions are supported by her comprehensive knowledge of historic and contemporary Art and Design practice.
As a teacher I facilitate the therapeutic application of visual Art. I regard creative development as fundamental to our health and wellbeing, regardless of age or perceived ability. Engaging in the creative process whether you are a beginner, beginning again or an established artist will increase your confidence and awareness. Through connecting to your inner world, insights will be revealed and you will be encouraged to make Art about your individual experiences in the context of time, place and culture. Creating mixed media works in an Art journal will enable you to make thoughts tangible. By communicating something of personal value visually, journaling allows you to discover your own creative voice. This is an exciting process as the possibilities are endless when it comes to using your imagination and creativity.
‘Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen’
—Robert Bresson, French Minimalist Film Director