Contact: Celia Forestal Smith – 01309 675724 (h) 07833516342 (mob)

Jackie Adkins (Administrator) – 01309 696379 (h) 07527805138 (mob)

Workshops offered: CARNIVAL ARTS: Costume Design and Making, Circus Skills, African/Samba Drumming and Percussion, Movement and Dance.

Since 2009, ECA have created summer and winter Carnivals, Lantern processions and Fire shows to enhance participation and celebration in local events in Forres, Elgin and Inverness. We have built up successful working relationships with local Councils, businesses, and twenty Primary and Secondary schools in the area.

We create visually stunning processions and exciting performances! We transform any indoor or outdoor space into a magical experience, bringing communities together, putting the joy of creativity and participation at the heart of our work.




Contact numbers: 01309 675724 (h) 07833516342 (mob)

Visual Artist and Designer – I offer workshops in Mask Making, Costume Making, Lantern Making and Willow Sculptures, Observational Drawing and Painting, Nature/Landscapes/Portraits/Abstract. Collage, Murals, Banners/Flags.

Qualifications: BA Hons. Creative Arts. (Art and Music) Nottingham. Advanced Diploma in Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) Central School of Art, London. City and Guilds Teaching Certificate. London. MA Fine Art. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

I have taught Art and Design for thirty years in Primary and Secondary schools, community groups and to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I am an Art Tutor at the Moray Art Centre and Artistic Director and Producer for Elemental Community Arts in Forres. I have full Disclosure and Public Liability Insurance. 


Margot Henderson is a poet an storyteller with a strong Community Arts Practice.  Her specialisms include, inter-generational and multi-cultural projects, cross arts collaborations and site-specific performances.  She has a background in community education and integrative arts.  She was an Artist Educator for the Tate Galleries and for The Barbican for many years.  

Since returning to Scotland she has been Storytelling Fellow for Aberdeen, Writer in Residence for Cromarty Arts Trust and Reader in Residence for Inverness.  She leads Poetry and Storytelling workshops in schools for both pupils and staff.

Margot Henderson



Performance poet and writer (TV scripts for BBC and ITV Granada children’s drama).  Performed many times in the Universal Hall, Findhorn plus Manchester Literary Festival, New York poetry slams, comedy open mics in London.  Created pieces for National Theatre of Scotland’s “5 Minute Theatre” in 2011 and 2012.  Available to work on poetry projects or scripting for TV, radio, small-scale video or the stage.

Please note: I have hearing difficulties that can result working with a large group difficult.


The Parent Child Relationship

In the context of a group setting, supported by two professional Art Therapists, parents are invited to co-create artwork with their child and work together on a shared piece of art.  They are able to witness how other parent child relationships are around them.  They are given a focus for activity and quality time with their child.  They can build skills, confidence and awareness around their relationship with their child. Everyone is invited to share their experiences with the group.

Then the parents and children are asked to create their own artwork independently from each other.  The parents being attended to by one of the therapists, while the children lead by the other therapist.  This fosters the ability to separate; gives time for the parents to discuss issues without their child, suggestions and help for parenting can be shared.  The children meanwhile have a meaningful activity and can have fun playing and creating artwork themselves.

Finally the session draws to an end with time for parents and children to come back together, the parent and child discussing with each other what they have made in their time away.  This enables them to share their stories of what was created when apart from each other.

The session enables quality creative time between a parent and their child.  The session is run on a one parent per one child basis.  This gives an opportunity for a parent to focus attention onto one child (useful for parents who have more than one child) and to develop that relationship without other members of the family interfering or interrupting.

For More Details contact:
Beverley A’Court beverleyacourt@yahoo.co.uk
Kathy White kathy@joyfulparents.co.uk


Email address – rosi@rosienewman.co.uk



BA Hons Fine Art (sculpture) Camberwell School of Art in London

Diploma in Art & Design Suffolk College

Intro TQFE/Advanced Diploma in Further Education UHI

Play work SVQ, Film & Media HNU

Recent work includes

Interpretations/illustrations: RSPB Udale bay bird hide

Art Curator: for Tartan Heart Festival

Art Lecturer/Programme Tutor: Motherwell and Carnegie College

Art Teacher; Moray Firth School

Community Art Workshop Tutor: Cromarty Adult Learners, Moray Art Centre, and Cromarty Arts Trust

Lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice: Inverness College.

About my work

I am an installation artist and I am a painter.

When working ‘off the wall’ my work tends to be an explorative process, combining images from the natural world and placing them or attaching them to the designed world. I am always drawn back to shape and texture and this is expressed in my paintings too. When working ‘on the wall’ I am engaged in colour, perspective, light and shapes and I try to reinterpret and design an image that captures a sense of ore at what I see.

I teach sculpture, life drawing, painting and mixed media workshops for children and adults. 


Basket making, felting, Spinning, Tanning, Book Binding.

For eighteen years I have been teaching crafts and handwork to people of all ages and abilities, privately, within schools and with special needs groups and communities.

I offer a variety of fun and experimental workshops tailored to your specific needs.

I am passionate about taking raw materials from the local enviroment, and transforming them into useful products. For example willow into baskets and fencing, sheeps wool into cloth and threads.  Here I have the opportunity to inspire and engage in the values of staying local not global.

Willow is the most enviromentally friendly, a sustainable material that grows in abundance every year.

Email: karen@naturallyuseful.co.uk

Tel: 01309-675052     

Mobile: +44 (0)7926 809 521



Voice Tutor, and visual art

I am a visual artist working primarily in the medium of painting with extensive knowledge of oils, watercolour, drawing.  Previous experience of 1:1 and group teaching.  Mural painting and community art works.  Exhibition arranging, hanging and curating.

I am also an experienced professional vocalist, singing mostly jazz within jazz bands but also singing solo accapella pieces. Highly experienced voice tutor, teaching classical vocal technique for jazz, pop, folk and music theatre repertoire.  Have taught many ‘Learn to Sing ‘ groups for Edinburgh City Council and in Moray, I run regular jazz vocal workshops.  I teach privately on a 1:1 basis and am currently the voice coach for Saturday Stars school in Inverness for 5 to 14 year olds.

email: andeaturner@uk2.net.   

Mobile: +44 (0) 7846 048 680.   

 website: www.andreaturner-singjazz.co.uk



Acting, filmmaking, costume making and script writing

Rose Millett began her career as a writer, attaining an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature from the University of St Andrews.  She then studied at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, completing a Diploma in Laboratoire d’Etude du Mouvement (mime, mask, clown and physical theatre).  She went on to act and teach in Paris, the U.S. and U.K. working in film and theatre before returning to Moray where she worked with various local companies as a performer, writer and teacher before co-founding and directing Thistle Bee Theatre Company with Lauren Ash.  Rose is available as an actor, singer, writer, workshop leader, theatre tutor, makeup artist, costume maker and filmmaker.

Email: rosemillett@hotmail.com   

Mobile: 07969017977 


(Lauren Ash and Rose Millett)

Theatre Production, Corporate performances, mask making and makeup design.

Our mission is to produce high quality, visually inspiring theatre, develop theatre that is appealing to a wide audience, develop links within the local community and beyond to educate adults and children alike in dramatic arts, to utilise specialist creative movement training to bring international theatre traditions to Scotland, creatively address issues that affect the local and national culture and to work in partnership to develop creative links across moray.

Email: thistlebee@hotmail.co.uk

Mobile: +44 (0) 7890 493 720