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Arts Therapist (Visual Art) UK,  HCPC Registered    Member BAAT  

Qualifications: BSc.Soc.Sci.  Joint Hons.  Philosophy & Psychology University of Bristol Dip AT. Herts. College of Art & Design, St Albans 1981                                                                                                                   

Other trainings:  Participant in ongoing, non-accredited CPD in areas of Dance-Movement, & Body Therapies, Systemic & Constellation approaches & Buddhist & multi-faith meditation techniques.                                         

Since 2006 involved in cultural exchange with arts psychotherapists from the Russian Federation developing trans -cultural trainings & online resources, especially for teachers, educational psychologists & therapists working with families suffering negative effects of trauma & deprivation.                                                                                                        

Work Experience:  I have over 30 years’ experience in applying, developing & adapting art therapy theory & practice for a wide range of groups & contexts across Scotland, from community arts, art in prisons & adult community education to individual art psychotherapy in acute & long-term psychiatry in hospitals & schools.                                                      

I now work independently & am based in Moray. I can take referrals from GPs, Social Work, employers & other agencies as well as self referrals from individuals. When  working from my home art studio I use selection criteria designed to safeguard myself & my clients: eg: I do not tend to work with children below 8yrs of age or children/youth/ adults suffering with severely challenging behaviour or acute psychosis.

I am available to provide group & individual sessions at other locations with appropriate premises, or occasionally home visits, by arrangement. My specific services are listed in my

I am available for customised CPD & training sessions (2 hrs – 5 days) (Experiential Workshop-Seminars) for Arts, Health, Education & Social Care professionals wishing to learn more about:

  • What Art Psycho/therapy is & what it typically involves & some applications.
  • The Therapeutic Art  <—-> Art Psycho/Therapy  spectrum. ‘Recreational’ art (by unqualified practitioners) with vulnerable children & adults – an art therapy view of positive & negative implications.
  • How art therapy works, what art therapists are trained to do & why: The ‘Presenting Past’; the power of transference & other unconscious & destructive processes in art-making.   
  •  Effectiveness, Positive Indicators  & Contra-Indications for using art with clients/service users.
  • When to refer to a qualified art therapist.
  • Professional, Best Practice & Evidence-based Issues.
  • Therapist & volunteer self-care; using art therapy & visual-sensory approaches as tools in individual & team supervision.

I would be very interested to offer throughout Moray, Highland & Aberdeenshire:

  • Pilot series:  Parent-Child Dyadic Art Therapy sessions (Creative Parenting project; with co -facilitator art therapist Kathy White)
  • Pilot series:  Family Art Therapy Workshop sessions – perhaps in conjunction with the Youth Justice dept. or other agencies in Moray. Introducing self-awareness processes, communication & art activities as supportive learning for families.
  • Sessions, courses or service designed to meet specific local needs – eg support for family Well-Being, Parenting Issues.
  • Workshops to introduce & accompany my OUT-of-the-BOX self-help project to Carers:  Compact, portable table-top art box kits, with handbooks of exercises to be used alone at home, with a cared-for person or within carer’s support groups. Specific adaptations possible for those living with long term conditions. A pilot – 3 months use with follow-up feedback workshop-seminar.

Staff CPD sessions /ongoing course – eg: Introduction to Art Therapy processes, or on a specific aspect/theme in art therapy.

Autumn-Winter 2012-3 Art Retreat Days Poster


18 High Street



AB56 4LD

Tel 01542.840489



Trained both as a sculptor and printmaker at the Royal College of Art I have experience in a broad spectrum of disciplines including all levels of education and work for the National Theatre Scotland Outreach Programme. This enables me to offer projects which are tailor-made for each individual situation.

Current specialities include mosaic using re-cycled tile, and painted low reliefs for either interior or exterior settings.

Recent commissions include a mosaic sundial for WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre Spey Bay in collaboration with Milnes High School, and a painted triptych for Carronhill Special School, Stonehaven.

Further visual information can be found on



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
Kathy White


Email address –


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.


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.


Mobile: +44 (0) 7846 048 680.