Meet the Volunteers: Amy Henson



For this week's Meet the Volunteers, let us introduce you to Amy Henson, who has been a great addition to our Saturday Visual Arts Classes. Amy has been volunteering and assisting our young artists aged 12-25, and enthusiasm has been contagious!

"Having always had a passion for Art I attended Leeds College of Art and Design before graduating from Leeds University in 2005 with a degree in Fine Art (Painting).

I moved to London in 2007 where I formed an interest in Community Arts and and Arts Education. To this end I completed a foundation course in Art Therapy at The British Institute of Art Therapists and following that a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training and The University Of East London, during which time I worked with Art and an extensive range of young people in East London.

Having kept up my Art Practice over the years I have regularly exhibited in group exhibitions in Leeds, London and the Isle Of Tiree! At the heart of my creativity is working in a person centred context, utilising Art with an aim to enrich people's experience of life, to build confidence and creative thinking. Volunteering for Project Ability I look forward to further developing my skills amongst a new range of people. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and share some ideas!"

Many thanks for your time Amy!




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