In 2009, Karenza took part in Artstart, an Early Years Training Programme run jointly by Essex County Council and The Mercury Theatre in Colchester with nursery and reception year children. The training gave her a strong footing from which to develop and go on to work with children of all ages. She also has several years experinece in working with adults and people with special needs.
The following are a few of the projects that she has been involved in:
2002 Melton Primary School Project, Nr Woodbridge 2004 Museum of East Anglian Life Project, Stowmarket for adults/children 2006-2013 Children's ArtSmart Saturday Art Club, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2008-2013 Children's Holiday Art Workshops, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2006-2012 Printmaking Workshops, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury with children, adults from West Suffolk Minds, adults from the Bridge Project, Sudbury 2009 Early Years ArtStart Education Training Programme at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester 2009 Printmaking Workshops with children at Colchester Castle 2009-2011 Absolute Angels Montessouri Nursery Residency, Coggeshall 2009-2013 Weekly Local Art Group Sessions for adults 2010-2013 Various Workshops and Courses run from my own studio for adults 2010 Smiths Row Outreach Project, Bury St Edmunds for adults 2011-2013 Walk, Sketch and Paint Days for adults 2011 Collage/mixed media workshop with Writtle Art Group 2011-2013 School Visits for children of all ages to Gainsborough's House, Sudbury - gallery talk and art activities 2013 - Museum Club - History/Art Activities for people with special needs, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2013 - Sketchbook Building for GCSE Art from my Studio 2014 - Workshops with CO3, Colchester 2014 - ArtSmart 7-12yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2014 - Art in the Afternoons, 13-15 yrs, Gainsborough's House 2014 - Variety of Sketching/ Mixed Media and Writing Days out along Suffolk Coastline (look at www. tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more information) 2014 - Workshops for Children at the Ipswich School of Art Gallery (look at www.touchingthetide.gov.uk and www.tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more information) 2014 - Sketching/Painting Days out in the Landscape near Colchester, Essex 2015 - More Sketching/Mixed Media & Writing Days out along Suffolk Coastline (look at www.tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more info) 2015 - Workshops for Children at the Ipswich Museum 2015 - Collage and Monoprinting Course at CO3 Studios, Colchester 2015 - 2 day monoprinting workshops for children at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich. Part of the Aspire Project - John Constable's 'Salisbury Cathedral From The Meadows' 2015 - Sketching/Painting Days out in the landscape near Colchester, Essex 2015 - Sketching out in the Landscape with Tidal Margins 2015 - The Big Draw at Ipswich Museum for families - Tidal Margins 2015 - The Big Draw at Firstsite for adults 2015 - Colchester DFAS Young Arts Scheme at Holy Trinity C of E School, Fordham Heath, nr Colchester 2015 - ArtSmart 7-12 yrs Gainsborough' House, Sudbury 2015 - Art in the Afternoons, 13-15yrs, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2015 - 2 New Weekend Courses at Assington Collage and Monoprinting, Costumed Life Model 2016 - ArtSmart 7 - 12 yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2016 - Art in the Afternoons 13 - 15 yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2016 - Weekend Courses at Assington Art from the Imagination, Towards Abstraction, Monoprinting from the Model, Flower Painting with Impact, and to come: Mirror Reflections with Lighting and Experimental Drawing 2016 - Colchester DFAS Young Arts Scheme at Holy Trinity C of E School, Fordham Heath, nr Colchester - a series of workshops with primary school children and staff 2016 - Touching the Tide - Sketching Minibeasts with families and children at Minsmere RSPB Discovery Centre, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide - Painting birds with families and children at Minsmere RSPB Discovery Centre, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide Workshop for families and children at Dunwich Museum, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide Workshop for families and children at Felixstowe Museum, Suffolk 2016 - Sketching out in the landscape workshop at Whites Farm, White Colne 2016 - CO3 Studios, Colchester - Monoprint/Collage - Birds 2016 - CO3 Studios, Colchester - mMonoprint/Collage - Flowers 2016 - Blackwater DFAS - teaching 8 staff 3 methods of monoprinting and demonstrating for a video 3 methods of monoprinting as a teaching tool for 600 children at the Plume School, Maldon, Essex 2017 - Weekend courses at Assington 2017 - 10 week art sessions at Goat Lodge, Great Totham 2016/17 - Exphrasis Project - making a piece of artwork in response to a poem 2017 - Touching the Tide Workshops at Dunwich and Felixstowe Museum 2018 - The Art Society, Colchester (formerly DFAS) Young Arts Scheme - monoprinting in a day with 200 children at Nayland primary school. 2018 - Weekend courses at Assington 2018 - Simply Art, Copford 2009 - 2018 2018 - 10 week art sessions, Goat Lodge, Great Totham 2018 - One Day workshops for adults at Fantasia Textiles Studio, Coggeshall 2018 - One day workshop for children with special needs from Eyke School, Suffolk held in Aldeburgh 2019 - One day workshop with refugee children, Ipswich 2019 - Monoprinting workshop - Maldon 2019 - Weekend/one day courses at Assington 2019 - The Arts Society, Colchester Young Arts Scheme - monoprinting day with Boxted Primary School 2019 - 10 week art sessions, Spring, Summer Autumn at Goat Lodge, Great Totham 2019 - Minories 2019 - New workshops from my studio 2019 - Open Studio and Taster Day 2020 - New courses/workshops from my studio - postponed until the Autumn 2020 - One day workshops at Assington - postponed until the Autumn 2020 - The Arts Society, Colchester Young Arts Scheme - monoprinting - postponed until the Autumn
If you would like more information on any of the above, please contact me by email.