Your Art: Let’s Talk About It, Monday 13 May, 2-5pm

Your Art: Let's Talk About It, Monday 13 May, 2-5pm

Details of workshop and tutor

Coaching/mentoring discussion facilitated by Jane Hodgson, who is an artists’ mentor/coach. Each artist will bring 2-3 pieces of new work for discussion first by the group, then themselves. Group questions/observations will aim to add some clarity for the artist, or at the very least food for thought. This is a ‘quick fire’ introduction to the powerful benefits of peer presentations and comments.

The mix of mentoring and coaching has proved highly successful for my students and I, it is a mix of giving advice, tutoring and encouraging, through coaching techniques. It is an empowering and sustainable mix.

I am a professional artist with 13 years experience teaching art to adults – from beginners to advanced. My desire has always been to encourage and push people’s own style, not to copy mine, I have a knack of being able to see a students interest and patterns often before they do.

Following on from teaching I have been mentoring/coaching artists since 2018 and am a qualified Relational Dynamic Life Coach (2022). I completed the Mentoring Programme at Newlyn School of Art in 2019. The programme leader (Jesse Leroy Smith) suggested to me last year that I start group mentoring, I take that as a big compliment on my ability to facilitate.

The half day comprises:

3 hours, £45 per student.
Maximum students – 8.

Suitable ONLY for artists who have a fairly established practice, but who would benefit from being challenged and helped to move forward. If you are unsure this workshop is for you, please call me for a chat: 07973 709902.
Suitable for 2D and 3D work.

When and Where:
2 - 5pm, Monday 13 May 2024.
Art House South Brent, Old School Centre, , Totnes Road, South Brent, Devon TQ10 9B

How the session works:
I will introduce the session then each artist will have 15 minutes where they present maximum of 3 pieces of new work for discussion in the group. I will facilitate and be part of the discussion.

At the end of the individual presentations artists will have had feedback from the group and have talked about their work with the aim to add some clarity or at least food for thought.

The group dynamic is a big part of the session, it is valuable to feel able to comment on others’ work and be willing to take comments from others.
This will be a ‘quick fire’ presentation from all artists.

What to bring:
2-3 pieces of new work you are pleased with.
Open mind and willingness to engage.


©Jane Hodgson

Relational Dynamic Coach, (affiliated with RD1st Ltd and Culture at Work Ltd.) - 2022
Completed the Mentoring Programme, Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall, 2018
City and Guilds Award in Education and Training Level 3 6502-31 – formerly PTLLS
Exeter College, Devon - 2015
MA Arts and Ecology, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, 2008
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire, 2005