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Sophie Rae


    Sophie Rae has a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration where she developed her personal and experimental printmaking technique and she has a passion for working with people. Combining these two skills she facilitates workshops with groups of different sizes, ages and abilities, enabling them to learn this new skill.

    Previous experience includes:

    Employed by Imayla: April 2014
    I worked with individuals from Riverside Adolescents Unit and their families at Boiling Wells on a project called Families in the Wild, in partnership with CAMHS. I taught printmaking techniques that allowed the participants to work together with their family members.

    Here’s a testimonial from Imayla:
    ‘Sophie is a very skilled and creative arts practitioner, it was very easy to plan our activity with her and she has a gentle and encouraging approach to participants some of whom where quite nervous about what they were being offered – she’s a good find and we’d definitely use her again

    Makers, Bristol: April 2014
    Child and Parent experimental printmaking workshop. Working closely with one parent and two children enabling them use the materials creatively to print onto greetings cards. 

    Arnolfini, We Are Family Event: Jan 2014
    I led a drop-in printmaking workshop for children from the age of 3+ and their families. This involved managing volunteers and 30 participants at any one time.

    Coexist at Hamilton House: February 2014 and The Print Shop: June – Dec 2014
    Monoprinting with stencils, tailored to themes such as christmas and woodland.
    Working with small groups of up to 8 people. I prepare the structure of the workshop and the materials beforehand. I’m a good team player, effectively communicating with a range of different people with different abilities, taking them through a number of different processes.

    Artist at Lighting Up, Bristol: Dec 2013 – Present
    Working with people with dementia and their carer, assisting a team of volunteers in helping set up and run creative workshops and working closely with two Service users.

    Artist in Residence, Gujurat, India: February 2013
    After traveling India for three months I went to Gujurat to spend one month at Chhaap Printmaking studios. I worked independently, producing prints based on my experiences traveling the country. I met local artists and taught my processes to people visiting the studio.


    For more information please send me an email. You can see more photos and info from previous workshops on my blog:

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