Webinar: Discover lessons learnt from the success of an online community education group

This recorded webinar shows how a group of teachers set up, managed and supported an online community art group in a period of only six months. The Armchair Painting Group developed from the "spark of an idea" to become a group of 28 regular attendees who support each other’s health and well-being through producing artworks.

The group has produced a multi-media exhibition and five members of the group have formed a film collective and are currently working on a funded, ten-minute animation film to be released in February.

This webinar will discuss the success of the project and how along the way they have picked up tips and learned lessons which are relevant to all community education projects. Come along to hear their story as they share ideas and offer a selection of activities to take part in. 

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Sandra Rennie: Visual artist and filmmaker (and member of SET's PAG).

Sandra Rennie is a visual artist and film-maker. Recently retired from her FE Teacher Education role, she works as a QTLS reviewer for the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and teaches ESOL part-time and online. She is also a support mentor for QTLS and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) applicants and provides an online Teacher Education CPD course on Thinkific.com.

Angel Kershaw: Professional artist, poet, voice actor and blogger

Angel is a professional artist, poet, voice actor and blogger, formerly a part-time artist and Workplace Disability Needs Assessor. Prior to this, Angel was also a psychotherapist, with an international reputation (working in London, Edinburgh, Los Angeles and Chicago) specialising in trauma and abuse recovery. As someone who has autisim herself, she supports others who are neurodiverse or who have mental health issues to be creative and confident, as well as selling her own work and accepting commissions.

Suzanne Jackson: Performance and visual artist

Suzanne regularly performs Improv and stand-up comedy as well as leading comedy workshops. She co-runs the resident theatre company of Calderdale College University Centre and is also one of the University Centre's associate lecturers.