Natalie Guy – Bournemouth & London

Artist: Natalie Guy
Business name: Poppies Art Workshops
Tel: 01202 290338
Website: www.poppiesartworkshops.blogspot.com

Poppies Art Workshops is based in Bournemouth, but travels throughout the South of England, including London, creating wonderful, lasting artworks unique to the client.

About the artist:
Artist, teacher,and director of Poppies Art Workshops, Natalie Guy really enjoys spreading the word about mosaics! She works mainly with schools, communities and public art projects.

She graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1999, went into the fashion industry before re-training to be an art and design teacher and decided to open her own company called Poppies Art Workshops to cater for the growing need for art workshops within schools.

Her love of textiles, colour and working with children of all ages to create something special led her to mosaic projects where everyone can join in. She especially loves translating children’s drawings into mosaics where children from 4 years upward enjoy sticking tiles into their ‘design’.

‘Mosaics are an amazing medium that seem to take hold and draw everyone in. They have a calming effect, are very therapeutic for adults(including teachers!), they are exciting for children and make lasting memories for everyone. I have returned to schools years after an initial workshop to be greeted by children showing me their ‘bit’ they stuck on many years ago. The beauty of mosaics are they are weatherproof, colourful, and almost vandal proof.’

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