April 15, 2024

Extremely adaptable artist, specialising in tailor made creative and educational workshops for schools. Techniques include painting, sculpture, puppetry making and shadow puppetry, junk modelling, mosaic, mural, collage, silk painting, mask making and banner making. Winner of ‘Best Creative business in the Ribble Valley’ business awards 2014

Experience

Over ten years experience of designing and delivering creative projects for schools, councils, community groups, festivals and individuals from all over England. Highlights include a youth workshop at Westminster Abbey to create 4 canvases which now hang in Lambeth Palace, annual workshops in the ‘Kidz Field’ at Glastonbury festival, countless projects in schools and several hugely successful family learning projects with schools and communities in Blackpool.

Testimonials

“Sarah Wicks has worked with DNA puppetry & visual theatre, as lead workshop artist for over 6 years. She is a very talented visual artist, able to adapt to children and young people’s creative needs within any setting as a thoughtful and fully engaged professional. Her experience extends from early years to young people of all ages, from leading sessions in school to out in the community at festivals. She is well-regarded in her field and able to engage fully in her practice, including behaviour problem and excluded young people in a wide variety of arts techniques. As an artist in education, she is responsible and considered with a disposition toward the research and evaluation of her work. I would not hesitate to support Sarah in any application to work in the creative arts with young people. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information”

Rachel Riggs M.A Fine Art & Ad. Dip.Theatre Practice – Artistic Director & Producer

Sarah Wicks has worked very successfully with hard to reach families in Blackpool on the Family Arts Sunflower Project. She has an enthusiastic, creative and friendly approach and always engages participants in activity that they own. She provides clear plans and good variation of activities that move participants on in their learning and own art form development. The sunflower project developed with Sarah enabled families to engage positively with their environment, plant, grow and work with nature in a creative way. It was also used to create collective pieces to express their community. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah.

Celine Wyatt – Schools Cultural Development Officer: Blackpool Council
Engagement and Learning Manager: Grand Theatre, Blackpool