Ammie Flexen

Ammie Flexen Artist, arts manager, early years creative practitioner

I love my work. An artist/ practitioner for over 20 years in health, education and community settings, creating anything from large scale ceramic and mosaic public art, to processional puppets and creative training for educators.
These days I earn my pennies as company manager with Tell Tale Hearts, as administrative support for Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival and have recently had a series of my early years creative projects published in Early Arts UK creative learning resource packs. In 2o13 and 2015, I devised and co-ordinated the Handmade Trail, a series of pop-up exhibitions and events involving 39 local creative businesses as part of the Moonraking Festival.

In recent years my work has had a strong focus on working with children under five years and their parents, carers and educators and studied a research MA in Early Childhood studies . Working with young children is a two way learning process and after observing their innate capacity to play and use their imaginations, I now also work with adults to re-discover and free up their creative thinking processes through playful exploration of materials. Understanding how children play, how they learn and how they explore really helps in working with adults too and in understanding why we still need to create and play in order to live healthy and balanced lives.

I believe that everyone is born with innate creativity inbuilt to explore, learn and discover. We may not all be artists in the traditional sense, but exploring the arts can encourage self esteem, communication skills and divergent thinking. Above all we learn best through fun! We all have the capacity and the right to have our lives enriched through engaging in the Arts, whether as audience or participant.

Working in clay remains a passion and in between projects I make my own work in stoneware and porcelain, including vessels and lighting.

My Location

Huddersfield

Telephone: 07961 941 862
Email: ammieflexen@hotmail.co.uk

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My Opportunities

Actor/Drama  Facilitator Required / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-07-03T00:00:00Z">Mon 03 Jul 2017</span>Actor/Drama Facilitator Required / Mon 03 Jul 2017

After a successful Grants for the Arts application, Alive and Kicking Theatre Company are looking for a skilled male Actor/Teacher to co-facilitate ou...