In addition to nearly 30 years of personal art practice, Karen has a wealth of knowledge and transferable skills that she brings to her sessions.
Studying Creative and Therapeutic Art at the University of South Wales, an experience-led course with a focus on inclusive practice. Building on a CPCAB qualification of Counselling for Children.
Leading empowerment-focused art sessions at Women's Aid RCT designed to enable survivors of domestic abuse to explore and gain a further understanding of their experiences through art.
Over 11 years experience as a BBC News journalist, plus several years as management - gaining experience in leading teams, maintaining calm under pressure and working to tight deadlines.
Member of the Association of Facilitators, trained within the BBC to turn regular meetings into creative spaces where voices would be heard with new ideas encouraged and explored.