Creative Learning For All
PASTEL & SMUDGE
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ABOUT PASTEL & SMUDGE
Pastel & Smudge was founded in 2015 by artist Hayley Hare.
Hayley is a multifaceted artist from the North East (UK), currently living and working in London. She has been passionately involved in community arts for 10 years, and has developed workshops for Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Science City, Make Art North East as well as delivering regular workshops and outreach with Byker Community Centre.
Since relocating to London she has predominantly worked with students with low incidence SEN and home education groups.
Connecting with charity Uthink Pdp we have given students a platform to produce work, install and promote their own exhibitions.
Hayley believes that art education is an important, valuable area and is important to society. Education should be fun and exciting, making the learning experience a good one. Developing creative skills and a curious mind within the young is crucial not only to inspire their interest within in the arts but to build skills in play, social engagement and communication. Creative play also helps develop fine motor skills and problem solving abilities.
As a freelance artist Hayley aims to engage groups and individuals of all ages and abilities in the arts.