EventsLife Drawing – 05 Jun 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Creative Writing – 26 Jun 2015 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jan Harvey – Life Drawing Tutor with Creative Green
Jan started out in publishing when I left Univeristy in 1981, but she always wanted to work for herself. She set up a Graphic Design Agency where she thoroughly enjoyed coming up with campaigns, concepts for brochures, advertising and copy-writing.
One of the projects she undertook was the Chamber of Commerce magazine, OXCOM, and it was the making of her. She found she really enjoyed editing and designing it. It led to her meeting some fantastic people and she had some great experiences.
In 1999, she won the contract to design and edit the magazine for the Thames Valley Region of the FSB and took on the role eagerly because supporting small businesses has always been one of my core interests.
After twenty five years in publishing, with the electronic media taking away the need for business magazines she moved into the creative world full-time and have immersed herself in her art and writing. She loves sharing her skills with others and, to this end, she set up creative workshops. It is the most fulfilling project she has ever undertaken because she is teaching others to enjoy the creative arts.
Many people come to her workshops with a mental block often because they were put off art at school. As a result of meeting such people she decided to train as a Life Coach in order to help them overcome challenges and dismiss the beliefs that are holding them back.
In her spare time she loves to walk her dog, she sings in a jazz duo, she loves watching old thirties and forties films and she enjoys socialising.
She has been studying world religion from an athiest perspective in order to help people overcome enforced beliefs. It has been a fascinating journey. She constantly campaigns against child abuse and animal cruelty.
She founded the Critical Arts Group, Studio 8, in 2001 and now runs its successor an art group called Cre8. She also has her own discussion group: The Salon, set up three years ago to converse about current affairs.