Unsticking a stuck artistic practice with Isobel Smith

Creative and professional development

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About this course

Join this one day workshop to rediscover your creative mojo and a new inspired vision for your artistic practice.

Course Description

Whether you’ve lost your spark or have yet to find it, this coaching workshop will certainly help. Your tutor, an artist, coach and creative mentor, will encourage you to make a shift, or get started with your creative endeavors. You will be inspired, opened, and tooled-up to explore the multitude of possibilities available to you, while honouring and celebrating all that you are now.

This workshop will be perfect for you if:

- you are a creative person who would like to bring more clarity and focus to your practice

- you have a creative project in mind and would like some support getting it off the ground

- your old life doesn’t quite fit anymore and you’d like to explore what to do next

- there’s something you’ve always fancied trying but haven’t got round to… yet

Forget SMART goals, 5am workouts and green smoothies, this isn’t your tutor’s style of coaching. Your tutor’s methods are warm, humorous and proven to be highly effective. Her new paradigm coaching embraces the importance of sofa-bound cake-eating procrastination in the creative process, and invites you to indulge in day-dream scenarios without expectation of actually delivering on any of them! Her coaching style tickles ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’ into submission and enables you, one tiny comfortable step at a time, to rediscover your creative passions, and allow yourself and your unique creativity to fly on your own terms.

It will be a fun, intense and at times a revealing journey, leaving you feeling empowered, supported and confident to get your plans off the ground.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • On this course the College will supply all of the materials including log books, paints, pens and pencils.

What students need to bring

  • Warm, rainproof clothes/sun hats for outdoor sessions depending on the weather.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A good variety of drawing materials and paper.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals.


Isobel Smith

Isobel Smith lives and works in East Sussex, UK. She completed her MA in Sculpture/Performance at the Royal College of Art in 2017. She has exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, and performed at the Tate Modern and Performance Festivals in the UK and abroad. Her practice crosses sculpture, performance and moving image.

Courses of interest

Further study options

Take the next step in your creative practice, with foundation level to Masters in Fine Art study. 

Depending on your experience, start with an Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (one year, part-time), a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design made up of 10 short courses taken over two years (part-time) or a Diploma in Art and Contemporary Crafts (10 three-day study blocks, over two years). All will help you develop core skills, find direction in your practice and build an impressive portfolio in preparation for artist opportunities or higher-level study. See all degree and diploma courses.

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