Felicity has been leading workshops to empower and educate vulnerable women in Art to give them skills and confidence in themselves.
TEACHING ART EMPOWERMENT
Felicity took a gap year from teaching secondary students to teaching vulnerable women. Giving them confidence in themselves and gaining new skills and techniques to create artwork. Their progress was remarkable.
CASE STUDY NADIA NADIA had attended several courses run by the charity but often didn't stay to the end or only attended the once and gave up. Felicity was advised by the centre she may walk out abruptly but come back in when she was ready to. Indeed, Nadia stormed out of the room at least three times in the first session. There was no apparent reason and nothing would stop the flood of tears. At the end of the lesson, the other women who knew her told her to come back next week saying she never finished anything. Thankfully Nadia did return the next week and by week 6 she was asking for homework. The ultimate thanks came from Nadia's daughter who brought Felicity a set of brushes to thank her. "Thank you so much teach," the note read "my mother (Nadia) used to come home and smash dishes, now she goes quitely into her room to do her artwork and is so proud to show me what she can do. Thank you teach, you have saved my Mother."