I am very excited about running an illustration workshop Saturday 15th June 11am - 4pm while the National Centre for Craft and Design have the brilliant work of Quentin Blake and John Yeoman on display


for more information go to The National Centre for Craft and Design

BA hons Contemporary Arts

PGCE Art & Design

Nottingham Trent University alumni fellow



Throughout the year I work with Nottingham Museums alongside other facilitators delivering History and Art based workshops with links to the National Currriculum. For further information click here about this brilliant resource available for KS1, KS2 and KS3:


Newstead Abbey

-Wonderful Wallpaper takes inspiration from the architecture and design of Newstead Abbey to produce collaborative collaged pieces of work with links to the Arts Award.

-Enjoy a Victorian Christmas with Mr Webb and his staff.


Wollaton Hall

-Use the Architecture of Wollaton Hall as a source of inspiration for a sketching day.

-Workshops related to the Romans, Saxons and Vikings delivered alongside archaeologist Peter Hammond at Wollaton Hall.

-KS1 and KS2 students can enjoy the splendour of Wollaton Hall as part of either our Tiny Tudors or Tudors day including a look at the Tudor Kitchen in particular. We also have special Christmas celebrations.

Newstead Abbey


Using the grounds of Newstead Abbey as a source of inspiration for mixed media line artwork.





Bulwell Scrapbook Stories


Working alongside poet Leanne Moden to produce work around memory and place to  collaborate with local residents and put together an exhibition in conjunction with Bulwell Arts Festival, Creative Nottingham North, Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation and Nottingham City Homes.




past projects include...


BBC Masterpieces in Schools delivering a day of activities relating Arthur Spooner’s ‘The Manicure’ for foundation, KS1 and KS2 children at Firbeck Academy.  The projects appeared on East Midlands Today.


Take One Picture producing resource material and delivering teacher and student teacher training days in conjunction with the National Gallery.


Ellis Guilford Education Improvement Partnership devising and delivering to schools a families outreach project looking at the tales of Robin Hood working with Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery to put together artwork for new permanent exhibition.


British Art Show devising and delivering school sessions at Nottingham Castle.


The Princes Trust working alongside a poet for the 'Poetry Quest' project.


Enquire Project  working with Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Contemporary and the New Art Exchange, co-ordinating a schools and galleries project.


Delivering art and history based sessions at Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey for the Nottingham City Museums and outreach service.

Bubble project


Based at Nottingham Castle, but also delivered throughout City galleries such as NAE, Nottingham Contemporary and Lakeside


Working alongside a curator from Nottingham castle with year 9 students to produce work informed by the curatorial selection process engaging with specific paintings.

Projects at Tuxford Academy


Super Heroes

- Both imagined and among their community.  These super heroes would be depicted against the background of Tuxford. The aim of the project was also to show year 4 pupils the processes used in producing artwork, and to then produce a collaborative piece in response to those processes.


Diversity and Sustainability

Through the prism of looking at favourite food dishes, we discussed which country  such dishes had derived from and where ingredients were sourced. Each pupil produced a self portrait of themselves eating their favourite dish, which was assembled together to produce three collaborative pieces of artwork.

Fosseway Academy


Showing the processes used in my own work to thereby inform a collaborative piece of artwork, based on school surroundings.

Strictly Robin Hood


Family project looking at the lives of Robin Hood and his merry men through the painting displayed at Nottingham Castle by Daniel Maclisse.


Take one picture


An example of a booklet designed for teacher INSET sessions relating to Take One Picture, with links between Nottingham City Museums and the National Gallery, London.



British Art Show


A collaborative piece with primary school children in response to artwork by Hew Locke.


Princes Trust


Working with a poet for 'Poetry Quest' where school groups decorated their own tee-pees.





all images © Hannah Sawtell 2017

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