MEET US

Meet the team at ARTBASH & ART be

Linda Culverwell

Linda Culverwell

Founder and Director of ARTBASH & be LTD.

ARTBASH was launched in 2010 after having 3 children and passionate about the intrinsic value of art engagement for children and young people.

Linda is driven by a desire to inspire others and keep art alive in education. She has lead numerous creative projects in London including workshops through to large scale installations and artworks. The Individuals taking part to enjoy the art-making process as much as the final results. Their art is instrumental in informing the finals design. Numerous pieces have been commissioned into public places, including hospitals, school’s nurseries and corporate spaces, including banks, offices and hotels internationally.

ARTBASH continues to grow and evolve. Since graduated with a masters in Art Psychotherapy in 2019. Linda continues to explore the value of creativity in supporting our wellbeing. Through art-making, children and adults can find a true sense of self.

With this mind, ARTBASH is naturally growing an extra leg by introducing, ‘ART be’ a space for you to be you. This is Art therapy and therapeutic art projects for children, young people and adults. After all ‘Art is what makes us human.’

Paula Hughes

Paula Hughes

Director of ARTBASH & be LTD and Social Media

Paula’s background is in education. She spent from 2004 – 2014 teaching English, Art and History in schools around London.

Never quite able to reconcile herself as only a teacher, she studied furniture design and upholstery in the London Metropolitan University and School of Stuff respectively and discovered she adored bringing life to old things especially chairs, for which she has a particular, and possibly unhealthy, obsession!

 It was through upholstery that she met Linda and, in turn, got involved with ARTBASH in 2012. ARTBASH was, and is, a place to utilize her education background as well as draw on her more practical approach to craftsmanship and art.

Julie Watson

Julie Watson

Lead Art Facilitator

Julie is a London-based artist and Art teacher who has worked in secondary and primary schools for many years. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art Sculpture. Julie was awarded a scholarship to study Theatre and Costume design and won the ‘Linbury Prize’ which enabled her to work with the English Shakespeare Company and the Phoenix dance company. She became involved in educational workshops within the theatre which inspired her to become an Art teacher.

 Julie continues to apply her passion for sculpture and theatre design in her teaching. She is currently in her final year at Goldsmiths University studying a Masters Degree in Art Psychotherapy.

Becky George

Becky George

Lead Art Facilitator

Becky is an illustrator and printmaker, creating a range of cards, archival prints and quirky products for her business BG Design. She has been at ARTBASH for five years and loves working with children who she finds inspirational and fun. 

Before ARTBASH she worked as a graphic designer but became disenchanted with being glued to a computer screen and embarked on a career of illustration and craft. She has a passion for sewing and making unique jewellery out of salvaged fabric and works occasionally for a bespoke tailor. 

She has a passion for printing using the ancient craft of etching, which she incorporates into her work, but her favourite part of the week is ARTBASH. 

Helen Rawlinson

Helen Rawlinson

Art Facilitator

Helen has been designing and making a range of textile homewares from her studio at The Chocolate Factory N16 for the last 25 years. She also runs regular screen printing workshops for both children and adults. 

Helen loves drawing, printing, stitching, cutting, making and generally getting very messy! 

www.helenrawlinson.com

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