Carran’s Creative Lab

My Creative Lab is a space and time for you to create your own work in a collaborative and supportive environment.

By following a series of weekend courses I guide and encourage you to develop your own creative ideas within a group context. I try to choose locations that are inspiring to work in. For example at Heron Corn Mill, you have the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, the mill and the River Bela to draw inspiration from. We work both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather. I try to help you work out what you want to do, what drives you and how to put that into action.

Year Long Course

‘Recharging Your Creativity’ includes:

  • Devising Your Own Creative Work (4 weekends)
  • Reviving and Re-visiting Your Own Creative Work (2 weekends)
  • Structuring, Voicing and Rehearsing Your Own Creative Work (2 weekends)
  • Scratching and Presenting Your Own Creative Work (2 weekends)

It runs for one year from late Summer to early Summer the following year. It allows the seasons to take part in your work. It facilitates an open non-judgemental space for you to share your work and develop confidence in your own creativity.

If you have worked with me before it is possible to pick up on the course during the year.

Please contact me if you are interested in the year-long course.

Taster Courses

I also offer shorter taster day-long courses around a chosen theme/stimulus introducing elements that contribute to devising original work:

For example, this coming Spring I am offering four day-long sessions working in response to the Westmorland writer Constance Holme’s novel ‘Beautiful End’ – a study of old age. This is part of a wider artist led performance project commissioned by Heron Corn Mill. I am seeking participants who would be happy to join me in an exploration of key themes in order to explore new ways into adaptation, devising and creativity. Advance Notice of Creative Taster Workshops for 2018

Please contact me if you are interested in the taster courses.

Mentoring Programme

Sometimes a one-to-one experience is more appropriate and less time-consuming.

I also offer a mentoring programme that can take place face to face in a space of your own choosing and/or remotely through skype, facetime and email.

If you want to sound out an idea, require some feedback on something you are working on, or just need some time away from your day job, I can accommodate this through working out a series of appointments and achievable milestones.

Please contact me if you are interested in the Mentoring Programme.