Little Creatives Artist: Mandy Bray

Mandy is a Little Creatives artist, she's one of a team of five who've been creating workshops specifically designed for early years children.

Mandy works in collage, printmaking and mixed-media sculpture.

She creates colourful collaged drawings exploring figurative, architectural and landscape compositions using found papers and mixed-media. These are then developed into original, hand-printed, one-off and limited edition relief prints using linocut and mono-printing processes. The small, mixed-media box sculptures she makes are in response to the structure of a found piece of cardboard packaging or old wooden box and incorporate collage, painted papers, off-cuts from her own prints, printed ephemera and other materials. Vintage photographs and fashion photography, formal garden design, architecture, dioramas and shop window displays, and 19th century figurative ceramics all provide starting points for her work. She also finds inspiration in the colour and pattern of man-made materials, multiples/units of everyday objects and is an avid collector of found papers, used envelopes, magazine imagery and old packaging boxes, which might eventually find their way into a small drawing or finished piece of work. Her work has been exhibited in local and national exhibitions, arts festivals and open studios events; she has made prints to commission, led an after-school art club and held printmaking workshops for adults. She works in her studio at her home near Newark, Nottinghamshire. 

Find out more about Mandy’s work here 

Workshop 1 - Make a Transparent Drawing with Mandy

Notes for adults: Please use child friendly scissors and supervise your child while they are cutting.

Workshop 2 - Make a Tabletop Drawing with Mandy

Notes for adults: Please use child friendly scissors and supervise your child while they are cutting and making holes.

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