Creative Roots offers bespoke workshops and creative facilitation for community groups and individuals. With over a decade's experience, therapeutic training and diverse creative tool kit, I can create something unique for your community.
What is Creative Facilitation? For me it is supporting individuals to access and develop their creativity . It is about bringing creative processes, supporting curiosity and making creativity accessible, empowering and fun for everyone. I specialise in using creativity to connect groups and individuals with nature and a building a greater sense of wellbeing & belonging.
I have experience of supporting neurodiverse communities, Dementia groups, Rehab groups, NEETS as well as running large community inclusive events. Through Creative Roots, I have worked with organisations such as The Sensory Trust, Shallal Arts, Boscene Farm Rehab Center, Imayla, Fields Studies Council, On The Hill and IMAYLA.
Get in touch to find out more and take a look below for an example of past projects.
Knitted Together Project (2022)
A collaboration with Shallal Arts to run a series of sustainable textiles workshops including natural dye and felt workshops. Knitted Together is an inclusive, participative art project for all artists including those with support needs. Participants work in small groups weekly over a year to learn and then build on a series of textile and making skills Culminating in a group show. www.shallal.org
'Naomi's workshops were exciting & she created a wonderfully calming space to explore the new techniques and materials. Our artists loved working with Naomi -she is so full of knowledge and is a truly unique and magical artist to work with'
Co-manager of Shallal Studios
The Sensory Trust
Postal Projects (2020-21)
A pandemic collaboration with The Sensory Trust to create demential friendly, postal packs that supported those living with dementia & their careers to connect with nature and a wider community. Two different packs were sent to over 150 individuals self isolating across Cornwall. Each pack contained a series of activities and materials to creatively connect with nature from people's homes.
A Forest Of Hope (2021)
A Cross Generational postal project to connect school children with residents of local care homes. You can find out more about the project here.
Flight, Murmuration & Journeys (2022)
A cross generation, dementia friendly project Culminating in an exhibition at The Only Connect Conference 2022.
'Naomi has worked with our dementia and intergenerational groups for a number of years and we are always amazed at her creativity and ability to make something magical happen! Naomi has the special ability to bring the creativity out of everyone and to find unique ways of connecting our members to nature. We would highly recommend bringing Naomi into work with all community groups!'
Project Manager at The Sensory Trust
The Sunflower Project (2021-22)
As part of The Sunflower Project Cornwall Naomi has run large scale outdoor painting events in her Community with over 80 people taking part across a day.
Painting The Woods (2019)
A day of painting and music at Potager Garden with Naomi Hannam and Ben Sellers. Home made Marimbas played by the community and giant nature paintings organised by Creative Roots and funded by FEAST Cornwall.
The Alchemy of Land, Craft & Community
A unique training opportunity for 38 facilitators, teachers & facilitators of children & young people. Funded by The Big Lottery at Embercombe, this was an immersion in land based craft, experiential learning & deep nature connection. Facilitated & delivered by Naomi Hannam, Linda Lemieux, Miriam Rose & Bernard Graves.