Can you please introduce yourself?
My name is Debra Bryant, I am a mum to two very active boys, wife to a very supportive husband, art teacher, artist and business owner and Creative Director of Tiny Art, Morningside based art school for children aged 2-12. Our local school is dedicated to helping kids learn, play and express themselves through art. Tiny Art has been running over 5 years and is ideal for kids with big imaginations keen to discover the world of art in a fun and unique environment. I’m very fortunate to work with a team of talented artists and teachers sharing skills and ideas with children. I’m very passionate about introducing art to children from an early age as I believe that it can develop their confidence, problem-solving skills and fine motor skills and give them a developmental head start physically, emotionally and intellectually.
What is your medium and the kind of art you make?
I enjoy dabbling in all types of art making, but I especially love screen printing and collage on paper and canvas using my own painted textured papers. I love art nouveau, art deco, lead lighting, stained glass, mosaics and at the moment I am obsessed with birds and flowers.
Where do you find your inspiration?
When I plan and prepare projects and lessons for our students’ classes, workshops and art parties I find that I am inspired to start creating my own artworks from research, investigation and practice.
Can you give us an exercise that helps you either warm up, loosen up, get unstuck or has a wonderful memory?
I really enjoy going to cycle class or going for a run, I go on autopilot and this is when creative ideas start popping in my head.
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