As well as exhibiting work, Ruby has delivered a wide range of Art workshops in many areas. She has worked in community settings with all ages, in mental health, with the elderly, in schools and in holiday clubs for young people.
"Ruby, a talented painter in her own right, has the unusual ability to impart her skills, interest and enthusiasm to any group of people that she works with. She shows empathy and understanding to both vulnerable people and those with special needs and is completely adaptable to the requirement of participants in any situation. She is valued as one of Borderland Voices' most able facilitators and we would recommend her work to any group involved in providing therapeutic creative activities."
Sheena Barnes, Borderland Voices
Present and previous work includes:
'Arts for Health', Hartington Surgery, Hartington & Biggin Village Halls, Derbyshire & Longnor Church (Balcony Room) Staffordshire.
Derbyshire County PCT - Change4life project - Parkside Junior School, Ashbourne.
Henmore Day Centre, Mental Health, Ashbourne.
‘The Craft Group' The Farming Life Centre, Blackwell.
Buxton Community School Hall for Children & Adults - 'The Big Tree' & 'Massive Animal Maps workshops'.
'Bog Monsters & Crazy Creatures', Clay workshop for Sure Start, Fairfield under 5s.
Arts in the Park, Leek Art Festival, Staffordshire.
Buxton Opera House, Education & Community workshops, a-z 2008 Buxton Festival for Children & Teenagers - 'Bright Bold Banners!' at Four local schools in Buxton - Peak School, special needs, St Anne's RC School, Fairfield Endowed Junior School & Harpur Hill School.
Ravensdale Junior School, Mickleover, QArts & Creative Partnerships, Derby.
Local Primary Schools & Holiday Clubs.
Borderland Voices, Leek, ‘Stepping Stones’ Arts on Referral Project.
‘Holbrook House’, Drop in Centre, Cheadle, ‘Rethink’.
'No. 64’, Drop in Centre, Biddulph ‘Rethink’.
‘Rivers of Life’ Capture the Bog workshop, Borderland Voices, Staffs, Arts & Mental Health.
Elderly/Age Concern, Day Care Centre, Bakewell, Hulland Ward - Haven Day Club, Bradbourne.
Beth Johnson Foundation, Stoke-on –Trent (Grandparents/Children’s project).
Leader + ‘Gateway through the arts’, Peak, Dales & Moorlands.