Being creative has many benefits; it takes our minds off negative emotions and it allows the artist to express their feelings in a healthy way. Rather than brooding and letting stress, sadness, or anger get the better of you, it is better to release those emotions and use that energy to create something far more positive.

As part of his projects programme, Tim runs workshops which engage audiences at all levels and abilities. He also runs stand-alone workshops which have a broader outcome, whether educational, therapeutic or leisure.

Self-Portrait Mask Making Workshops

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth” Oscar Wilde

By creating a self-portrait we learn who we are, how we want to present ourselves and what is important to us. Over three sessions, Tim teaches workshops about the history of self-portraits – from Rembrandt to Emin, Munch to Quinn to see how they vary. He helps the students to draw their own self-portrait before creating their unique three-dimensional masks, using his own unusual papier-mâché technique. The final masks are then decorated, using collage, cutouts and recycled materials. The group are then invited to answer a series of questions from behind their masks.



“Insightful, Reflective, interesting”

“Fun and creative”

‘Art is anything you can get away with”

‘Tim was fantastic. He could see straight away if my children needed extra help”

“A fun, relaxed, colourful workshop with great tuition.”

Tim Mann really helped me build my skills and inspired me, which help me with my Art GCSE’s”