My name is Melanie and I am an artist and creative maker with many years experience teaching a variety of art skills to students from a wide range of abilities, ages and nationalities. I also have 14+ years of experience as a Parent Carer of a son with Autism and additional experience as a Partner Carer for someone with spinal injury. At times I have found it exceptionally difficult to balance my caring roles with my creative projects and so I know exactly how challenging it can be for Carers to find the space, time and energy to develop their creative talents. 

For this reason I have founded Creative Carers. 

I want to share my experience in a way that offers other Carers a chance to try something new or, maybe, come back to a much loved hobby from the past. Because I know how difficult it can be to find time for yourself as a Carer my workshops are designed to be flexible so that no apologies are needed if plans change at the last minute.

That said, I know it's not easy and that every Carer will be in a unique situation. So if you have any questions about what I offer and how I might be able to support you or your group in exploring and developing your creative talents please contact me today.

You can find out more about my professional art at www.mjhodgeart.co.uk.

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