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New Beginnings

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, In : Updates 


Spring is the time for new beginnings, so what better time to start my Artist Educator role at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park!

I am really excited to be part of a growing team of professional Artist Educators who deliver workshops, tours and one off activities for schools - including pupils and teachers. 

There are new offers coming out from the YSP Education team too starting from next term so double check with their website if you might be interested in booking for your school. 

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Lemba Love Continued...

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Friday, April 15, 2016, In : Updates 
I'm just back from a two week residency at Cyprus College of Art in Lemba where I created a variety of paintings and drawings all inspired by the surroundings of the college site. Surroundings include the sculptural wall that surrounds the college as well as natural cacti, spring time flowers and dazzling bright white light. 

To see more of my updates from this two week period please follow this link: www.facebook.com/sarahjanemasonartist

Images of work to follow soon.
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Everyday Stories - Inside the book.

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Updates 
Here's a little sneak peak of some of the internal pages of the Everyday Stories book that has recently been published by Next Generation Publications.



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Experimental Drawing

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Sunday, January 31, 2016, In : Updates 
Are you interested in drawing but dread sitting in a silent room with a nude life model and lots of "serious artists" rubbing their chins and peering at their easels?

Then this may be the perfect course for you! 

Experimental drawing is a five week course based at Leeds College of Art. The course is workshop based so each week there is something new to explore, new tools to experiment with and new techniques to try out.

Put the fun, curiosity and experience back into your art work!

The next cour...
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Art, Design & Culture Spring 2016

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Updates 

A new term has started at Leeds College of Art and my short course of Art, Design and Culture has started again. 

Art, Design and Culture is a ten week evening class aimed at beginners or those who are returning to art after a long break. Session content varies from week to week but every session you will learn about: key artists or designers and relevant art and cultural history; experiment with new materials and techniques; produce artworks and have time to use your reflective sketchpad/jo...


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2015 and Onwards

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : Updates 
What's new?

Well more books are coming off the press following a workshop in a Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre in Leeds. The children involved in making the book don't normally get access to additional provisions such as artists, swimming lessons, library visits and other trips.

As such, this was a fantastic opportunity for them to work with someone outside of their schools staff in a creative and experimental way - working in a sensory manner with a variety of Arts materials. After a nu...
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Next Generation Publications has LANDED!

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Friday, October 24, 2014, In : Updates 
I am super excited to announce the official launch of our sister company Next Generation Publications.

Next Generation Publications is a publishing house with a difference - we are interested in books that are created by and for children and young people. 

And the even more exciting news is that before our official launch we have already published some beautiful books with groups in Bradford and Leeds - some in association with Artforms at Leeds City Council as part of the Let's Make Book's pro...
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The Big Draw - Event Page

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Updates 


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Summer Madness

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Friday, August 1, 2014, In : Updates 
As per usual summer has come and brought with it not only some unexpected good weather (for a change) but also the expected craziness of super busy days caused by multiple projects all kicking off at once.

From publishing new books with Dixon's Trinity to running a mixed media course at the Leeds College of Art Summer School it really is all go, go, go!!! And that's without even mentioning Strong Voices continuing with fantastic partner trips to The Discovery Centre and Leeds City Museum, runn...
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Starting Soon: Adult Art Group

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Saturday, February 8, 2014, In : Updates 
What exciting news! I am starting an adults only art group. So get those kids in bed, park your partner in front of the box and hot foot it down to the fully equipped studio at ArtBugs for a fantastic evening.

All sessions are artist led by myself, but this is not about learning how to paint a certain way or everyone producing the same type of tapestry!

This is sooooo much more fun than that!

Come along for a chance to explore materials, create anything you desire, develop skills if you wish, ...
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Happy New Year!

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, In : Updates 
Here's the run down of what's going off in 2014...

The Skippko project "Watch This Space" continues to run with sessions in various locations around Leeds working with parents to improve engagement and self confidence. 

The Dixons Trinity Academy project "Discover (around the world)" continues to run weekly with students working towards the completion of large scale maps to turn them into impressive banners to be hung around the school.

I continue to offer private tuition to a range of students ...
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2013 Round Up...

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, In : Updates 
And so 2013 came to a hectic - busy end with another group of REALISE students all achieving ArtsAward and having a lovely celebration event at Archway. 

Other developments include the start of 'Discovery (around the world),' an additional studies programme at Dixons Trinity Academy. So far students have designed a group badge, made name tags to help me learn their names, started artist journals and begun a large scale group map that will become a banner to hang around the school. Brill!

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Summer's gone...

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Monday, October 28, 2013, In : Updates 
...And what a busy season it has been with REALISE running again at Archway, books being published and launched and a short stint tutoring children in Rome on an English immersion summer camp.

Another eight young people have successfully completed the REALISE programme, leaving with ArtsAwards, blogs, Creative Arts portfolios and a new bunch of mates to boot. Brilliant! The programme was marked by really high personal and social standards with the community lunchtimes becoming really important...
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Image Issues...

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, In : Updates 
Hi everyone,

Massive apologies as I'm having some trouble with my Flickr account and as such all of the images on my website have gone down. I think that my linked yahoo account has been hacked and this is the cause for the interruption. I'm in contact with yahoo and am hoping to have things sorted asap. 

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused or is causing. Please don't hesitate to get in touch directly if you would like to see some images in the meantime! My contact is: sarah@sarahjanema...
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PS....

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, In : Updates 
... A newsletter will be out around Easter time again so until then keep posted by checking up on this blog section of my website.

Thanks! 

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February Already...

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, In : Updates 
... Just where has the time gone!?

Well for my good self, I've spent January recharging my batteries ready for the year ahead and what better place to do this in than the sunny beaches of Goa. The relaxed tempo and chilled out way of life among the Goans really rubbed off on me and I felt myself truly unwind. Even more importantly I was TOTALLY inspired by the many sights of beauty, the endless sunshine and the smiles of the locals despite the ugliness of life for many natives. I spent the who...
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Happy New Year

Posted by Sarah Jane Mason on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, In : Updates 
Welcome to 2013!

And what an exciting year it is already lining up to be. I am starting the year working with Skippko on the Watch This Space project where we are working with parents to build confidence. Then I am running an intensive book making project with New Bewerley Community School where we are planning on writing, creating and publishing our own book! Then following that all up, a new REALISE programme in the run up to Easter and a two week painting project in Cyprus. 

Phew-ee, what wi...

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Thanks and a Catch Up

Posted by Sarah Mason on Thursday, August 9, 2012, In : Updates 
First of all in this blog post I'd like to thank everyone for all of their support over the past few months. You may have noticed from these news updates that I have been out of things for a little bit (due to medical issues) but I am back now and on my way to being fighting fit! So many thanks to everyone who has helped, it really has made a difference.

And now to catch up????? Oh there is so much I don't even know where to begin... I think I probably need to talk about All Flares & Hair comi...
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May Newsletter

Posted by Sarah Mason on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : Updates 
Just in case you aren't already signed up to my rather interesting read of a newsletter, here is a link to it:  http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a0d57608f94d665ec5a7f59e5&id=228b8e59d3

Click and find out more about what is happening here with Sarah Jane Mason! 

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Newsletter

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Updates 
I have recently created a sign up box for my mailing list on the home page of my website. This means you can sign up to receive my newsletters! I will be sending out newsletters detailing a selection of my current projects and events so you can keep up to date more easily.

If you wish to subscribe, simply add your email to the box on the home page or get in touch on sarah@sarahjanemason.com and I will add you to the list!

I hope my first newsletter will be ready to send out at the start of Apri...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Updates 
So a New Year and a new start for projects and workshops with Sarah Jane Mason! What has this year got in store so far then? 

Coming up quick is Dance Plus an exciting multi-disciplinary project co-ordinated by Space 2 and based at Allerton Primary School. Expect to see stage sets, props and podiums in this Olympic themed extravaganza! 

Hot on it's heels is the REALISE programme, especially designed for 16-19 year olds who are NEET (not in education, employment or training.) This Creative Arts ...

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Updates for Workshops Etc

Posted by Sarah Mason on Friday, July 8, 2011, In : Updates 
I have just updated my website which, for all you participants out there is exciting news! If you have participated in a workshop, project or event over the last few weeks you should now be able to find images and information about this somewhere on my website! 

For community projects, click on the community and youth projects tab and scroll down 'till you see your project.

For school workshops, click on the school workshop tab and scroll down 'till you see your project.

Once you've found your p...

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Beachy Things: End of an Era

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Updates 
Today I am officially announcing the end of the Beachy Things Project. This is sad news to many as through our group research on the Beachy Things Facebook page we have shared storied, memories and holiday snaps. These shared moments have enhanced my work with wide felt emotion towards this most sentimental of settings, the beach.

A big thank you to everyone who has been involved in the Beachy Things projec. Whether you have volunteered time to come on a collection in Lemba, Cyprus with me; co...
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Exhausted and Elated

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Updates 
Yesterday, marked the end of Saltaire's first stand alone Arts Trail and it has been the busiest trail yet with thousands of visitors to the village. There were twelve open houses, children's activities and a fantastic makers fair.

Our house has had a constant stream of visitors throughout the weekend, with steady sales and fantastic feedback from a variety of audiences.

I would like to say a big thank you to Jill Smith and Laura Slater for exhibiting so beautifully at my house and for bring ar...
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Etsy: Sarah Jane Mason

Posted by Sarah Mason on Monday, April 11, 2011, In : Updates 
Gosh it's all happening in the technological world for me right now! Hot on the heels of joining Twitter I have today set up an Etsy profile allowing easy shopping for all my paintings. There will be more added over the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled!

To have a look for yourself click on: http://www.etsy.com/people/SarahJaneMason


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Twitter: @MasonSarahJane

Posted by Sarah Mason on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, In : Updates 
I have just joined the world of tweeting and so far I am very excited about it all. There's literally fields of short snippets of information on all the things that I love. Pure genius!

For all the latest from me,  follow me @MasonSarahJane

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Promotional Postcards

Posted by Sarah Mason on Monday, April 4, 2011, In : Updates 


A new wave of promotional postcards are now available from sarahjanemason.com as shown above!

If you are already on my mailing list, one will be winging it's way towards you in the next few weeks, hurrah! 

If you would like to receive a postcard and you are not on my mailing list then please send your contact details to info@sarahjanemason.com and you will be added to the list.

Looking forward to the response from these!

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New Look Website

Posted by Sarah Mason on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Updates 
As some of you will realise from previous visits, things have been a changing here at sarahjanemason.com so that now you have access to lots more information! To help you navigate this vertiable tide of information, read on for some directional tips!

If you are looking for school based activities, click on the tab saying WORKSHOPS.

If you would like to see community projects and events, click on the tab saying PROJECTS.

If you are here for my personal portfolio, click on the tab saying ART.

If yo...
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The Creativity Machine

Posted by Sarah Mason on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Updates 



This is a new project that aims to show what creativity can do to aid community cohesion.

For more detailed information on the project, have a look at the new 'The Creativity Machine' tab.

Currently this project is awaiting funding (which I am rapidly looking into!!) so watch this space for developments!

If you know of anyone who is interested in creativity and community cohesion that might be interested in sponsoring this project, please get in touch via the contact page!

With thanks to Keeley...
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Temporary Glitchs

Posted by Sarah Mason on Friday, September 3, 2010, In : Updates 
Hi again,

Two posts in two days, aren't we the lucky ones!!!

This is just a quick message to apologise for some of the temporary glitchs currently on the webpage. some links aren't responding 100% of the time and my blog isn't allowing new subscribers at the minute. I'm sorry for all of the irritation this is causing and I'm working to get it fixed asap.Please come back in a couple of days for a fully functioning website or contact me via the contact page for further information.

Sarah Jane

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Apologies and a Fresh Start!

Posted by Sarah Mason on Thursday, September 2, 2010, In : Updates 
Hi there,

Ok so first up, massive apologies for the lack of actual blogging that has happened on my blog page. It has been a rubbish effort and I accept that I should have done muchos better on this front and I promise to be tres, tres, tres better in future. I hope all is forgiven!

Secondly, and more importantly, a fresh start for you and me!!!! So, as you may have noticed, my website has had a bit of an overhaul and there is now loads of cool stuff for you to get your teeth into. This huge c...
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