Public Image Arts
Public artist Amanda Jane Earley
Dignity in Mental Health Mary Seacole House Liverpool UK.
I am Amanda Jane Earley, a North West UK Public Artist, designing creative workshops, for a full range of community groups.
Public Image Arts offers a full range of specialised artistic workshops designed and tailored, targeting individual groups focusing on the hard to reach sectors of the community specifically working within the health sector and structuring the workshops around there individual needs and are set up to encourage, explore and build confidence, and most importantly... to have fun whilst learning.
Amanda Jane Earley is the manager of Public Image Arts and has a degree in Public Art, from the 'Chelsea School of Art' , with over twenty years experience in leading, Teaching and designing workshops in the care Industry such as hospitals, care homes, schools, Prisons and probation centres, working with dementia, Alzheimer’s,brain Injuries, mental health, dyslexia, and working with community cohesion.
We also offer decorative art for therapy in institutions, using a method called “Mind Mapping” using visual settings, songs, poems, language and other themes, that are painted onto the walls to enhance environment and stimulate memory patterns.
In order to work with any given particular group of residents or clients, I feel it is important to work as a collective group in the thought and design process, and collaborate with the artist to make the finished work a joint venture.
A shrine has many different meanings in the dictionary but most relate to a spiritual place associated with or containing memorabilia of a particular revered person or thing.
In this workshop we will be making a portable house shrine made from mosaic using stained glass, mirror,ceramic tiles, and other mixed media .This workshop is about bringing the community together after turbulent times and making space in your home for a peaceful reflection of thoughts. The shrines will be on MDF laser cut designs of Hamsas, hearts and wings,plus mini temples. These are complimentary workshops for the community sponsored by the Carnival carnivalbrewing.me/ Brewery who believe in tithing, from profit to giving back to the community using creative workshops as a wellbieng gesture The workshops will be facilitated by Amanda Jane Earley who is a trained mosaicist from
The Chelsea School of Art.
here are some of the templates that are usedin the shrine workshop
The winged heart holds different meanings for different people, and interestingly, is a common tattoo motif, representing a joyful, optimistic and free spirit. The heart has become a common symbol for Love, but was once thought to be the location of the human soul. It has been known as the ‘seat of emotions’ by Christians and Islam regards it as the ‘spiritual center’. In Egyptian symbology, wings are the symbol of spiritual progress, so the heart with wings signifies the heart reaching upward towards heaven.
The Hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern symbol that holds a variety of meanings across cultures. Nevertheless, it is regarded in all faiths as a protective talisman that brings good fortune, health and happiness. The hamsa is primarily used to protect its owner from the 'Ayin Ha'ra,' also known as 'The Evil Eye'