Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

21 June 2010

Eccentric Sketching

I spent a glorious couple of days with a group from St James' Primary School (Hampton), exploring Place Setting with sketchbooks and drawing challenges before heading off to make our own creations. Gifted children sometimes find it difficult to let go of their perfectionism, so I really enjoy sharing some of my favourite challenges - drawing without looking at the paper, without taking the pen off the paper, or looking really hard and then drawing from memory. This group responded inspirationally - these are a come of my favourites, by Magdalena, Rachele, Isabel and Ella.