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Careers Advice I www.yorklearning.org.uk I 01904 552 806
We offer one-to-one mentoring
or one-off careers advice to help
you in your job search.
This might include:
• Working on your CV and application
• Interview support
• Overcoming barriers
• Improving your wellbeing
• Working towards qualifications
Stephen, Lue and Julia have helped
many individuals move into jobs, further
learning and volunteering.
Get in touch on 01904 554277.
I just want to show
my appreciation for Lue and
all she does. I have now gained
work which I’m enjoying,
so I couldn’t be happier.
When I retired 6 years
ago, I joined a beginners
art class. I was not at all
confident to start with, but the class
helped me to pick up a pencil and
we were encouraged in so many
ways to explore various mediums.
The opportunity to display a
piece of work in York Learning’s
Inspirations exhibition encouraged
my personal progress and inspired
others to explore various classes.
Following my beginners drawing
class, I felt encouraged to explore
more widely. I tried other classes
and started to experiment with
watercolours which I found could
transfer into textiles. I joined
specialist classes with other
providers, but I feel the background
of York Learning classes gave me the
confidence to explore.
During lockdown, I began playing
with printing botanicals on
watercolour paper, using skills I
learnt on a lino print class with
York Learning, and skills a friend had
taught me whilst printing on textile.
A friend encouraged me to apply
to York Open Studios and I was
accepted! At first, I thought ‘how
on earth did I get here?!’, when my
working life was in Social Work, but
by the time the weekends came
around, there I was in my dining
room wearing my Artist badge
explaining to people how I achieved
my various prints!